Kouga local municipality
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Press Releases

Jeffreys Bay power update
14 December 2016

The municipality has identified the problem and has been able to restore the power to sections of Wavecrest. Our aim is to restore the power to the remaining sections by 5pm. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Power alert: Jeffreys Bay
14 December 2016

The municipality is aware of the electricity problems in parts of Jeffreys Bay. Our electrical team is attending to it as a matter of urgency. Our apologies for any inconvenience to our residents, businesses and visitors.

Loyiso Tyabashe Eskom commits to being transparent
13 December 2016

Eskom has given the Kouga Council its assurance that it will communicate if there are developments that impact on the status of the proposed nuclear-build at Thyspunt near Oyster Bay.

Kouga and Eskom prepare for Thyspunt EA
12 December 2016

The foundation for the establishment of a Project Steering Committee for the proposed nuclear plant at Thyspunt was laid on Friday when Kouga Municipality and Eskom met with government stakeholders at Jeffreys Bay.

Punitive water restrictions on the cards for Kouga
07 December 2016

Water restrictions and the imposition of punitive tariffs will be on the agenda when the Kouga Council holds its last meeting for 2016 next week (15 December).

Silent march to mark 16 Days campaign
05 December 2016

About 100 people, ranging from children and women’s rights groups to community members, marched to the Thornhill Police Station last week to hand over a petition for an end to crimes against women and children.

Kouga councillors were out and about on World Aids Day to promote a healthy lifestyle among communities. In the picture Sister Koesie Peens of Clicks Pharmacy tests Social Services Portfolio Councillor Danny Benson’s blood pressure during the municipality’s Employees Wellness Day at the Humansdorp Country Club on Thursday. Looking on were Kouga Director Thobeka Tom and Public Participation Officer Fumanekile Lloyd. Celebrating wellness on World Aids Day
02 December 2016

Several events took place across Kouga to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and the importance of following a healthy lifestyle.

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk - 2 December 2016
02 December 2016

The cash flow of Kouga Municipality remains constrained, but after three months of being in control, the DA is satisfied that the municipality is a going concern and in no immediate danger of becoming bankrupt.

Anna Williams (third left) from the Wise People Club in Loerie and Mzwandile Nodikida from the Rev Mzukisi Faleni Foundation in Weston receive transporter wheelchairs on behalf of their organisations from Social Services Portfolio Councillor Danny Benson and Ward 11 Councillor Hattingh Bornman. With them are Gail Cillie from the Retina SA and Jakkie Pieters from the Association of People with Disabilities. Kouga marks Disability Rights Awareness Month
30 November 2016

Kouga Municipality will do its best to ensure that there is better access to municipal buildings and facilities for people with disabilities.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen (front centre) and Kouga Portfolio Councillors Nico Botha (back left) and Bryan Dhludhlu (fourth right) had a fruitful information sharing session with windfarm representatives and stakeholders. Among those at the meeting were (from left) Marion Green-Thompson, Willie van Niekerk, Johan Viljoen, Stanley Semelane (Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs), Lizeka Dlepu, Dindi Speelman, Thozela Ponoshe and Nico Lombard (Cacadu Development Agency). Council strengthens ties with wind farms
29 November 2016

The Kouga Council is streamlining communication with wind farm developers so as to ensure local communities benefit optimally from their social responsibility programmes.

Jeffreys Bay power restored
28 November 2016

The municipality’s electrical team has been able to restore power to the town.

J-Bay power interruption
28 November 2016

The power supply to Jeffreys Bay has been interrupted due to wind damage at the main substation.

LED Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu (left) hands over the container keys to Young Generation members Ilgin Grobbelaar and Bernard Draai while SMME officer Zingi Mdidimba, LED director Carleen Arends and LED manager Vivian Blouw look on. Business opportunity for youth cooperative
27 November 2016

A youth cooperative from Jeffreys Bay has joined forces with Kouga Municipality to offer business services to job seekers and entrepreneurs.

Birthday surprise from Military Academy
27 November 2016

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen (left) received a birthday surprise from the Saldanha Military Academy on Saturday.

Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen From the Mayor's Desk
25 November 2016

Your weekly update from Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen

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