Kouga local municipality
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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

Nationwide delay in re-opening of Traffic departments
20 May 2020

Traffic departments around the country have been unable to re-open because the online system required for licence bookings and registration has not yet been activated.

Alfie Geyser, Clintin Grebe and Henrico van Rooyen from Kouga Fire and Disaster Management show what the smaller of the two new trucks, ideal for combating fires in informal settlements, will look like. New fire trucks head for Kouga
18 May 2020

The delivery of two new fire trucks to Kouga Municipality is almost back on track following the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Lockdown ban on controlled burns lifted
15 May 2020

Land owners and farmers can once again apply for a permit to conduct controlled burns.

Municipal cashiers re-open for account payments
13 May 2020

Kouga Municipality's income section, including the cashiers at all units, is once again open to the public.

Day Zero looms for Hankey and Patensie
11 May 2020

The level of the Kouga Dam, which supplies the towns of Hankey and Patensie with water, has dropped to below 10%.

Council to consider Covid-19 payment relief options
08 May 2020

The Kouga Council will be considering various payment relief options on municipal accounts to help businesses and residents whose income has been affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Pitso Kom, Leon Kleinhans, Riempies van Niekerk and Steyn Brandewyn have been helping to resurface roads in Kouga. Road repairs get under way again
06 May 2020

With lockdown restrictions having been eased, road repairs are once again under way across the Kouga region.

Online registration required for level 4 businesses to operate
04 May 2020

The Department of Trade and Industry has confirmed that employers who are allowed to operate under level four of the Covid-19 lockdown must acquire a certificate from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).

Taxis urged to maintain Covid-19 safety measures
01 May 2020

A renewed call has gone out to public transport operators to curb the spread of the coronavirus by adhering to the prescribed safety measures.

Thousands reached by food-relief programmes
30 April 2020

Thousands of Kouga families have benefited from food-relief programmes run by Kouga Municipality and community organisations to assist those who have lost their income due to the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

Food relief projects reminded to register
28 April 2020

Food relief projects that have not yet submitted their distribution programmes for next week to the Kouga Joint Operations Committee (JOC) are asked to do so by 10am on Thursday, 30 April.

Keeping Kouga serviced during lockdown
27 April 2020

More than 400 water, sewer and electricity complaints were resolved by Kouga Municipality's essential services staff during the first month of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Paying your account during lockdown
24 April 2020

Various options are available for residents to check their balance or pay their municipal account during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Attendance register to be kept for funerals
23 April 2020

Funeral parlours have been asked to ensure that a record is kept of all persons present at a funeral.

Food-relief programmes asked to register with JOC
22 April 2020

All organisations and individuals that have started food relief programmes in Kouga have been asked to register with the local Joint Operations Committee (JOC).

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