Kouga local municipality
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Kouga Municipality will be holding a public auction on 18 October 2017 to dispose of redundant capital assets, including vehicles and computer equipment. The auction will start at 10am at the municipal depot in St Croix Street, J'Bay. Items to be auctioned can be viewed on 17 October between 9am and 4pm.


Kouga Municipality is compiling a new General Valuation Roll. The draft roll will be completed by January 2018, following which property owners will have the chance to object should they disagree with the new valuation of their property.


Kouga has been declared a drought disaster area. Strict water restrictions and steep emergency water tariffs are in place. Residents are encouraged to limit their water use to 60 litres per person per day. Click here to view the list of restrictions.


Press Releases

Ward 11 councillor Hattingh Bornman New ward committee to be elected for Ward 11
19 October 2017

A new ward committee is set to be elected for Ward 11 at Jeffreys Bay on 27 October.

Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders Mzwethemba Nkantsu (front centre) holds hands with traditional surgeon and Chairperson of Buyambo, a committee of traditional surgeons and nurses, Xolile Kato (front left) and Kouga Public Participation Officer Fumanekile Lloyd. With them are Monde Fulani (back left) of the Department of Health and traditional surgeon Mike Brown.
 Kouga prepares for male circumcision season
18 October 2017

Summer is the traditional male circumcision season and Kouga roleplayers are gearing up to help ensure the safety of this year’s participants.

Surprise twist puts nuclear plan for Thyspunt on hold
17 October 2017

South Africa’s nuclear programme took an unexpected turn last week when Eskom received authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to build a 4 000 MW nuclear power plant at Duynefontein near Koeberg.

South African Wind Energy Agency CEO Brenda Martin, NCOP members Zukiswa Ncita and Thabiso Wana, and Kouga LED Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu inside one of the wind turbines at the Jeffreys  Bay Wind Farm. National Council of Provinces visits Kouga
16 October 2017

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) visited Kouga last week (12/10) as part of its two annual visits to provinces, with Eastern Cape being the focus in this round.

Items on auction include tractors, TLBs, trucks, tractors, trailers, bakkies, cars and boats. Redundant Kouga vehicles to be auctioned off
12 October 2017

Kouga Municipality will be holding a public auction next week to dispose of redundant capital assets.

Donkerhoek residents to apply for free basic services
11 October 2017

Kouga Municipality will be holding a special Equitable Shares drive next week to register residents from Donkerhoek at Humansdorp for free basic services.

Traffic services restored at H'dorp and Hankey
10 October 2017

It's all systems go again at Kouga's two Traffic units in Humansdorp and Hankey after a nationwide technical problem hampered licensing and registration services last week.

Paradise causeway re-opened
09 October 2017

The causeway between Paradise Beach and Aston Bay was re-opened to traffic on Monday.

A second channel was dug diagonally from the estuary to existing channel on Saturday. Second channel dug at the Seekoei
09 October 2017

A second channel was dug at the Seekoei estuary on Saturday morning (7 October) in an effort to increase the outflow of water.

Mayor Elza van Lingen, Environmental Health manager Nomvula Machelesi and Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson left for Germany on Saturday. Kouga to partner with Germany for climate change project
07 October 2017

Kouga has been invited to be part of a German project aimed at empowering municipalities to manage climate change at a local level.

The first channel from the estuary to the sea was dug over the weekend. Kouga to dig a second channel at the Seekoei
06 October 2017

Kouga Municipality will be digging a second channel at the Seekoei estuary tomorrow (Saturday, 7 October)

Derrick No pay for workers at Sarah Baartman centre
05 October 2017

Unrest is brewing at Hankey where workers at the Sarah Baartman Centre of Remembrance have not been paid their salaries for the past two months.

Humansdorp caterer Phumeza Beda (left) at the Food Safety and Hygiene Workshop for Caterers, held at the Humansdorp Country Club on Thursday. With her are Kouga Environmental Health Practitioners (from left) Jené Madatt, Nomfundo Blom and Luyolo Gulwa. Caterers combat food-borne diseases
05 October 2017

The Kouga Municipality held a one-day food safety and hygiene workshop for caterers in the area at the Humansdorp Country Club on Thursday.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen (centre) and Social Services Portfolio Daniel Benson (second right) celebrate the receipt of the Blue Flag certificate from Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa (first right) and Wessa CEO Dr Thommie Burger. With them is Kouga Social Services Acting Director Godfrey Louw. Blue Flag for Dolphin Beach and the St Francis Canals
04 October 2017

Kouga Municipality successfully hosted this year’s national Blue Flag season launch at Dolphin Beach in Jeffreys Bay today (4 October).

No licensing or registration service at Traffic Department
03 October 2017

The Kouga Traffic offices at both Humansdorp and Hankey are unable to process any licensing or registration applications due to an ongoing problem with the Live Enrolment Unit (LEU), as supplied by the service provider for the East Cape Department of Transport.

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