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 […]

Spotlight on Poverty Stoplight

Over 30 million South Africans are affected by poverty, the most vulnerable being women and minors living in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo. Taking steps to help alleviate the problem in the Eastern Cape, Kouga Wind Farm has joined the Poverty Stoplight movement as means of understanding the challenges faced by local communities and how […]

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 […]

Rotary Makro Golf Festival

The Kouga Wind Farm team sponsored a development four ball team at the Rotary Makro Golf Festival this weekend (7 and 8th March). Two of the players in the team came in 2nd overall in the tournament.

Kouga Wind Farm to add 300GWh to grid annually

Commercial Operation of the Kouga Wind Farm officially commenced at 00:00 on the 17th of March 2015. The Kouga Wind Farm is an 80MW wind farm consisting of 32 x 2.5MW wind turbines which means that the Kouga Wind Farm will add approx. 300 million KWh (300 Gwh) of clean electricity annually to the grid […]