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September 2021. The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck will spend three days, hosted by in the beautiful Witzenberg area, to teach high school learners from Ceres and its neighbouring communities of Nduli and Bella Vista, about the benefits of renewable energy technologies. Funded by Perdekraal East Wind Farm, learners will also have
July 2021. School learners across South Africa’s green energy map are getting ready to welcome the EnergyDRIVE, a partnership between the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT). Considering that high school learners are the leaders and decisions makers of tomorrow, the programme promotes
Perdekraal East Wind Farm is inviting youth in Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Nduli and Bella Vista to apply for the training opportunity in September/October 2021. The training includes: ➢ Basic Safety Training ➢ Basic Technical Training ➢ Bolt Tensioning Training – Preference will be given to unemployed youth between the
July 2021. A CAPS-aligned learner and teacher web-based platform is being implemented across nine schools, in Cape Winelands District. This Mathematics and Physical Science support programme is funded by Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in collaboration with the Western Cape Education Department to support over 6 000 learners and 120 teachers
Our ED project office is closed. Re-opening date will be communicated after 16 July 2021. Virtual meetings can be scheduled through Beauty Theto on 083 792 8286. No visits to staff houses are permitted.
June 2021. In celebration and honour of Youth Day 2021, four local NPOs, in partnership with Perdekraal East Wind Farm and a broad stakeholder’s corpus, bolstered youth communities across the Witzenberg area in an environmental clean-up initiative. The satellite events that took place across this winelands district included motivational speakers,
15 June 2021. In celebration of Global Wind Day 2021 (#GWD2021), Perdekraal East Wind Farm launched a wind power focus competition, at two local community high schools. Under the theme “CONSTRUCT A WIND TURBINE POWER PLANT MODEL”, Bella Vista High and Lingcinga Zethu High School, participated in this Global Wind
June 2021. Four hundred schools girls, most in need of assistance, were successfully identified and have received eco-friendly re-usable sanitary wear, a dignity to which all girls should have access. This is part of a Perdekraal East Wind Farm collaborative initiative that included the Western Cape Department of Education, school
May 2021. Perdekraal East Wind Farm has announced its support of a collaborative education leadership programme, together with the Western Cape Education Department (Cape Winelands District) to help support school principals at a time when leadership is vital. This one year programme, which launches in May 2021, is aptly named
15 June 2021. In celebration of Global Wind Day 2021 (#GWD2021), Perdekraal East Wind Farm launched a wind power focus competition, at three local community high schools. Under the theme “CONSTRUCT A WIND TURBINE POWER PLANT MODEL” Ceres Secondary, Bella Vista High and Iingcinga Zethu High School are participating in
April 2021. Oppie Koppie Crèche in Prince Alfred Hamlet is one of eleven community food garden programme beneficiaries, which kicked off six months ago. The Crèche has successfully incorporated the food garden programme into their curriculum, allowing the young children in the community to learn and reap enjoyment from their
PERDEKRAAL EAST WIND FARM BURSARY APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing the form. Be sure to read every section and that the information you provide is accurate. Closing Date:  Sunday, May 2, 2021 Application Form  
March 2021. Hundreds of children in the Witzenberg area, have received back-to-school packs as part of another collaboration between local NGO’s and stakeholders who continue to work together to support local communities. ‘The pandemic hit us all hard, many still suffer from the “after-shocks” and many households in our community
February 2021 A shared vision to bring smiles to over 1 000 children in the Witzenberg area warmed the hearts of community members, local NGOs, and other partners alike who believe that a hungry child can’t thrive. Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s ‘1000 Smiles’ campaign, was the brainchild of one of
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December 2020. In a Public-Private-Partnership, Perdekraal East Wind Farm has announced its’ funding of eleven sustainable food gardens, in support of the Department of Agriculture’s drive to increase food security in the area. The food gardens are being established in partner communities in the Witzenberg Municipality, and gardens at a
