Growing tourism TOURISM is one of the main economic drivers of the Kouga area. Dolphin Beach, the main beach at Jeffreys Bay, secured Blue Flag status for the 2016/17 season. We also upgraded the main beach promenade and life guard tower in partnership with local business. Council further increased its support of the JBay Winterfest,…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
The price of water is set to increase steeply from August when Kouga starts charging emergency drought tariffs. Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen said the implementation of the higher charges – Part C of the municipality’s tariff structure – was approved by Council at the end of May. The Council also declared a local state…Read More
The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape is proud to announce the DA-led Kouga Municipality’s success to provide electricity to over 200 families from Donkerhoek. Donkerhoek was an informal settlement that had to be formalised in order for us to give it the best services possible. That meant, Kouga Municipality had to survey plots and…Read More
Kouga Municipality is cleaning up its books by writing off unauthorised expenditure spanning five financial years. The resolution, to write off R288 million of unauthorised expenditure, was taken in a Council meeting held last week. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the resolution was in line with the prescripts of the Municipal Finance Management Act…Read More
Some 600 tonnes of rubbish was collected at Jeffreys Bay this past week as Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen officially launched a massive clean-up intervention, set to be rolled out across the region. More than 100 community members took part in the campaign, which stretched over five days and covered the areas of Pellsrus, Tokyo…Read More
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…Read More
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