The Kouga Council approved the IMMEDIATE imposition of water restrictions at its meeting on 15 December 2016. Punitive tariffs are to be implemented from 1 January 2017.
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The Kouga Council approved a new logo, vision and mission statement for the municipality at a meeting held on 15 December 2016.
Welcome to Kouga Local Municipality
The Kouga Local Municipality is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, west of Nelson Mandela Bay, and forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality. It consists of nine towns, namely, Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Oyster Bay, Patensie, Hankey, Loerie and Thornhill, as well as various smaller settlements and agricultural nodes.
While Kouga has traditionally been characterised by economic activities largely focused on tourism and agriculture, the area has been positioning itself as one of tne energy hubs of South Africa. Two wind farms are already in operation at Jeffreys Bay and Oyster Bay, and more are in the pipeline.
Kouga is also home to Thyspunt, one of the preferred sites for a new nuclear power station to serve South Africa's growing energy requirements.
Kouga Municipality would like to call on all residents and visitors to respect the by-laws that have been put in place to keep everyone safe this festive season.
The Kouga Council would like to appeal to residents and visitors to save water in whichever way they can.