Kouga Municipality is going paperless to cut costs and conserve the environment. As part of phasing in the system, Council agendas will be sent out both electronically and in hard copy for February while hard copies will only be provided on request from March. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said it had been resolved to…Read More
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….Read More
News from Kouga
Kouga Municipality is cementing its partnership with a German municipality to combat climate change and its harmful impact on communities. A four-man delegation from Ilsfeld, led by Mayor Thomas Knodler, is in Kouga this week to learn more about the region and identify projects on which the municipalities can collaborate. “Among the challenges we have…Read More
The Kouga Municipality is working around the clock, trying to secure more water sources for its residents as the drought continues, raising worries of water shortages soon. The water levels at the main dams supplying Kouga are critically low as the area has been hit by one of the worst and longest droughts. Executive Mayor…Read More
A new booking system has been introduced at the Kouga Traffic Department in Humansdorp to save residents from having to spend hours in queues. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the new system enabled residents to book a slot telephonically or in person to submit their applications for learner’s or driver’s licences at the Traffic…Read More
Refuse removal and bush-clearing in the Kouga region are shifting up a gear. Four new trucks – two refuse compactors and two mesh trucks – have been added to the municipality’s fleet at a cost of almost R7-million. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the new trucks had been purchased with the municipality’s Capital Budget…Read More
Kouga Municipality struck potential new water at Oyster Bay last week as its plan to secure additional supply sources for the region gained momentum. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the municipality had appointed service provider Aurecon to drill for water at Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, Oyster Bay, Hankey and Patensie. “Our aim is to establish18…Read More
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