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CAR-WASH BUSINESSES TO ONLY USE RECYCLED WATER
02 June 2022

All car-wash businesses in the Kouga region are required, with immediate effect, to only use recycled water in the operation of its business. The stricter restrictions follow due to the severity of the ongoing drought, rapidly dwindling water resources and continued high water usage in Kouga.

KOUGA HELPS KEEP HSS SAFE
02 June 2022

Kouga Municipality donated 100 reflector jackets to Humansdorp Senior Secondary School.

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY APPROVES BUDGET
01 June 2022

KOUGA Municipality’s pro-poor budget and tariffs for the 2022/2023 financial year, starting July 1, were approved by Council on Tuesday, May 31. This despite challenges such as maintaining an acceptable employee related cost ratio, curtailing electricity and water losses at acceptable levels and increases cost associated with bulk electricity purchases. The total budget – including operational and capital budget – amounts to R1,2 billion.

NEW FIVE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN GETS THE NOD
01 June 2022

KOUGA Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan for the period 2022 to 2027 was approved unanimously by Council on Tuesday, May 31. The IDP is a five-year plan that sets out the needs of all 15 municipal wards. It is put together in consultation with communities and is reviewed every year.

SAVING WATER ONE DROP AT A TIME
26 May 2022

Kouga Municipality’s water mascot, Splash, visited St Patrick’s Primary School in Humansdorp on Friday, May 20, to encourage learners to save water from a young age.

DAY ZERO PUSHED BACK TO MID-JUNE
26 May 2022

DAY Zero for the drought-stricken Kouga has been pushed back to mid-June this year. “The recent rainfall has helped pushed back the date, which was initially set for May 31,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks. “We cannot afford to slow down when the estimated Day Zero date moves out, simply because we cannot accurately predict the volume of rainfall still to come or when it will come,” said Hendricks.

KROMME RIVER SWIM HUGE SUCCESS
23 May 2022

THIS year’s 8th edition of the iconic Kromme River Swim hosted by Adventure Swims ZA, was an incredible success. The swim, which took place on May 6 and 7, was a descent of the river and saw participants swimming approximately 15km of the river over two days.

DAY ZERO LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY
19 May 2022

has less than two weeks of water left before the taps run dry – with Day Zero predicted for May 31. Residents of Kouga are currently using 18Ml of water per day, of which 12Ml will be lost at the end of the month when the dams run dry.

The upgraded library will boast a new boardroom, a special children’s section, new furniture and a guard house.  There will also be a computer room, study room, store room, and work room. JEFFREYS BAY LIBRARY RENOVATIONS ON TRACK
19 May 2022

With a new media lab, study room, and a special children’s section, as well as a wider selection of library materials for adults and children, a larger, more modern version of the existing Jeffreys Bay Library in on track to reopen within the next six weeks.

SPORTING CODES GET SET FOR THE KOUGA MAYOR’S CUP
19 May 2022

KOUGA Municipality is set to start June on a sporting high, with more than ten disciplines set to participate in the annual Mayor’s Cup tournament – returning after two years due to COVID-19. The tournament will take place over two months, from June to July 2022, under the theme “Shaping the Future”.

At the official hand-over are (from left) Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Acting Direcor, Abu Liberty, Kouga Fleet Manager, Nico Gouws, ABSA Vehicle Management Solutions Regional Manager, Vanessa Dickson, Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Lorraine Maree, Billson Trucks Director, John Faba, UD Trucks SA Regional Sales Manager, Grant Warner, Billson Trucks Dealer Principal, Andrew Dwyer, and Billson Trucks Sales Executive, Jonathan de Bruyn. KOUGA STRENGTHENS FLEET EVEN MORE
19 May 2022

Kouga Municipality added 10 brand new Isuzu hi-rise 2x4 bakkies at a cost of approximately R350 000 each to its ever-expanding fleet last week Thursday.

Amor Hendricks is a hands-on mother who finds it satisfying to be a part of her children's lives and successes. With her are Herschelle Hendricks, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, Nikita Hendricks, and Mikhayla Hendricks. KOUGA’S FIRST LADY HAS A HEART FOR THE COMMUNITY
19 May 2022

The first lady of Kouga, Amor Hendricks (47), who works hard and truly values the community she passionately serves, prefers to keep things simple, honest, and sincere. Characteristics that have been instilled in her since a very young age while growing up in Shauderville, Port Elizabeth.

SENIOR TRAFFIC OFFICERS APPOINTED
12 May 2022

SENIOR TRAFFIC OFFICERS APPOINTED

Kouga Municipality is on a mission to collect as many as possible scarves, jerseys, gloves, blankets, beanies, and bed socks less-fortunate residents over the next four weeks. With some of the winter woolies already donated are Kouga Deputy Executive Mayor, Hattingh Bornman. HELP KEEP OUR RESIDENTS WARM THIS WINTER
05 May 2022

Not having warm clothing does not only result in illness, but also means that some residents cannot go to work, or children attend school when it rains, due to not having an extra pair of dry clothing. Thus, the effects are far-reaching. “As Kouga Municipality we would like to ensure that they stay warm and healthy by kitting them out for winter

MILLIONS PUMPED INTO TARRING OF GRAVEL ROADS
05 May 2022

A total of 16 gravel roads across the Kouga region are set to be tarred before the end of June this year – forming part of the two-year R53 655 281.80 road upgrade contract.

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