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Speaker Horatio Hendricks, Municipal Manager Sidney Fadi and Mayor Elza van Lingen thank Andrew Gasebo, Christina Brown, Piet Dondashe and Sam Natal on their long and outstanding service to the municipality. Council recognises long service
27 January 2017

Four long-serving employees of Kouga Municipality received recognition at a special Council meeting on Friday, 27 January.

Taking part in the outreach at the Kouga Dam were (back) Senior Fireman Vusumzi Solani, Firemen Mthobeli Fani and Thabo Sodladla, (middle) Biago Browers, 12, of Du Preez Primary,  Andrieskraal Primary’s Julie-Ann Felix,13, Shandre Prins, 13, from Cockscomb Primary, Warrant Officer Hilton Douglas and Constable Gordwin Smith from the K-9 Dog Unit, (front), Kouga Disaster Management Coordinator James Mzangwa, Warrant Officer Edward Bruinders from K-9 and Khaya Yakhe from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality Disaster Management. Youngsters learn about emergency services
25 January 2017

Kouga's Disaster Management Unit and Fire Department joined forces with the police K-9 Dog Unit last week for an outreach to deep rural communities of the Gamtoos Valley.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk - 20 January 2017
20 January 2017

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen looks back at the festive season in her latest weekly update.

Aim for 12kl water to avoid paying more
19 January 2017

Households that would like to avoid paying punitive water tariffs should aim to keep their usage at 12kl or less per month.

Kouga adopts a new brand
10 January 2017

A new logo, vision, mission and value statement have been approved by Council for Kouga Municipality to reflect the changes expected under the current leadership.

Water usage to be cut by 15%
06 January 2017

Kouga’s people have won the holiday water war, but an even tougher challenge lies ahead – cutting back water usage by 15% over the next three months to avoid a steep tariff increase.

Obey the by-laws for a happy holiday
28 December 2016

Kouga Municipality would like to call on all residents and visitors to respect the by-laws that have been put in place to keep everyone safe this festive season.

Kouga Executive Mayor Ela van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk - 23 December 2016
23 December 2016

The Kouga Council would like to appeal to residents and visitors to save water in whichever way they can.

Tariff increase looms as water usage soars
22 December 2016

Water usage at Kouga’s holiday towns has increased by up to 26% compared to 2015 despite warnings by the local Council that failure to reduce usage could lead to a steep increase in tariffs.

Kouga Social Services Portfolio Councillor Danny Benson (front left) and Smhart Security boss Carl Trahms (front right) hand over the first official J-Bay Car Guard caps to David Johnny, Earthwell Dingani, Michael Witbooi and Brian Atties. Yellow caps to replace illegal car guards
21 December 2016

A new breed of car guard will be out and about on the streets of Jeffreys Bay this Festive Season.

Helping hand for Hankey fire victims
19 December 2016

A family in need from Hankey received a helping hand from Kouga Municipality after their home burnt down.

Temporary site for garden refuse in St Francis
19 December 2016

The Kouga Council has created temporary drop-off sites for garden refuse at St Francis Bay.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk - 17 December 2016
17 December 2016

The Kouga Council has approved the IMMEDIATE imposition of water restrictions across the Kouga region.

The natural opening-and-closing cycle of the mouth has been severely disturbed because of the haphazard manner in which the causeway had been constructed. This, combined with the artificial breaching of the mouth, has further led to the extreme siltation of the estuary. Permanent solution sought for Paradise causeway
15 December 2016

The Kouga Council has set out to find a permanent solution to the controversial causeway that connects Paradise Beach to Jeffreys Bay.

Power restored: Jeffreys Bay
14 December 2016

The power to all areas was restored about 15 minutes ago. If yours was one of the affected houses and the electricity is not yet on, please report this to 042 291 0250 or 042 200 8330 in order for the municipality's electricity dept to assist.

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