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ED Project Officer Intern – Loeriesfontein

Company Overview:

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm achieved its Commercial Operations Date on schedule and on budget, as part of the third round of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm received support from the local municipality and surrounding communities during the construction phase and into operations. A number of economic development projects, aimed at contributing to sustainable community growth through financial and non-financial community development involvement. During the operations, a monetary commitment has been made to specifically developing enterprises and improving the socio-economic welfare of the community for 20 years.

Situated in the Hantam Municipal Area, 60km north of Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm spans 3,453 hectares of agricultural land and comprises sixty-one 99m-high wind turbines.

When operating at full capacity, the 140MW Loeriesfontein Wind Farm generates around 563,500 MWh/year of clean renewable energy per year and is expected to supply electricity to power up to 120 000 South African homes.

Summary of Role: 

The Economic Development Officer Intern will provide administrative support to the Project Officer, who is the point of contact for the local community, as well as assisting the Economic Development Manager (ED Manager) when distributing key project information. This role will provide a learning environment for the Intern to develop skills in community engagement by learning from the Project Officer

What will you do:

*      Supporting the Project Officer as front-line point of contact for the Project Company in the project office during the operations phase 

*      Provide information to Public Relations team for all articles and newsletter information.

*      Organise radio interviews.

*      Assist in distribution of reports, project information and newsletters.

*      Support the ED team with implementation of projects. 

*      Provide support to the Project Officer to administer the grievance mechanism on the ground.

*      Building strong relationships with all relevant local partners/stakeholders/authorities/ communities/ businesses/ local government and local media. 

*      Maintains strong working relationships with and has open and transparent communication between all members of the team to ensure a healthy working environment is maintained.

*      Assist in organising community meetings, focussed group sessions and key informant interviews with various stakeholders.

*      Assist the Project Officer with preparing Annexure B reports on relevant SED and EnD projects

*      Engages regularly with beneficiaries / service providers to gain relevant information regarding the initiatives and to monitor their impact.

*      Take minutes at meetings and maintain socio-economic and enterprise development projects files and reports, as instructed by the ED Manager

*      Receive and document community project proposals on behalf of the Project Office, if required

*      Assist Economic Development Manager and Project Officer as needed.

What we require:

*      N6 Business Management / Management Assistant 

*      Candidate should have good written and oral communications skills.

*      Candidate should work well with people.

*      Must be able to travel when required.

*      Adaptable

*      A passion to work with and in communities.

*      No political affiliations

*      Licence will be beneficial.

*      Good interpersonal skills and be comfortable in dealing with people at different levels.

*      Theoretical knowledge or some exposure to coordinating small projects.

*      Knowledge about the area of Hantam Municipal area will be beneficial.

*      Ability to use Microsoft software e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook 

*      Fluency in English and Afrikaans is essential.

What we offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing market in a fast-paced industry.  

Please note this role will close on Tuesday 28 March 2023. We would like to advise that this role is specifically advertised for candidates who are based from the local communities.

Interns can apply by sending their applications to this email address


Khobab Wind Farm is looking for a Senior Project Coordinator, who will manage the implementation of Enterprise Development (EnD) & Socio-Economic Development (SED) projects. During implementation, the Senior Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing consultants, contractors/service providers and sub-contractors and will ensure a coordinated effort is maintained throughout, whilst delivering projects on time and on budget.  This role requires the individual to have a proven track record of project and people management.  This position is based in Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape province and may require a willingness to relocate.

Core responsibilities:

  • Understand and implement community projects under the guidance of the Economic Development (ED) Manager.
  • Manage local contractors and sub-contractors during the process. Ensure that the maximum number of local labour and contractors are utilised during project implementation.
  • Assist the ED Manager in EnD&SED activities and total community management implementation, in partnership with the implementation team and all stakeholders.
  • Assist the ED Manager to implement EnD&SED qualitatively in communities during operations to ensure Loeriesfontein 2 & Khobab Wind Farm’s social license to operate, in partnership with the operations team.
  • Apply all lessons learned throughout the project lifecycle in order to develop a world-class company community management system that makes a real, positive, measurable and sustainable impact on the communities hosting our projects.
  • Conducting periodical audits on implementation service providers
  • Manage any third-party consultants engaged to advise the wind farms on ED & SED project implementation, and ensure that advice received is integrated into related work.
  • Manage any crisis situations that arise with stakeholders during project implementation and liaise closely with the ED Manager in this regard.

