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Eskom Kusile Power Station Project renovates home-based centre
Monday, 13 March 2017: Eskom’s Kusile Power Station Project in collaboration with Tubular Zamani Joint Venture has refurbished the Nagakamoka Home-based Centre / DIC after a needs assessment was conducted. 
 
Nagakamoka Home-based Centre / DIC is a non-governmental organisation situated in the rural area of Tweefontein E in Thembisile Hani Local Municipality. The centre was established in 1998 and runs a successful nutritional programme with over 85 beneficiaries of under-privileged children. Nagakamoka provides nutritional meals once a day, five days a week after school.
 
The centre comprises a kitchen, dining hall and two storage rooms which were in a dilapidated condition and were no longer suitable for usage. The centre needed crucial renovations as well as tables and chairs to the tune of an estimated R248, 654.00. 
 
“A CSI partnership between Eskom’s Kusile Power Station Project and Tubular Zamani Joint Venture was entered into for the refurbishment of Nagakamoka. The refurbishment and renovations included the painting of walls, ceiling and roof, the installation of new gutters and an upgrade of the plumbing system; just to mention a few. State-of-the-art kitchen cupboards were amongst the works installed and office furniture was also provided, resulting in an instant facelift of the premises. The two storage rooms received some much-needed heavy duty shelving for storage of groceries and other equipment,” says Kusile Power Station Deputy Project Director, Sifiso Mazibuko.
 
The Thembisile Hani Local Municipality is a water-scarce area and a much-needed 5 000 litre JoJo tank was installed to address this challenge of low water supply. The dining hall, kitchen, patio, gas cage, bathroom and office are amongst the areas that were refurbished and renovated by Tubula Zamani Joint Venture.
 
“It is important for the Kusile Power Station Project to give back to the community, especially the previously disadvantaged communities. We firmly believe that this contribution will have the desired impact in the centre,” Mazibuko said.
 
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