The newly-elected Kouga Council has been shocked to find that the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has issued it with a water bill for R 46 million. Click here for the full story.
Click here to get your updated ward information following the 2016 Local Government Elections. Your ward will determine which IDP meeting you should attend.
In her weekly update Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen touches on a court case that could have significant financial implications for the municipality. Click here to read more.
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 will do its best to ensure that there is better access to municipal buildings and facilities for people with disabilities.
The Kouga Council is streamlining communication with wind farm developers so as to ensure local communities benefit optimally from their social responsibility programmes.