Kouga local municipality
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Press Releases

Newly-elected Executive Mayor Clr Daphne Kettledas and outgoing Executive Mayor Booi Koerat. New Executive Mayor elected
12 May 2015

Clr Daphne Kettlesdas, a well-known educator and seasoned political activist from Humansdorp, is the new Executive Mayor of the Kouga region.

Kouga Tourism and Creative Industries Portfolio Councillor Virginia Camealio-Benjamin, Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Noel O'Connel from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat and Chief Margaret Coetzee of the Khoisan next to the defaced plaque at Sarah Bartmann's grave site. Leaders condemn defacing of Khoi icon's grave
28 April 2015

Local and district municipality leaders and Khoisan chiefs gathered in Hankey on Monday (27 April 2015) to condemn the defacing of Sarah Bartmann's gravesite.

Premier Phumulo Masualle addresses Kouga residents at the Exco Outreach. Residents have their say at Exco Outreach
20 April 2015

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle, accompanied by Education MEC Mandla Makupula and Human Settlement MEC Helen Sauls-August, visited Kouga as part of the Eastern Cape Government’s annual Exco Outreach on Friday, 17 April 2015.

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle Premier to visit Humansdorp
14 April 2015

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle will hold a public meeting at the Humansdorp Country Club on Friday, April 17.

Traffic and police officers at the site of the Easter roadblocks. Picture: John Brown Seven arrests at Easter roadblocks
13 April 2015

Seven arrests were made and 126 fines totalling more than R80 000 were issued during a joint safety operation in Kouga over the Easter weekend.

The Tourism Buddies are Asavela Gcelu, Amanda Gqotoho, Vuyisanani Nkwenkwezi, Noluthando Bam, Liesal Harmse, Cecil Jones, (squatting) Masiluve Mlamla and Eldrich Ruiters. Deon Wagosa completes the group. With them are Kouga Municipality’s LED and Tourism Manager Carina Strydom (second right) and Tourism Officer Khalipha Nelani (right).
Tourism Buddies for J'Bay beach
10 April 2015

Nine unemployed Tourism graduates from Kouga have been given an opportunity to ply their trade at Dolphin Beach in Jeffreys Bay through the Tourism Buddies Programme,

Secretaries of Kouga’s Ward Committees after their three-day training in office administration. With them is Ward 7 Councillor Bulelwa Koliti (far right, seated). Training boost for Ward Committees
09 April 2015

Secretaries of Ward Committees in Kouga sharpened their office skills when they participated in a three-day training workshop organised by the municipality.

Ward councillor Timothy Meleni (centre) is collecting blankets for the elderly from his ward. Here he is pictured with Gene Thube of Kouga Municipality’s Special Programmes Unit, and Nono Gunguluza, Nomzamo Williams and Nomthandazo Umali of Makukhanye. Help keep our elderly warm this winter
07 April 2015

An appeal has gone out to businesses, organisations and individuals to help spread warmth to the elderly of Jeffreys Bay this winter.

VAARWEL: Kouga-munisipaliteit het aan die einde van Maart 2015 vaarwel gese vir een van sy groot staatmakers, Henry Marais (middel). Opsigter tree af na 32 jaar
02 April 2015

Kouga-munisipaliteit het aan die einde van Maart 2015 vaarwel gese vir een van sy groot staatmakers, Henry Marais.

Council considers draft budget for 2015/2016
01 April 2015

The draft operating and capital budgets for 2015/2016 were tabled to the Kouga Council on Tuesday, 31 March 2015.

Paradise Beach Causeway re-opens
31 March 2015

The causeway between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach, Jeffreys Bay, will open to vehicles tomorrow (1 April 2015).

Municipalities talk tech at Lombardini
24 March 2015

Municipalities from across the country met in Kouga recently for the quarterly SAMRAS user group meeting.

Executive Mayor Booi Koerat State of the Municipality Address 2015
23 March 2015

Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat delivered the State of the Municipality Address at the Opening of Council at Oyster Bay on Friday, 20 March 2015.

Kouga responds to petition
11 March 2015

Kouga Municipality has responded to the petition submitted by the Jeffreys Bay Residents Association in February 2015.

Ward 1 Councillor Zolani Mayoni switches on the lights in Thandisizwe Mbiko’s (second from left) house during the switch-on ceremony at Umzamowethu, Oyster Bay. With them are Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Patrick Kota and contractor Frikkie de Jager of VE Reticulation 2874. Electricity for Umzamowethu
06 March 2015

Thirty-four households in the informal settlement of Umzamowethu at Oyster Bay now boast electricity connections as Kouga Municipality continues its programme of providing legal access to electricity for all.

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