Drama and Dance Festival

Audition for Drama and Dance Festival

Budding stage performers from Kouga will have an opportunity to put their talents to the test in auditions to be held for a major upcoming festival at Grahamstown.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said auditions for the District Drama and Dance Festival would be held at the Humansdorp Country Club on Tuesday, 30 May, at 2pm.

The auditions are being held by the Sarah Baartman office of the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC), in conjunction with the Dakawa Arts Centre.

She urged Kouga artists to make full use of the opportunity and to give the best of what they have.

 “Those who make it through will go on to showcase their talent at the District Drama and Dance Festival, to be held on 3 June in Grahamstown,” she said.

“Our area is abundantly rich with talent and it is time we shared that with the rest of the communities in our district, the province and even nationally,” she said.

For further information about the auditions and the festival, one can contact DSRAC’s Mphumezi Mesani on 046 603 4205/076 785 8805 or email mphumezi.mesani@ecsrac.gov.za.

Alternatively, contact Kouga Municipality Arts and Culture Officer Xolile Wagosa on 042 200 2219 or email xwagosa@kouga.gov.za.

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Roadworthy Centre Re-Opens

Municipality re-opens roadworthy centre in Humansdorp

More than two years after a flash flood shut down operations, the vehicle testing centre at Kouga Municipality in Humansdorp is up and running again.

The A-grade roadworthy centre at Humansdorp was re-opened this week by Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen and Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson.

Mayor Van Lingen said the centre had been standing idle since March 2015 when the equipment was damaged in a flash flood.

“This meant that the public could no longer have their vehicles tested at the municipality but had to go to private centres, which often charged more,” she said. “It was a great blow for residents and business alike.”

Re-opening the centre was one of the first tasks the new Council set itself after the municipal elections in August last year.

“The municipality had been paid out by the insurance company more than a year prior, so there were funds available to replace the damaged equipment and re-open the centre,” the Mayor said.

“There were, however, administrative delays which were sorted out as a matter of urgency under the guidance of the new Council.”

She said the Council was very pleased that it could restore this service to the public.

Bookings for the municipality’s vehicle testing centre can be made and paid for at the Kouga Traffic Department in Heugh Street, Humansdorp.

As an A-grade facility, the centre can test vehicles and trailers of all makes and sizes. Tests take between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on the vehicle.

Roadwothy Centre

Vehicle testing centre staffers (from left) Lourens Anker and Patrick Mgobo explain the ins and outs of the facility to Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson and Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen

Roadwothy Centre

Vehicle testing centre staffers (from left) Lourens Anker and Patrick Mgobo explain the ins and outs of the facility to Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson and Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen

Roadworthy Centre

Article from 1994 at the orinal opening of the Roadworthy Centre

Press Release – Laura-Leigh, Randall, Media Liaison Officer, Kouga Municipality

The Art of Living happiness

The Art of Living happiness program level 1

Live every day with abundant Joy, Purpose and Confidence

The centre piece of the Art of living Happiness program is a unique and profound breathing technique.

A practical tool that restores body, mind and spirit into its natural rhythm of being, the Sudarshan Kriya has positively transformed millions and millions of lives. Its uniqueness is not only in its performance, but also in its formation as Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar emerged with the Sudarshan Kriya after a ten – day silence period.

Along with Sudarshan Kriya, other powerful breathing techniques, yoga and meditation taught in the interactive sessions of the Happiness Program.

It is all that you need for an experience of happiness like never before

Come and join us at The Studio for the last 6-Day programme.

Dates: 6 to 11 June
Times: Tuesday to Friday 18h30 to 21h30 – Saturday: 14h00 to 19h00 –  Sunday: 09h00 to 14h30
Cost: R850.00 (Regular) – Pensioners & Full Time Students R500.00 –  Repeaters R0
Venue: The Studio, The Old Village Centre (above Verandah), 10 Blairich Bldge, St Francis Drive

The price goes up to R1100.00 at the beginning of July so join us now.

Call to book:

Susan: 082 601 3559

Stella: 072 144 6175

Living happiness

 

Night of the Proms

St Francis Prime Timers at Night of the Proms

On Sunday,   28 Prime Timers left St Francis for their annual buffet lunch at the Humewood Hotel Summerstrand.  The lunch was exceptional as usual providing a vast selection of  delicious fare.  After the members had wined and dined they left the hotel and drove to the Feather Market for The Last Night of the Proms.

The members settled in their seats with their programmes and coloured streamers ready to celebrate with Richard Cock conducting The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is always a very special charity event which includes dancers,
several choirs, soloists, Caledonian Pipe Band, and the  full orchestra entertaining  with music to suit everyone.

Prime Timers is a social club for retired people and details for membership can be obtained from Paulene Hardy 042 2940301      084 7897801.

Prime Timers Night of the Proms

Prime Timers enjoying lunch at Humewood Hotel, Port Elizabeth before Night of the Proms

Night of the Proms

St Francis Market Day

It’s Market time again!! Join us on Saturday morning for all your fresh produce, funky gifts, tasty treats and a cuppa with friends and family.

St Francis Market