Investment in the Renewable Energy sector is on the rise in South Africa, and it could make a meaningful difference in the lives of everyone.
Northern Cape, South Africa – In communities where there is darkness, the streets are unsafe. The counsellors of Dibeng in the Northern Cape, got together to see how they could make their roads safer at night. The counsellors approached Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA) for assistance in implementing a plan to light up their streets.
Old Mutual Alternative Investments have a keen interest in renewable energy and believe that the effect it has on the growth of the continent has a significantly positive impact. Investment in Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA) has culminated in a myriad of upliftment projects which are making a considerable difference in the lives of many South Africans.
In 2016, the community received solar street lights which switch on as soon as the sun starts to set. Since the implementation of the street lights the crime rate has dropped, residents feel safer to be outside at night, and a sense of community is returning to the area.
REISA is committed to sustainable development, and instead of just hand-outs, they facilitate empowering people to empower themselves. With a passion for the improvement of business, REISA’s enterprise development programme focusses on giving SMME’s the opportunity to be more professional and independent.
The community of Dibeng is proof of this. By powering the community street lights, they have empowered the community as a whole and created a place that people feel safer.
Responsible investment lies at the heart of what Old Mutual Alternative Investments does. They take their role in helping to secure a better future for all South Africans exceptionally seriously and believe that through the collaboration between government and the private sector in the provision of education, housing and renewable energy solutions, it is possible to sustain the much-needed growth on the African continent.
As part of the #SAINC nation-building initiative, Old Mutual is joining a network of purpose-driven brands to share stories of positive progress in South Africa. These stories are being featured across social media in small snippets, just like the one below, but you will also be able to watch the full-length features live on television. You will find the airing times below.
16 June 2019 – eTV – 12:00
25 June 2019 – Business Day TV – 16:00
27 June 2019 – Business Day TV – 12:00
Watch a snippet of the story below: