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Kouga Municipality is on a mission to collect at least 670 bottles of “Keep Kouga Caring” for families in need over the next three weeks in celebration of Mandela Day on Sunday, July 18. Ready to collect as many bottles as possible, are (from left) Kouga Office Administrator (Speaker), Yvonne Herbst, Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, and Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor, Timothy Jantjes. HELP FEED THE KOUGA COMMUNITY THIS JULY
24 June 2021

Kouga Municipality is on a mission to collect at least 670 bottles of “Keep Kouga Caring” for families in need over the next three weeks in celebration of Mandela Day on Sunday, July 18. Each bottle will contain rice, soup mix, lentils, soup power and a stock cube – enough to provide a warm meal for a family of four.

Close to 200 families at Mooi Uitsig in Hankey received electricity for the first time last week. At the official switch on are (from left) Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor, Timothy Jantjes, Mooi Uitsig residents Annie Windvogel and Hendrik Assia, and Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman. MUNICIPALITY BRIGHTENS UP MOOI UITSIG
24 June 2021

KOUGA Municipality has brightened up the lives of almost 200 households at Humansdorp last week. Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman, switched on the power to 200 new electrical connections at Mooi Uistig, previously known as Donkerhoek, on Thursday, June 17 – connecting 182 homes at a cost of R5.2 million. Some 200 Mooi Uitsig-residents received electricity for the first time in April 2020, while 200 more residents will be connected to the grid in the new financial year.

MUNICIPALITY BRIGHTENS UP MOOI UITSIG
24 June 2021

KOUGA Municipality has brightened up the lives of almost 200 households at Humansdorp last week. Kouga Speaker, Hattingh Bornman, switched on the power to 200 new electrical connections at Mooi Uistig, previously known as Donkerhoek, on Thursday, June 17 – connecting 182 homes at a cost of R5.2 million. Some 200 Mooi Uitsig-residents received electricity for the first time in April 2020, while 200 more residents will be connected to the grid in the new financial year.

Kouga homeowners have been granted a further six months to apply for amnesty from fines and penalties payable for incomplete or incorrect building plans. BUILDING-PLAN AMNESTY EXTENDED TO DECEMBER
24 June 2021

KOUGA homeowners have been granted a further six months to apply for amnesty from fines and penalties payable for incomplete or incorrect building plans. The extension was approved by the Kouga Council at a virtual meeting on Friday, May 28 after taking into consideration the effect the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown had on the submission of plans and other operations.

Homestead Views Security Estate is located on the outskirts of St Francis Bay overlooking the town with spectacular sea views. Kevin Penny (Ntaba Holdings Marketing Director), Andrew Govender (Highpana Projects), Kouga Acting Mayor, Brenton Williams, Mzimkhulu Nxumalo (Ntaba Holdings COO), and Skhulile Ndlovu (Ntaba Holdings CEO) attended the official launch on Friday, June 18. ST FRANCIS TO BOAST NEW MODERN ESTATE
24 June 2021

ONGOING multi-million Rand investments in Kouga has seen the launch of a new modern and secure lifestyle estate in St Francis Bay last week Friday – raising the profile of the region. Developed by Ntaba Holdings, the new Homestead Views Security Estate – located on the outskirts of St Francis overlooking the town with spectacular sea views – will offer a variety of turnkey sectional and full title units that are meticulously designed for contemporary living.

SHARP INCREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
19 June 2021

SHARP INCREASE IN LOCAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES

Kouga Municipality employee, Myra Malgas (60), completed the COVID-19 programme registration. VACCINATION ROLL-OUT “PRICKS” OFF IN KOUGA
17 June 2021

VACCINATION ROLL-OUT “PRICKS” OFF IN KOUGA

REGISTERED SOUP KITCHENS TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE
17 June 2021

SOUP kitchens in the Kouga region can now apply for temporary basic social relief assistance from Kouga Municipality. “The municipality is set to take hands with local soup kitchens to help address the escalating shortage of food in homes,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks. “Despite COVID-19 restrictions having been eased, many families are still struggling to recover from the impact lockdown has had on the economy and jobs.”

