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True Technologies in Jeffreys Bay donated a state-of-the-art high-tech closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance camera to Kouga Municipality – helping the municipality to keep the region safe. The camera is equipped with 360 degrees rotation and infrared capabilities. It is ideal for both daytime and nighttime operation, with an infrared range of 150m when pitch black. With a 2km daytime radius and 20x optical zoom, even the smallest detail can be seen. The municipality appeals to local businesses to assist them in their fight against crime by either donating a camera or contributing financially. Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson (left), and Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks (third from left), receive the camera from Anton Ekermans and Tina Ekermans from True Technologies. TRUE TECHNOLOGIES GIVE KOUGA SAFETY BOOST
20 May 2021

TRUE TECHNOLOGIES GIVE KOUGA SAFETY BOOST

The installation of services to the amount of over R40 million has been approved for the Hankey 990 project. BIG LEAP FORWARD FOR HANKEY HOUSING
20 May 2021

THE construction of 990 subsidy (RDP) houses at Stofwolk in Hankey has taken a major multi-million-rand step forward – after first being approved in 2009. This after funding to the amount of R40 545 232.32 for the installation of civil services infrastructure at the site of the development was approved by the provincial Department of Human Settlements (DoHS) on Monday, May 10.

Hot or cold – learners can now look forward to the perfect temperature in classrooms. Kouga Executive Mayor and Ward 15 Councillor, Horatio Hendricks (second from left), and Kouga Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor, Timothy Jantjes (left), handed over three mobile aircons to St Patrick’s Primary School Principal, Valerie Lippert (second from right), and Deputy Principal, Nigel Prins (right). The aircons were bought through the municipality’s Ward Development Fund. ST PATRICK’S BENEFIT FROM WARD DEVELOPMENT FUND
20 May 2021

ST PATRICK’S BENEFIT FROM WARD DEVELOPMENT FUND

Kouga Municipality’s Ward Development Fund helped to reinforce the Paradise Beach Neighbourhood Watch’s arsenal with 12 additional high-tech closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras – bringing the total number of cameras to 28. The cameras will be placed at strategic points, including at the water tower and new drop-off zone. Ward 12 Councillor, Ben Rheeder (right), and Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks (second from right), handed over the cameras to the Paradise Beach Neighbourhood Watch Chairman, Riaan Kolesky (second from left), and Vice-Chairman, Jan Mouton (left). A portion of the funds for the additional cameras were made available through the municipality’s Ward Development Fund. FUND HELP KEEP RESIDENTS SAFE
20 May 2021

FUND HELP KEEP RESIDENTS SAFE

Kouga Municipality’s Ward Development Fund was hard at work in Humansdorp last week. Ward 4 Councillor, Freddy Campher (left), and Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks (right), handed over ten industrial wall fans to Kruisfontein Primary School Principal, Marden Potgieter (middle). The fans were bought through the municipality’s Ward Development Fund. DEVELOPMENT FUND BOOST FOR WARD 4
20 May 2021

DEVELOPMENT FUND BOOST FOR WARD 4

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY CELEBRATES 715 YEARS OF SERVICE
14 May 2021

More than 50 dedicated Kouga Municipality employees have recently been honoured for their remarkable combined 715 years of unwavering service to the municipality – helping to take the institution from strength-to-strength. Employees, boasting between 10 to 35 years of service each, were recognised for their hard work at a special function organised by the Corporate Services Directorate on Friday, April 30.

Two boreholes – delivering a combined blow yield of 10l/s – were connected to the existing water supply at the Hankey Water Treatment Works (WTW). At the WTW are (from left) Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Willem Gertenbach, Martin Labuschagne (Department of Water and Sanitation Area Manager in Sarah Baartman District Municipality and Nelson Mandela Bay), Tez Mothibe (Breaking New Ground Director), Kouga Acting Area Engineer, Pieter Felix, and Siphiwo Ttsabo from the Department of Water and Sanitation. BOREHOLE WATER TO HELP EASE GAMTOOS’ THIRST
13 May 2021

KOUGA Municipality’s search for much-needed groundwater to increase the fast-declining water supply to local communities in the Gamtoos Valley is now bearing fruit – effectively helping to delay Day Zero. Over 20 exploratory boreholes have been sunk and tested in Hankey and Patensie, with only four being viable.

Interested and affected parties have been invited to participate in the revival of the Humansdorp Central Business District (CBD). HUMANSDORP CBD TO RECEIVE FACELIFT
13 May 2021

INTERESTED and affected parties have been invited to participate in the revival of the Humansdorp Central Business District (CBD). Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, said the municipality would over the next few months be compiling a precinct plan to guide the development of the Humansdorp CBD. “The aim of the plan is to breath new life into the region’s economy by making the Humansdorp CBD more attractive to investors, businesses, residents and visitors,” he said.

