Kouga Imbizo 2014 to open with a bang
All Kouga communities are invited to connect with government this week at two big imbizos.
The imbizos, set to take place at Hankey and Humansdorp, will open with a must-see accident-scene demonstration by fire and emergency services operating in the Kouga region.
The programme will further include mobile services, presentations, exhibitions and an opportunity for communities to ask questions and give comment on government programmes being run in Kouga.
The first imbizo will take place on Thursday, 21 August, from 10am at the Hankey Sportsfield. The event is aimed at all residents from the Gamtoos area, including the towns of Patensie, Hankey, Loerie and Thornhill.
The second imbizo will take place on Friday, 22 August, from 10am at the Humansdorp Country Club field. The event is aimed at all residents from the coastal area, including the towns of Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis and Oyster Bay.
Kouga Municipal Manager, Sidney Fadi, said the imbizos would be presented by the municipality in conjunction with provincial and national departments.
All residents and stakeholder groups are invited to attend the events.
Free transport will be available to surrounding communities. Taxis will leave from the designated pick-up points at 8am on the day.
The pick-up points for the Kouga Imbizo at Hankey on Thursday are:
- Ward 7: Thornhill Community Hall and Loerie Shop
- Ward 9: Taxi rank
- Ward 10: Dan Sandi Hall, Andrieskraal “Pienksaal” and Quagga
- Ward 13: Weston Community Hall
The pick-up points for the Kouga Imbizo at Humansdorp on Friday are:
Ward 1: Leeubos, Boplaas and the White House
- Ward 2: Pellsrus Hall
- Ward 4: “Die Kop” hiking spot
- Ward 5: The Point shopping centre
- Ward 6: Lungiso Secondary
- Ward 12: Sea Vista Community Hall
- Ward 14: Tokyo Sexwale Advice Office
- Ward 15: Oceanview taxi rank
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