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Let the games begin! Set to compete at the Kouga’s Mayor Cup are (from left) Chalwayne Lippert (Coastal Touchies), Kouga Special Programmes Unit Coordinator, Elvina Felix, local surfer Joshé Faulkner, Pastor CJay Jansen, skateboarder Jerry van Wyk, and (front) Nokkie Joubert (Gymnastics SA). OVER 2 000 ATHLETES GET SET FOR 2022 MAYOR’S CUP
17 June 2022

SOME 684 soccer players, 240 rugby stars, 150 touch rugby enthusiasts, and 80 professional netball players will battle it out for top honours in the 2022 Kouga Mayor’s Cup tournament this year. Add to the mix 200 gymnasts and 160 chess players, as well as 90 golfers, 60 cricketers and 45 bowl players. Not to forget about the marathon runners, skateboarding experts, pool players, surfers, and tennis stars.

MBHASHE MUNICIPALITY VISITS KOUGA
16 June 2022

Mbhashe Municipality Mayor, Samkelo Janda (right), and his delegation, visited Kouga Municipality from June 9 to 10 for a benchmarking exercise.

OFFICER RECOGNISED FOR KEEPING RESIDENTS SAFE
16 June 2022

Kouga Law Enforcement Officer, Dehan de Bruyn (middle), recently received a certificate of recognition in honor of his dedication and commitment to Kouga’s residents.

Pictured: The iconic lineup of Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay. Credit: © WSL/Tostee World’s Best Surfers Set To Return To Jeffreys Bay For Corona Open J-Bay
14 June 2022

JEFFREYS BAY, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Monday, April 25, 2022) - The Corona Open J-Bay, the ninth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), is set to return to Jeffreys Bay after a two year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s best surfers will take on one of the world’s most renowned righthand pointbreaks from 12 to 21 July 2022.

Pictured: Mathew McGillivray (ZAF) feeling right at home at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay. Credit: © WSL/Tostee Hometown Hero Matthew McGillivray To Compete At Corona Open J-Bay
14 June 2022

JEFFREYS BAY, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Monday, May 16, 2022) - The Corona Open J-Bay, the ninth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will see hometown hero Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) compete against the world’s best surfers at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay from 12-21 July 2022.

R51 MILLION ALLOCATED FOR DROUGHT-RELIEF
09 June 2022

MORE than R51 million has been allocated to help Kouga Municipality secure extra water for the drought-stricken region. Welcoming the total allocation of R51 156 000 million, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, said various short-term projects will be implemented to address the water shortfall across the region should no more water will be available from the Churchill Dam.

KOUGA ROLLS OUT COMPUTERISED LEARNER’S TEST
09 June 2022

Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), has rolled out a state-of-the-art computerised learner’s licence testing system at the driving licence testing centres in Humansdorp and Hankey.

WARD 5 DONATES TOOLS OF TRADE TO HSS
09 June 2022

Kouga Municipality Ward Councilor, Melanie Biko (second from left), in conjunction with the youth in Kouga, donated much-needed stationary and sanitiser to the Grade 12 learners at Humansdorp Senior Secondary School.

ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COMES TO KOUGA
06 June 2022

The 2023 Adventure Racing World Championships will be hosted by Expedition Africa, and held in the Kouga region of the Eastern Cape of South Africa in October. The race will be the 18th Adventure Racing World Championships, and the first to be held on the African continent. The 700km race will be the culmination of the 2023 Adventure Racing World Series, which unites in competition the world’s best endurance athletes at the premier expedition adventure races around the world.

MUNICIPAL SATISFACTION SURVEY GETS UNDERWAY
02 June 2022

KOUGA Municipality’s Customer Satisfaction Survey is underway. Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, said the aim of the survey was to determine how residents experienced service delivery during the 2021/2022 financial year, which comes to an end on June 30.

CAR-WASH BUSINESSES TO ONLY USE RECYCLED WATER
02 June 2022

All car-wash businesses in the Kouga region are required, with immediate effect, to only use recycled water in the operation of its business. The stricter restrictions follow due to the severity of the ongoing drought, rapidly dwindling water resources and continued high water usage in Kouga.

KOUGA HELPS KEEP HSS SAFE
02 June 2022

Kouga Municipality donated 100 reflector jackets to Humansdorp Senior Secondary School.

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY APPROVES BUDGET
01 June 2022

KOUGA Municipality’s pro-poor budget and tariffs for the 2022/2023 financial year, starting July 1, were approved by Council on Tuesday, May 31. This despite challenges such as maintaining an acceptable employee related cost ratio, curtailing electricity and water losses at acceptable levels and increases cost associated with bulk electricity purchases. The total budget – including operational and capital budget – amounts to R1,2 billion.

NEW FIVE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN GETS THE NOD
01 June 2022

KOUGA Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan for the period 2022 to 2027 was approved unanimously by Council on Tuesday, May 31. The IDP is a five-year plan that sets out the needs of all 15 municipal wards. It is put together in consultation with communities and is reviewed every year.

SAVING WATER ONE DROP AT A TIME
26 May 2022

Kouga Municipality’s water mascot, Splash, visited St Patrick’s Primary School in Humansdorp on Friday, May 20, to encourage learners to save water from a young age.

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