Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

Arctech Solar’s First African Project Successfully Constructed

SHANGHAI, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The 6MWp solar power plant in Namibia, built by the PowerChina Guizhou Engineering Company, was successfully constructed and is expected to be commissioned and grid connected by the end of this year. It was the first time that Arctech Solar supplied Arctracker Pro, with the world’s first invented redundancy design, to an African project, which marked the successful entry of Arctracker Pro into African PV market.

The First Application of Arctracker Pro in Africa (Arctech Solar)

The Republic of Namibia is facing an acute deficit of electric power. More than half of the nations electricity is imported. The local power company aims to achieve self-sufficiency in electricity by vigorously developing renewable energy. On the basis of the actual field landform and topography, Arctracker Pro was special designed and applied to this project, with its reliability of redundancy design and rotating ranging from -45 to 45 degrees, Arctech is expecting a significant project energy yield increase from this project. It is also the first solar tracker project in southern Namibia so far.

The president of Arctech Solar’s international business, Mr. Guy Rong said that with the implementation of the Belt and Road initiative, Arctech Solar is responsive to the beneficiary policy, and actively implemented the ‘going global’ strategy by assisting to promote the development of African Solar PV industry. Further to this, Mr. Guy Rong indicated: “This project in Namibia could be a good start for us to build a strong relationship with local partners in the solar PV industry. We expect the win-win cooperation with both foreign-funded enterprises and Chinese enterprises in Africa, and we hope our solar tracking and racking systems could bring extraordinary effects to the countries and regions, that are along the route of the Belt and Road. More importantly, we could help local power company to develop and make most use of solar energy.”

Arctech Solar, as one of the world’s leading manufacturers and solution providers for solar tracking and racking systems, will continually offer more efficient and economic products and solutions to our customers worldwide.

About Arctech Solar

Arctech Solar is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and solution providers of solar tracking and racking systems. Through 8 years of development, Arctech Solar has set up manufacturing bases in Kunshan and Changzhou in China and has also set up subsidiaries and service centers in many regional markets such as America, Japan, India and Europe. As of January 2017, Arctech Solar has cumulatively installed 10GW and completed almost 600 projects in more than 10 countries. With a production capacity of 6GW and 3GW in fixed mounting structure and tracker fields respectively (a total annual capacity of 9GW), Arctech Solar has grown into a reliable partner in the Global PV Tracking and Racking market.

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sabrina.lu@arctechsolar.com

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Minister Angie Motshekga addresses SADC Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference, 28 Nov

The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga will tomorrow, Tuesday 28 November 2017 join education officials from 15 Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member States at the Southern Sun OR Tambo as they gather to consider key issues hindering access to quality education.

Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is a SADC initiative that responds to the many common education challenges experienced by children and youth in the SADC region including poverty, hunger, poor health and gender-based violence, factors which often prevent many children and youth from accessing quality education.

The meeting will bring together regional partners implementing the unique SADC CSTL initiative. South Africa is the current SADC chair, as such South African Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga will open the meeting and the Deputy Director-General of Care and Support, Dr Granville Whittle, will chair the three-day meeting.

Source: Government of South Africa

MEC Gwen Ramokgopa demands stability at Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa has instructed the management of Steve Biko Academic hospital to ensure that no services are disrupted and that the matters affecting security employees are immediately resolved.

In the meantime, the Steve Biko Academic Hospital has assured the MEC and the public that it has not experienced any service disruption to the public, this despite the workers of the private security company being disgruntled with their employer.

The employees of the private security company contracted to the Steve Biko Hospital disrupted the hospital access by motor cars from 07:00 � 08:00. Access to the hospital was only by walking in.

This is an unacceptable behaviour and we cannot allow the disruption of services and acts that compromise patients and employees safety.

The Gauteng Department of Health appreciates the support of the South African Police Services for helping to bring the situation under control.

”We call on the private security company to speedily resolve their labour disputes in a manner that does not affect their contractual obligations to the hospital, said MEC Ramokgopa

Source: Government of South Africa

Limpopo Education urges learners to refrain from “pens down parties”

The 2017 examinations are ending tomorrow, the 28th November, after several weeks of writing. The Limpopo Department of Education is pleased and satisfied with the manner in which the examinations ran and would like to thank all the stakeholders who worked with the department to administer an incident free examination. The department would like to urge all learners across the province not to associate the end of examinations with parties, known as Pens Down Parties. The call by the department is for learners to use their time wisely by reflecting on their academic journey and plot a proper way forward in as far as 2018 academic year is concerned.

These kinds of celebrations have a potential to be tragic in the end and learners must accordingly refrain from such activities as finishing Grade 12 must be seen as the beginning of a brighter future for any learner aspiring to be great in life. Parents on the other hand, are urged to discourage any participation by their children in these parties and to know at all given time where their children are. Various stakeholders, especially community members and leaders are also requested to play a parental role in discouraging such celebrations wherever they happen. We want our learners to wait for the results of their hard work and we want them to also know that part of growing up include taking responsible decisions of self-restraint so that they nurture themselves into future leaders of communities across the province and the country. We want the results to find every learner in a good state of being and health emphasised Education MEC, Ishmael Kgetjepe.

Source: Government of South Africa

MEC Debbie SchA�fer and Donald Grant on end of 2017 National Senior Certificate exams

MEC SchA�fer and Grant encourage learners to celebrate responsibly

Tomorrow, Tuesday 28th November 2017, National Senior Certificate (NSC) Candidates will write their last examination, with 924 candidates writing Design and 126 candidates writing Agricultural Management Practices.

Today, the majority of our NSC candidates (54 777) will write their final NSC exam, English Home Language and English First Additional Language, Paper 3.

This week, many candidates will be heading to annual ‘matric rage parties’ in towns across the province, particularly in Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay.

Matric candidates have worked very hard to get to this point in their lives and while they deserve to celebrate, we appeal to them to do so responsibly.

We encourage all candidates who will be participating in ‘matric rage parties’ and other celebrations to exercise moderation, and to use additional registered car services and public transport services that are available when travelling between venues if they consume alcohol.

Candidates must also exercise caution when on the roads, and ensure that:

They always make sure that there are responsible drivers that are not under the influence of alcohol or substances that affect their ability to drive;

They always obey the speed limit and other rules of the road;

They avoid distractions whilst driving, including using cellphones;

They avoid late night driving where possible, or driving when tired;

They and their passengers are always buckled up.

Provincial and Municipal traffic services are on high alert over this period, and ready for any eventuality. Local traffic authorities have done considerable work in the past few years to improve safety in the area for the many holiday-makers, but the onus also falls on individuals to act responsibly and not put their, and other people’s, lives at risk. A no-nonsense approach will again be adopted in respect of any transgressions during this time. Let us work together to ensure that this time of celebration isn’t marred by reckless and irresponsible behaviour that endangers lives. We must work in partnership to avoid any unnecessary injury or death at all costs.

Candidates are also reminded that they must be available to write up until the 6th of December 2017 in the event of any eventuality that might occur.

We appeal to all matric candidates not to spoil what should be a well-earned celebration. You have the rest of your lives ahead of you � a moment of irresponsibility can have a lifetime of consequences.

Source: Government of South Africa