Kouga local municipality
Tel:+27 (0)42 200 2200
All-hours Emergency:+27 (0)42 291 0250
Alternative Number:+27 (0)42 200 8330

Press Releases

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.

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.

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