Gamtoos residents invited to register for service subsidies

2017-02-16 06:01

RESIDENTS who struggle to afford basic services have been invited to register for equitable shares (service subsidies) with Kouga Municipality.

The municipality’s Equitable Shares Drive kicked off this week and will continue till March 9.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said equitable shares were available to households with a combined gross monthly income of R3 000 or less.

Households who are registered for equitable shares receive:

  • 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 communities of Sea Vista, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis and Oyster Bay were visited on Monday and Tuesday this week.

The outreach was at the Katrien Felix Hall in Thornhill yesterday (February 15) and will continue at the Loerie Community Hall today, February 16.

On Monday, February 20, the programme moves to the Dan Sandi Hall at Ramaphosa Village, Patensie.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21 and 22, the outreach will be at the Vusumzi Landu Hall in Hankey. Weston will be visited on February 27, with registration taking place at the Alec Ntantiso Hall.

The programme runs from 08:30 to 15:00.

The full schedule is available on the municipality’s website and on municipal noticeboards. The Mayor said new applicants and current beneficiaries had to be present in person so as to complete the application form themselves.

Residents are further asked to bring along their prepaid electricity cards, as well as the following documents:

  • Valid ID Document (husband and wife)
  • Proof of income
  • Sworn affidavit if unemployed
  • Proof of usufruct.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


How to get rid of fleas

Before you call in the pricey exterminators, try this DIY approach that promises to get your flea problem under control.



12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.