Kouga Municipality launches interactive First Thursday campaign

17 Aug 2023

Jeffreys Bay – Kouga Municipality is committed to bringing open, accessible, transparent, and accountable government to all residents across the Kouga region.

Kouga Executive Mayor, Hattingh Bornman, in conjunction with Mayoral Committee Members and officials, will host the first of Kouga Municipality’s interactive First Thursday events on 7 September 2023 in a bid to promote and facilitate community engagement – a first for the Eastern Cape.

The campaign will kick-off in Jeffreys Bay and be rolled out to other towns over the next four months.

Residents will have the opportunity to engage with the Mayor and his team one-on-one on this specific day.

“It is my aim to make government more open and accessible to residents,” said Bornman. “First Thursday will afford residents direct contact for dialogue and problem-solving on service delivery-related matters. No matter how big or small – from town planning to account queries, as well as how to register for equitable shares.”

According to Bornman, to do this successfully and make sure that residents have access, it will work on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis and no appointment is required.”

First Thursday Schedule

Date: 07 September 2023

Time: 13:00 – 18:00

Where: Ward 3 and Ward 8 office situated at 8A Maple Crescent in Jeffreys Bay, Wavecrest.


Date: 05 October 2023

Time: 13:00 – 18:00

Where: Kruisfontein Civic Centre at Cupido Street in Humansdorp, Kruisfontein.


Date: 02 November 2023

Time: 13:00 – 18:00

Where: Kouga Municipality office at Assisi Drive in St Francis Bay.


Date: 07 December 2023

Time: 13:00 – 18:00

Where: Kouga Municipality office at Main Street in Hankey.