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On Monday, South African state-owned power utility, Eskom, announced that its 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.

Kusile drives CSI initiative

The centre is a non-governmental organisation situated in the rural area of Tweefontein E in Thembisile Hani Local Municipality.

The centre, which provides nutritional meals once a day, five days a week after school, required urgent renovations as well as tables and chairs, which cost an estimated R248, 654.00 ($18,927).

Eskom explained in a statement that the centre was established in 1998 and runs a successful nutritional programme with over 85 beneficiaries of under-privileged children.

Kusile Power Station deputy project director, Sifiso Mazibuko, said: “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.”

Mazibuko added: “The two storage rooms received some much-needed heavy duty shelving for storage of groceries and other equipment.”

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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.