November 2020. In a collaboration with Breadline Africa, Perdekraal East Wind Farm co-funded the construction of a special-needs classroom, at Vrolike Vinkies ECD Centre, in Ceres. The launch took place on 6 November 2020, when 20 children were be welcomed into their new classroom for the first time. Previously, this
Oktober 2020. Perdekraal East Wind Farm wil die stigting van die Perdekraal East Trust vir Hernubare Energiesake finaliseer deur ‘n Raad van Trustees te kies. Belangstellende en kwalifiserende lede van die gemeenskap kan aansoek doen om die rol van Trustee. Navrae en vrae: middagete op Donderdag 29 Oktober 2020 (per
October 2020. Perdekraal East  Wind Farm is looking to finalise the establishment of the Perdekraal East Renewable Energy Community Trust by selecting a Board of Trustees. Interested and qualifying community members can apply for the role of Trustee. Submission of Questions and Queries – no later than midday on Thursday
The 110MW Perdekraal East Wind Farm, outside of the Western Cape’s picturesque town of Ceres, commenced its 20-year Commercial Operations period (8 October 2020). This mega-utility scale wind farm is set to make an impact on South Africa’s national grid, whilst continuing to grow the social resilience of the surrounding
October 2020. South Africa’s first bid window four wind farm, part of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has announced its Commercial Operations Date, leading the way for a further eleven wind farms to come on stream. Collectively, 1.3 GW of new wind power capacity, will be
1 October 2020. Almost two years after construction commenced on Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape’s Witzenberg Municipality, this project has completed its Grid Code Tests, the final milestone before achieving its Commercial Operations Date (COD), which is earmarked for the coming weeks. “We are pleased to be
September 2020 Perdekraal East Wind Farm welcomed Minister David Maynier, Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities to site last week . In a statement issued by the Minister’s office, he said, “My visit to the Perdekraal East Wind Farm reiterated the importance of the call made 11
September 2020. As the bitterly cold weather sweeps across the Western Cape, bringing widespread rains and snowfalls on the Ceres mountains, the communities of Bella Vista, Nduli including Vredebes, Prince Alfred Hamlet and Ceres are grateful for the promise of a warm meal each day. With funding from the Perdekraal
August 2020 The Perdekraal East Wind Farm is inviting community members in the Partner Communities (Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Nduli and Bella Vista) who have existing food gardens and start-ups to submit applications for funding. Closing Date: 28 August 2020, 16H00 RFP Food Gardens
July 2020 Mandela Day 2020 was celebrated amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, serving as a reminder that we all need to work together and contribute to building better and safer communities throughout our country. With this in mind, Perdekraal East Wind Farm has put their support behind the local NPO, Witz
July 2020 This year’s National Arts Festival was a virtual celebration of the South African arts and featured local Ceres band, Basic Aim, who joined performing artists from around the country on the online platform. With funding from Perdekraal East Wind Farm this group of talented musicians, were able to
June 2020 Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape’s Witzenberg Municipality, has received its main transformer, via road transportation from Pretoria, marking another important milestone in its construction process. This 500MVA mega transformer was locally manufactured in South Africa, which has added to Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s already very
June 2020 As South Africa enters Level 3 lockdown, sectors across the country, including wind power construction teams, are facing more stringent health and safety regulations than ever before, due to the very real threat presented by COVID-19 to workers, businesses, and the broader community of people. “Health & Safety
May 2020 Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Nduli and Bella Vista SMMEs are invited to apply to manufacture non-medical masks for the community. More details and criteria to apply can be found here: Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Nduli and Bella Vista SMME’s word uitgenooi om aansoek te doen om nie-mediese maskers vir die
April 2020 Marinda Mankapan, a local seamstress from the small Witzenberg town of Ceres, has successfully registered a small business to make protective masks. She started producing cloth masks to help local community members last month and has now increased her production to supply a factory in the Agriculture sector,
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March 2020 Perdekraal East Wind Farm announced the installation of its 48th wind turbine, two weeks ahead of schedule, on 24 March 2020. The final lifting was a celebratory moment for the largely South African crew, who have since left the construction site, in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations, which
