Kouga local municipality
Tel:+27 (0)42 200 2200
All-hours Emergency:+27 (0)42 291 0250
Alternative Number:+27 (0)42 200 8330
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Should you wish to report a service fault, please contact the Kouga Call Centre on 042 200 2200. The call centre is open seven days a week from 7:30am to 7pm. Outside these hours faults can be reported at 042 291 0250 or 042 200 8330. Alternatively, click here to download the Link app for easy fault reporting.


Despite the recent rain, drought conditions prevail and water restrictions remain in place. Click here for the latest dam levels.


The Draft Coastal Management Programme for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, including Kouga, has been published in the Provincial Gazette for public comment. Click here to access and download the relevant documents.


Press Releases

The lifeguards receive the surfski from Con Groenewald. Surf ski to thank Kouga lifeguards
14 January 2020

Kouga Municipality received a surfski this week in recognition of its excellent lifeguard programme.

Minnie Felix, Melia Felkers, Veronica Booysen and Charlene Dicken were among the revelers at the Kouga Opening of the Season. Kouga wraps up successful Festive Season
10 January 2020

The 2019 summer holiday was one to remember as compliments pour in for Kouga Municipality in the wake of a successful festive season.

Kouga's lifeguards helped to keep holiday-makers safe at the beaches. Team work makes for safe holiday
08 January 2020

Team work helped to keep locals and visitors safe in Kouga this past Festive Season.

The Women Riders World Relay made a stop in Jeffreys Bay on their way to conquer the globe. Women Riders in J'Bay for world-record relay
06 January 2020

The Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) - an official Guinness Book of Records event - visited Kouga today (6 January).

CFO Selwyn Thys is thanked for his contribution to Kouga by Finance Portfolio Councillor Brenton Williams and Mayor Horatio Hendricks. Kouga CFO says farewell
03 January 2020

Kouga Municipality said a sad farewell to its Chief Financial Officer this week.

Magda Joubert from Extreme Recycling and Kouga Municipality's Youth Community Outreach coordinator Athi Nkosimaqolo explain to pupils from Hankey Primary the purpose of the new box bins in their classrooms. Recycling box bins for schools
01 November 2019

Kouga Municipality and its official recycling partner, Extreme Recycling, have started distributing box bins to schools for use in classrooms.

St Francis power alert
31 October 2019

The electricity supply to the whole of St Francis Bay will be interrupted this Thursday, 31 October, from 8am to 3pm.

Kouga  Local Economic Development officer Vusi Yake (right) shows local businesswomen Martha Nodaka and Mavis Matika the eco-friendly road at Jeffreys Bay and the plastic pellets it contains. Eco road to address plastic pollution
28 October 2019

Africa's first eco-friendly road incorporating waste plastic has been completed at Kouga Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

Kouga Municipality' Parks and Community Amenities manager Frank Tamboer and Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson receive the Blue Flag from Wessa CEO Thommie Burger. J'Bay one of six EC beaches to fly the Blue Flag
25 October 2019

Dolphin Beach at Jeffreys Bay is one of only six beaches in the Eastern Cape to have been awarded international Blue Flag status for the 2019/2020 summer season.

Renewed call on residents to save water
24 October 2019

With the combined levels of Kouga's supply dams having dropped to below 40%, a renewed call has gone out to residents and business to use water sparingly.

Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson (second left) and members of the municipality's Waste and Environmental Management team receive the award from the East Cape MEC for Environmental Affairs, Tourism and Finance, Mlungisi Mvoko (third left) Kouga shines in Greenest Municipality competition
23 October 2019

Kouga Municipality has placed second in the 2019 Eastern Cape Greenest Municipality Competition.

Kouga makes road history
22 October 2019

After months of preparation, Africa's first eco-friendly road, incorporating waste plastic, is in place at Jeffreys Bay.

Daniel van Wyk, John Tshisa, Mayor Horatio Hendricks, Raymond Brown, Tonica Dume, Velile Blouw, Ria van Heerden and Sharne Richter plant the first new water berry tree at the Poplar dam. Kouga Revenue team awarded trees
21 October 2019

Five new water berry trees are lining the Poplar dam in Jeffreys Bay thanks to Kouga Municipality's Revenue section.

Africa's first eco road nears completion
17 October 2019

Africa’s first eco-friendly road, incorporating waste plastic, could be in place by next week.

Traffic lights to be reset this week
16 October 2019

The traffic lights at Jeffreys Bay should be fully operational again by the end of the week.

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