Further responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the transition of ED initiatives into working projects
  • Relationship building and positioning with key organisations and stakeholders.
  • Identifying key local champions to become third-party advocates of projects.


The preferred candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 8 years relevant applicable experience in project implementation, 5 of which were working unsupervised.
  • Proven track record in multi disciplinary project management is non negotiable.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety best practice application and implementation.

Key Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the renewable energy project development sector and the process to develop utility scale wind and solar projects would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the SA Government’s renewable power procurement process;
  • Understanding and experience of community social dynamics;
  • Understanding and experience of local government dynamics;
  • Understanding of legal environment for community engagement and development;
  • Full implementation and management of projects;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Good command of English and one other South African language
  • Drivers license.


  • Relevant completed tertiary qualification

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Sales And Marketing Specialist

CBM Training is looking for an organised and innovative sales and marketing officer to assist in the advertising and selling of the company’s products and to create competitive advantages for our company in the market industry.

The sales and marketing officer’s responsibilities include generating unique sales plans, creating engaging advertisements, emails, and promotional literature, developing pricing strategies, and meeting marketing and sales human resource objectives. The sales and marketing officer represents the company’s brand and drives strategies to increase product awareness by observing the market, competitors, and industry trends.

This is a new investment company and the person they are looking for will be a driving force behind the success of the company and will become the face of the brand.

To be a successful sales and marketing officer, you should have strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills. You should also possess the knowledge and understanding of sales and marketing on social media, as well as creating brand awareness.

This position will allow you a lot of freedom and creativity with this work from home, opportunity, with a great commission structure to boot.

Sales and Marketing Officer Responsibilities:

  • Creating and promoting the company’s brand and introducing new products to the market.
  • Creating and managing social media platforms as well as creating a social media implementation plan.
  • Managing and reaching an agreed sales target.
  • Researching and developing marketing opportunities and plans, understanding consumer requirements, identifying market trends, and suggesting system improvements to achieve the company’s marketing goals.
  • Gathering, investigating, and summarizing market data and trends to draft reports.
  • Implementing new sales plans and advertising.
  • Maintaining relationships with important clients by making regular visits, understanding their needs, and anticipating new marketing opportunities.
  • Staying current in the industry by attending educational opportunities, conferences, and workshops, reading publications, and maintaining personal and professional networks.
  • Manage client communications effectively, as well as maintaining good communication within a very small team, including communicating with stakeholders when necessary.
  • Skills in working on graphic design programs to create basic marketing materials.

Skills Requirements

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in marketing or sales.
  • Experience in social media management advantageous.
  • Experience in managing a WordPress website advantageous.
  • Understanding and knowledge of sales and marketing.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and creative thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.


  • A diploma or certification in Marketing or Business, accredited training will be provided,
  • Current BA and BCom students welcome to apply.
  • Preferably based in Cape Town as this is where most clients are based
  • Own laptop/ computer and own transport


  • On the job training will be given
  • Accredited training will be provided
  • Fuel, Data and Airtime additional to median salary
  • Commission structure in place

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is looking for an administrative functional support worker also referred to as an administrative aid or administrative worker, who is responsible for performing various administrative and clerical tasks to help ensure efficient operations in the workplace. Sometimes, they also function as front desk staff or receptionists in the office.

The duties of an administrative functional support worker typically include answering phone calls, replying to emails, arranging schedules, making travel arrangements, preparing meeting materials, and monitoring the inventory of office supplies. If they work at the front desk or reception area, they are also responsible for greeting guests and checking them in.

There is generally no strict educational requirement for the role of an administrative functional support worker, but some employers may require a certificate or degree depending on their business needs. For instance, a company that needs someone to hire complex business admin tasks may prefer candidates that have a degree in business.

The location for the job position is Loeriesfontein/Khobab Wind Farm.

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The Perdekraal East Wind Farm in collaboration with Witzenberg Municipality is hosting a Christmas Market on 16 – 17 DECEMBER 2023. The Project Company invites suitable companies to provide a cost proposal for the following:

The following mandatory documentation needs to be submitted to the Project Company: 

•Company profile with proof of similar services rendered for last three years.

Three reference letters from clients for whom similar work was performed in the lastthree years. Letter to include client name, contact person and contact numbers.

•Proof of Company registration (CIPC), indicating directors’ details

•Valid BBBEE certificate/Affidavit (not older than twelve months)

•SARS Tax Compliance Status (TCS)

•VAT Registration Certificate (if applicable)

•Proof of Bank Account (not older than three months)

•Public Liability Insurance (if applicable)

•Provide brief description on each item chosen


The Event Manager: 

• Complete Event Planner Booklet on Behalf of the ED Office.

