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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Click here to access and download the loadshedding schedules for the Kouga region.


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.


Press Releases

Lower quota prevents Kouga from stopping water rationing at Hankey and Patensie
27 September 2018

With the level of the Kouga Dam having risen to 50% this week, Kouga Municipality will be engaging with the national Department of Water and Sanitation about increasing the water quota available to the towns of Hankey and Patensie.

Big water interruption at J’Bay on 17 October
26 September 2018

The water supply to the whole of Jeffreys Bay, including Aston Bay and Paradise Beach, will be interrupted for the greater part of the day on Wednesday, 17 October.

Parlementslid Dr Malcolm Fig, Kouga-burgemeester Horatio Hendricks en Sarah Baartman-distriksraadslid Henni Britz tydens die openingsaand Suksesvolle Makietie lok duisende
25 September 2018

Meer as 10 000 mense het die naweek op Jeffreysbaai se karavaanpark toegesak om die dorp se oorwinning in die 2018 Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar-kompetisie te vier.

Kouga Mayor Horatio Hendricks congratulates Minilize de Lange on winning the Name the Drop competition. Water mascot named at Makietie opening
24 September 2018

Kouga’s water mascot was officially named at the opening of the “KIA Makietie Jeffreysbaai” on Friday evening.

Die Aqua Ritmiese Gimnastiekklub tree Vrydag by die Makietie op voor hulle Oostenryk toe gaan om deel te neem aan die 2019 Wereld Gimnaestrada. Die groep sluit in (agter) Monique Kleingeldt, Zimbini Quza, Nazneen Hammond, Leane' Muller, Engela Dempsey, Elizna Heymans, Kayla Oosthuizen, (voor) Aubralene August, Kayla Lotter, Kima Strydom, Alet Bezuidenhout, Simone' van Jaarsveld, Karla Muller en Heulen Dempsey. Hope plaaslike talent by die Makietie
21 September 2018

Verskeie plaaslike kunstenaars sal feesgangers vermaak by Jeffreysbaai se Kwêla Dorp van Jaar makietie die naweek.

Strict security in place for Town of the Year fest
21 September 2018

Strict security, including the mounted police unit, will be in place at the Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park this weekend for the hosting of the KIA Makietie Jeffreysbaai.

Mayor Horatio Hendricks (front left) and Speaker Hattingh Bornman gain first-hand experience with the municipality's road repair team. Road repairs underway after major rain damage
19 September 2018

Repairs are underway after heavy rains caused extensive damage to tar and gravel roads across the Kouga region last week.

Speed bumps installed at notorious Noorsekloof stretch
18 September 2018

Three speed humps have been erected at the top of Noorsekloof Road in Jeffreys Bay after yet another vehicle ploughed through the wall of a house situated on the bend just before the intersection at Seetuin Road.

Aphiwe Masoka of the Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum (left) and Dries du Preez from the Kouga Businness Forum (right) are with Prince Edward County’s Rebecca Lamb. Praise for BIGM workshop
17 September 2018

A three-day stakeholder engagement workshop on Local Economic Development (LED), hosted by the Kouga Municipality and their Canadian counterparts Prince Edward County (PEC) received positive reviews from those in attendance.

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.

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