The Kouga Council approved the final budget for 2016/2017 at a Council meeting on 31 May. The new budget and tariff increases can be viewed here on the municipal website.
The new Council calls on all residents and stakeholders to participate in the development of a new IDP for Kouga. IDP is short for "Integrated Development Plan". It is the most important planning tool of a municipality. Public meetings will be held in all wards to allow residents the opportunity to have their say. Please join us and let your voice be heard!
Incredible progress was made towards expanding and improving service delivery to all communities over the past Council term. Read more about this here in Kouga Highlights 2011 - 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.
The new Council is working on a five-year plan to replace its ageing fleet and improve service delivery.
Kouga residents can make use of various options to pay their municipal accounts, some of which are at their doorstep or at the tip of their fingers.