• Jeffreys Bay
    Council approves appointment of two new directors

    The Kouga Council approved the appointment of two municipal directors at a special meeting in Jeffreys Bay last week. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said Council had resolved to renew the contract of Victor Felton as Director: Infrastructure, Planning and Development while Krishen Moodley received the nod as Director: Administration, Monitoring, Evaluation and Special Projects. […]

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    History made in Kouga as unanimous budget gets approved

    Kouga Municipality will start its new financial year on a high note following the unanimous approval of the new budget by the Council yesterday last week. It is the first time in the history of the municipality that its annual budget was approved unopposed and without conditions. The municipality’s new five-year Integrated Development Plan (IDP) […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    It’s time for communities to have their say

    All residents and stakeholders have been invited to participate in the drafting of a new five-year Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for Kouga Municipality. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the new Council wanted to ensure that everyone had a say in how their communities were governed and developed. “One way communities can do this, […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    New Council elected for Kouga

    Following a resounding win on the 3 August election, the Democratic Alliance took over the Kouga Council on Friday. The meeting was held in the Kruisfontein Civic Hall, which was filled to capacity for the occasion. Horatio Hendricks was voted in as the new Speaker of the Kouga Council, with Elza Van Lingen elected as […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    Kouga Council meeting ends in disarray

    The meeting of the Kouga Council last Friday eventually had to be adjourned with the most important items on the agenda being withdrawn. The DA Councillors left the meeting after the ANC Councillors took an extended caucus and simply took their time to return to the Council chambers. The most important items on the agenda […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    “Sewage motion” cast aside by Kouga Council

    The Kouga Council last week voted against allowing a motion requesting a report be tabled detailing the problems with sewage in the area together with the costs of repairing the sewage infrastructure. In a stormy Council meeting the motion, which was tabled by the Democratic Alliance was not even debated, leaving residents in Loerie, Jeffreys […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    Kouga Council to decide on Riparian Levy

    The Kouga Council will be meeting this morning at 11 am to discuss the once off Riparian Levy that is being proposed for the homeowners living on the canals in St Francis Bay. Comments and objections only closed to the public yesterday and will be taken into account at the Council meeting. The other item […]

  • Pothole solution found in Cape St Francis

    It had to happen!! Someone with a sense of humour planted a plant in a pothole in the tiny Eastern Cape village of Cape St Francis. The unusual gardening activities were carried out just after the first hump as you enter Cape St Francis. The pot plant created a group of interested and amused bystanders. […]

  • Cash Flow crisis in J’Bay Municipality

    A major cash flow crisis exists in the Kouga Municipality (which includes Jeffreys Bay, St Francis Bay and Humansdorp). The proposed budget for the next three years includes the sale of municipal land up to R 80 million; much of which will be used to cover the operating budget. However, in the current property market […]

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