Reminder: Water Amnesty

Reminder: Water Amnesty

Amnesty Dates: 01 November 2023 – 29 February 2024

Kouga Municipality has declared a four-month water amnesty period (01 November 2023 to 29 February 2024).

The amnesty period offers residents an opportunity to address all their water-related queries on their accounts, due to the following:

  • Long Period Reading/High Consumption
  • Estimated Billing
  • Water Leaks


The Council has resolved to relax several policy requirements to assist the residents of Kouga.

For all amnesty applications, residents must submit a completed amnesty application form (attached), their current meter reading, together with supporting evidence thereof. For water leaks, a plumbing report stating that the leak has been fixed, must also be submitted.

Completed forms can be submitted at Kouga Municipality offices or emailed to

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Win Your Share Of R5 Million In Instant Cash, and Wine Of The Week Revealed – What’s On At The SuperSpar

Win Your Share Of R5 Million In Instant Cash, and Wine Of The Week Revealed – What’s On At The SuperSpar

Win Your Share Of R5 Million

Buy any participating product to enter, and you can win R1,000 instant cash. Find out more here

These are specials running at Spar Village Square from 7 to 11 February.

R5 Million In Instant Cash,

Wine Of The Week

Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon


R5 Million In Instant Cash,The coveted Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship of our range, blended using only Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our best performing vineyard blocks from Stellenbosch. These selections are then micro-vinified in open-top fermenters. Extended maceration takes place in order to increase the overall age-ability of the final wine along with aging in oak.

Tasting Notes

Classic Cabernet aromas of blackcurrants, black cherry and cassis. Brooding and dense yet showing great freshness on the nose. Lead pencil shavings and cedar aromas add to the overall sophistication and elegance. On entry the palate is rich, velvety and opulent yet remarkably fresh and linear showcasing black fruit, a creamy mouthfeel and dark chocolate finish. A deliciously firm, appetising acidity is balanced by round, structured tannins. A wine with a wonderfully long, complex finish showcasing great potential for maturation; A true investment. One of our best vintages yet!




More wine notes below –

Specials At TOPS

There’s a smorgasbord of specials at TOPS, with the following specials valid until 3 March. They include a variety of Gordons Gin, Chiva Regal 12-year blended Scotch Whisky, Absolut Vodka assorted flavours 750mls, and Devils Peak, Carling Black Label and Heineken 0,0% for those who want to take it a bit easier.


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Surfing: Rip Curl GromSearch Heads for Long Beach – Entries Are Closed

Surfing: Rip Curl GromSearch Heads for Long Beach – Entries Are Closed

The first event in the Rip Curl GromSearch series 2024 will take place over February 16 – 18. At this stage, all entries are full, and the entries are now closed.

To be placed on the waiting list for this competition, competitors are asked to please email 

Please include the division you would like to surf and your 2024 membership card. Only pay the entry fee if advised to do so.

First Event

The Rip Curl GromSearch Kommetjie is the first event in this ever-popular junior series. The rest of the series is set for Nahoon Reef in East London, East Beach in Port Alfred, Scottburgh, and Seal Point in Cape St Francis. 

 The premier division of the series is the U16 division. The top four results out of five will determine the 2023 Rip Curl Gromsearch Series Results. 

Training and Conditioning

 The Rip Curl GromSearch contests are both fun events as well as crucial conditioning and training for our country’s young surfers. This in the skills and expertise needed to become successful competitive surfers. Also, how to surf to the best of their abilities in front of the top Surfing South Africa judges. It also exposes these surfers to the media, who often attend these tournaments, covering the events and the surfers for various media outlets. 

 All eyes will be on the Cape Town contingent in Kommetjie. This includes surfers like Kai Stubbs, who won the U14 division in 2023 at this event, Ben Esterhuyse, Levi Epenetos, Emily Jenkinson and others.  

Good Forecast

 Due to the wonders of science, we can already get a glimpse of what the waves might look like on that weekend. Still, this will definitely change over the next week or so. Right now, it is showing light onshore wind for the first two days and a nice little 3/4ft groundswell. The wind is going light offshore on the final day and the swell dropping slightly. It does look like excellent conditions for the contest, as Long Beach is a very contestable venue in the light onshore conditions. 

The Rip Curl GromSearch contests are all premier SAST events, with 1,000 points going to the winners and prizemoney per all premier events.

Contestants must register as members of Surfing South Africa to compete in this Premier SAST Event.

 The Rip Curl GromSearch series of events are Surfing South Africa events, and the GromSearch series is supported by Sea Harvest.

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