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DA retains Ward 5 with a resounding victory

December 14, 2017

The DA stronghold of Ward 5 in Humansdorp proved unassailable for all opposition candidates as Wilma Coenraad claimed a resounding victory for the party in yesterday’s by-election.

In addition to winning the ward, the DA showed strong growth in Vaaldam, which traditionally was an ANC dominated voting station.

The DA received the majority of the vote at the Kruisfontein Civic voting station, with voters clearly signifying that the Kouga Municipality is moving in the right direction under DA governance.

The actual results were:

DA 763
ANC 612
Independent 517
Spoilt ballots 21

Total vote 1921

Registered voters 3622
Voter turnout 53,03 %

The continual erosion of support for the ANC on both a national and local level was again highlighted in the ward 5 by-election as the party struggled to get more votes than an independent candidate.

“We appreciate the vote of support from Ward 5 and will continue with our mandate of delivering services to all the residents of Kouga,” said Mayor Elza Van Lingen.

“After decades of mismanagement, there is still a lot of work to be done in Kouga but we are on the right track and will turn the Municipality into a world class organisation that serves the people.

Congratulations to Councillor Wilma Coenraad. I know she will do a great job representing the people of Ward 5 and will make a positive contribution to Council,” added Van Lingen.

Getting to know Wilma Coenraad

December 11, 2017

Wilma Coenraad is the DA’s candidate for the Ward 5 by-election that is taking place in Ward 5, Humansdorp on Wednesday 13 December.

Lets get to know Wilma:

  • Ward 5 Kouga DA candidate.
  • Born in 1969 in Kamiesbos. Resident of Kouga for the past 47 years.
  • Joined the DA in 2000.
  • Member of the local CPF (Community Policing Forum).
  • Married to Henry and they have three children and one grandchild.
  • Her passion is to serve the community.

“I want to work with and for the community. I will work closely with the Municipality to ensure that all the residents of ward 5 continue to receive quality services.” – Ward 5 DA Candidate, Wilma Coenraad.


A clean environment:

A clean environment is important to me. I will continue with cleanup campaigns to ensure that all the residents live in an area that they can be proud of.

Service delivery:

I will work with the Municipality to ensure that all the residents continue to receive the best service delivery. I will address community issues and help to find solutions.


I will hold regular meetings with the residents of our ward. I will give feedback from the Municipality about any developments in our ward.

Can I vote in this election?

You can if you are registered at one of these voting stations in Ward 5 Kouga:


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