Moving on up

Recognising the role that key individuals play in the smooth running of Kouga Wind Farm has resulted in three recent promotions and a new addition to the management team. Former community liaison officer Trevor Arosi is now economic development manager, while having her fingers on the pulse of the finances has earned Shereen Sobotker the […]

A walk of art

Work has commenced on the Kouga Wind Farm Community Development Trust’s R1.75-milllion pedestrian pathway between Sea Vista and St Francis Bay. Aside from making the daily commute safer for residents, the initiative is also helping to upskill local women, thanks to a community art project. “The need for a pathway was identified at a police […]

In the driver’s seat

With the aim of empowering unemployed youth and women by equipping them with essential skills, Kouga Wind Farm has helped at least 40 people get their licences under its drivers licence programme. Facilitated by One Way Driving School in Humansdorp, the intensive course is open to everyone in the communities around the wind farm. Sponsored […]

Skills development that computes

Kouga Wind Farm’s recently launched basic computer literacy course has been enthusiastically received by residents of our communities, equipping attendees with marketable skills to gain meaningful employment and helping those already employed to improve their working knowledge. Funded by the wind farm and facilitated by Rehoboth Training Solutions, an adult training facility based in Humansdorp, […]

Every day is a school day

Nkqubela Crèche principal Margaret Nomalungelo Mtsele did some learning of her own recently when she spent two days at the Fledglings Educational Playgroup in Cape Town. Kouga Wind Farm sponsored and facilitated her trip, which was aimed at assisting with her professional development as a local Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioner. Margaret came away armed […]

New site office nears completion

Kouga Wind Farm’s new, energy-efficient site office has been designed to fit seamlessly into the team’s daily operations as well as the landscape just outside Oyster Bay. Scheduled for completion by the end of March 2017, the structure incorporates important green building elements and the walls have been cladded with local stone to blend naturally […]

New CEO for Kouga Wind Farm

Lukhanyo Ndube, the newly appointed CEO of the Kouga Wind Farm. Ndube took over the helm of the Kouga Wind Farm on 1 July after more than a decade spent at Eskom’s Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant in Melkbos outside Cape Town. His role is to ensure the overall operational performance of Kouga Wind Farm, which […]

Oyster Bay: 11 turbines already erected

Construction of the R2 billion Kouga Wind Farm at Oyster Bay is on track with eleven of the 32 wind turbines already gracing the skyline. It is expected that the last turbine will be erected by the end of September this year, with commissioning ongoing until end 2014. When operational the wind farm will generate […]

Transportation route plan

The transport of the turbine equipment from Coega Port to the Kouga Wind Farm site is going well, and after testing a new route off the N2 into Humansdorp, has changed the route plan as this route is working well. Route Plan A detailed road and route study has been conducted to cause the minimum […]