For the Municipality and of course the wider community, including businesses, the last couple of months have been challenging and we have had many setbacks in our attempts to provide services to all.
The actions of certain members of the Zwelihle community, who hold the majority of the citizens of Zwelihle to ransom, are condemned. We sincerely hope that Friday’s visit of the National Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele, his Special Advisor, General Lennit Max, Premier Helen Zille and the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Mr Dan Plato, to the area, will bear fruit.
Infrastructure and equipment, including the conveyer belt and baler at the recycling plant (amongst others) have been burned, which have caused substantial damage to the waste transfer and recycling plants.
No recycling can therefore take place in Hermanus or Kleinmond any longer and clear, recycling bags will therefore in the interim no longer be provided. We will inform you as soon as a short-term solution has been found.
TAKE NOTE!!! New Water Restrictions from 1 June 2018
The diminishing levels of the De Bos dam (Hermanus’ main water source apart from the boreholes), have been a cause of concern. Unfortunately, despite a good response to the call to use water sparingly, rainfall over the past couple of months did little to alleviate the situation.
The introduction of Level 2 water saving measures for the Greater Hermanus area has been announced by the Overstrand Executive Mayor, Ald Dudley Coetzee, at a Council meeting on Wednesday, 30 May 2018.
Level 2 water restrictions will be implemented in the Hermanus area from 1 June 2018.
These saving measures predominantly affect the use of municipal water to water gardens.
Residents may only water their gardens for ONE HOUR per day, before 09:00 or after 17:00, ONE DAY per week. The day per week will be in accordance with street numbers. For residents with even numbers, it will be Wednesdays ONLY, and for those with uneven numbers, Tuesdays ONLY. The use of irrigation systems is still allowed, but remember not more than one hour.