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 2012/2017 Integrated Development Plan (IPD) has been revised for the 2016/2017 financial year and approved at a Kouga Council meeting on 31 May 2016. The 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 2016/2017 municipal budget and revised Integrated Development Plan (IDP) were approved by the Kouga Council at a meeting in Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday (31 May).
Water restrictions will be imposed at Hankey and Patensie during June 2016 in order for the Gamtoos Irrigation Board to carry out annual maintenance work on the canal network.
There are no events at this time.