• Ensure Public Liability Insurance.

• Assist in Planning and Organising the event.

• Attend weekly Christmas Market Meetings.

• Will coordinate all the activities at the kiddies corner.

• Foresee that all the activities at the kiddies corner are being collected, placed and setup in a correct manner.

• Foresee that the activities are managed in a proper manner.

• See that security guards are on site.

• Check and monitor Care workers. See that they are present, visible are managed in a proper manner.

• Buy and collect catering for volunteers and part-time workers.

• Assist in coordination of VIP section.

• Facilitate Procured items and do third party payments on behalf of the ED Office.

• Any additional services required.

*Kindly note various options can be chosen as artists which will be for consideration. This will be communicated upon appointment. The Project Company reserves the right to not appoint, make partial appointment and/or appoint more than one Service Provider.

Clarification Meeting: 20 October 2023, 09:0051 Voortrekker Street, Ceres, 6835

Closing Date: 27 October 2023 at 16h00 Interested parties may submit quotations for one or more of the items within the Pricing Schedule.

Terms and Conditions apply. The approved entities will sign an agreement in respect of service required.

Interested parties can submit enquiries, and submit necessary documentation to the Project Office, 51 Voortrekker Street, Ceres (Physical) or to Shannon Lombaard at (Electronic), 083 789 8426


TENDER NUMBER: UDS450/TE/001/2023-2024


CLOSING DATE: 15 September 2023



20 Dr Nelson Mandela Drive



CIDB: Tenderers must be registered with the CIDB in a CE class of construction works and have a grading designation equal to or higher than that determined in accordance with the sum tendered or a value determined in accordance with regulation 25(7A) of the Construction Industry Development Regulations, 2004. It is estimated that tenderers will need a grading designation of 3CE or higher.


Obtain documentation:

Electronic Documents will be available in PDF format from from 24 August 2023. These documents are only made available to contractors for planning purposes and will not be accepted on the closing of tenders.

Hard Copies of Documents can be collected at UDS Africa

Times Square Building, 9 Electron Street

Techno Park, Stellenbosch



Loeriesfontein Community Office

1 Main Road



Enquiries regarding tender documentation:

Mr. Cobus van der Merwe

Tel: (072) 399 4641


Office hours for collection:

Tender Documents will be available at UDS Africa and Loeriesfontein Community Office at the above addresses from 24 August 2023 from 08h30 to 16h30 on Monday to Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 13:00.

Document Fee

A non-refundable fee of R500.00 for the tender document is payable to UDS

Africa via EFT


Bank Name: ABSA Bank

Account No. 4066 227 228

Branch No. 632005

Reference: UDS450-TE-001 “Contractor Name”

Proof of payment will be required upon collection of tender documents. Bid Number to be used as payment reference with name of payee.

A compulsory clarification meeting will be held on Thursday, 05 September 2023 at 11:00 on Sitein Loeriesfontein.

Bids may only be submitted on the bid documentation provided by UDS Africa and must remain valid for 120 days after bid closing. Telegraphic, telephonic, telex, facsimile, e-mailed or late tenders will not be accepted.

TENDERS TO BE DEPOSITED IN: The tender box of Hantam Municipality, 20 Dr Nelson Mandela Drive, Calvinia, 8190. The tender box is open from Mondays until Thursday from 07:30 until 16:30 and Fridays from 7:30 to 13:00. This excludes weekends and public holidays.


1. Prices quoted must be inclusive of VAT.

2. A firm project completion period must be indicated.

3. The tender document must be completed in black Ink by means of a ball point pen. Pencil entries will render the tender offer non-compliant. Computerized/ typed tenders will be disqualified.

4. The Tender document must be completed on the original tender document. Copies of the tender document or parts thereof will render the document non- responsive.

5. Bidders are required to provide a realistic construction period, taking into account long leading items.

6. This tender will be evaluated in terms of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2022 that was promulgated by the Minister of Finance on 04 November 2022 in Government Gazette No 47452 and the supplementary regulations adopted by Hantam Municipality.

7. PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE POINT SYSTEM: 80/20. Where 80 points will be awarded for

price and 10 points according to the BBBEE classification scorecard. The remaining 10 points will be scored on locality.

