Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, appeals to all residents to exercise extreme caution in as far as fires are concerned.

“Our fire fighters are ready. Practices are held on a regular basis to prepare our fire fighters, but as the old adage goes: Prevention is better than cure,” he said.

In case of an emergency please contact Overstrand Fire & Rescue on 028 312 2400.

Also, please do report any suspicious activity immediately to your nearest police station or call Overstrand’s Law Enforcement on 028 313 8996 or 028 313 8000 for general enquiries or 028 313 8111 for issues relating to municipal infrastructure.

Applications are invited for the following EPWP seasonal vacancies for the period of 25 November 2019 to 13 January 2020 (period may be amended)

Seasonal Workers Gansbaai 2019/2020
Seasonal Workers Hermanus 2019/2020  
Seasonal Workers Kleinmond 2019/2020

Full particulars and application forms are obtainable from Overstrand Municipality Hermanus, Kleinmond, Gansbaai and  Stanford Offices or you can download the form here.

For more information contact the LED Office on 028 313 5071/5044.


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Please take note, EPWP seasonal work, full advertisement will only be available tomorrow, Friday, 18 October 2019.

We appeal to residents not to cut or remove burnt standing trees and fynbos that remain after the controlled burn in Kleinmond last month. Even if YOU think it looks ugly and spoil your sea view.

Kleinmond’s environmental officer, Tamzyn Zwigg urges all Hangklip-Kleinmond residents to please refrain from continuing with this activity.

Attached are three photos taken in Lower Beach Road, Kleinmond on 15 October 2019 where residents cut down the burnt vegetation after the controlled burn. 

“Your actions can be even more devastating to the rehabilitation of the veld than you realise,” she added

This is why:

The lack of old, dying or burnt vegetation is a major cause of biodiversity loss.

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Residents in the Greater Hermanus area face stricter water restrictions from 1 November 2019, when Level 3 water restrictions will be implemented.

The De Bos Dam level measured on 13 October 2019 was at 43.96%, with 10.5mm of rain recorded for the week.

These measures apply to the administrative area of Hermanus only, in other words to all residential areas from Benguela Cove through Fisherhaven to Voëlklip.

Other administrative areas within Overstrand are not affected by these measures since they still have sufficient water resources.

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