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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 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.

Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks (centre) cuts the ribbon at the new Kruisfontein Waste Water Treatment Works. Looking on were Tamara Makeleni from Tecroveer, ward councillor Wilma Coenraad, councillors Timothy Jantjes and Melanie Biko, Tecroveer president Zack van den Berg and project director Michael van den Berg. Cutting-edge sewer plant for Humansdorp
20 November 2019

The Kruisfontein Waste Water Treatment Works, one of the most cutting-edge facilities of its kind in the world, was officially unveiled by Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks at Humansdorp on Tuesday, 19 November.

At the draw were Madodana Kota, Victor Burton, Patrick Sacks, Sello Headbush, Zoleka Kota, Margot Burton and Leigh Sacks. Soccer bonanza to drive road safety message
18 November 2019

The second Lukhanyo Memorial Soccer Tournament is set to take place at the Thornhill Sportfield from 29 November to 1 December this year.

DTI education and awareness workshops
15 November 2019

The national Department of Trade and Industry is embarking on education and awareness workshops to educate the public and SMMEs about different pieces of legislation.

The level of the Impofu Dam dropped to 16,47% over the weekend, making it impossible for water to be extracted.
Coastal towns urged to save water
13 November 2019

Residents in St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp have been urged to reduce their water usage drastically following a warning from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality that the level of the Impofu Dam, that supplies water to these towns, has dropped to below the outlet pipe.

Kouga MRM chairman Siyabonga Tambo, Public Participation officer Fumanekile Lloyd, Lungiso Head of Department Tando Mqolomba, Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and MRM secretary Gwen Ntshali prepare to hand out pens to the matriculants. Matrics armed and ready for final exams
11 November 2019

Kouga's Speaker the chairman of the Kouga Moral Regeneration Movement visited Lungiso High School and Humansdorp Secondary to catch up with matric pupils sitting for their final school exams.

At the delivery of the new TLBs were (front from left) Gert Nelson, Tom Swartz, Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson, Ntsikelelo April, Sokhana Ngcaku, Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman, (back) Daniel van der Walt and Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering director Victor Felton.
TLBs move service delivery up a gear
08 November 2019

Service delivery is set to move up a gear following the addition of seven new TLBs to Kouga Municipality’s fleet.

Free roadworthies to help motorists arrive alive
04 November 2019

Kouga Municipality will be helping locals arrive safely at their holiday destinations this festive season.

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.

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