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September 2019 LOERIESFONTEIN has many heroes that are making a difference in this community. Are you a Change-Maker? Do you have a gift or specific skills that you can share with your community? Or are you passionate to be actively involved in building your community? Draw on each other’s strengths
Loeriesfontein Renewable Energy Community Trust and Khobab Renewable Energy Community Trust request trustee nominations. Loeriesfontein Trust is a 5% shareholder in Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, and Khobab Renewable Energy Community Trust is a 5% shareholder in Khobab Wind Farm. These Trusts have been set up to carry out public benefit activities
Augustus 2019 ’n Veldtog wat op die gesondheid van vroue gefokus het is laasweek ter viering van Vrouemaand in Loeriesfontein gehou. Die klem was op vroeë opsporing van kanker. “Anders as hul eweknieë in stede moet vroue van die platteland dikwels ver reis om by die naaste kliniek of hospitaal
August 2019 A women’s focused health drive, commemorating Women’s Month, was held in Loeriesfontein last week, with a keen focus on screening and early detection which sometimes is the difference between life and death. “Unlike their urban counterparts, women in rural and peri-urban areas sometimes have to travel long distances
July 2019 ’n Groep gr. 9-leerlinge van Hoërskool Loeriesfontein het onlangs aan ’n loopbaanontwikkelingsprogram deelgeneem om hulle te help om die regte vakkeuses vir hul seniorfase van Hoërskool te maak, op grond van hul persoonlike belangstellings en sterkpunte. Die program wat deur kundiges ontwerp is om leerlinge se unieke persoonlikhede,
July 2019 Grade 9 learners at Loeriesfontein High School recently participated in a unique Career Development Programme, providing learners with information and tools to make improved subject choices linked to personal interests and strengths, in the senior phase of high school. The expertly designed programme assesses individual personalities, preferences and
July 2019 Whilst the wide spread introduction of an alien plant, the Prosopis tree, has wreaked chaos on our country’s native plants and broader ecosystem, it however provides benefits such as animal fodder, shade and is a source of business for two Loeriesfontein families who have set up small local
June 2019 The Isibindi Safe Park opened its doors to the community of Loeriesfontein, late 2018 and has already carved a place in the hearts of the wider community where it plays a crucial role. This month the spotlight is turned to throw light on National Child Protection Week. The
May 2019 In the lead up to National Child Projection Week, 28 to 4 June, a three day children and youth awareness project on domestic violence, was recently held by the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), in Loeriesfontein. The sessions focused on helping children affected
April 2019 The Khobab Wind Farm’s bursary programme seeks to provide post-school study opportunities, particularly for local youth. However, it also has a long term goal. “It is our hope that our tertiary bursary programme will be able to eventually focus on STEM subjects, such as engineering, accounting and sciences,
March 2019. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have announced that they will fund the construction of a bridge to provide a safe link over a dried up river that has divided the communities of Loeriesfontein for many years. “The dried up river bed runs through the town, leaving
March 2019 Home-based care for elderly community members coupled together with local employment opportunities, are two direct benefits of the Loeriesfontein Work and Grow Primary Cooperative, a social enterprise that launched at the end of last year. “Providing care for the elderly, is something that holds communities together and can’t
November 2018 Christmas arrived early in Loeriesfontein this year! Marking Universal Children’s Day, and one year of operations, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm celebrated with over 400 children from two ECD centres (Loerievinkie and Skilpaaitjielaan Dagsorg) and Loeriesfontein Primary School. “These events celebrate the importance of promoting and
November 2018 Loeriesfontein’s first community safe park has officially opened, in time to provide a safe and caring environment for children and youth who are especially at risk and vulnerable over the December and January period. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm spearheaded the Isibindi Safe Park project, funding
October 2018 Responding to a call from members of the local Loeriesfontein community, the two Loeriesfontein wind farms, have launched a victim support facility. This much needed facility will provide a safe and secure environment for post-incident counselling and care to community members who have been victims of violence and
August 2018. ’n Analitiese program met verskeie fasette word gebruik om leerlinge van  Hoërskool Loeriesfontein te help om wiskunde baas te raak. Die skool sukkel al vir lank met ’n afname in die getal leerlinge wat wiskunde tot op seniorvlak neem. Slegs een van die matriekleerlinge van 2018 neem wiskunde
