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.
View the weather for the Jeffreys Bay area.
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.
Due to upgrades at the Patensie Water Works, Patensie residents are advised that there will be possible intermittent water supply stoppages from 18 May 2015 to 29 June 2015.
Clr Daphne Kettlesdas, a well-known educator and seasoned political activist from Humansdorp, is the new Executive Mayor of the Kouga region.