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From the Mayor's Desk

21 October 2016
Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen

It’s time for you to have your say

I call on all residents and stakeholders to actively participate in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) process.

The IDP is the principal strategic planning instrument of a municipality and forms the basis of the municipal budget.

Kouga Municipality has scheduled IDP public meetings in all 15 wards. Make sure you have an input in the development of our municipality by attending the meeting in your ward.

Please visit our website www.kouga.gov.za to find out the dates of all the meetings.

Strategic planning for the road ahead

Together with the entire management team of the Kouga Municipality and all our Councillors, we will be holding a three-day strategic planning workshop next week.

We will be working on a new vision and mission statement for the municipality, as well as defining our values and action plans for the next five years, which will in turn be reflected in our IDP and, ultimately, the budget of the municipality.

Suppliers need to be on the Central Database

With effect from 1 July 2016, municipalities have to make use of the Central Supplier Database (CSD) when procuring goods or services from suppliers.

I urge all suppliers wishing to do business with Kouga Municipality to register on the database, as well as on the Kouga database. The application form for the latter can be found via the Kouga Municipal website.

Further information on the CSD can be found by clicking on the following link:


Installing electronic water meters

Kouga has water losses of over 40 %. We need to tackle the problem and find solutions.

An ageing and badly maintained water infrastructure, including faulty meters as well as theft of water, all contribute to the problem.

Part of the solution is to install smart water meters which can be read electronically and will have leak and manipulation-detection capabilities.

We will be engaging with suppliers of this technology to find the best fit and solution for Kouga Municipality.