August 2018. A multi-faceted analytics programme is being implemented to help address mathematics at Loeriesfontein High School, which has historically experienced a major decrease in learners taking mathematics at a senior level, with only one student registered to write maths in the 2018 matric class. Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms
August 2018 The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck has arrived in the Northern Cape on the last leg of its three-week educational road trip around the country.  Having already interacted with thousands of learners located in wind farms beneficiary communities, the interactive vehicle aims to raise awareness of renewable power resources and
A unique Career Day offered at Loeriesfontein High School, aims to expose learners to more information and tools, expertly designed to help assess individual personalities, preferences and talents, as well as the skill needed for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century economy. “With tertiary drop-out rates at almost
Over 100 Northern Cape sheep farmers, who have been adversely affected by the ongoing regional drought, have been thrown a life-line, by the two local wind farms. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm responded to a formal request for drought relief support from both commercial and emerging farmers, who
The two Loeriesfontein wind farms have extended their school funding programme in an effort to further support and improve STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Northern Cape. These wind farms already fund a Foundation Teacher Support Programme that includes a dedicated Grade 7 Mathematics and Science teacher
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have announced the commencement of their 20-year commercial operations, a milestone they have achieved on schedule, on budget and without a single lost-time incident. With a generation capacity of 140 megawatts each, these two neighbouring wind farms combined make up the largest single
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm will be operating at full capacity and their 20-year life span will commence on 8 December 2017 To read the full newsletter click here:  KL_Wind_Farms_ Newsletter_2017
Loeriesfontein’s two sister wind farms, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm, have commenced with Grid Code testing as they head into the last phase of construction, before they reach Commercial Operations Date in less than two months from now. Before a wind farm can be connected to the country’s
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, have announced that the wind farms are now connected to the Eskom grid, via Eskom’s Helios Substation and commissioning of wind turbines have commenced. “We energised the wind farm substations with Eskom Transmission’s Helios substation on 28 September, marking
Khobab Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 wind turbine installations, more than two weeks ahead of schedule, on 8 September 2017. Furthermore, Khobab Wind Farm, together with its adjacent ‘sister’ wind farm, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, have achieved over 2million hours without a single lost-time-incident, during their construction
Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm have announced the successful completion of the transportation of all their turbine components.  The final load from the Port of Ngqura left to site on 23  August arriving at Khobab Wind Farm 25 August 2017, marking the conclusion of over 1 000 abnormal
Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms are collaborating with the University of Stellenbosch’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies to host a capacity building programme for Grade 7 to 12 teachers to provide professional development and learning materials.  It is envisioned that through this partnership, educators will be skilled and
Hundreds of learners in Loeriesfontein will be celebrating Global Wind Day 2017 by participating in a creative writing competition as part of a larger school programme called ‘Clean Energy, Brighter Future’. The competition, which offers cash prizes, requires Secondary School learners to submit a 600-word essay on the impact of
Loeriesfontein residents are to benefit from a community based substance abuse prevention programme which aims to provide support for victims and their families. Community members, representatives from the local schools, SAPS, Health Care Services, the Department of Social Development, Municipality, and church based organisations attended the official launch of this
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm are funding a literacy programme aimed at helping local Loeriesfontein primary school learners to improve their reading and spelling levels.  This Learn–Ready Literacy Programme is being implemented in Loeriesfontein Primary School and TNJ van der Walt Primary School Grade 2 to Grade 5
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have launched a teacher support programme aimed at relieving the burden on overcrowded classrooms in Grades 1 and Grade 3. The Wind Farms have committed to funding the salaries of two foundation phase teachers at Loeriesfontein Primary School for a 3 year period.
