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

Dry period at Hankey and Patensie
29 May 2015

Water restrictions will be implemented at Hankey, Patensie and surrounds in June to allow for maintenance of the canals.

Ward councillor Timothy Meleni (centre) switches on the electricity to the home of Chris Hani resident Papa Bolo (right) while Infrastructure, Planning and Development Portfolio Councillor Patrick Kota (left) looks on. Electricity for Chris Hani
28 May 2015

The Chris Hani Informal Settlement at Jeffreys Bay had good reason to celebrate on Thursday, 28 May, when the electricity to 51 households was officially switched on.

Ward Councillor David Aldendorff and IPD Portfolio Councillor put the water from the pilot plant to the test. Kouga addresses Wavecrest water concerns
25 May 2015

Kouga Municipality and the Department of Water and Sanitation have taken hands to increase and improve the water supply to Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay.

Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas (right) and Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Patrick Kota visit the upgraded pump station at Apiesdraai. Sanitation boost for Jeffreys Bay
22 May 2015

Four sewerage pump stations at Jeffreys Bay have been upgraded at a cost of R17,5-million.

Patensie Water Supply Stoppages
15 May 2015

Due to upgrades at the Patensie Water Works, Patensie residents are advised that there will be possible intermittent water supply stoppages from 18 May 2015 to 29 June 2015.

Newly-elected Executive Mayor Clr Daphne Kettledas and outgoing Executive Mayor Booi Koerat. New Executive Mayor elected
12 May 2015

Clr Daphne Kettlesdas, a well-known educator and seasoned political activist from Humansdorp, is the new Executive Mayor of the Kouga region.

Kouga Tourism and Creative Industries Portfolio Councillor Virginia Camealio-Benjamin, Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Noel O'Connel from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat and Chief Margaret Coetzee of the Khoisan next to the defaced plaque at Sarah Bartmann's grave site. Leaders condemn defacing of Khoi icon's grave
28 April 2015

Local and district municipality leaders and Khoisan chiefs gathered in Hankey on Monday (27 April 2015) to condemn the defacing of Sarah Bartmann's gravesite.

Premier Phumulo Masualle addresses Kouga residents at the Exco Outreach. Residents have their say at Exco Outreach
20 April 2015

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle, accompanied by Education MEC Mandla Makupula and Human Settlement MEC Helen Sauls-August, visited Kouga as part of the Eastern Cape Government’s annual Exco Outreach on Friday, 17 April 2015.

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle Premier to visit Humansdorp
14 April 2015

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle will hold a public meeting at the Humansdorp Country Club on Friday, April 17.

Traffic and police officers at the site of the Easter roadblocks. Picture: John Brown Seven arrests at Easter roadblocks
13 April 2015

Seven arrests were made and 126 fines totalling more than R80 000 were issued during a joint safety operation in Kouga over the Easter weekend.

The Tourism Buddies are Asavela Gcelu, Amanda Gqotoho, Vuyisanani Nkwenkwezi, Noluthando Bam, Liesal Harmse, Cecil Jones, (squatting) Masiluve Mlamla and Eldrich Ruiters. Deon Wagosa completes the group. With them are Kouga Municipality’s LED and Tourism Manager Carina Strydom (second right) and Tourism Officer Khalipha Nelani (right).
Tourism Buddies for J'Bay beach
10 April 2015

Nine unemployed Tourism graduates from Kouga have been given an opportunity to ply their trade at Dolphin Beach in Jeffreys Bay through the Tourism Buddies Programme,

Secretaries of Kouga’s Ward Committees after their three-day training in office administration. With them is Ward 7 Councillor Bulelwa Koliti (far right, seated). Training boost for Ward Committees
09 April 2015

Secretaries of Ward Committees in Kouga sharpened their office skills when they participated in a three-day training workshop organised by the municipality.

Ward councillor Timothy Meleni (centre) is collecting blankets for the elderly from his ward. Here he is pictured with Gene Thube of Kouga Municipality’s Special Programmes Unit, and Nono Gunguluza, Nomzamo Williams and Nomthandazo Umali of Makukhanye. Help keep our elderly warm this winter
07 April 2015

An appeal has gone out to businesses, organisations and individuals to help spread warmth to the elderly of Jeffreys Bay this winter.

VAARWEL: Kouga-munisipaliteit het aan die einde van Maart 2015 vaarwel gese vir een van sy groot staatmakers, Henry Marais (middel). Opsigter tree af na 32 jaar
02 April 2015

Kouga-munisipaliteit het aan die einde van Maart 2015 vaarwel gese vir een van sy groot staatmakers, Henry Marais.

Council considers draft budget for 2015/2016
01 April 2015

The draft operating and capital budgets for 2015/2016 were tabled to the Kouga Council on Tuesday, 31 March 2015.

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