Mayor’s appeal to save water

The Kouga Council would like to appeal to residents and visitors to save water in whichever way they can.

We ask this because our region desperately needs to cut back its water usage by 15 % over the next three months. If we don’t, residents may end up having to pay more than double what they are paying for water now.

We know that this is a terrible time of the year to ask this. Water is the last thing anyone wants to worry about when on holiday.

But the situation is serious.

Kouga receives most of its water from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. We were recently mandated by the Metro to cut back this usage by 15% or they would start charging us more.

Over the past month, however, our water purchases from the Metro have increased by almost nine percent.

Preliminary readings put our usage at 545 640kl for the period 18 November to 19 December 2016, compared to 485 470kl for the period 20 November to 18 December 2015.

This means that instead of using 15% less water, we’ve been using 9% more.

If this trend continues, there is a real risk that we might have to start implementing very steep water tariffs by April next year. These tariffs could see the price of water more than double for Kouga households.

The Council will do all we can to avoid steeper tariffs, but to succeed, we need everyone on board, saving water in whichever way we can.

The Council would further like to thank everyone who is already making an effort to reduce water usage. We are also grateful to those who are helping to spread the message because they care about their communities. With your assistance, we can achieve what we’ve set out to do.

DOWNLOAD Water restrictions 2016 INFORMATION

Press release from Laura-Leigh Randall, Kouga Municipality – 22nd December

St Francis United Church

Christmas church services at St Francis United Church

Dec 24th – 23h00 Christmas Eve Service (ST Francis United Church, Cnr of Walton RD & St Francis DR)

Dec 25th– 6h30 Christmas Service (ST Francis United Church, Cnr of Walton RD & St Francis DR)

                 8h00 Christmas Service (ST Francis United Church, Cnr of Walton RD & St Francis DR)

                9h30 Christmas Service (ST Francis United Church, Cnr of Walton RD & St Francis DR)

Christmas Church Services St Francis Bay United Church

Sport Events

Summer Series Sport Events

Here are the Summer Series events until the end of the year. For more information visit St Francis Sport

  • Thursday 22 December 08:00 Trail Run, Dune Ridge Country House (5km, 15km)
  • Friday 23 December 08:00 Extreme Duathlon (MTB & Trail Run), St Francis Field
    (5km run, 15km MTB)
  • Tuesday 27 December 08:00 MTB Challenge, Dune Ridge Country House (15km, 30km)
  • Thursday 29 December 08:00 Quadrathlon (cycle, swim, run, paddle), Sea Glades Dr
  • Thursday 29 December 19h30 New Moon Walk/Run in aid of SANCCOB, CSF Main Beach (5km)
  • Friday 30 December Open Water Swim, Granny’s Pool (2km)
  • Sat 31 December 10:00 Open Water Swim Reserve Day (2km)

Registration can be done on the day, 60 minutes before the event at each respective venue, and race briefing will be 15 minutes before the start. Multiple events can be done as teams or individuals, in age categories under 14, under 17 and open.

The entry fees: R80 for adults, and R50 for all under 14’s.

Start time: All events start at 08:00.

For more information, contact Eric and Esti Stewart on 082 394 7363 or 073 825 0835.

Entry forms are available at St Francis Tourism and Custom Bikes.

For more information visit St Francis Sport

Fun runs at Cape St Francis Resort