Khobab Wind Farm has announced that it has completed the lifting of the first of its 61 wind turbine generators, ahead of schedule, on 22 March 2017.  It is anticipated that the first power will be exported in the next three to four months and that the wind farm is
The transportation of various wind turbine components to Khobab Wind Farm have commenced with the first 2 nacelles, 2 hubs, and 3 blades arriving at the wind farm on 22 February 2017. The tower sections travel to Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape, on the N1 via Worcester, Laingsburg and Beaufort
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is receiving a boost from Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.  A number of support initiatives are being implemented at Loerievinkie Creche and Loeriesfontein Primary School’s Grade R classes. Programmes include a teacher enrichment programme that incorporates workshops, mentoring and support; ECD governance training for
Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm have extended their support of the local security officer training programme with the addition of a Management Training course. The wind farms together with construction companies Conco and Murray & Roberts, sponsored a 3-day local security training programme in Loeriesfontein during September last year.  The
Sowat 38 leerlinge van HOËRSKOOL LOERIESFONTEIN het op 27 September die geleentheid gehad om as deel van ’n loopbaanbewusmakingsinsiatief die Loeriesfonteinen Khobab-windplase te besoek. Khobab_and_Loeriesfontein_Windfarms_Newsletter_October_2016
Residents of Loeriesfontein and the surrounding towns of Niewoudtville and Calvinia will once again be seeing wind turbine component sections en route from the Port of Ngqura, in Port Elizabeth, to Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm. The wind farms commenced with the transportation of the various wind turbine
Khobab Wind Farm has announced the completion of its final wind turbine foundation.  All 61 of its wind turbine foundations have been completed ahead of  the schedule, on 5 December 2016. The first foundation pour was finished on 30 June 2016 with employees from the local community working tirelessly through the
Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, have both received their main transformers.  The transformers made their way to the sister wind farms, via road transportation from Johannesburg, marking another important milestone in their construction process. These 160MvA (Mega Volt Amp) transformers are to be housed
Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms, in association with Soul City, hosted a community health and wellness day to help drive awareness regarding Gender Violence and Substance Abuse in Loeriesfontein. The event took place in the form of a Jamboree – a similar model to the UNICEF’s Child Health Day programmes
Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm  hosted a group of 38 secondary school learners, from Loeriesfontein High School, as part of an awareness and career day initiative, on 27 September 2016. The experiential ‘Each One, Teach One’ initiative, aimed at Loeriesfontein High School Grades 11 and 12 learners, is structured
Khobab Wind Farm has announced the completion of its first foundation pour on 30 June 2016. The foundations are designed using an 89% replacement of cement, one of the world’s lowest carbon wind farm foundation footprints, making use of the same formulation that its sister farm, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, successfully
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm commenced with the transportation of the wind turbine tower components on 20 June 2016. The wind turbine tower sections are being routed from Atlantis, in the Western Cape, to Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape. “Over 300 tower sections will commence travel to Loeriesfontein
Residents in Loeriesfontein and the surrounding towns of Niewoudtville and Calvinia will soon see wind turbine component sections en route from the Port of Ngqura, in Port Elizabeth, to Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.  The wind farms will commence with the transportation of the various wind turbine components
Around two hundred secondary scholars in Loeriesfontein are learning more about the significance of renewable energy through a school programme initiated by Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.  The programme, entitled ‘Clean Energy, Brighter Futures’, aims to increase awareness about renewable energy, in particular wind energy; and to strengthen
Grade 7 learners from Loeriesfontein Primary School recently visited Khobab Wind Farm as part of their science curriculum.  “We are pleased to have welcomed the learners and their teachers to our site as it provided us with the ideal opportunity to inspire these young people, some of whom may choose
The Northern Cape is taking the lead in the renewable energy space with the majority of the country’s independent renewable energy power projects being located in the province. Not only is this area remarkable in terms of its abundant supply of sun, but thanks to its wind resource, has the
We are pleased to introduce ourselves to you and to give you some information about the Khobab Wind Farm, so that you are kept informed of what is happening and how you can get involved. Read more here: Khobab_and_Loeriesfontein_Wind_Farms_Newsletter_Aug 2015  
Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa donated playground equipment to Loeriesfontein Primary School. The Grade R learners received the new jungle gym, an important part of the learner’s gross motor skills development programme; as a replacement for the rundown playground apparatus. The timber jungle gym cost over R43 000 includes fibreglass
In celebration of Mandela Day, 18th July 2015, Khobab Wind Farm pledged time and funds to upgrade and refurbish the local school hostel. These facilities house learners attending Loeriesfontein Primary and High School. We started the refurbishment to coincide with Mandela Day, a day that is ultimately dedicated to honouring
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has conducted preliminary analysis of South Africa’s wind and solar resources to understand the impact of introducing larger quantities of renewable energy to the electricity system. The initial results reveal two significant findings; firstly, electricity generated from wind and solar resources closely
Lekela Power, a 60:40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, launched in February of this year already has 860 megawatts of wind and solar projects under construction or due to commence construction next year across South Africa, Egypt and Ghana. Lekela Power is one of the biggest international
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the successful completion of financial close for three wind farms in South Africa with a combined capacity of 360 megawatts. In October 2013 a consortium led by Mainstream was awarded the contracts for the three wind farms by the Department