Kouga local municipality
Tel:+27 (0)42 200 2200
Fax:+27 (0)42 200 8606
All-hours Emergency:+27 (0)42 291 0250
Alternative Number:+27 (0)42 200 8330
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The level of the Kouga Dam has dropped to below 7%. It has, therefore, become necessary to implement water rationing in the towns of Hankey and Patensie. From Monday, 6 August, the towns will only have water for a few hours a day. See the full schedule here.


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.


As drought conditions prevail, residents are asked to limit their usage to 50 litres of water per person per day. Click here for the latest dam levels.


Press Releases

Water restrictions remain in place
13 September 2018

The levels of Kouga’s supply dams have increased dramatically following the weekend’s rain, but it is unlikely that water restrictions will be lifted in the near future.

Kouga’s new water mascot made its first public appearance this week when it joined Mayoral Committee Member Daniel Benson to welcome Ashraful Uloom to Hankey. The non-profit organisation from Johannesburg delivered 25 000 litres of water to the drought-stricken town and helped to distribute the bottles to more than a thousand households. Among the members who were in Hankey were (from left) Mohammed Hassen, Riaz Osman, Bilal Mayet and Ahmed Ismail. Jo’burg NPO blesses Hankey with water
13 September 2018

A total of 25 000 litres of water was delivered to the drought-stricken town of Hankey on Tuesday.

NAME THE DROP COMPETITION: Kouga’s cute new water mascot will officially be named at the opening of the Kia Makietie Jeffreysbaai on Friday, 21 September. The mascot was welcomed to Kouga by Mayor Horatio Hendricks, Kouga Business Forum chairman Joe Ferreira, Makietie chief organiser Leilani Coetsee and Kouga Planning, Development and Tourism Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu.   Name Kouga’s new mascot and win makietie tickets
12 September 2018

The Kouga region has a new water mascot and we need residents’ help to pick the perfect name for this cute blue drop.

Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks, on Monday, welcomed delegations from Canadian municipality Prince Edward County, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the South African Local Government Association at the Jeffreys Bay Council Chambers. Kouga strengthens Canadian partnership
11 September 2018

A delegation from the Canadian municipality Prince Edward County arrived in Kouga on Monday for a two-week mission as a follow-up to the partnership agreement signed by the two municipalities earlier this year.

Lollos en Lettie kuier Saterdag, 22 September, om 10vm by die makietie. Lollos en Lettie kom die kinders vermaak
10 September 2018

Lollos en Lettie kom vier hulle 10de bestaansjaar by die Kia Makietie Jeffreysbaai volgende naweek.

J’Bay gets set to “makietie” next week
10 September 2018

Top local and national performers, scrumptious food, fun for the kids, an emergency services parade, sea rescue display, veteran cars, market stalls, a beer tent, cocktail bar and free wifi.

Mieta Cornelius (second right) thanks Mayor Horatio Hendricks (right) for delivering her title deed. Celebrating the big day with them are Portfolio Councillor Frances Baxter, Ward Councillor Amos Mabukane and Speaker Hattingh Bornman.   Title deeds bring joy and relief to Patensie residents
07 September 2018

“My heart is so full of joy, it feels as if it could burst.”

Municipality gears up for Canadian visit
06 September 2018

Kouga Municipality will host a delegation from the Canadian municipality Prince Edward County over the next two weeks as part of the partnership agreement signed by the two municipalities earlier this year.

Kouga Portfolio Councillor Brenton Williams tries his hand at the first task – getting to a bottle of water on the top shelf of the fridge. Local leaders experience life in a wheelchair first-hand
05 September 2018

Local community and business leaders received a taste of what it means to be disabled in Jeffreys Bay at Kouga's first Wheelchair Wednesday challenge last week.

Mayor Horatio Hendricks (second left) congratulates Angelo Faulkner on his achievement while coash Etienne Venter, Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson look on. Fundraising drive to help J’Bay surfer make waves internationally
04 September 2018

A fundraising effort is underway to help a talented Jeffreys Bay teenager make it big in the surfing world.

Caroline Gamede (second left) receives her title deed from Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks (second right). With them at the Methodist Church in KwaNomzamo are Ward 6 Councillor Velile Vumazonke and Portfolio Councillor Freddy Campher. Elation at KwaNomzamo as 200 title deeds issued
30 August 2018

The Kouga Municipality has continued its community outreach programme of issuing title deeds to long-awaiting home-owners, with more than 200 of these handed out this week.

Training Day: Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman (front right), with the municipality's Gamtoos Valley drought mitigation team, at their training on Friday. Door-to-door water campaign at Hankey and Patensie
28 August 2018

Kouga Municipality has launched a door-to-door campaign in the Gamtoos Valley area to complement its drought-mitigation efforts.

Over 13 000 service requests processed in seven months
27 August 2018

More than 13 000 service requests were logged at Kouga Municipality's call centre during the first seven months of the year.

Kouga Traffic Superintendent Rean Nel (second left) and Management Representative Johnny Natal (seated) show members of the Community Services Standing Committee around one of the cubicles at the old Council chambers which are now being converted to a new work station for the officials at the traffic department. The committee members are (from left) Councillors Zolani Mayoni, Willem Gertenbach, Portfolio Chairperson Daniel Benson and Timothy Jantjes. Customer care moves up a gear at Kouga Traffic Department
23 August 2018

Members of Kouga’s Community Services Standing Committee recently made another oversight visit to the municipality’s Traffic Department in Humansdorp.

WELCOME DONATION: Kouga Mayor Horatio Hendricks (centre) thanks Deon Smit from the South African Water Warriors for the donation. With them are Pierre Ferreira of Wagondrift, where the water is being stored, Kouga Infrastructure & Engineering Portfolio Councillor Freddy Campher, forklift operator Jacob Windvogel (back) and Hansie Ferreira of Endulini Farm, who arranged the transport.   Water Warriors bless Hankey with water
22 August 2018

MORE than 24 000 litres of water were delivered to the drought-stricken town of Hankey on Saturday.

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