Kouga local municipality
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The Kouga Council has been streamlining communication with wind farm developers so as to ensure local communities benefit optimally from their social responsibility programmes. Click here for the latest news from the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm and the Kouga Wind Farm.


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 is conducting a customer satisfaction survey to determine how residents experience service delivery and where improvements must be prioritised. Click here for print or electronic versions of the survey, in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. The closing date is 31 July 2017.


Press Releases

Bendolite foreman Peter Khombelakho at the RDP houses taking shape at Kruisfontein. First RDP houses being built in 11 years
18 August 2017

Work on 391 RDP houses at Kruisfontein and 220 RDP houses at Pellsrus are progressing well.

The Seekoei estuary separates Paradise Beach from Aston Bay at Jeffreys Bay. Breaching the Seekoei mouth could lead to bigger problems
17 August 2017

Kouga Municipality would like to appeal to residents of Paradise Beach not to breach the mouth of the Seekoei estuary unlawfully.

Eskom’s Jongi Dyabaza (left) and Zama Mpondwana (right) hand over the cheque to Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen and Red Cross East Cape provincial manager Caroline Galliant. Kouga forges fire partnership with Eskom, Red Cross
15 August 2017

Eskom and Red Cross have partnered with Kouga Municipality to help strengthen communities at Longmore and Thornhill against natural disasters.

Kouga Municipality fire-fighters Vusumzi Solani (back left) and Nimrod Fani, with learners from the Gamtoos Valley Primary School, during a visit by the municipality’s Fire and Disaster Management teams on Friday. Learners get to grips with disaster, crime
13 August 2017

Kouga Municipality’s Fire and Disaster Management team was back in the Gamtoos Valley on an educational outreach to primary schools in Patensie on Friday, 11 August.

The torrent of water crashed through the streets of Santareme towards the ocean, leaving widespread destruction in its path. Santareme stormwater upgrade nears completion
10 August 2017

Almost exactly five years after a torrent of water crashed through St Francis Bay, damaging houses and municipal infrastructure in its path, the upgrade of the stormwater system at the Santareme dune field is nearing completion.

Young boxers to provincial tourney
08 August 2017

Nine young boxers from Kouga have been chosen to represent the Sarah Baartman District at a provincial boxing tournament this week

Joining Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen (centre) in raising a glass to the 2017 Mayor’s Cup trophy were (from left) Kouga Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson, Kouga Sub-Union president Wilskut Diedlof, Kouga Netball Association president Anina Vlok, Kouga Tourism & Creative Industries Manager Carina Strydom, Kouga Sports Council chairman Johannes Jacobs, golfing representative Ivan Kamte and Mongezi Khatishiwe of the Kouga Local Football Association. 67 teams get set for 2017 Mayor's Cup
06 August 2017

Forty-three soccer teams, 14 rugby teams and 10 netball teams will battle it out for top honours in the 2017 Kouga Mayor’s Cup tournament this August.

Material donated to sewing co-ops
04 August 2017

Kouga Municipality has boosted the fortunes of two local sewing cooperatives.

Emergency water tariffs to be charged from August
31 July 2017

The price of water is set to increase steeply from August when Kouga starts charging emergency drought tariffs.

Kouga sal vanaf Augustus Skedule C-noodtariewe (die derde voorbeeld) implementeer. Die voorbeeld is uitgewerk vir ‘n huishouding wat 27kl water per maand verbruik. Skedule B-tariewe (die tweede voorbeeld) is die afgelope ses maande in gebruik.   Noodtariewe vir water vanaf Augustus
28 July 2017

Skerp tariefverhogings en ‘n groter verbod op waterverbruik staar Kouga-inwoners in die gesig.

Deadline looms for citizens' satisfaction survey
24 July 2017

Residents are reminded that the deadline for Kouga’s Customer Satisfaction Survey is Monday next week.

Municipality almost loses vehicles to Sheriff
19 July 2017

Kouga Municipality almost had to hand over nine of its service-delivery vehicles to the Sheriff of the Court at Jeffreys Bay this afternoon.

Crèche benefits on Nelson Mandela Day
18 July 2017

Kouga Municipality gave the Tokyo Sexwale Crèche at Jeffreys Bay a fresh coat of paint on Nelson Mandela Day.

The chokka trawler capsized near Cape St Francis in the early hours of Sunday morning. Chokka trawler capsizes at Cape St Francis
16 July 2017

Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen has expressed her deepest condolences to the families of the fishermen involved in the tragic capsizing of a chokka vessel near Cape St Francis

Shock Labour Department bill for Kouga
14 July 2017

The Kouga Council has been confronted with a shock bill from the Department of Labour – this one dating back ten years and totalling almost R13-million.

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