Kouga is located in the Eastern Cape and consists of the towns Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Oyster Bay, Patensie, Hankey, Loerie and Thornhill.
Loadshedding schedules for Kouga are available from Eskom at www.loadshedding.eskom.co.za. Please note that the times are determined and implemented by Eskom and not the municipality.
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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 management of the local water supply will receive a boost this year thanks to an ongoing partnership between Kouga Municipality and the Department of Water and Sanitation. An audit of all water meters in the region is currently underway. The audit is being conducted by Resolve, a company appointed by the Department, and is expected to run until April next year.
Kouga Municipality is surging ahead with its programme to reduce sewerage spills at Jeffreys Bay, with five more pump stations set to be upgraded over the next year.