25 March 2020: Community Office Closure – Covid-19 Our offices have been closed, in compliance with South Africa’s national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, implemented 15 March 2020.   For any enquiries, the Project Officer, Beauty Theto can be reached on 083 792 8286 or
March 2020 Following the successful CHANGEMAKER workshops, Perdekraal East Wind Farm is inviting community heroes back for a second session. Read more here: Perdekraal_Follow up Workshop
26 February 2020 Perdekraal East Wind Farm has announced the successful completion of the transportation of all 480 turbine components.  The final loads arrived on site on 21st February having traversed the country from the West Coast of Cape Town. “This massive logistical undertaking saw these 480 loads safely covering
Perdekraal East Wind Farm has announced that it has achieved over a million hours without a single lost-time-incident, a health and safety highlight in this renewable energy project’s construction programme. The millionth hour was achieved on 19 November 2019 at 17:00.  The spotless record has continued and is now closer
November 2019 2020 promises to be an exciting year for Perdekraal East Wind Farm as it heads into its final six months of construction. The last of the 480 wind turbine components will reach the wind farm’s construction site early February 2020 and all 48 turbines are expected to be
November 2019 Perdekraal East Wind Farm, which is currently under construction, has launched a secondary school awareness programme, aimed at exposing learners to the basics of renewable energy. The programme targets almost high school learners to not only provide information about producing clean power, but also to let the youth
September 2019 Perdekraal East Wind Farm celebrated the erection of its first wind turbine, a pivotal point in the construction process and one that has been successfully undertaken by a South African dominant team. “We are very proud that both specialist crane operators are South Africans, an indication that our
August 2019 We are having Community Meetings in our beneficiary communities. You are invited to attend in your community on the following dates:- Nduli: Nduli Community Hall, 26 August 2019 at 6pm Ceres: Town Hall, 29 August 2019 at 6pm Bella Vista: Bella Vista Community Hall, 2 September 2019 at
August 2019 Gender equality in the construction and energy sectors is an important component of South Africa’s energy transformation agenda. Perdekraal East Wind Farm, one of the Western Cape’s largest wind farms currently in construction, supports this agenda, with women taking up a number of key roles in the team.
In a collaborative effort, Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s team worked alongside local organisations, to commemorate Mandela Day, by hosting soup kitchens in four local communities. Despite being bitterly cold, community members from of Ceres, Nduli, Bella Vista and Prince Alfred Hamlet joined in. Working together with the Ceres Night Shelter,
June 2019 Perdekraal East Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 48 of its wind turbine foundations. The final foundation was completed on 17 June 2019, a full three weeks ahead of schedule. The majority of the labour is employed from the local communities of Ceres, Nduli, Bella Vista
June 2019 Hundreds of wind turbine components are making their way from the West Coast’s Port of Saldanha and Atlantis, destined for the 110MW Perdekraal East Wind Farm, situated in the Witzenberg Local Municipality, northeast of Ceres, just two hours from Cape Town. The first tower sections departed from Atlantis,
January 2019. Perdekraal East Wind Farm announced the successful completion of its first foundation, which boasts a massive carbon footprint saving. Perdekraal East Wind Farm poured the first of its foundations on 22 November 2018, followed by a 28-day strength test to ensure that the foundations achieved the required design
November 2018 Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape, is home to no less than sixteen different species of snakes, four of which are highly venomous. Hence, Environmental Site Officer, Chandré Kok has recently undergone additional training to ensure that she is equipped with the adequate skills to manage
September 2018 Perdekraal East Wind Farm, situated within the Witzenberg Local Municipality, is preparing the way to begin major construction activity on the Western Cape’s largest BW4 wind farm. Since achieving financial closure in June this year, the construction team has been working on establishing on site infrastructure, clearing and
June 2018. Circa 6.6 billion Rand investment with construction of wind farm due to start in June 2018 Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the successful completion of financial close for two wind farms in South Africa with a combined capacity of 250 megawatts (MW). A
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