FARR works to reduce the prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the communities in which we operate in South Africa and contribute to improved well-being and educational outcomes.

The challenge

FASD rates are alarming high, with Petrusville and Philipstown recording the highest rates of FASD globally. Our host communities are faced with high levels of malnutrition which can negatively impact children’s growth, health and ultimately their cognitive development and capabilities.

How we worked together

Working with the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR), we raise awareness in local communities around the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy and provide medical and psychosocial support. Impacts include increased knowledge and awareness, improved maternal and child health, and understanding of the negative effects of alcohol abuse.

Key results


Mothers directly benefitting


Community members & children indirectly benefitingThousand


Thousand $ invested by Scatec

“The beneficiaries fulfil a very integral role in the communities and giving them this opportunity to give back, enhances their sense of accomplishment and self-worth. It gives a platform to form new friendships, whilst interacting in a safe and supportive environment.”
– Project Coordinator, FARR

Our solar power plants

Dreunberg, South Africa, 75 MW: Situated in the Eastern Cape, Dreunberg was commissioned in December 2014.

Kalkbult, South Africa, 75 MW: Situated in the Northern Cape region, the Kalkbult plant is one of the largest solar plants in South Africa.

Linde, South Africa, 40 MW: Situated in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape, Linde was commissioned in July 2014.