The Community Health Care Programme started in 2017, following a realization of a need to
provide home based care for community members in the Blue Water Bay Extension.
The area currently does not have social infrastructure such as a local clinic or schools:
this is due to the community members having been relocated, to RDP houses, from different areas
in and around Port Elizabeth. 80% of the people living in this area are unemployed and have no skills.
Dedisa funded a one-year training program for 10 unemployed youth members to become community primary health
care workers in 2017 and further 10 in 2018. To date there are 20 youth members that have been afforded employment
opportunity through this programme.
This programme mainly focuses on care and support provided to people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic
diseases: the care givers visit them at home and assist them in dealing with their illnesses and ensure that
they adhere to their treatment regimen.
The programme also focuses on addressing substance abuse, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTC)
of HIV and the effects of taking regular treatment of chronic medication.
Sanitary pads distribution
Dedisa joined forces with Imbumba Foundation in 2017 to address the lack of sanitary pads to high school
learners in the Coega IDZ, through the initiative called Caring4Girls. To date ca. 9000 girls have benefited
from this initiative.
In 2019, a menstrual health dialogue was introduced to help educate both girls and boys
on the importance of menstrual hygiene. Learners from the Dedisa sponsored schools followed up with their own
initiative to share their experience with their peers through workshops and information sharing sessions at
This initiative has also had the positive unintended benefited of improving many learners’ confidences level.
In an effort to give exposure to learners who have shown growth in their confidence level and pioneering girl
support groups, Imbumba Foundation often offers the learners opportunities to speak at public events.
Sinovuyo Hendele, a grade 10 learner from Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School got the opportunity to recite a
poem as part of the official Prof. Thuli Madonsela Women’s day expedition to summit Kilimanjaro.
Sinovuyo said, “I was motivated by [the] expedition to the point that I decided to start S.H.G campaign
which is Strong Healthy Girls campaign.
I am teaching primary girls about menstrual hygiene and giving pads; reason why I had decided to target
grade 7 primary girls it is because they need this information and most of these foundations do not really
notice that primary girls do menstruate.
Now I want to let them know that this is not a shame nor
embarrassment and I do not want them to use cloth or toilet paper like I used to do, I want them to
use decent pads as they deserve that dignity”.
Open cycle gas turbines have been reported to have significant reduction for
pollutants such as sulfur dioxides (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (Nox).
the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) generates steam that goes to the steam turbine. From the steam turbine, the power
plant is able to generate more electricity instead of rejecting the waste heat to the environment. In other words, the combined
cycle gas turbine maximizes efficiency.
Like a motorcar engine, a gas engine power plant is characterized by a four-stroke cycle. The major
difference is that the fuel is natural gas or others.