Kouga Municipality donated much-need dog and cat food, as well as warm blankets to the Jeffreys Bay Animal Rescue Sanctuary (ARS) in Ocean View. The donation was made possible by the municipality’s Ward Development Fund. Pictured are Leon Bans, Cindy Muller (ARS), Jessie Naude (ARS), Ward 14 Councillor, Sindiswa Mandeka, Councillor Robin Jantjies, Ward 14 Assistant, Zwai Yali, and Sihle Ngeno. TAIL-WAGGING BOOST FOR ANIMALS
17 June 2021

TAIL-WAGGING BOOST FOR ANIMALS

Kouga Municipality employees, Eric Ruiters and Enrico Biko, are set to take to the road on Sunday, June 13 for the local leg of the virtual Comrades marathon event – the only two local athletes to tackle the grueling 90km distance. KOUGA RUNNERS TAKE TO THE ROAD FOR AUTISM
10 June 2021

FIRST-TIME Comrades Marathon athlete and Kouga Municipality employee, Eric Ruiters, is set to take to the road on Sunday, June 13 for the local leg of the virtual Comrades marathon event – one of only two local athletes to tackle the grueling 90km distance. Ruiters will be joined by fifth-time Comrades Marathon athlete and Kouga Municipality employee, Enrico Biko. A third municipal employee, Cedric Grootboom, will join them at the halfway mark in Cape St Francis. All three avid runners are members of the Jeffreys Bay Running Club.

COUNCIL APPROVES MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR 2021/ 2022
03 June 2021

COUNCIL APPROVES MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR 2021/ 2022

Some 30 less-privileged households in Maak-`n-Las in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp now have access to ablution facilities – for the first time in over nine years. The four container ablution facilities – each consisting of both male and female amenities – were installed at the emergency houses that were established in 2012 for Ward 4 residents, who did not have any accommodation or the means to built themselves a shelter. The project, that was completed at the end of last week, forms part of the municipality’s ongoing efforts to eradicate the bucket system in the region once and for all. Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Willem Gertenbach (second from left) receives the keys from project leader, Martiens Eksteen (left). With them are Ward 4 Councillor, Freddy Campher, and Melikhaya Soyekwa from the project team. WARD 4 BOASTS NEW ABLUTION FACILITIES
03 June 2021

WARD 4 BOASTS NEW ABLUTION FACILITIES

A state-of-the-art water tanker and fully equipped fire and rescue vehicle are set to significantly enhance Kouga Municipality’s ability to respond effectively to emergency situations across the entire region. A brand-new Nissan double cab bakkie was also procured for the municipality’s Housing Department. SERVICE DELIVERY GETS FIERY BOOST
03 June 2021

A state-of-the-art water tanker and fully equipped fire and rescue vehicle are set to significantly enhance Kouga Municipality’s ability to respond effectively to emergency situations across the entire region. The two new vehicles were procured at a combined cost of R3.5 million – boosting Kouga’s emergency fleet to 14 fire and rescue vehicles which are stationed across the region. The new fire and rescue vehicle replaces the old bakkie that will now be solely used for rescue operations. The municipality’s Housing Department, furthermore, boasts a brand-new Nissan double cab bakkie.

SERVICE DELIVERY GETS FIERY BOOST
03 June 2021

A state-of-the-art water tanker and fully equipped fire and rescue vehicle are set to significantly enhance Kouga Municipality’s ability to respond effectively to emergency situations across the entire region. The two new vehicles were procured at a combined cost of R3.5 million – boosting Kouga’s emergency fleet to 14 fire and rescue vehicles which are stationed across the region. The new fire and rescue vehicle replaces the old bakkie that will now be solely used for rescue operations. The municipality’s Housing Department, furthermore, boasts a brand-new Nissan double cab bakkie.

Kouga rationing is on the cards for St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis should residents not heed calls to conserve water and minimise water usage as dam levels continue to fall. WATER RATIONING ON CARDS FOR ST FRANCIS
29 May 2021

WATER rationing is on the cards for St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis should residents not heed calls to conserve water and minimise water usage as dam levels continue to fall. This means that water will only be available from the taps for a few hours per day and will be shut off for the remainder of the day – as currently being implemented in Hankey and Patensie.

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