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Last modified: 18 Jul 2022
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18 July 2022

WOMEN with power. Women in power. Women of power.

Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with Kouga Express, is set to honour those women in the community and business sector that makes a powerful and positive difference - whether it is big or small.

“Too often women – be it a business owner or a community worker – are overlooked,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

“As a municipality we want to honour and give recognition to women who makes a difference in our region. Whether it is on the sporting field or in the ‘classroom’. And not to forget about community development or the business sector.”

The focus of this year’s competition is powerful women: women with power, women in power and women of power.

“If you are – or know someone who is – dynamic, have a passion for what you do and enjoy going the extra mile, enter the inaugural Kouga Municipality Power(ful) Woman competition and stand the chance of becoming the first Power(ful) Woman,” said Hendricks.

According to Hendricks, this project forms part of the Keep Kouga Caring narrative – one of seven narratives.

A panel of independent judges will choose five (5) finalists once entries have closed.

The judges will also choose ten (10) wild card entries and the public will have to vote for their favourite wild card on Facebook, who will make up the 6th finalist for this year’s Power(ful) Woman.

The competition is not open for voting to the public, except for the wild card finalists who will be voted for by the public on Facebook by means of “likes”.

The winner of the Kouga Municipality Power(ful) Woman 2022 competition will be announced at a gala event at the end of August this year.


How to enter

To enter or to nominate a powerful woman, send a short motivation of why this person is a candidate for the Kouga Municipality Power(ful) Woman for 2022 competition, as well as a photo of the nominee.

Qualifying entries will be uploaded in the Power(ful) Woman 2022 album on the Kouga Municipality Facebook Page, as well as be published in the Kouga Express in the form of a photograph and information of the entrant.

If your entry does not appear in the album, it means it did not qualify.

Please give at least three days to allow entries to be reviewed and uploaded online.

Entry is free of charge and close at 12:00 on Wednesday, August 17.


Include the following details

  • Motivation (should not exceed 350 words)
  • Name and surname
  • Age
  • Address (including suburb)
  • Name of business/ organisation
  • Contact number



Only women who lives in the Kouga region may enter.


How to send your email

  • Send the complete nomination to
  • Include Kouga Municipality Power(ful) Woman 2022 in the subject field.
  • Photos must be at least 1MB in size and in jpg format.


More information

For more information, contact Kouga Municipality’s Special Programme’s Coordinator, Elvina Felix at 067 108 5895. Alternatively, send an email to