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
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,”