• Jeffreys Bay
    Athol Trollip to visit Kouga

    The leader of the DA in the Eastern Cape, Athol Trollip will be visiting Kouga this week and will hold two meetings, to which the public is invited to attend. Trollip is also the Federal Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance, ensuring that the Eastern Cape is well represented on a national level. The first meeting […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    DA shows strong growth in Kouga By-elections

    In line with the DA’s massive gains in the by-elections country-wide the outcomes of those in Kouga proved the strong groundswell away from the governing party and non-delivery. Ward 9 Kouga – Hankey: DA 2011: 33% DA 2013: 44% Ward 5 Kouga – Arcadia: DA 2011: 55% DA 2013: 58% These results depict a positive […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    DA rolls out big guns in fight to save Kouga

    The DA’s Shadow Minister of Sport and Recreation, Donald Lee, and Shadow Minister of Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities, Helen Lamoela, will be hosting a public meeting in Humansdorp tonight. Humansdorp will host one of the two by-elections that are taking place in Kouga on 27 November. Should the DA win both by-elections, […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    Public meeting in Hankey on Monday

    The recent passing of two Councillors (the DA’s Eugene Groep and the ANC’s Lulamile Ntshiza) in Kouga means that two bi-elections will be held in this municipality on 27 November. If the Democratic Alliance (DA) wins both bi-elections, it will be the ruling party within Kouga municipality. The DA’s MP’s Donald Lee and Elza van […]

  • Eastern Cape
    Kouga racks up R 4 million in legal fees

    Municipalities in the Eastern Cape racked up an astounding R 130 million in legal fees during the 2011/12 financial year. This amount was more than double the costs of R 60,45 million recorded in 2010/11. Until there are real consequences for poor performance by municipal officials, the citizens of the Eastern Cape can forget about […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    Kouga Municipality in hot water over pension payments

    The Democratic Alliance represented by Councillor Ben Rheeder, has laid charges against Kouga municipal officials for criminal neglect. This was due to the fact that Rheeder was approached by workers who complained that they had received letters from their pension and provident fund managers informing them that their contributions were in arrears. Rheeder, a former […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    Kouga owes Millions for water

    The Democratic Alliance councillors in both Kouga and the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) are fully aware of the acknowledgement of debt signed by the Kouga chief financial officer (CFO) in September 2011 when Kouga agreed to pay off R 500,000 per month to cover the debt plus the amount for the current consumption. At […]

  • Prevent bad municipal appointments

    The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Richard Baloyi must take steps to prevent the current scramble to appoint dubious municipal staff before regulations regarding the appointment of Municipal Managers and top level managers take effect in July. Kouga is one of the municipalities who is suddenly trying to appoint all the top level […]

  • DA lays pension fund charges against Kouga Municipality

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Kouga laid charges at the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crime Unit on Monday, 7 May 2012 against officials of Kouga Municipality for the alleged non-payment of pension fund contributions to the three pension funds as prescribed by law. It is alleged that Kouga owes substantial amounts to the three pensions funds […]

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