Demonstrating Kouga Municipality’s commitment towards the Centre of Grace Foundation, an Autism Acceptance flag was raised at the municipal office in Da Gama Road on Wednesday, April 28. At the event were (from left) Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, Kaylene Jappie, Grace Jappie, and Toyer Jappie. CENTRE OF GRACE FOUNDATION: KOUGA BACKS AUTISM CENTRE FOR CHILDREN
06 May 2021

Her parents, Kaylene and Toyer Jappie, watch her every movement – the pride, but also sadness and a hint of fear for the future – plays hide and seek in their eyes. A few years back they thought they would never see their youngest child so interactive and happy. Their daughter Grace’s autism scared them at first – she was diagnosed at the age of three. But today, they are a beacon of hope to many parents with an autistic child. They took a stand that led to the establishment of the non-profit Centre of Grace Foundation in 2020, which focuses on improving the quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) – the only one in the region.

Kouga Municipality’s Ward Development Fund was hard at work in Ward 10 at the end of last month. Ward 10 Councillor, Amos Mabukane, handed over a fridge and five wheelchairs to the non-profit organisation Holding Hands, as well as colourful chairs and tables to Kabouter Hess and Free Crèche and Noxolo Crèche. He, furthermore, handed over food parcels to five disabled residents. The food parcels were sponsored by Holding Hands. WARD DEVELOPMENT FUND BOOST FOR WARD 10
05 May 2021

WARD DEVELOPMENT FUND BOOST FOR WARD 10

Kouga Municipality, in cooperation with Metrofibre, is rolling out high speed and high reliability fibre optic cables to almost every home and business across the region – not only pioneering a digital future for all within the municipality, but also setting its goal of transforming Kouga into a Smart City in motion. MUNICIPALITY TO ROLL-OUT FIBRE IN KOUGA
29 April 2021

Kouga Municipality, in cooperation with Metrofibre, is rolling out high speed and high reliability fibre optic cables to almost every home and business across the region – not only pioneering a digital future for all within the municipality, but also setting its goal of transforming Kouga into a Smart City in motion.

Close to 180 families in Hankey received electricity for the first time last week – sparking hope and bringing dignity to residents in the area, who had to live without electricity for many years. At the official switch on are (from left) Kouga Human Settlements Manager, Mawethu Penxa, Stofwolk resident, Hester Bosman, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, Stolwolk resident, Isack Jocham, and Ward 13 Councillor, Margareth Peters. KOUGA BRINGS LIGHT TO STOFWOLK RESIDENTS
29 April 2021

CLOSE to 180 families in Hankey received electricity for the first time last week – sparking hope and bringing dignity to residents in the area, who had to live without electricity for many years. Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, switched on the power to 179 new electrical connections at Stofwolk in Hankey on Wednesday, April 14. An additional 16 sites will be electrified before the end of April.

The Greater St Francis Bay is in the running for the coveted kykNET Kwêla Town of the Year title for 2021 – after being named one of the three semi-finalists in the Eastern Cape on Sunday, April 25, on Kwêla. Ready to cast their vote, are (from left) Greg Miller from St Francis Property Owners, St Francis Tourism Office Manager, Hantie van der Westhuizen, Kouga Business Forum Administrator, Leilani Coetsee, and Liezl Clause from St Francis Links. ST FRANCIS NEEDS YOUR VOTE TO WIN TITLE
26 April 2021

The greater St Francis is in the running for the coveted kykNET Kwêla Town of the Year title for 2021 – after being named one of the three semi-finalists in the Eastern Cape on Sunday, April 25, on Kwêla. But first, they need to beat Rhodes and Komani to claim the regional title. And then only, they can compete for the kykNET Kwêla Town of the Year title.

Major bush-clearing is under way at Humansdorp in a joint effort to keep Kouga communities clean safe from crime – and to support local small, medium, and micro-enterprises. Theodore Plaatjies from Vernon Blessings SMME (left) and Jo-Wayne Felix from SAMFIX SMME (right) receive bush-clearing equipment from Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks (second from left) and Kouga Public Participation Coordinator, Eugene Goliath (second from right). BUSH-CLEARING TO HELP KEEP HUMANSDORP SAFE
23 April 2021

MAJOR bush-clearing is under way at Humansdorp in a joint effort to keep Kouga communities clean safe from crime – and to support local small, medium, and micro-enterprises (SMMEs). This comprehensive project, spearheaded by Kouga Municipality’s Local Economic Development Department and Community Service Department, forms an integral part of the municipality’s Keep Kouga Safe and Keep Kouga Clean campaigns. Over 25 locally based SMMEs, who are registered on the municipality’s data base with clear compliance, will be used in the ongoing project.

HUMANSDORP NETS MAJOR SPORTS FACILITY UPGRADE
22 April 2021

Construction of the multi-million Rand KwaNomzamo Sports Facility upgrade in Humansdorp is in full swing – and is set to create employment opportunities for local SMMEs. The R5.2 million upgrade, that commenced in March this year, will include the upgrading of the secondary match field. This will comprise new topsoil, re-grassing, and field marking.

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