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Kouga Municipality embarked on a clean-up campaign at Sea Vista in St Francis Bay on Tuesday, September 28. The aim of the campaign was to remove all excess rubble and debris left by the recent fire that saw 39 informal homes destroyed. Assisting with the clean-up are from left Anusha Witbooi, Thembisile Swartbooi (Supervisor), Busisiwe Thombe, Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, and Jerry Langklaas (Foreman) from Kouga Municipality. KOUGA MUNICIPALITY CARES FOR THE COMMUNITY
30 September 2021

Kouga Municipality embarked on a clean-up campaign at Sea Vista in St Francis Bay on Tuesday, September 28.

LOCAL LIFEGUARDS RECEIVE AWARD CERTIFICATE
30 September 2021

Some 22 dedicated and hard-working young residents from Kouga between the ages of 16 and 30 have received their prestigious Lifeguard Award certificate from Lifesaving SA, a globally recognised qualification, on Wednesday, September 22.

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY HOSTS FIRST CAREER EXPO
30 September 2021

A total of 768 grade 12 learners from across the Kouga region benefited from a Career Expo hosted by the Human Resources Department of Kouga Municipality – a first for the municipality. The four schools that formed part of the expo, that took place on Wednesday, September 22, are Jeffreys Bay Comprehensive School, Lungiso High School in Humansdorp, Humansdorp Senior Secondary School, and Hankey Secondary School.

KOUGA MAYOR HONOURED WITH ALDERMAN TITLE
29 September 2021

The Council of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (SBDM) hosted a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 28 to confer the title of Alderman/Alderwoman upon sixteen of its Councillors.

Kouga Municipality officially launched the tarring of the first gravel Road, Koerat Street, in Humansdorp on Friday, September 17. At the launch are (from left) Welcome Nkandana (Scribante), Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, Ward 15 PR Councillor, Timothy Jantjies, Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Willem Gertenbach, Rohan Jeacocks (Scribant), and Stefan Schutte (JG Afrika Consulting). FIRST GRAVEL ROAD TO BE TARRED IN DECADES
23 September 2021

Kouga Municipality officially launched the tarring of the first gravel road, Koerat Street, in Humansdorp on Friday, September 17 – a first in over 20 years. Construction of the 1km road, estimated to be completed by the end of the month, is set at close to R2 million.

SHARP DECREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
23 September 2021

There has been a decrease in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region. Active Covid-19 cases totalled 76 on September 22 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On September 13, there was 167 active COVID-19 cases in the region.

Two more viable boreholes are set to be connected to the existing water supply at the Sea Vista reservoir in St Francis Bay within the next week or two. At the reservoir are (from left) Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, and Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman. MORE BOREHOLES TO BE CONNECTED IN ST FRANCIS
19 September 2021

Three boreholes – delivering a combined yield of 777kl of water per day – were connected to the existing water supply at the Sea Vista reservoir. Two more viable boreholes are set to be connected within the next week or two.

Kouga Municipality encourages all residents to throw their weigh behind the worldwide Elastic Cut Campaign. It is as easy as one . . . two  . . . three. Before throwing away a mask, cut the elastics to dispose of them properly. This campaign follows after an overwhelming number of animals and birds had become entangled in the straps of masks. Doing their bit are (from left) Kouga Environmental Specialist, Nomvelo Siwela, and Kouga Waste and Environmental Management Manager, Christa Venter. SNIP THE STRAPS AND SAVE A LIFE
19 September 2021

Before throwing away a mask, cut the elastics to dispose of them properly.

DECREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
14 September 2021

There has been a decrease in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region. Active Covid-19 cases totalled 167 on September 13 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On September 5, there was 283 active COVID-19 cases in the region.

Be Original and One Village recently joined “threads” to inspire and edify local women through a sewing session – one colourful stitch at a time. Pictured are (from left) Evelyn Markides (One Village), Bernadette Swartz (Be Original), Nelisa Grootboom from Hankey, Anene Jonck (Manager of the Office of Kouga Executive Mayor and Speaker), and (front Zoleka Eunice Boeman from Thornhill. EMPOWERING WOMEN ONE STITCH AT A TIME
12 September 2021

Local woman-owned business, Be Original, and the non-profit organisation, One Village, joined “threads” to inspire and edify local women through a sewing session at the end of August – the last day of Women’s Month. Women from different organisaitons, rural areas, Social Development and Kouga Municipality were present on the day who cut, stitched, sewed and ironed pieces of material to make bunting flags according to the unique Be Original style.

APPLY TO HOST EVENTS AND HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
12 September 2021

THE closing date is drawing near for event organisers who would like to operate in the Kouga region over the festive season. Kouga Tourism Portfolio Councillor, Frances Baxter, said event organisers had until Friday, October 30 to submit applications to host events or holiday activities in the region between 1 December 2021 and 5 January 2022.

ADJUSTMENT BUDGET TO MAKE PROVISION FOR DROUGHT PROJECTS
12 September 2021

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council adjusted its capital budget on Monday, September 6 to prevent taps from running dry. Despite recent rains, the two biggest dams, Kogua and Impofu stood at 5% and 17% respectively. The Churchill Dam was at 19%. Council has applied to National Treasury and the Department of Water and Sanitation for additional funding to augment the current water supply to the municipality.

MUNCIPALITY HELPS KEEP KOUGA SAFE
06 September 2021

Kouga Municipality’s Local Economic Development and Tourism Department (LED) distributed much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to women, youth and disabled owned businesses across the region on Monday, September 6 as part of their BIGM COVID-19 Relief Intervention for SMME’s.

DECREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
06 September 2021

THERE has been a decrease in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region. Active Covid-19 cases totalled 283 on September 5 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On August 31, there was 324 active COVID-19 cases in the region.

Hankey Primary School Principal, Madeega Nazier (back right) receives the donation from Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman (back left) and Kouga Public Participation Coordinator, Eugene Goliath. With them are learners Ashlyn Booisen and Jodine Klaas. KOUGA GIVES LEARNERS HELPING “FOOT”
01 September 2021

Kouga Municipality donated a total of 71 brand-new school shoes and bags filled with stationary to learners at Hankey Primary School and Chigwell Primary School in Patensie. Some 29 shoes and bags will still be handed out at Weston Intermediate School in Patensie. JK Tech donated 14 pairs of shoes.

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