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Pictured are (from left) Christa Venter (Kouga Environmental Management Manager), Timothy Jantjes (Kouga Executive Deputy Mayor), Deon Goosen (Dorp van Drome Elder), Loulita Vosloo (General Manager Dorp van Drome), Nomvula Machelesi (Community Services Director), Rochelle Ludick (Kouga Parks and Open Spaces Manager), Councillor Daniel Benson (Community Services Portfolio Councillor), and Nomvelo Siwela (Kouga Environmental Specialist). Kouga Municipality excels at National Arbor City (NACA) Awards
14 September 2023

Kouga Municipality is proud to announce its outstanding achievement of securing the third position in the highly coveted National Arbor City Awards 2023. This prestigious accolade recognises municipalities that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to the Ten Million Trees Programme and have successfully embraced greening initiatives within their communities.

Kouga welcomes first Youth Ward Committee
14 September 2023

Kouga Municipality welcomed its first ever Junior Ward Committee for Ward 9 in Hankey earlier this month – a first for the Eastern Cape. The brainchild of Ward 9 Councillor, Cynthia August, the aim of the dynamic committee – consisting of ten grade 11-learners from Hankey Secondary School – is to help coordinate, promote and advocate for youth; in particular youth appropriate strategies and practices within the Kouga region.

Kouga celebrates Arbor Day
07 September 2023

Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment (DFFE), and the Department of Education, celebrated Arbor Day at Thornhill Primary School earlier this month.

Kouga Municipality Celebrates and supports women in tourism
07 September 2023

Kouga Municipality proudly participated in and supported the Women in Tourism event held on 29 August 2023, at the Rainbow Skills Development Centre in Humansdorp. The event, hosted by St Francis Tourism, gathered a diverse and enthusiastic group of women from the tourism industry to celebrate and empower women's roles in shaping the future of tourism.

Kouga takes human settlement services to communities
31 August 2023

The Human Settlements Department at Kouga Municipality is set to hold a four-week long Human Settlements Outreach Programme across the region – taking services to communities.

More than 1 100 title deeds to be delivered to communities
31 August 2023

Kouga Municipality is in the process to issue a total of 1 172 title deeds to residents for their RDP houses across the region – a milestone for the municipality. To date close to 800 notices have been issued, informing residents to collect their title deeds. This includes residents from Hankey (135), Kruisfontein (403), and KwaNomzamo (231) in Humansdorp.

Humansdorp CBD set for a revival
31 August 2023

The Humansdorp Central Business District (CBD) is set to be revived as part of the Kouga Council’s strategy to breathe new life into the region’s economy. This after Council recently approved the Humansdorp Central Business District Local Spatial Development Framework.

Help rescue Kouga’s roads
28 August 2023

Kouga Municipality is set to embark on a “whole of society approach” in a bid to formulate an achievable and lasting strategy to effectively address the myriad of road infrastructure challenges facing the municipality. These challenges can be attributed to the age of the existing infrastructure, as well as the method of construction in the 1970s. Add to this the vast and rapid population growth in Kouga and the adverse weather conditions.

PROGRESS ON SEEKOEI ESTUARY
24 August 2023

The majority of the latest results of water samples taken at various points along the Seekoei Estuary in August this year, are within the required water quality standards of South Africa. The improvement in water quality can mainly be attributed to the good rains we experienced recently.

JBay Academy benefits from Ward Development Fund
24 August 2023

JBay Academy benefits from Ward Development Fund

Slow, slower, speed bump
24 August 2023

Slow, slower, speed bump

Ward 3 boasts new street name boards
24 August 2023

Ward 3 boasts new street name boards

Enter now for Kouga’s heritage recipe competition
17 August 2023

In celebration of Kouga’s rich heritage, Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with Fountains Mall and Kouga Express, is set to host a mouthwatering Kouga Heritage Recipe Competition – a first for the municipality.

Kouga Municipality launches interactive First Thursday campaign
17 August 2023

Kouga Executive Mayor, Hattingh Bornman, in conjunction with Mayoral Committee Members and officials, will host the first of Kouga Municipality’s interactive First Thursday events on 7 September 2023 in a bid to promote and facilitate community engagement – a first for the Eastern Cape.

Kouga Municipality celebrates remarkable women of Humansdorp
17 August 2023

In a heartwarming celebration of skill, determination, and community support, Kouga Municipality recognised the achievement of six resilient women from disadvantaged backgrounds who have successfully completed a sewing course at the Sakhe Family Care Development Centre in Humansdorp. The ceremony, held on 10 August 2023, marked a significant milestone for these women as they embark on a new journey of self-empowerment and entrepreneurship.

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