8. Please take note of the responsiveness criteria as stipulated in the tender document.

9. The following forms, MBD 1, MBD 4, MBD 5, MBD 6.1, MBD 6.2 and Annexures C, D and E, MBD

7.1, MBD 8, MBD 9 and the Certificate for Payment of Municipal Services must be completed and submitted with the bid.

10. Bids that are late, incomplete, unsigned or non-compliant will not be considered.

11. No B-BBEE points will be allocated if an original / original certified copy of the B-BBEE certificate is not attached to the bid document. An originally certified Sworn Affidavit may be submitted as an alternative. No points will be allocated if a copy of a certified Sworn Affidavit is submitted with the tender.

12. Letter from SARS including PIN to validate TAX clearance and VAT registration should be submitted with the tender offer, UDS Africa will confirm the TAX Compliance after tenders are submitted.

13. A valid CSD registration certificate is compulsory and should be included in the bid offer.

14. Certified copy of the latest Municipal Account on the address of the business and that of the directors, as per CK1 must accompany the bid document (NB. Bidders may not be in arrears for more than three months with municipal rates and service charges);

15. No tender will be considered to persons in the service of the state.

16. Labour-intensive works must be performed by local labourers, SMME’S, sub- contractors (Hantam Municipality can provide the successful tenderer with a register of SMME’S registered on the database of Hantam Municipality).

17. The Contractor must ensure sustainability of SMME’S that will be utilised with in the project, which include skills transfer, capacity building, financial independence.

18. Contractor must comply with the EPWP administrative conditions.

19. Proof of registration with the Compensation Commissioner, Letter of good standing.

20. A signed Joint Venture agreement must be submitted with the tender submission. Additional Joint Venture documents must be submitted.

21. UDS AFRICA reserves the right to withdraw any invitation to tender and/ or re- advertise or to reject any formal tender. UDS AFRICA does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender or award a contract to the bidder scoring the highest number of points. Potential bidders should note that all projects in terms of this tender may not materialize.

22. Minimum threshold for Targeted Enterprises and Local Labour:

Local labour – 5%

Targeted Enterprises – 5%

Cobus van der Merwe



The Perdekraal East Wind Farm is inviting interested community members in the partner Communities (Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Nduli and Bella Vista) to start a food garden. Each person should have their own garden space/ piece of land to plant. The Project Company will only provide seeds, seedlings, compos, and Fertilizer. The aim of the project is to promote food security and a healthy lifestyle. Interested parties can send the following details to the Project Officer: 

1. Full name/ Organization name and contact details 

2. Address/location of the garden 

3. Estimate size of the garden 

4. What will the produce (Vegetables) be used for? 

Closing Date: 03 March 2023, 16H00 

Interested parties can submit necessary details to the Project Officer, Beauty Theto at, 083 792 8286 


The project company hereby invites contractors to register to tender for the bid to construct an office extention in Loeriesfontein Wind Farm: 

Scope of Works: 

The construction of office extention, entailing the following: 


  • Site clearing and Earthworks, e.g. excavations and breaking of concrete. 
  • Concrete, formworks and reinforcement. 
  • Masonary e.g brickworks, foundation, super structure, plastering etc. 
  • Plumbing 
  • Capentary and Joinery e.g Roof construction, rainwater goods, door frames etc. 
  • Ceiling, partitions, etc. 
  • Painting 


  • Power distribution e.g. LV cable and DB installations, earthing, labelling, etc. 
  • Electrical Building e.g installation of lights, switches, sockets, etc. 
  • Permanent Equipment e.g repositioning of existing electrical building services, install air conditioner, testing and commissioning, etc. 
  • Data infrastructure e.g data switches, Outlets, cables, etc. 
  • Issue a valid Certificate of Compliance for the entire electrical building services. 

Contractors must comply with the following requirements: 

  1. a) Proof of Company Registration 
  2. b) BBBEE Level 1 to 4. 
  3. c) Valid Tax Clearence Certificate 
  4. d) 5-10 years’ experience in construction 
  5. e) Experience in construction of commercial buildings 
  6. f) CV of the company owner and site manager 
  7. g) NHBRC registered 
  8. h) SME’s and newly formed companies should not be discouraged to request information 

Compulsory Clarification Meeting will be held on Thursday, 05 August 2022 at the Loeriesfontein 02 Wind Farm, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm Coordinates -30.294388,19.33308 and will start at 11h00. 

Contact: Seipati Matli 


Tel.: 027 470 0101 

Cell: 060 549 0375