Women on the Frontline – Live Tuesday 11th August

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Women have played a leading role in local efforts to keep communities safe from COVID-19.

Join Kouga Municipality on Tuesday, 11 August, when they chat to Sr Cathy Brown from the Department of Health, Dr Adi Schoeman, a medical practitioner from Patensie, and Nolusindiso Soul, one of almost 1 000 Kouga residents who have already beaten the disease.

The interviews will be streamed live on our Facebook page, as well as on the Facebook page of Oasis FM or tune into Oasis FM 89.8.

#Kouga #Womensmonth #WomensdaySA #Covid19SA

Sr Kathhy Brown Dept of Health




Rip Curl E-Pro Round 4 Men and Round 1 Women Results

E-Pro Surfing

For South African surf fans, the action was fast and exciting for Round 4 of the men and Round 1 of the women’s events at the Rip Curl E-Pro online surf tournament. The judges had to dig deep, and the voting public showed their support with their votes, making it the most exciting day so far in this inaugural online surfing tournament. 

In the men’s elimination round four, it was superior wave selection, and barrel riding that saw surfers like Shane Sykes and Dale Staples win their heats. Davey Van Zyl and Gavin Roberts had combinations of east coast tubes and power moves to advance through to the quarters.

Some of these tube rides, including Staple’s massive West Coast tube, will be in the running for the Red Bull Best Tube specialty prize and the R10,000 prizemoney.

Other surfers making it through this round of our first online surfing event was Chad Du Toit and Josh Redman from Durban and Steven Sawyer (JBay) and Luke Slijpen from Llandudno.

Then it was time for the ladies to make their first appearance at this event. Recognising Women’s Day, and top contestants from the region as well as entries from Supertubes, the Kouga Municipality showed their support of the women’s contest by co-sponsoring it. 

It was apt that both Faye Zoetmulder from St Francis Bay and Kai Woolf from JBay both advanced through their first-round heat. The two goofy-footed surfers (right-foot forward) displayed some excellent surfing at Supertubes. They progressed through to the second round, along with Zoe Steyn and Tayla De Coning, both from East London, Sophie Bell from Salt Rock and Ceara Knight from Scarborough.

The Rip Curl E-Pro South Africa has been an exciting platform for some of the best surfers in the country to display their best surfing. It has sparked interest in the sport in a time when events cannot be held. The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by Shaka Surf, the online surf store selling beautiful but practical surfboard fins made from recycled material, as well as eco-friendly surfboard traction and all-natural sunscreen.

For full results of men’s round four and women’s round one please go to @surfopenleague Instagram account.

Results can also be found on the event Facebook page.
Event website – https://www.surfwebseries.com/

Rip Curl, the Ultimate Surfing Company

The Rip Curl E-Pro is presented by Shaka Surf

Shaka Surf is an eco surf store specialising in 100% sustainable surf products, including surf fins made from recycled plastics. Their mission is to reduce plastic waste and create awesome eco surf fins.

Oakley is an event partner
Wavescape is the Rip Curl E-Pro media partner
The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by Surfing South Africa.
The Rip Curl E-Pro is powered by TCS-WiFi
The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by the Kouga Municipality
The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by The Travel Collective


Joint effort to address domestic animal challenges

Kouga Municipality - logoKouga residents have been asked to report problems related to stray or neglected domestic animals to the municipal call centre (042 200 2200, option 5).

Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, said the municipality was streamlining its relationship with local animal welfare organisations.

“These organisations do an amazing job with limited resources. The municipality recently met with them to determine how we can improve our support to them.”

He said a key challenge was the vast distances these organisations sometimes had to travel to address animal-related complaints.

“This often happens because people phone the organisations directly even when they are not based in the area where the problem is.

“This then also leads to unhappiness where animals have owners, as the owners then have to travel far to collect their animals.

“We would, therefore, like to ask residents to report concerns about stray or neglected domestic animals to the municipal call centre. They will then alert the organisation that works in that area.”

He said key roleplayers were the SPCA Assisi in Humansdorp, Jeffreys Bay Animal Rescue Services and St Francis Animal Rescue.

He said residents were further asked to refrain from feeding stray animals, especially in the CBD areas.

“This draws stray animals, which then starts posing a safety and health risk to both people and the animals.”

He encouraged those who want to help feed stray animals to donate food to the recognised animal welfare organisations and to get involved.

“They know where the need is and will ensure that the food gets to where it is needed most.”

He said the municipality had established the Kouga Animal Management Committee and was busy reviewing the related policies and bylaws to support roleplayers’ efforts.

“This will go hand-in-hand with a public awareness campaign to help communities understand the role played by the various roleplayers”.

“For example, people often phone animal welfare organisations with complaints about noisy dogs while this is actually the mandate of the municipal Law Enforcement section.”

The municipal call centre can be contacted on 042 200 2200 (option 5).