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REVAMPED LINK APP TO BOOST SERVICE DELIVERY
13 December 2021

The LINK App, Kouga Municipality’s service delivery app, turned over a new leaf – making it even easier for residents to report and track service delivery problems in their respective wards. An improved version of the App – enabling residents to take photos and provide a description of the incident – is now available to all Kouga residents. They will receive regular progress reports.

MUNICIPALITY TO THROTTLE WATER SUPPLY
02 December 2021

KOUGA Municipality is set to reduce water pressure to households across the region with immediate effect – to force the reduction of water consumption. It is likely to result in supply interruptions being experienced in higher-lying areas for short periods during the day.

Kouga residents can now submit their water and electricity meter readings on a monthly basis via email to Kouga Municipality. SUMBIT METER READINGS VIA EMAIL
02 December 2021

KOUGA residents can now submit their water and electricity meter readings on a monthly basis via email to Kouga Municipality.

KOUGA MUNCIPALITY LEADERSHIP
25 November 2021

KOUGA MUNCIPALITY LEADERSHIP

ALL PREPAID ELECTRICITY METERS TO BE UPGRADED
25 November 2021

Kouga Municipality is set to upgrade all prepaid electricity meters’ software across the region – changing the meter coding to ensure that all encryption key numbers are reset before the October 2024 deadline. They will also inspect the meters for the correct functioning of the meters and any meter irregularities.

KOUGA FACES DRASTIC WATER CUTS AMID ONGOING DROUGHT
25 November 2021

WITH Day Zero only weeks away, Kouga will be able to draw just 30% of their full annual water quota from its respective supply dams. This, after the Department of Water and Sanitation announced earlier this week that it has imposed a 70% and 85% restriction on the approved water quotas amid declining dam levels of the Algoa Water Supply System – including the Churchill Dam, Impofu Dam and Loerie Dam.

Two hundred Ocean View families in Jeffreys Bay will be receiving electricity for the first time by February 2022 in this financial year – bringing dignity to residents. KOUGA LIGHTS UP OCEAN VIEW – EVEN MORE
11 November 2021

TWO hundred Ocean View families in Jeffreys Bay will be receiving electricity for the first time by February 2022 in this financial year – bringing dignity to residents. Many of the families had been waiting to be connected to the electricity network for more than 10 years.

And the winner is . . . ! Johanita Botma is the winner of Kouga Municipality’s blue water droplet competition – there were four droplets hidden in the Kouga Express of October 14. Botma is the lucky winner of accommodation for one night for two people sharing in one of the tents at the tented bush camp at Pabala Private Nature Reserve, as well as honey tasting for two at The Venue at Pabala Private Nature Reserve. She also won a R500 Fountains Mall voucher and a Kouga Municipality goodie bag.
ONE . . . TWO . . . THREE . . . FOUR
11 November 2021

Johanita Botma is the winner of Kouga Municipality’s blue water droplet competition

The Local Economic Development (LED) and Tourism Department of Kouga Municipality donated R50 000 towards the Sakhe Family Care’s (a non-profit organisation) sewing projects. The vision of the organisation is to build sustainable and quality family life through psychosocial programmes, education support and promotion of economic independence for families to function at their optimal level. Sakhe Family Care Facilitator, Antoinette Ferreira, Sakhe Family Care Bookkeeper, Alakhe Buka (fourth from left) and Sakhe Family Care Founding Director, Thanduxolo Buka (fifth from left) receive the donation from Kouga LED and Tourism Director, Fezeka Mabusela (second from left), Kouga PR Councillor, Bryan Dhludhlu (third from left), and Kouga LED and Tourism Portfolio Councillor, Frances Baxter (right).
KOUGA DONATES THOUSANDS TOWARDS PROJECT
11 November 2021

The Local Economic Development (LED) and Tourism Department of Kouga Municipality donated R50 000 towards the Sakhe Family Care’s (a non-profit organisation) sewing projects.

The Lukhanyo Memorial Soccer Tournament, hosted by the non-profit organisation Lukhanyo Memorial Trust founded in 2019, is set to shot off at the Thornhill Sports Field from Friday, November 26 to Sunday, November 28. Lukhanyo Memorial Trust members (back from left) Zane Bruintjies, Vuyani Kalani, Amanda Kota, Madodama Kota (chairperson), Patrick Sacks, (front) Oerson Goliath, Brian Nabo, and Johny Harris attended the launch of the tournament on Sunday, November 10. THORNHILL SOCCER TOURNAMENT TO SHOT OFF
11 November 2021

The Lukhanyo Memorial Soccer Tournament, hosted by the non-profit organisation Lukhanyo Memorial Trust founded in 2019, is set to shot off at the Thornhill Sports Field from Friday, November 26 to Sunday, November 28. The 16-team soccer tournament is in honour of the late Lukhanyo Kota.

The Office of the Executive Mayor at Kouga Municipality handed over gift bags to all 1 040 Grade 12 learners across the region to encourage them with their final examination. Receiving the gifts bags from Kouga Manager of the Office of Executive Mayor and Speaker (second from left) and Kouga Acting Municipal Manager, Dawie de Jager, are (from left) Aubrey Kubayi (GLA), Basildon Perils (Hankey Secondary School Principal), Makayi Nomxolisi (Jeffreys Bay Comprehensive Principal), Jaco Nepgen (Nico Malan High School), Johan Oosthuizen (GLA), Gayle Novem (Lungiso High School Deputy Principal), and Rowan Chibi (Lungiso High School). 
CARING ABOUT OUR MATRICS
11 November 2021

The Office of the Executive Mayor at Kouga Municipality handed over gift bags to all 1 040 Grade 12 learners across the region to encourage them with their final examination.

Sea Vista resident, Amelia Juries (middle), received her house from Kouga Community Services Director, Daniel Benson (left), and Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks (right). KOUGA MUNICIPALITY GIVES HOUSES TO RESIDENTS
04 November 2021

KOUGA Municipality donated 16 houses, built pre-94, to qualifying Sea Vista residents on Thursday, October 28 – forming part of 27 municipal owned houses in the St Francis Bay area. All recipients are first time homeowners and have not benefited from any government housing scheme before. This follows after an in-depth audit of all municipal-owned properties across the region.

The Paradise Beach Drop-Off Zone and Recycling Station in Johan Muller Boulevard reopened to the public earlier this month. Kouga Environmental and Waste Management Manager, Christa Venter, Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, Paradise Beach resident, Lorraine Maree, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, and Kouga Community Services Director, Nomvula Machelesi, were at the official opening of the site. PARADISE BEACH DROP-OFF ZONE REOPENS
28 October 2021

RECYCLABLES . . . garden refuse and household refuse – all at one drop-off zone. The Paradise Beach Drop-Off Zone and Recycling Station in Johan Muller Boulevard reopened to the public earlier this month – after it closed down more than eight years ago.

IFX BROKERS HELP KEEP KOUGA CARING
28 October 2021

IFX Brokers in Jeffreys Bay donated R500 000 to Kouga Municipality – marking the launch of the IFX Care Foundation in support of local community projects.

MULTI-MILLION FLEET TENDER TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY
28 October 2021

TO improve service delivery to all residents in the region, Kouga Municipality has awarded a three-year contract to four service providers for the supply of 15 various types of new vehicles. The contracts, which was awarded on Wednesday, October 27, will see the lease of over 60 much-needed vehicles to augment the municipality’s existing fleet

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