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

Car Guard Project

AN appeal has gone out to motorists not to tip so-called “car guards” operating illegally in Kouga’s area of jurisdiction. Kouga Social Services Portfolio Councillor Danny Benson said the municipality had already been able to reduce the number of illegal car guards in Jeffreys Bay through a programme launched last year by the municipality, South…

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Anti-crime Operation

Twenty-one taxis were impounded and more than R1000 000’s worth of fines were issued when Kouga Municipality and the South African Police Service held roving road blocks in and around Jeffreys Bay. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the aim of the joint operation was to clamp down on illegal taxi operators in the municipal…

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Municipal Offices open despite strike

The Kouga Municipality has obtained a court interdict to prevent members of SAMWU from organising and participating in any unprotected strike action. SAMWU has been protesting since Monday and strikers have vandalized Municipal property and trashed the main roads in both Jeffreys Bay and Hankey. Kouga Mayor Elza Van Lingen says the court order interdicts…

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Adjustment Budget passed

The 2016/17 adjustment budget was passed without a hitch by the Kouga Council. A municipal budget has to be adjusted if revenue and expenditure estimates change and to correct any errors in the annual budget. The total adjustment budget amounts to R 764 million, of which R 695 million is for the operating budget and…

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