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Pensioners with a combined monthly household income of R15 000 or less can now apply for an additional rebate on their property rates. Click here for the application form. Completed forms must be submitted to cvanniekerk@kouga.gov.za or at the Revenue section of the municipal offices at Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, Hankey or St Francis.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national State of Disaster on 15 March 2020 to prepare the country for the possible spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. Click here for information.


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


Press Releases

The Gamtoos Irrigation Board will be performing essential maintenance work on the canals from 11 July to 26 July. Annual dry period at Hankey and Patensie
03 July 2020

The annual "dry period" at Hankey and Patensie will take place from 11 to 26 July this year.

Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks on a site visit to the temporary shelters last week. Temporary housing at Hankey set to make history
01 July 2020

History is being made in the Gamtoos Valley where ten local SMMEs have been employed by Kouga Municipality to build temporary shelters for beneficiaries of the upcoming Hankey RDP housing development.

COVID-19 infections in Kouga near 300
30 June 2020

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the Kouga region is expected to reach 300 this week.

Council approves budget for 2020/21
27 June 2020

Kouga Municipality’s budget for the new financial year was unanimously approved by the Council during a virtual meeting on Friday (26 June).

Reduced operating hours for Traffic Department
25 June 2020

Kouga Municipality has put in place additional measures to prevent a complete shutdown of services at the Traffic Department in Humansdorp.

Kouga Waste and Environmental Management manager Christa Venter introduce Nokufika Mvundla to her new tool of trade, a tractor loader backhoe, commonly known as a TLB. Clearing a new career path for women
24 June 2020

A former litter-picker has become the first woman to be appointed as a plant operator at Kouga Municipality.

Active COVID-19 cases triple in a week
23 June 2020

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the Kouga region more than tripled over the past week, leading to a renewed call on residents to adhere to the prescribed safety measures.

Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson (front left) and Parks and Public Amenities manager Frank Tamboer (front right) joined the municipal grass-cutting teams to put the new equipment to the test. Keeping the grass short and the economy growing
22 June 2020

Kouga Municipality is doubling up its efforts to keep grassy public areas neat and trim.

Millions pumped into upgrading of roads
19 June 2020

More than R25-million has been pumped into the repair and upgrade of roads during the 2020/21 financial year.

Kouga launches online portal for building plans
17 June 2020

Kouga has become one of the first municipalities in the Eastern Cape to launch a virtual portal for the submission of building plans.

Land-use applications and site inspections during lockdown level three
15 June 2020

Kouga Municipality has put in place measures to receive and process land-use applications, as well as to conduct site inspections, during level three of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

Thirty new play parks for Kouga
12 June 2020

Kouga Municipality is preparing to build 30 play parks across the region over the next few weeks, with local SMMEs set to do most of the installation work.

Revised draft IDP/budget tabled for public comment
10 June 2020

Kouga Municipality has tabled a revised draft of its 2020/21 Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and budget for public comment. The closing date for submissions is 16 June 2020.

Applications open for Covid-19 payment relief
08 June 2020

Kouga municipal accountholders can now apply for COVID-19 payment relief.

Caption: Beneficiary Nkosinathi Ntenda (second right) received an RDP house from Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Nonkqubela Pieter (second left) , Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks (right) and Sarah Baartman Speaker Mzimkhulu Njadayi on Saturday. More RDP houses handed over in Jeffreys Bay
05 June 2020

A further 33 houses, which are part of the Pellsrus 220 RDP housing development, have been handed over to beneficiaries by Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Nonkqubela Pieters, and Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

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