Local government elections are held every five years to elect councillors who will be responsible for governing a municipality for the next five years.
Locally the councillors will serve on the Kouga and Sarah Baartman district councils, that deliver services which impact the daily lives of citizens in their areas including water, electricity and sanitation.
The exact date of the 2016 Municipal Elections will only be known when the election is officially proclaimed by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
However, it is fairly certain that the election will be held in August this year.
Why does my vote count?
The Kouga Council is controlled by the ANC, who have 15 Councillors and the DA is the official opposition with 14 Councillors.
Your vote can make a difference! The ANC only won the 2011 election by approximately 700 votes.
Its time for change in Kouga, and your vote will count.
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