14 November 2022

Rezoning Application Erf 3845 – Objection Process:

Those wishing to object (particularly those who reside within a two-minute walking distance from this Erf) need to be sure to submit their objection before 18 November by email to planning@kouga.gov.za.

It is important to note that the correct procedure to lodge an objection must be followed for this and/or other such applications. It is also essential that objections are clear and consistent in terms of Kouga guidelines and not just a complaint.

The Subject Line should contain the Application Number and subject.

A draft objection letter has been prepared by attorney Joanne Anthony-Gooden, who kindly offered her assistance. This is an example for those wishing to object to this and/or other rezoning applications. The draft contains a collection of objections raised so far for this particular application and is intended to be a guide only.

We know that a public petition is also being circulated for those who wish to sign. Petitions are acceptable, although weighed separately from objections.

To see the site development plan – click here

For details on the application – here

Example Objection Letter – here



Once again, Kouga residents can get rid of unwanted items and goods at home that cannot be put out for standard refuse collection.

The project dubbed ‘Coca-Maak Skoon’ – the isiXhosa and Afrikaans words for cleaning up – forms part of the ongoing Keep Kouga Clean Campaign. This kicked off on 31 October and will end on 25 November.

The Greater St Francis – 14 to 18 November

Monday: Santareme

Tuesday: St Francis Bay

Wednesday: Cape St Francis and Sea Vista

Thursday: Oyster Bay

More here


Water Crisis – Water Tanks

With the holiday season approaching, property owners occupying their homes or renting them out should seriously consider installing water tanks.

If good rains do not fall in the catchment areas ahead of the December rush, water shortages will be the order of the day, so best to be prepared.


Keep Kouga Clean

Please help keep Kouga clean by collecting a wheelie bin from the Municipal yard next to the fire station on St Francis Drive on any weekday. Ask for Annie and ensure you have your ID and Erf Number. Some bins have been stolen, so it is wise to paint your Erf number on the bin and store it safely.


Postal Service:

There is no longer a postal service in St Francis. However, St Francis Post Office post box holders are reminded to collect their post at the Humansdorp Post Office!


Service Delivery – Reporting

To ensure all matters of concern are correctly recorded with the Municipality, we need to be more proactive with our reporting.

Currently, the statistics for reports in the greater St Francis area show that very few problems are reported. Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons why service delivery is sometimes slower than we would like.

Please report potholes, stray farm animals, sewerage, water, drainage and electrical problems etc., as issues arise, using the Municipality’s Whatsapp facility on 081 760 9183.

Where possible, attach photographs. You should receive a reference number by return which you need to keep if you have to follow up.

You can also log problems through the Call Centre on 042 200 2200 or download the Link App and register under Ward 12.

Delivery Of Municipal Accounts

Due to problems with postal delivery and the closure of many post offices, the Municipality is no longer posting its accounts. Therefore, to ensure that you receive your monthly accounts timeously, please ensure that the Municipality has your correct email address.

Please request delivery by email to Mandy Jantjies in the St Francis Municipal office at mjantjies@kouga.gov.za

Account holders are strongly advised to use the following email addresses to ensure a quick turnaround time.


*Opening of Municipal Account

*Account Information Amendment


*Water Account

*Electricity Account

*Proof of Payment



*Monthly meter readings with a clear picture of

the meter



*Outstanding Balance

*Payment Arrangements



*Property Valuations

*Supplementing Valuations




2022/2023 Annual Membership

SFPO Association memberships are due for renewal on 1 October 2022. If you haven’t done so, please consider supporting us by becoming a member or renewing your membership.

The annual subscription for a property owner/resident is R550 or R350 for a pensioner.

The SFPO membership runs concurrently with its financial year – from 1 October to 30 September.


Payment Options:

Visit the website and submit your payment online 

or make an EFT payment direct to the bank account :

St Francis Bay Residents Association

Standard Bank, Humansdorp

Code: 050015

Account No: 082499276

Please use your Erf number and surname as a reference.

And now you can even subscribe through Quicket

Questions and queries to:

Lyn Aitken – Admin Manager – 082 777 5624 

Email: info@sfpo.co.za

Telephone: 042 294 0594