Browsing Archive: September, 2009

The trickle becomes a flood.

Posted by Dave Gale on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, In : 2010 
Today alone, one day before the closing date for applications for the DBREV scholarship for 2010/2011, at least 10 applications have come in.  I expect more tomorrow.

So far, the following people have submitted.  I don't envy the panel!

  1. Ranen Naidoo
  2. Alicia Perumal
  3. Margie Biggs
  4. Cobus Kotze
  5. Johan Kok
  6. Mikail Ansari
  7. Malatji Pholoso
  8. Christina Trautmann
  9. Jacqui Crozier
  10. Gordon Kernick
  11. Shiba Adhikari
  12. Nicole Nsegbe
  13. Kudzai Simbanegavi
  14. Constanti...
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Applications trickling in.

Posted by Dave Gale on Monday, September 21, 2009,
With just under 10 days to go before applications for the 2010/2011 scholarship have to be in, we have had a number of enquiries and a few submissions already.  

I have record of the following people having submitted applications (in order of submission):
 
1. Ranen Naidoo
2. Alicia Perumal
3. Margie Biggs
4. Cobus Kotze
5. Johan Kok

If you have emailed me your  application and your name does not appear on this list, please contact me urgently.

regards,
Dave Gale
082 467 2400

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Update on Funding.

Posted by Dave Gale on Monday, September 21, 2009,
I've been asked why we are not recognising SANERI as a sponsor on the web page.  The simple answer is that we have as yet had nothing formal from them, but they have assured me that as soon as their funds are released by the Department of Science and Technology, they will able to formalise their offer.  When that happens, I will be delighted to make changes to the Sponsors page.

I had a very positive meeting with Andrew Blades last week. He has kindly offered to arrange and host a fund raising...
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Professor Meyer volunteers as a DBREV mentor

Posted by Dave Gale on Monday, September 21, 2009,
I was delighted to receive an email from Prof Josua P Meyer, requesting to be included in the group of people who are willing to coach, guide and mentor the bright young minds who will be asked to take Doug's vision and passion for Renewable Energy forward.  Prof Meyer is Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at University of Pretoria.

We welcome him to the growing Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision community!

As yet, we have no programme or framework for nurturing a...
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Belgium company plans R1,2bn Eastern Cape wind farm & intends offering scholarships

Posted by Dave Gale on Tuesday, September 15, 2009,
Jason Schäffler of Nano Energy sent us the following link to a report of a new wind farm planned for Koega near PE, which includes a short statement to the effect that they will be investing in growing the skills base in SA.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SKILLS POOL

Meanwhile, Electrawinds announced that it would offer educational scholarships to top local students who were interested in furthering their studies in renewable energy.

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/belgium-company-plans-r12bn-...

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DST-NRF offering Internship Programme 2010/11

Posted by Dave Gale on Thursday, September 3, 2009,
This is unrelated to DBREV, but as I spotted this on the Interwebs today and it is relevant to undergrads about to graduate, I thought I'd post it here. If you're looking for practical experience in preparation for landing a job, or are battling to land a job in the current economic climate, it may be worth your while?

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF), offers an internship opportunity to South African graduates and po...
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