KOUGA – In a vibrant display of community spirit and environmental stewardship, Kouga Municipality is gearing up for its annual clean-up campaign for the fourth consecutive year. Thus fostering a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable environment.

Residents of Kouga are once again invited to declutter their homes by disposing of unwanted items that cannot be accommodated in standard refuse collections.

Coca-Maak Skoon

Known as ‘Coca-Maak Skoon’, incorporating the isiXhosa and Afrikaans words for cleaning up, this project is an integral part of the ongoing Keep Kouga Clean campaign. Furthermore, it is set to commence on 4 December 2023 and is scheduled to conclude on 8 December 2023.

This year, a notable change will take place as the project is set to run simultaneously across all towns in the region.

Building on the success of previous initiatives since 2020, residents are encouraged to part with items ranging from electronic waste to old furniture. Yet, exclusions are limited to food items, to deter scavengers, as well as garden refuse and builders’ rubble.

So food items should be disposed of in wheelie bins on regular refuse collection days. Further, garden refuse and builders’ rubble must be taken to designated landfill sites.

Fourth Consecutive Year

“We are thrilled to launch the Coca-Maak Skoon campaign for the fourth consecutive year, a testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of Kouga residents,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Hattingh Bornman, said. “This year’s simultaneous clean-up across all towns amplifies our collective impact, demonstrating the unity of our community in maintaining a clean and thriving environment.

Bornman emphasises the importance of adhering to the advertised collection days in each area. Further, he advises against placing items on the pavement once the collection truck has moved on from a specific location.

“The collective effort of Kouga residents is crucial in ensuring the success of this endeavour to maintain a clean and thriving community,” he said. “So let us work together to create a cleaner, healthier Kouga for all.”

The programme is as follows:

Gamtoos Valley

  • Monday, 4 December – Patensie
  • Tuesday, 5 December – Hankey
  • Wednesday, 6 December – Weston
  • Thursday, 7 December – Loerie
  • Friday, 8 December – Thornhill


Greater St Francis Area

  • Monday, 4 December – Santareme
  • Tuesday, 5 December – St Francis Bay
  • Wednesday, 6 December – Cape St Francis and Sea Vista
  • Thursday, 7 December – Oyster Bay



  • Monday, 4 December – Kruisfontein and Donkerhoek
  • Tuesday, 5 December – Maak `n Las, Gill Marcus, Vaaldam, Mooi Uitsig, and Johnson’s Ridge
  • Wednesday, 6 December – Arcadia, Graslaagte, Matt Melville and Moerasrivier
  • Thursday, 7 December – KwaNomzamo, Vergenoeg Golf Course, Shukushukuma and Polar Park
  • Friday, 8 December – Humansdorp Town, Boskloof and Panorama


Jeffreys Bay

  • Monday, 4 December – Paradise Beach and Aston Bay
  • Tuesday, 5 December – Pellsrus, Ocean View, Madiba Bay and Tokyo Sexwale
  • Wednesday, 6 December – C-Place, The Sands, Jeffreys Bay Central
  • Thursday, 7 December – Upper Wavecrest
  • Friday, 8 December – Lower Wavecrest and Kabeljauws

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