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MUNICIPALITY TO CLAMP DOWN ON ILLEGAL ELECTRICITY
19 August 2021

KOUGA Municipality, in conjunction with the local South African Police Service, is set to clamp down on illegal electricity connections in the region – no matter what it takes. Thus, Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Willem Gertenbach, has called on all residents to support the initiative, which aims to safeguard communities against the serious threats posed by illegal electricity.

The new R3 million substation at Ocean View in Jeffreys Bay is set to provide more reliable electricity and services for residents and businesses in the area. At the substation are Kouga Area Engineer (Jeffreys Bay), Ndumiso Nongcaula (left) and Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Willem Gertenbach (right). NEW SUBSTATION TO PROVIDE MORE RELIABLE ELECTRICITY
19 August 2021

THE new R3 million substation at Ocean View in Jeffreys Bay is set to provide more reliable electricity and services for residents and businesses in the area. After five months of construction, the substation now brings Ocean View almost double its original capacity, from 4 Mega Volt Amps (MVA) to 7.315 MVA. This is the equivalent of lighting up 28 134 sixty Watt light bulbs.

JEFFREYS BAY LIBRARY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
18 August 2021

The Jeffreys Bay Library, situated at the old Ski Boat Club in Diaz Road, is now open to the public.

INCREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
16 August 2021

THERE has been an increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region. Active Covid-19 cases totalled 263 on August 15 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On August 8, there was 220 active COVID-19 cases in the region.

MEETINGS TO BE HELD FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
12 August 2021

THE National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) will hold several public hearings to consider an application from Eskom Holdings SOC Limited for a Nuclear Installation Site Licence (NISL) for the Thyspunt Site in Kouga. Situated between Humansdorp and St Francis Bay, the NISL application is limited to the evaluation of the sustainability of the Thyspunt site for a nuclear installation.

COUNCIL TO IMPLEMENT AMNESTY FOR METER TAMPERING
12 August 2021

LOCAL residents, who have tampered with their electricity meters, now have the opportunity to set the record straight – no questions asked. Kouga Municipality will afford a one-time amnesty for residents across the region whose electricity meters are faulty, not sealed or illegally connected (by-passed). Affected residents have from September 1 to September 30 to report this to the municipality to qualify for an amnesty.

Jeffreys Bay local and 2018 WSL World Longboard Champion, Steven Sawyer, will be just one of the talented longboarders who will take part in the 31st annual SA Longboard Championships in Jeffreys Bay. Photo: WSL / MATT DUNBAR JEFFREYS BAY TO HOST 2021 SA LONGBOARD CHAMPS
12 August 2021

TEAMS of top-class longboard surfers from around the country will take to the waves in Kouga this month to compete for various prestigious team titles – for the first time in 12 years. The 31st annual SA Longboard Championships, sanctioned by Surfing South Africa and presented by RYD, is set to take place at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay from August 24 to August 29.

At the hand-over are (from left) Denzil van Vuuren (Kouga Senior Occupational Health and Safety Specialist), Thembinkosi Tembani (Sanlam Sky Sales Manager), Shaun Ruth (Sanlam Financial Advisor Business Manager), Ncedisa Mtaba (Sanlam Sky Branch Manager), Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, Wynand du Plessis (Sanlam Financial Advisor), and Dawie de Jager (Kouga Acting Deputy Municipal Manager). SANLAM HELPS KEEP KOUGA SAFE
12 August 2021

In a bid to help keep Kouga safe, Sanlam Group donated various personal protective equipment (PPE) to Kouga Municipality – masks, sanitiser, alcohol wipes and sanitiser stands.

INCREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
09 August 2021

THERE has been an increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region. Active Covid-19 cases totalled 220 on August 8 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On July 26, there was 212 active COVID-19 cases in the region.

Kouga Municipality Office Administrator, Elvina Felix (36), who got pregnant at the young age of 14 while a Grade 7 Humansdorp Senior Secondary School learner, now stands as a beacon of hope for other teenage mothers across the Kouga region. FROM TEEN MOM TO SUCCESSFUL CAREER WOMAN
05 August 2021

SHE is vibrant, dynamic and authentic . . . with a passion to make a lasting and impactful difference in the lives of others – no matter their circumstances. Motivated by her own life story, Kouga Municipality Office Administrator, Elvina Felix (36), who got pregnant at the young age of 14, now stands as a beacon of hope for other teenage mothers across the Kouga region – inspiring them to triumph over their personal ‘mistakes’.

FEES AND CHARGES FOR BUILDING PLANS REDUCED
05 August 2021

AUGMENTATION fees charged for the construction of an additional dwelling to an existing house or building on one erf, have been significantly reduced. “Previously, the augmentation fees alone amounted to almost R80 000. Add to that an additional R20 000 for consent use application, building plan tariff and building deposit,” said Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman.

KOUGA MUNICIIPALITY’S FINANCES ARE STABLE
05 August 2021

RATEPAYERS in Kouga can sleep easy at night with the knowledge that the finances of Kouga Municipality are being well-managed, despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

KOUGA RUNNERS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR AUTISM
05 August 2021

Members of the Jeffreys Bay Running Club raised a whopping R18 857 for the Centre of Grace Foundation when they took to the road earlier this year for the local leg of the virtual Comrades marathon.

A SALUTE TO SUCCESSFUL KOUGA WOMEN
29 July 2021

WOMEN from different walks of life will be sharing their achievements and the challenges they have faced in the past with the broader Kouga community this August.

INCREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
27 July 2021

THERE has been an increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region. Active Covid-19 cases totalled 212 on July 26 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On July 22, there was 197 active COVID-19 cases in the region.

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