Go well, Wendy!

When CEO Wendy Parsons joined Kouga Wind Farm – one of the first wind farms in South Africa – in 2015, it had just been connected to the national grid. So those were exciting times with much to learn and new systems to put in place. For South Africa, the idea of renewable energy was […]

New appointments: Kouga Wind Farm Community Development Trust

Administrator:Bophelo Mpilo Development Centre (BIDC) The Trust aims to empower previously disadvantaged communities living within a 50km radius of the wind farm. Running the Trust on a day-to-day basis is a tough and very important responsibility, especially because the Trust is going to invest more than R800 million in the area over the next 15 […]

Bursaries make dreams reality

Over the past three years, the Kouga Wind Farm bursary programme has helped 33 students to study a range of courses at tertiary institutions across South Africa. The programme, administered by Masinyusane, covers everything from tuition and books to transport and accommodation. This year, students who had to return home during lockdown also received laptops […]

Grade 12 finishing programme

Kouga Wind Farm Community Development Trust is working with Rehoboth Training Solutions on a programme to assist adults who did not finish their matric, or who failed and need a few subjects to pass, to obtain an Amended Senior Certificate (ASC). Candidates are tutored mostly by retired teachers from the community and can write three […]

Getting reading right

The value of literacy among our children is so important. Kouga Wind Farm has employed two reading coaches at Sandwater Primary School. Their daily task is to sit with groups of Grade 3 learners and help them improve their reading skills. Antonese Nuwenhuis has been at Sandwater for two years and loves working with the […]

Giving kids a good start

A better life begins with a good education right from the start. That is why the Kouga Wind Farm Community Development Trust is working with the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Africa A+ Schools to improve the quality of learning and teaching in 33 of our community crèches. The Trust will invest R20 million […]