Where we govern


This is Kouga Local Municipality’s first term under DA government. Its vision is, “Good governance through service excellence.” Already, the Municipality is making headway with plans to replace the municipal vehicle fleet it inherited from the previous administration, with one that works. Projects to upgrade tourist attractions and renewable energy plants are in the pipeline.

Kouga's Success Stories

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

Fire prompts second disaster declaration

Prompted by the widespread destruction caused by fires that have been burning in the region since Wednesday (7 June), the Kouga Council this afternoon declared a Local State of Disaster. The declaration, made at a special meeting at Jeffreys Bay this afternoon, will now be promulgated in the Provincial Gazette. The declaration will allow the…

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Kouga to help with initiates

The Kouga Municipalities has joined with traditional surgeons and nurses, the Department of Health and non-government organisations got together recently in Humansdorp last week to assess local readiness for the male initiation season. The session was facilitated by the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHOTL), which also presented the new legislation governing the custom. Chief Executive…

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Mayoral clean-up rolled out

Kouga’s Mayoral clean-up programme is being rolled out through the region. The municipality’s Solid Waste team was in KwaNomzamo recently to help clean up illegal dump sites. A front-end loader and truck were on hand to collect refuse including building rubble and garden waste as well as ordinary domestic waste. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen told the local media that the programme…

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