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 for the loadshedding schedules for Kouga towns. Kindly note that Thornhill falls under Nelson Mandela Bay Metro's electrical distribution area. Their schedule can be accessed at https://nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/Council.aspx?pageID=202


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.


Hundreds of driver's licence cards are awaiting collection at the Kouga Traffic Department in Humansdorp. Motorists affected by the nationwide delay in the printing of licence cards can check here if their cards have arrived.


Press Releases

Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas hands over the Kouga Rugby Mayor’s Cup trophy to winning captain Johnnie Ruiters of Kruisfontein United. With them is Chairperson of Kouga Rugby Sub Union Elroy Augustus. Kruisfontein beat Jeffreys Bay United 21-10 in the final on Saturday, played at the Kruisfontein Sports Complex. Kruisfontein United crowned champs
05 July 2016

Kruisfontein United were crowned the new champions of the Kouga Rugby Mayor’s Cup when they beat Jeffreys Bay United 21-10 at the Kruisfontein Sports Complex.

Councillors Patrick Kota, Thandeka Maseti and Xolisile Persent switched on the new high mast light at Centerton, Hankey. High mast lights for Hankey and Weston
04 July 2016

June ended on a bright note for residents of Hankey and Weston when two new high mast lights were unveiled in the area.

Kouga first choice for nuclear plant
10 June 2016

With Thyspunt in the Eastern Cape earmarked for the development of a 4000 MW nuclear power station, the provincial office of the South African Local Government Association (Salga) has taken hands with Kouga Municipality to help its leadership and communities prepare for what is set to be one of the biggest-ever energy-generating projects in the country.

CWP workers started working at Jeffreys Bay in April. Here they are pictured with Clr Timothy Meleni (front centre), flanked by CWPs Nonkolelo Mqike and Theresa Ntshobane.     CWP creates more than 200 jobs
03 June 2016

More than 200 Kouga residents have found employment through the Community Work Programme (CWP) of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta).

Young people from Kouga will once again have the opportunity to train as lifesavers. Train to be a lifeguard
01 June 2016

Kouga Municipality will once again be offering free training to young people who would like to become lifesavers.

Council approves 2016/2017 budget
31 May 2016

The 2016/2017 municipal budget and revised Integrated Development Plan (IDP) were approved by the Kouga Council at a meeting in Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday (31 May).

St Francis tip closure postponed
26 May 2016

The closure of the St Francis Bay refuse site has been postponed to the end of July 2016 following discussions between the municipality, ward councillor and community representatives this week.

Water restrictions at Hankey and Patensie
23 May 2016

Water restrictions will be imposed at Hankey and Patensie during June 2016 in order for the Gamtoos Irrigation Board to carry out annual maintenance work on the canal network.

Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas (left) helps Human Settlements MEC Helen Sauls-August turn the soil at the construction site at Kruisfontein.
Housing contractors appointed
29 April 2016

The long-awaited housing developments in Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay took major steps towards realisation with the introduction of two contractors by Human Settlements MEC Helen Sauls-August on Friday, 29 April.

Public workshops to strengthen disaster management
26 April 2016

Kouga residents and interest groups have been invited to attend disaster risk assessment workshops, to be held across the region in May.

Council takes draft budget and IDP to communities
05 April 2016

THE Kouga Council is taking the draft budget and reviewed Integrated Development Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year to the public for comment this month.

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.

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