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 get your updated ward information following the 2016 Local Government Elections. Your ward will determine which IDP meeting you should attend.


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

Draft budget for 2016/2017 tabled
30 March 2016

The draft municipal budget and revised Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for the 2016/2017 financial year were approved by the Kouga Council at Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday, 29 March 2016.

Help curb fires in Kouga
15 March 2016

THE Kouga Fire Department has appealed to residents and businesses to help curb the devastating effect fires can have on lives, property and the environment as a whole.

Traffic offenders face jail time
11 March 2016

More than 3000 drivers could face arrest on Kouga roads if they do not to pay their outstanding traffic fines as a matter of urgency.

Proof of residence for traffic applications
22 February 2016

The East Cape government has approved a list of alternative documents that can be used as proof of your address when applying for traffice-related licences.

BEFORE: Kouga Municipal Manager Sidney Fadi (pointing), members of the Mayoral Committee and management of the municipality conducted a site inspection in 2014 after being made aware of the health risk residents faced because of the sewer seepage.    R3,4m sewer project completed at Thornhill
12 February 2016

Kouga Municipality has connected 87 RDP houses at Thornhill to the waterborne sewerage system at a cost of R3,4 million.

Second consecutive unqualified audit
01 February 2016

Kouga Municipality has received an unqualified audit from the Office of the Auditor General for the second consecutive year

Tourism Buddies, lifeguards and law enforcement officers at Dolphin Beach attended customer service training this week as part of the municipality’s preparations for the Festive Season. Buddies to boost Tourism
25 November 2015

Ten “Tourism Buddies” have been appointed at Jeffreys Bay to help keep visitors safe and to assist them with any tourism query they might have.

Minister to host World Fisheries Day Imbizo
19 November 2015

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, will use World Fisheries Day to engage the local fishing industry on existing opportunities to fight poverty and create jobs.

(Front) Elsie Trompterrer, Caroline Mintoor, Dot Cappaert, (back) Rochelle Potgieter, Ann Titus and Sharon Rudolph are taking shell craft in a new direction with the release of their first Christmas Shell Collection. Shell craft with a Christmas twist
16 November 2015

Shell crafters from Jeffreys Bay are gearing up for a busy Festive Season. They have released their first Christmas decor and homeware collection, with the support of Kouga Municipality.

At the hoisting of the Blue Flag at Dolphin Beach on Friday were (from left) Ward 7 Councillor Bulelwa Koliti, Social Services Portfolio Councillor Thandeka Maseti, Jakkie Pieters from APD and his care-giver Sonnyboy Mahlangu, Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas and Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Phumzile Oliphant. Blue Flag season opens
13 November 2015

The prestigious Blue Flag was officially raised at Kouga’s Dolphin Beach on Friday, 13 November, giving the tourist spot another nod as part of an elite group of beaches.

Let's make Guy Fawkes safe for everyone
03 November 2015

Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas has appealed to residents to take hands with law enforcement authorities to help keep Guy Fawkes (5 November) crime-free and safe for everyone this year.

New regulations when applying for driver's and vehicle licences
01 November 2015

Persons wishing to apply for any driver’s or vehicle licence are now required to submit proof of residence along with their application to the Traffic Department.

Library for Sea Vista
13 October 2015

Kouga Municipality and the Kouga Wind Farm are taking hands to build a library at Sea Vista, St Francis Bay.

Matrics urged to work hard and dream big
12 October 2015

On behalf of the Kouga Council, Speaker Magdalene Dlomo wishes Kouga matrics all the best with their final school exams.

Mayor leads Executive Outreach
09 October 2015

Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas and the Mayoral Committee will host an Executive Outreach to communities this October and November.

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