Kouga local municipality
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Press Releases

More than 6 200 service requests resolved in one month
16 May 2024

During April 2024, Kouga Municipality’s Call Centre successfully resolved 6 264 service requests and faults, out of a total of 6 675 submissions – a commendable resolution rate of 93.84%.

Balancing iron and duty – The grit of a law enforcement bodybuilder
09 May 2024

– In the world of bodybuilding, dedication is paramount. The regimen demands unwavering commitment to training, nutrition, and rest. Now imagine layering upon this demanding lifestyle the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer – long shifts, nights, weekends, and public holidays. It seems implausible, yet Dehan de Bruyn (23), a competitive bodybuilder and a dedicated law enforcement officer at Kouga Local Municipality since January 2021, defies the odds with remarkable resolve.

Deon Goosen (Dorp van Drome stigterslid), Lolita Vosloo (projek-komiteelid), Fanie Heystek (Wyk 11-raadslid), Bryan Dhludhlu (Dorp van Drome Voorsitter), Renier Viljoen (beeldhouer), Johan Deysel (projek-komiteelid), Hattingh Bornman (Kouga-munisipaliteit Uitvoerende Burgemeester), Christa Venter (Kouga-munisipaliteit Aval- en Omgewingsbestuur Bestuurder), Marius Malberbe (Kitchen Windows), en Liezl Slater (kunstenaar) het die onlangse onthulling bygewoon. Walvisstert pronk trots as deel van gemeenskap-promenade
25 April 2024

n Unieke beeld van `n walvisstert, geskep deur die plaaslike en bekende beeldhouer, Renier Viljoen, pronk trots voor Kitchen Windows in Jeffreysbaai – `n intgrale deel van die 1.5km gemeenskap-promenade.

Municipality boosts water supply with new boreholes
25 April 2024

With the completion of two additional boreholes in St Francis Bay – yielding a combined output of 0.8 million litres per day (Ml/d) – Kouga Municipality has significantly enhanced the region’s water infrastructure to meet the growing demand. These new boreholes, along with the existing three boreholes, will now provide a yield of 1.8Ml/day, enough to virtually meet the average daily water demand of the area.

Kouga Municipality supports the launch of “PickMe” Hub in Jeffreys Bay
18 April 2024

Kouga Municipality has committed its unwavering support for the groundbreaking PickMe Hub in Ocean View, Jeffreys Bay – aimed at addressing local unemployment challenges. Officially launched on Monday, 15 April 2024 the PickMe Hub provides a vital avenue for job seekers without internet access or the necessary equipment to register and upload their profiles, including CVs, onto the PickMe App, that was first introduced in July 2023.

Joabin Saffier: Making residents feel that they matter
08 April 2024

Joabin Romeo Saffier’s (39) enthusiasm for his work and passion for people are undeniable and contagious, especially when he talks about the daily duties inherent to his role as busy receptionist and call centre operator at Kouga Local Municipality since February 2022.

Director of Electro and Mechanical Services aims to power municipality’s future
08 April 2024

The appointment of Theo Madatt as the Director of Electro and Mechanical Services heralds not just a change in leadership, but a promise of innovation and progress in vital domains crucial to the municipality’s functioning – promising an exciting era of innovation and progress in vital domains of electricity provision, mechanical infrastructure maintenance, and fleet management.

André Koopman to revolutionise roads and stormwater management in Kouga
08 April 2024

André Koopman has been appointed as the new and dynamic manager for roads and stormwater at Kouga Municipality. With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades in civil engineering, particularly in roads and stormwater management, Koopman brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to his new role. Motivated by a profound love for mathematics, design, and the tangible impact of infrastructure on communities, he had dedicated his career to the betterment of society through civil engineering – equipping him uniquely for his new role at the municipality.

The leak detection team’s unwavering commitment and diligent efforts play a pivotal role in safeguarding Kouga’s precious water resources. The team are (from left) Benedict Hill, Naython Korkee, and Magendran Moodley. Leak Detection Team: Champions in water conservation
08 April 2024

In the 2022/2024 financial year, the team responded to 116 incidents, resulting in an estimated saving of 43 288kl of water, valued at approximately R6 360 000. As we approach the conclusion of the 2023/2024 financial year, with three months remaining, the team has already attended to 93 incidents. The swift response has led to a conservation of 12 747kl of water, amounting to a value of R1 873 809.

Draft budget for 2024/2025 approved by Council
02 April 2024

Kouga Municipality’s draft budget for the 2024/2025 financial year, was approved by Council on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, during an Ordinary Council Meeting. The total operating revenue has increased by R95,210 million (7.34%), compared from R1,297 billion to R1,393 billion to the 2023/2024 adjustment budget.

Bridge damaged by floods restored at cost of R3 million
25 March 2024

The bridge on Mahe Beat Street in St Francis Bay, which suffered severe damage from flooding last year, underwent extensive restoration at a cost of close to R3 million – incorporating innovative designs to mitigate future risks posed by stormwater runoff. The funding for this restoration project was sourced from the Disaster Relief Grant allocated to Kouga Municipality.

Municipality safeguards the future of Early Childhood Development Centres
11 March 2024

Kouga Municipality approved the long-term lease of 22 erven to Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) across the region. This crucial item was tabled for input and approval at an Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 27 March 2024, marking a pivotal moment in the municipality’s efforts to support early childhood development initiatives.

Electrical artisan, Masibulela Gantza, along with his assistant, Nolan Hammond, will assist with the installation of the LED streetlights across the Kouga region. Pictured with them is (left) Kouga Executive Mayor, Hattingh Bornman. Kouga to install over 700 LED streetlights
09 March 2024

Kouga Municipality is set to replace 702 high-energy streetlights with modern, low-consumption LED lights at a cost of R 2,5 million thanks to securing grant funding from the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) for Energy Efficiency Demand Side Management (EEDSM).

KwaNomzamo Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) to be upgraded
06 March 2024

– Kouga Municipality is in the process to upgrade the vandalised waste water treatment works (WWTW) in KwaNomzamo, Humansdorp at a cost of close to R42,36 million. The18-month initiative aims to not only increase the treatment capacity of the plant, but also to remove impediments hindering the progression of the KwaNomzamo 400 housing project.

Moeg vir die oorgroeide openbare stuk grond oorkant sy huis in Bushwillowweg, het Jeffreysbaai-inwoner en tuinliefhebber, Shaun ter Bruggen, dié seeroog en veiligheidsrisiko vir die buurt, binne maande in `n paradys vir inwoners omskep met die hulp van Christa Venter, Kouga-munisipaliteit 
Afval en Omgewingsbestuur Bestuurder. Inwoner gee verwaarloosde openbare parke weer nuwe lewe
06 March 2024

Moeg vir die oorgroeide openbare stuk grond oorkant sy huis in Bushwillowweg, het Jeffreysbaai-inwoner en tuinliefhebber, Shaun ter Bruggen en sy vrou, Loanda, dié seeroog en veiligheidsrisiko vir die buurt, binne maande in `n paradys vir inwoners omskep. Met die hulp van Kouga-munisipaliteit, inwoners en skenkings, het ter Bruggen die oop stuk grond omskep in `n pragtige oase wat bekend staan as Bushwillow Park. Die park, `n ontmoetingsplek vir inwoners en `n veilige omgewing vir almal om te geniet, spog nou met `n houtbrug (Froggy’s Leap Bridge), plante, bome, ornamente, en `n kort wandelpad.

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