• South Africa has “cash flow crises”

    The release of the 2011 Green Drop Report revealed that the majority of the sewage systems in South Africa are either dysfunctional or are heading in that direction. A lack of maintenance over the years as well as a lack of spend on infrastructure upgrade has resulted in untreated sewage pouring into our rivers and […]

  • Fault on Main Power line causes failure

    Jeffreys bay was plunged into darkness last night due to a fault on the main power line near the Melkbos sub station. “The line tripped at around 6 pm last night and the Kouga Municipality’s Electrical division immediately responded to the problem”, said DA Councillor Brenton Williams. “When the line trips, the root cause must […]

  • New mayor elected for Kouga

    ANC Councillor Booi Koerat was sworn in as the new Executive Mayor of the Kouga Municipality at Humansdorp today. An old school principal and mayor of the former Humansdorp Transitional Local Council (TLC), Koerat pledged his commitment to serving his community to loud applause at the packed inaugural meeting of the new Kouga Council. Former […]

  • Meet the Kouga Council

    The ANC won the local election earlier this month by an extremely narrow margin that saw them win 15 seats to the DA’s 14. None of the marginal parties who split the vote gained any seats in Council. The first meeting of the new Council will take place on 2 June. In both the ANC […]

  • How the minority parties won the election for the ANC

    Many residents of Jeffreys Bay and the surrounding towns will be understandably upset with the split vote that handed an election victory to the ANC in the Kouga. Although the ANC won 9 out of the 15 wards in the Kouga municipal district, the DA won enough votes to contest the proportional representation very strongly. […]

  • Why must I vote in the 2011 Elections?

    This question is asked by many people in South Africa. Why the need to vote when it seems that nothing ever changes anyway? Yet, in a place like Jeffreys Bay, your vote could actually mean that the town will start working again. Your vote could mean that the sewage spills on Main Beach will be […]

  • Terminal decline in Jeffreys Bay Municipal leadership

    “Tender irregularities appear to be rife and the working relationship between senior managers has deteriorated to such an extent that efficient administration of the municipality is likely to break down soon if there is no intervention” So says the Chairman of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Jeffreys Bay Region, Dr. Nico Botha,who  recently expressed […]

  • This is a democracy – you have a say!

    2011 is a big year for South Africans as we will be going to the voting stations to elect those who will lead us in local affairs for the next five years. There are many worrying signs that all is not well in the municipalities of South Africa. The department of Water Affairs identified in […]

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