Three new Field Bands have been launched these past two months, and another band has been re-launched, bringing to eight the number of Field Bands in the Northern Cape. The new champs-in-training are in Phillipstown, Petrusville and Hanover (Emthanjeni District), while the Deben Field Band was re-launched near Kathu in the Gamagara District.
The Emthanjeni District bands are supported by Scatec Solar Company which operates in the area and which was represented at the launches by corporate social investment manager, Nontokozo Nkosi. The Deben Field Band is supported by the Acciona Solar Company, represented at the launch by CSI manager Waldo Adams.
The four new operations have received tremendous welcomes and support from local communities, and have been introduced to mayors, ward councillors, municipal managers and local representatives of state Social Development
The launch of the Emthanjeni District band included a stellar guest performance given by the De Beers PPC Kimberley Field Band.