Where we govern


This is Kouga Local Municipality’s first term under DA government. Their vision is, ‘good governance through service excellence’. Already, the Municipality is making headway with plans to replace the municipal vehicle fleet that it inherited from the previous administration, with one that works. Projects to upgrade tourist attractions and renewable energy plants are in the pipeline. Under DA governance, real change is on its way.

Kouga's Success Stories

In Kouga a Local State of Disaster has been declared so that our municipality can apply for more funding from provincial and national government.

Kouga Municipality works to ensure that initiation customs are treated with respect and that our children are safe.

“Great to see the roads being resealed in my neighbourhood – first time in 15 years.” – Glen Bowles, Wavecrest

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Kouga Municipality

Elza van Lingen

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen is a dynamic and passionate former member of Parliament. This is her first term as executive mayor of the Kouga Municipality. Elza has lived in Cape St Francis since 2000. When she first relocated to the Municipality she complained madly about the quality of the water, prompting the late Prof….

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News from Kouga

Kouga to partner with Germany for climate change project

Kouga has been invited to be part of a German project aimed at empowering municipalities to manage climate change at a local level. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen, Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson and Environmental Health manager Nomvula Machelesi left for Germany this week on a ten-day visit. Funded by the German Federal Ministry…

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Donkerhoek residents to apply for free basic services

Kouga Municipality will be holding a special Equitable Shares drive next week to register residents from Donkerhoek at Humansdorp for free basic services. Registration will take place on 18 and 19 October, from 8:30am to 3pm, at the Humansdorp Council Chambers on the corner of Main Road and Du Plessis Street. Kouga Acting Mayor Brenton…

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Kouga Municipality steps in to assist unpaid workers

Unrest is brewing at Hankey where workers at the Sarah Baartman Centre of Remembrance have not been paid their salaries for the past two months. The centre is being built by the national Department of Public Works on behalf of the Department of Arts and Culture. Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen said the municipality was…

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Training local SMMEs to become trainers

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) from Kouga were introduced to new opportunities as training providers in a workshop by the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) at Jeffreys Bay this week. The workshop, an initiative of the SETA and Kouga Municipality, took place at the Newton Hall on Thursday and was targeted at…

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Water Wise

An appeal has gone out to Kouga residents and visitors to reduce their water usage to 60 litres per person per day. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said dam levels remained critical despite the recent rain and that the area could face serious water shortages over the summer months. “The only way to make…

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Kouga to host Blue Flag program

COASTAL municipalities from around South Africa will gather in Jeffreys Bay next month for the national launch of the Blue Flag programme for the 2017/2018 season. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said about 200 guests, including Deputy Tourism Minister Elizabeth Thabethe, were expected to attend the launch. “It is a great honour for Kouga…

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