Latest Overstrand News

Overflowing drains are often caused by sanitary products, wet wipes, nappies or other ‘hard to flush’ materials which can obstruct drains.

Overstrand Municipality once again appeals to residents not to throw or pour stuff into sewerage drains or flush the ‘wrong stuff’ such as cigarettes and used cooking oil, down the toilet or basin.

Please act responsibly and make use of the Transfer Stations and Waste drop-off facilities to avoid illegal dumping.

Illegal dumping is anything you throw away in a place where it does not belong. Know this: If you throw your waste and/or junk just anywhere, it will eventually become your problem in some way or another

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Overstrand Municipality will hold a Tourism Indaba during Tourist Month, gathering industry players under one roof to establish where development should be prioritised.

The indaba will take place on 6 & 7 September 2023 at the Municipal Auditorium in Hermanus.

This will be a great opportunity to draft a new tourism strategy for the Overstrand and engage the different sectors.

Please save the date.


Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie and relevant Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMC’s) as well as the councillors for wards 9 and 10, had a productive meeting with stakeholders in Kleinmond today, 6 June 2023, regarding Overhills

Agreement was reached on the way forward that included the arrangement of a community meeting in Overhills, the establishment of a representative committee as well as a survey of all the structures on the site. Other issues of concern were the effectiveness of the land invasion unit and housing department and also the operating procedures for logging complaints on illegal building activities.

It was also proposed that the Municipality appoints a mediator to facilitate the dialogue between the parties to ensure transparency and fairness.

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Overstrand Municipality’s Law Enforcement K-9 and Rapid Response Units as well as the Marine and Coastal Unit conducted several intelligence driven operations across the Overstrand area.

On Friday night, 2 June 2023, members followed up on information of a suspicious looking vehicle that was driving along 7th Street in Voelklip, Hermanus. Upon searching the vehicle, they found 4 108 abalone in the car with an estimated street value of R2 million.

Minutes after they confiscated the abalone, the Law Enforcement Units recovered a vehicles tat was reported stolen in Citrusdal.

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Those residents who did not renew their indigent subsidy application before 30 May 2023, have forfeited their grant and its free basic services (such as electricity units).

However, kindly note that anyone may still apply on an on-going basis.

Please visit your nearest municipal office to find out more and to fill in a form.

Municipal staff will also be at the following venues on scheduled Saturdays to offer assistance from 09:00 - 12:00:

10 & 17 JUNE 2023

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