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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

Silent march to mark 16 Days campaign
05 December 2016

About 100 people, ranging from children and women’s rights groups to community members, marched to the Thornhill Police Station last week to hand over a petition for an end to crimes against women and children.

Kouga councillors were out and about on World Aids Day to promote a healthy lifestyle among communities. In the picture Sister Koesie Peens of Clicks Pharmacy tests Social Services Portfolio Councillor Danny Benson’s blood pressure during the municipality’s Employees Wellness Day at the Humansdorp Country Club on Thursday. Looking on were Kouga Director Thobeka Tom and Public Participation Officer Fumanekile Lloyd. Celebrating wellness on World Aids Day
02 December 2016

Several events took place across Kouga to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and the importance of following a healthy lifestyle.

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk - 2 December 2016
02 December 2016

The cash flow of Kouga Municipality remains constrained, but after three months of being in control, the DA is satisfied that the municipality is a going concern and in no immediate danger of becoming bankrupt.

Anna Williams (third left) from the Wise People Club in Loerie and Mzwandile Nodikida from the Rev Mzukisi Faleni Foundation in Weston receive transporter wheelchairs on behalf of their organisations from Social Services Portfolio Councillor Danny Benson and Ward 11 Councillor Hattingh Bornman. With them are Gail Cillie from the Retina SA and Jakkie Pieters from the Association of People with Disabilities. Kouga marks Disability Rights Awareness Month
30 November 2016

Kouga Municipality will do its best to ensure that there is better access to municipal buildings and facilities for people with disabilities.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen (front centre) and Kouga Portfolio Councillors Nico Botha (back left) and Bryan Dhludhlu (fourth right) had a fruitful information sharing session with windfarm representatives and stakeholders. Among those at the meeting were (from left) Marion Green-Thompson, Willie van Niekerk, Johan Viljoen, Stanley Semelane (Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs), Lizeka Dlepu, Dindi Speelman, Thozela Ponoshe and Nico Lombard (Cacadu Development Agency). Council strengthens ties with wind farms
29 November 2016

The Kouga Council is streamlining communication with wind farm developers so as to ensure local communities benefit optimally from their social responsibility programmes.

Jeffreys Bay power restored
28 November 2016

The municipality’s electrical team has been able to restore power to the town.

J-Bay power interruption
28 November 2016

The power supply to Jeffreys Bay has been interrupted due to wind damage at the main substation.

LED Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu (left) hands over the container keys to Young Generation members Ilgin Grobbelaar and Bernard Draai while SMME officer Zingi Mdidimba, LED director Carleen Arends and LED manager Vivian Blouw look on. Business opportunity for youth cooperative
27 November 2016

A youth cooperative from Jeffreys Bay has joined forces with Kouga Municipality to offer business services to job seekers and entrepreneurs.

Birthday surprise from Military Academy
27 November 2016

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen (left) received a birthday surprise from the Saldanha Military Academy on Saturday.

Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk
25 November 2016

Your weekly update from Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen (front right) and Kouga Portfolio Councillors Nico Botha (back centre) and Brenton Williams (back third right), with Eskom delegates Matome Makwela, Aubrey Kutama, Loyiso Tyabashe (Nuclear Programme Director), Jongi Dyabaza, Monkwe Mpye and Deidre Herbst. Council to meet monthly with Eskom about Thyspunt
24 November 2016

The new Kouga Council and Eskom have agreed to meet monthly to share information and key milestones on the proposed nuclear development at Thyspunt.

Shock R46-m water bill for Kouga
23 November 2016

The newly-elected Kouga Council has been shocked to find that the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has issued it with a water bill for R 46 million.

Kouga Social Services Portfolio Councillor Danny Benson (front row third right) and the municipality’s Health and Social Services Manager Nomvula Machelesi presided over the election of the new Kouga Local Drug Action Committee on Thursday. The members are: (front row from left) Marshall Geswint (faith based sector), Gene Thube (Secretary), Carvin Jaars (Chairperson), Estelle Gelderblom from Social Development, (back row from left) Kouga’s Special Programmes Officer Vuyani Zana,  SAPS’ Alie Felix and Joseph Klaasen, Nita Mentz from the National Prosecuting Authority,  SAPS’ Elmarie Jantjies, Erhard Wagener and Brian Perils. Taking action against substance abuse
21 November 2016

The Kouga Local Drug Action Committee was re-established at the municipality’s Council Chambers in Humansdorp on 17 November.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk
18 November 2016

Your weekly update from Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen

Support pours in for school
17 November 2016

Lungiso Public School received a welcome surprise this morning when a group of good Samaritans delivered food for the school's matriculants.

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