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Residents to re-register for free basic services

February 6, 2018
Kouga Municipality will be re-registering residents for free basic services over the next five months.Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the municipality would be conducting an Equitable Share (EQS) drive from February to June 2018 so as to ensure that all qualifying residents receive free basic services.

“It is very important that all residents who already receive EQS, re-register during this time so that they continue receiving the free services. New applications are also invited,” she said.

Those who are registered, receive 50kwh electricity plus the basic charge for free, 12kl water plus the basic charge for free, free refuse removal and free sewerage (based on 12kl water consumption).

They also do not pay the Environmental Management Fee (EMF) levy and rates for an additional R85 000 on their properties.

Residents are invited to register per ward, as per the following schedule:

  • Ward 4: February 4 to 8 at the Humansdorp municipal offices
  • Ward 5: February 12 to 15 at the Humansdorp municipal offices
  • Ward 6: February 19 to 22 at the Humansdorp municipal offices
  • Ward 12: (Humansdorp areas) and Ward 15: February 26 to 28 at the Humansdorp municipal offices
  • Ward 9: March 5 to 8 at the Hankey municipal offices
  • Ward 13: (Weston and parts of Hankey): March 12 to 15 at the Hankey municipal offices
  • Ward 10: March 19 to 22 at the Patensie municipal offices
  • Ward 13: (Patensie town): March 26 to 29 at the Patensie municipal offices
  • Ward 7 (Loerie): April 3 to 5 at the Loerie Hall
  • Ward 7 (Thornhill): April 9 to 12 at the Thornhill Hall
  • Ward 1 (Sea Vista): April 16 to 19 at the St Francis Bay municipal offices
  • Ward 12 (St Francis): April 23 to 26 at the St Francis Bay municipal offices
  • Ward 1 (Oyster Bay): May 7 to 10 at the Oyster Bay Crèche
  • Ward 3, 8 and 11: May 14 to 17 at the Jeffreys Bay municipal offices
  • Ward 12 (Paradise Beach) and 14 (Aston Bay): May 21 to 24 at the Jeffreys Bay municipal offices
  • Ward 2: May 28 to 31 at the Jeffreys Bay municipal offices
  • Ward 14 (Mandela Bay and Ocean View): June 4 to 7 at the Jeffreys Bay municipal offices.

The Mayor said all applicants are required to complete the application form personally.

The following documents must also be supplied: municipal account and prepaid meter number, ID document (husband and wife), proof of income (bank statement, pay slip or pension card), sworn affidavit if unemployed, proof of usufruct (if owner is deceased, a letter of authority and death certificate).

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From the desk of Mayor Elza Van Lingen – 14 February 2017

February 14, 2017

HOUSEHOLDS with a combined monthly income of R3 000 or less have been invited to register for municipal service subsidies.

The municipality has started with an outreach to all wards to register new applicants and re-register existing beneficiaries for the equitable share programme.

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The subsidies are available to households whose combined gross monthly income is R3 000 or less. That’s roughly the value of two state pensions.

Successful applicants will receive the following service subsidies:

Free 50kwh electricity plus basic charge
Free 12kl water plus basic charge
Free monthly refuse, sewerage (based on 12kl water) and the Environmental Management Fee levy
Free additional R85 000 on the value of their property for rates.

The outreach started yesterday in Sea Vista and will continue from 8:30 to 15:00 at the following venues:

14 February at the Oyster Bay Hall for the Oyster Bay community
15 February at the Katrien Felix Hall for Thornhill
16 February at the Loerie Hall for Loerie
20 February at the Dan Sandi Hall for the communities of Ramaphosa Village and Patensie
21 and 22 February at the Vusumzi Landu Hall for all Hankey areas, excluding Weston
27 February at the Alec Ntantiso Hall for Weston
28 February at the Kruisfontein Civic Hall for Kruisfontein, Gill Marcus and Die Berg
1 March at the Kruisfontein Civic Hall for Vaaldam, Johnson’s Ridge, Arcadia, Graslaagte and Moerasrivier
2 March at the KwaNomzamo Hall for KwaNomzamo
6 March at the Aston Bay Hall for Aston Bay and Paradise Beach
7 March at the Pellsrus Hall for Pellsrus, Tokyo Sexwale and Mandela Bay
8 March at the Pellsrus Hall for Ocean View residents
9 March at the Newton Hall for Jeffreys Bay Central, C-Place, Wavecrest and Kabeljauws.

Applicants have to be present in person so as to complete the application form themselves. The following do-cuments must accompany all applications:

Valid ID Document (husband and wife)
Proof of income (bank statement, pay slip or pension card)
Sworn affidavit if unemployed
Proof of usufruct (if owner is deceased, a letter of authority and death certificate).

Regards

Elza