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

Council to clamp down on car guards
10 October 2016

Stricter controls are set to be introduced in Kouga to clamp down on illegal car guards.

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen and Municipal Manager Sidney Fadi. Applications invited for top job
07 October 2016

The Kouga Council is searching for an “experienced, suitable, qualified and committed” individual to take over the baton from current Municipal Manager Sidney Fadi when his contract expires next year.

Laziness will not be tolerated
12 September 2016

Kouga's new Executive Mayor, Elza van Lingen, has warned government employees that laziness will not be tolerated.

Gamtkwa Captain Hettie Booysen and translator Bella Zhang, with the Chinese learners at Sarah Baartman's gravesite at Hankey. Chinese learners visit Kouga schools
05 September 2016

Kouga was the destination of choice when a group of Chinese learners visited South Africa recently.

Caroline Swarts of Karlola Trading, Hantie van der Westhuizen, Maryette Bakkes of Origin Design and Masimanye Bricks' Nosisi Dayimani all celebrated their birthdays during the month of August and were given locally hand-made bracelets as presents at the Kouga Women in Business and Tourism Networking Session last week. Women urged to inspire change
02 September 2016

Women should never settle for second best in the grisly world of business but strive to be catalysts for change and growth, was the message at the 2016 Kouga Women in Business and Tourism Networking Session.

Giving the municipal garden at Jeffreys Bay a Spring Day make-over were (front) Michael Kleinbooi, Lennox Vuster, (back) Tiaan Hoeben, Zack Davidson and Alison Kühl. Spring facelift for municipality
02 September 2016

The garden at Kouga Municipality's headquarters in Jeffreys Bay received a facelift for Spring Day and now boasts an array of endemic plants such as spekboom, clivias, dietes, euphorbias and succulents.

Kouga Municipality will not be bullied into Thyspunt
01 September 2016

Kouga's newly-elected Executive Mayor, Clr Elza van Lingen, speaks out about the proposed nuclear development at Thyspunt.

State Advocate Warren Myburgh (second left) of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Asset Forfeiture Unit hands over the cheque to Kouga Municipal Manager Sidney Fadi while Kouga CFO Selwyn Thys (left) and Curator Bonis Michael Timkoe look on.   NPA returns stolen money to Kouga
25 August 2016

The Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority handed a cheque of more than R100 000 to Kouga Municipality on 24 August 2016.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen delivers her inaugural address. New Council inaugurated
21 August 2016

The new Kouga Council was inaugurated at Kruisfontein Community Hall in Humansdorp on 19 August 2016.

Sinoxolo Higa (left) and Michael Oliphant (right) of Do it Well receive their learnership and health & safety certificates from outgoing LED Portfolio Councillor Phumzile Oliphant and Frank Lötter of Vlakteplaas Quarry, who took them through the learnership. Golden opportunity for local co-op
02 August 2016

The Do It Well cooperative is ready to start making bricks thanks to the support they received from the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Kouga Municipality and Vlakteplaas Quarry.

(Front right) J-Bay High School learners Quintin Swarts, Nealon Plaatjies and Shavandre Frans (all 14 years old) show outgoing LED Portfolio Councillor, Phumzile Oliphant, the vegetable garden that is being cultivated at their school, with the support of Vlakteplaas Quarry. They were joined by (back) fellow learners, the Vlakteplaas team and members of the municipality’s LED directorate. Vegetable garden for J-Bay High
02 August 2016

Kouga Municipality has helped to facilitate the establishment of a vegetable garden at the new Jeffreys Bay High School.

Inspecting the upgrades at the Koraal Street pump station are consultant Pieter Joubert, Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Patrick Kota, Acting Infrastructure Director Eddie Oosthuizen and electrical contractor Andrew Ward.    Further upgrades to J-Bay sewer
24 July 2016

A further R6,5-million has been pumped into upgrading sewerage pump stations at Jeffreys Bay this past financial year. Work has also started on the Wavecrest internal sewer system so part of the municipality’s programme to phase out sewerage tanks.

Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Patrick Kota and Ward Councillor Xolisile Persent at the upgraded sewer pump station at Hankey. More than R100m for Hankey and Patensie bulk
22 July 2016

Kouga Municipality and the Department of Human Settlements have pumped more than R100-million into bulk service upgrades at Hankey and Patensie.

Hundreds of workers joined Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas (second left) and Portfolio Councillors Thandeka Maseti, Phumzile Oliphant and Virginia Camealio-Benjamin for the clean-up of a polluted vlei area at KwaNomzamo on Nelson Mandela Day. Kouga Municipality ran the programme in partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation. They were joined by workers from the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and Community Works Programme (CWP). Madiba's spirit lives on
19 July 2016

Kouga's 2016 Nelson Mandela Day programmes were a great success.

Rev Siyabonga Tambo (left) and Thanduxolo Buka (right) from Sakhe Singamadoda receive their cheque from Social Development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi, Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas and Chief Michael Williams. Men of Honour Awards set for November 2016
18 July 2016

A community-based organisation from Humansdorp is gearing up for its first Fathers & Men of Honour Awards, with funding it received from Social Development.

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