So Long Sam

It is with both sadness and gratitude that we announce Sam Cook’s departure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kouga Wind Farm, effective 31 March 2023. Sam has been a key contributor to enhancing plant efficiency, promoting staff development, and ensuring the organization’s success since 2021. While we will miss his leadership, we wish him […]

Getting ahead and giving back

Each of the Kouga Wind Farm Bursary holders gets tuition, books and accommodation, plus a laptop with internet access, and a small stipend.  In return, they are expected to pass 70 per cent of their courses and to ‘pay it forward’ through 50 hours of community service per annum. These are some of the bursary […]

Our bursary holders are paying it forward

Since the Kouga Wind Farm bursary programme started in 2018, one of the requirements for the bursary holders has been to ‘pay it forward’ by means of a minimum of 50 hours of community service per year.  Some of them have been going above and beyond, clocking far more than the stipulated hours. Jennalee GoedaIn […]

Meet the Team: Shereen Sobotker

Sound financial management is critical to building sustainable growth and success for any business. Kouga Wind Farm is no different, and our Financial Manager, Shereen Sobotker, provides serious accounting skills and clear-thinking control when it comes to our payment processes. Meet Shereen: Q: Please tell us a bit about yourself.  A: I grew up in […]

Meet the Team: Lameez Davids

Kouga Wind Farm has a small but dynamic team of individuals who bring their unique skills, passions and experience to keeping our turbines turning. Lameez Davids has been with our Cape Town office since the beginning and, while her role is out of the spotlight, her administrative skills are essential to our daily operations and […]

Mzamo wo Moya after-school programme yields results at Lungiso High

Despite the National Development Plan’s aim to eliminate poverty and inequality through education by 2030, poor results have continued year after year, especially in marginalised, poor, and underserved rural communities across South Africa. Here many classrooms are overcrowded with hungry children, and staff are despondent because of a lack of resources and poor infrastructure. There […]

Building a bridge from misery to hope with literacy programme

“If children cannot read, their chances of succeeding at school and afterwards are limited,” says Trevor Arosi, Economic Development Manager at Kouga Wind Farm. Because of their belief in the value of literacy, KWF contracted the Institute of Training and Education for Capacity-building (ITEC) to provide a literacy support programme for the children in the […]

Kouga Wind Farm gets creative

In a bid to bring creative learning and skills development to the community, Kouga Wind Farm partnered with film, television and media training provider iKasi Creative Media. Registered as an MICT (Media, Information and Communication Technologies) SETA, iKasi Creative Media provides film, television, and media training.  “We are passionate about training and empowering rural unemployed […]

Adult learners seek the key to their own future possibilities

Adults living in communities around the Kouga Wind Farm who did not matriculate have been given a second chance, thanks to the Kouga Wind Farm Community Development Trust in collaboration with Rehoboth Training Solutions. It entails a programme that started in mid-2019 to enable adults who did not matriculate to obtain an Amended Senior Certificate […]

Kouga Wind Farm bursaries give more than just money

Since its inception in 2018, our bursary programme and its beneficiaries have blossomed. From helping just seven deserving students to reach their academic dreams in its first year, the programme has grown to accommodate 32 recipients this year. Administered by Masinyusane, the bursary not only covers tuition, books, and accommodation, but laptops and internet access […]