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Kouga is set to be declared a local state of disaster following the destruction caused by the recent fires, writes Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen


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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.


Press Releases

Municipal cashiers to close at noon on 30 June
22 June 2017

Residents are asked to take note that all municipal pay-points (cashiers) will close at 12 noon on Friday, 30 June 2017

Mayor Elza van Lingen and Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson took time out to share their vision for Jeffreys Bay with Kaylen Vaaltyn (2), Bryce Jordaan (2), Courtney Smit (2) and Raydene Jordaan (6) during the recent Kouga Mayoral Clean-up Intervention in Jeffreys Bay. 600 tonnes of rubbish collected in Mayoral Clean-up Intervention
21 June 2017

Some 600 tonnes of rubbish was collected at Jeffreys Bay this past week as Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen officially launched a massive clean-up intervention, set to be rolled out across the region.

Stakeholders meet to finalise Coastal Management Programme
15 June 2017

The drafting of a final Coastal Management Programme for Kouga will be under the spotlight at a meeting in the municipal Council Chambers at Jeffreys Bay on 20 June.

Re-register for municipal online service
13 June 2017

Residents and ratepayers who registered during the months of March 2017 and April 2017 to receive their municipal accounts via email have been asked to re-register.

Fire prompts second disaster declaration
12 June 2017

The Kouga Council has declared a local state of disaster in the wake of the widespread destruction caused by fire in the region this past week.

The Joint Operations Centre at Thornhill earlier today. From the Mayor's Desk - 11 June 2017
11 June 2017

Kouga is set to be declared a local state of disaster following the destruction caused by the recent fires, writes Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen

11 June 2017

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 19 of the Local Government: Municipal. Systems Act (No. 32 of 2000) that a Special Council Meeting of the Kouga Municipality will be held at the Kouga Council Chamber in Jeffreys Bay on Monday, 12 June 2017, at 14:00.

Grace till 20 June for residents to pay their municipal debt
09 June 2017

Residents whose municipal accounts are overdue have until 20 June 2017 to settle their debt or make arrangements to pay it off.

Hankey receives water for domestic use from the Gamtoos irrigation scheme. Annual dry period for Hankey and Patensie
08 June 2017

Hankey and Patensie residents are advised that the annual “dry period” for the towns has been set for Saturday, 17 June, to Sunday, 2 July, this year.

Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks (left) and Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen (right) award the first Certificates of Service Excellence to Mandy Jantjies and Dial Titus. Certificates of Service Excellence
07 June 2017

Two Kouga municipal employees were commended for delivering outstanding service to the public at a recent meeting of the Kouga Council

The Kouga Dam Local state of disaster declared
06 June 2017

The prolonged drought and its impact on Kouga’s water sources have prompted the Kouga Council to declare a local state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act (57 of 2002).

Members of the new Kouga Arts Council that were elected at the AGM in Humansdorp last week are (from third left) Mazangwandile Norushu, Amore Minaar, Nomfukamo Matika, Nomzamo Williams and Nkosinathi Miwa. With them are (from left) Kouga Municipality’s Arts and Culture Officer Xolile Wagosa and Tourism Manager Carina Strydom. Missing in the picture is Mavis Matika, who tendered an apology. Support for arts & culture development
05 June 2017

The Kouga Arts Council held its Annual General Meeting at the Humansdorp Country Club on Friday (2 June) and elected a new leadership.

Two venue changes for valuation meetings
05 June 2017

Four public meetings will be held next week in preparation of the compilation of the new General Valuation Roll for Kouga.

Leadership from the Kouga Municipality, led by Finance Portfolio Councillor Brenton Williams (back left), Ward Councillor Sindiswa Mandeka (front second left) and Acting Municipal Manager Colleen Dreyer visited the informal settlement in Adelaide Tambo, Ocean View, as a follow-up to a meeting that took place between some of the community leaders and municipality over service delivery concerns. The residents in the picture are Alec Ruiters, Lydia Ruiters, Johannes Nappies, Bulelani Makhosi and Ward Secretary Mzwandile Yali (back right). Municipality meets with residents about grievances
02 June 2017

Kouga Municipality has been working with residents of Ocean View to resolve a number of complaints submitted by community members.

Food safety, processing and preservation
02 June 2017

Thirty trainees were awarded certificates at the Newton Hall, Jeffreys Bay, today after completing a course in food safety, processing and preservation.

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