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As from today, 20 August 2021, people who are 18 years and above will be able to register on the electronic vaccination data system.

Don't miss your turn to get vaccinated.

Here's how:
1. WhatsApp the word REGISTER to 0600123456
2. Dial *134*832# from any SA network for free
3. Go to www.westerncape.gov.za  and click on the link to register

 

Parking in the Hermanus Central Business District (CBD) remains a long-standing problem.  However, this problem is now exacerbated by staff of businesses within the CBD making use of parking bays normally reserved for shoppers who would park for short times while shopping.

In these incidences the short-term parking bay is occupied by the vehicles of staff members for the whole day.

To try and address the problem, the Municipality herewith requests all businesses in the CBD to encourage staff coming to work with their own vehicles, to make use of the following long-term (free) parking bays to park during business hours:

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The Western Cape Government Disaster Management and Fire & Rescue Services recently handed over two 4x4 Toyota Hilux vehicles fitted with skid units to the Overstrand Fire Department.

The purchases were made possible from funds received from the Provincial Fire Services Capacity Grant.

“A fire skid unit is a complete self-contained firefighting apparatus. These skid units will be utilised to assist in fighting small to medium fires and will also be used for secondary response to fires across the Overstrand,” explained Assistant Fire Chief for Operations and Training, Angelo Aplon.

He further stressed the importance of everyday maintenance and housekeeping in preventing fires and adequate emergency vehicle access in preparation for the forthcoming summer fire season.

Fire Chief, Lester Smith, said they are grateful for the donation.

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YES, the Hermanus Library is open Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00 to 15:30 with a lunch break between 13:00 - 13:45. On Fridays they are open from 10:00 - 13:00 after which they will close for sanitising.

If the doors are closed outside of opening hours, please put books and other library material in a carrier bag with your name and library card number clearly displayed.

Thanks to the Overdrive Digital Platform, all registered library members in the Western Cape will be able to download eBooks and audio books FREE of charge to their smart devices.

All it takes is installing Overdrive’s Libby App on your smart device.

Visit westerncape.overdrive.com for more information.

Residents who have joined any library in the Western Cape need not re-register for this service.

When you log in, simply use the 13-digit number on your library card as your username and your date of birth – dd.mm.yyyy (include full stops) – as your password.

Keep in mind that this is an additional service and that the eBooks and audio books on offer may not necessarily be available in the library. This is because these books are subject to varying licensing agreements that are managed by the Western Cape’s provincial library service.

Initially, the database of the books that can be downloaded electronically will be rather limited due to financial constraints. This database will, however, be expanded over time.

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