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 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.

DA-led Kouga is launching a R12.5 million project to upgrade the Jeffrey’s Bay beachfront.

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

Newly elected DA-led Kouga is developing a replacement plan to get municipal vehicles running again. 

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

DA-led Kouga is in talks with wind farm reps to ensure that wind farms are making a difference establishing community trusts and social responsibility programmes.

Electricity connected to 116 homes in Humansdorp

1 688 title deeds being handed out between July and October 2018

R600 000’s worth of aid handed out to community projects for development

Over 1 688 title deeds are being delivered in Humansorp, Gill Marcus, Vaaldam, old Arcadia and the Jeugkamp

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Commitee

Horatio Hendricks

Executive Mayor

Born and raised in Hillside, Port Elizabeth, Horatio Hendricks completed his teaching qualification at the old Vista University. He became a teacher at Andrieskraal Primary School where he taught for 22 years and was principal for the last 12 years. It was during his tenure at this primary school that Horatio was confronted by the reality of poverty in South Africa’s rural areas, with most households serviced by the school not even having access to toilets or potable water.

Jaques Alexander

Corporate and Communication Services

Daniel Benson

Community and Safety Services

Hattingh Bornman


Bryan Dhludhlu

Local Economic Development, SBDM Human Settlement, Planning and Tourism