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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


Geyser project completed
05 March 2015

The Kouga Municipality and Eskom’s geyser control project, currently being implemented in Humansdorp, St Francis Bay and Jeffreys Bay to help manage electricity demand during evening peak time, has been completed successfully.

Kouga Municipality’s Special Programmes Officer Vuyani Zana (second left) and Kouga HIV/Aids Coordinator Gene Thube (far right) hand over school clothing and stationery to Makukhanye Primary Principal Mangaliso Mbatani(second from right) and teacher Nomsa Charlie. Campaign helps school children
16 February 2015

Two schools in Kouga are now able to assist some of their less privileged pupils with school uniforms and stationery items, thanks to a campaign by the Kouga Municipality.

Causeway repairs start
11 February 2015

REPAIRS to the causeway between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach at Jeffreys Bay commenced on 11 February 2015.

Kouga achieves unqualified audit
02 December 2014

Kouga Municipality has achieved an unqualified audit outcome for the 2013/2014 financial year.

(Left to right standing) Stefanus Ngcayisa, Morne Fleur, Enoch Sontonga Rehabilitation Centre Manager and Principal Asanda Sodumo, Cindy Jantjies, Enoch Sontonga Teacher Yandisa Skade, Kouga Special Programmes Officer Vuyani Zana and (front seated) Roderick Nando at the graduation ceremony on Thursday last week. Disabled qualify as artisans
28 November 2014

Four Kouga residents with disabilities came back as certified artisans from a training programme offered by the Department of Social Development for people with disabilities in November.

Kouga Acting Executive Mayor Vernon Stuurman receives a commemorative medal from CO Collen Mathieledzha during the 2014 Exercise Trans Enduro. Military academy drops anchor in J-Bay
27 November 2014

YOUNG men and women from the Saldanha Military Academy visited Jeffreys Bay in November as part of their annual Exercise Trans Enduro programme.

Kouga Acting Executive Mayor Vernon Stuurman was the first one to sign the Men's Pledge banner at Hankey on November 24. Prayer session at Hankey for 16 Days
26 November 2014

SOME of the biggest names in the Eastern Cape visited Kouga in November to launch the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign.

Ward councillor Phumzile Oliphant prepares to switch on the electricity to Phola Park and Shukushukuma in Humansdorp. Electricity to make Christmas special
24 November 2014

WARD councillor Phumzile Oliphant switched on the electricity to 329 informal dwellings at Phola Park and Shukushukuma in Humansdorp on November 26.

Community meetings to review IDP
20 November 2014

KOUGA Municipality will be meeting with local communities this December to review its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for the 2015/2016 financial year.

Premier to launch 16 Days campaign
15 November 2014

EASTERN Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle will be in Humansdorp on November 25 to launch the provincial “16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children” campaign.

Cllrs Virginia Camealio-Benjamin and Thandeka Maseti are helped by life guard Zweli Mafutha (left) and beach coordinator Danie Ruiters to hoist the Blue Flagand the Wessa Flag. Dolphin Beach retains Blue Flag
10 November 2014

Kouga retained its Blue Flag status when Dolphin Beach at Jeffreys Bay received the nod to fly the flag for the 11thconsecutive year.

Back to School drive
08 November 2014

KOUGA municipal staff would like to make the new year less nerve-wrecking for children whose caregivers cannot afford to buy everything they need for school.

More land for houses at Jeffreys Bay
07 November 2014

KOUGA Municipality is making good on its promise to residents of informal areas at Jeffreys Bay.

Local Economic Development Councillor Phumzile Oliphant (third from right) welcomes guests and stakeholders to the SMME Imbizo held at the Kouga Cultural Centre in Humansdorp. With him are (left to right) Harry Bateman of SCC Consultants, Safe Ideas’ Samuel Mahlahla , Kouga LED and Tourism Director Carleen Arends, SEDA Port Elizabeth Branch Manager Andile Yengeni and Xelexwa Caterers’ Nozipho Dlomo and Blossom Ndzele. Government support for SMMEs
03 November 2014

Emerging business people gathered at the Kouga Cultural Centre last week (October) for an SMME Imbizo.

PHOTO CAPTION: Hankey Secondary matrics (back from left) Nompumezo Mathole, Simthandile Sibali, Pumela Noqholi, Ntombebhongo Mandiphantsi, Xoliswa Mabele and Lindelwa Mange receive their pens from Kouga Speaker Magdalene Dlomo (front, second left) and church leaders Sidwell Williams, Hendrick Pillay and Solly Nelson. Leaders unite in prayer for matrics
20 October 2014

LOCAL leaders took hands last week in a united show of support for Kouga matriculants who start their final school exams this week.

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