The Kouga Council approved the draft budget for 2016/2017 at a Council meeting on Tuesday, 29 March. The draft can be viewed on the municipal website. Public meetings will be held in April so as to allow residents the opportunity to engage with Councillors and Officials about the draft and proposed tariff increases..
The 2012/2017 Integrated Development Plan (IPD) has been revised for the 2016/2017 financial year. A draft of the revised document was approved at a Kouga Council meeting on Tuesday, 29 March. The draft document is available on the municipal website.
The Kouga Heritage Plan and Kouga Heritage Register were recently completed and are available for download from the municipal website.
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.
The area is governed by a Council of 29 councillors, headed by Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas and Speaker Magdalene Dlomo.
The long-awaited housing developments in Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay took major steps towards realisation with the introduction of two contractors by Human Settlements MEC Helen Sauls-August on Friday, 29 April.
Kouga residents and interest groups have been invited to attend disaster risk assessment workshops, to be held across the region in May.
There are no events at this time.