Latest Overstrand News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has in terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act of 1994 declared Monday 1 November 2021 – the date for local government elections - as a public holiday throughout the country.

The President calls on all registered voters to use the opportunity of the public holiday to exercise their democratic right and civic duty by voting in this election that empowers citizens to elect new leadership and influence service delivery where they live.

Voters are reminded as well that they will only be able to cast their votes at the polling stations in wards where they are registered. In the event that voters may consider travel, they will not be able to transfer their votes to voting stations away from their designated wards.

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Fernkloof, Kleinmond and Rooiels Nature Reserves, no longer allow plastic balloons on to its premises and picnic spots.

The decision was made to protect the wildlife and environment after more and more visitors used balloons in the reserves to celebrate special occasions such as birthday parties, weddings and baby showers.

While balloons may add fun to a celebration, they've also become known for wreaking havoc on the birds and animals. As the saying goes, what goes up must come down. And when balloons come down, they don't find their way into a nearby rubbish bin.  They easily drift away across the ocean.

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The municipality is aware of the problems a number of ratepayers are experiencing with the September municipal accounts.

Accept herewith our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Also be assured that no additional charges or penalties will be payable until the matter has been resolved.

Affected ratepayers are advised to contact the municipality immediately in an effort to resolve the issue.

Once again accept our sincere apologies and be assured that we will resolve this issue expeditiously.

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A joint operation on 30 September 2021 between the Overstrand Municipality's K9 and Task Team and SAPS, has led to the arrest of 12 wanted persons. They were arrested in the Gansbaai area for various offences and/or crimes.

In Vermont, a motorcyclist was arrested for being in possession of cocaine. The unroadworthy motorbike was impounded.

A 41-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of fake R200 bank notes.

He was arrested after his reckless driving attracted the attention of police and law enforcement officers at a roadblock in Kleinmond. They also found 264 small zip lock bags and one large bag of dagga in his possession. All goods and the vehicle were handed in a the Kleinmond Police Station.

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It is our considered opinion that not all residents voice their opinions on social media platforms. 

Overstrand Municipality has also received a number of letters of gratitude supporting the decision to euthanise BBM1. Reasons given (stated on the emails), were that he caused hundreds of thousands of rand in damage, kept people hostage in their own homes and was a big danger to small children, women and pets leaving them scared and traumatised after raiding a home.

According to these victims of BBM1, they are too scared to post their relieve on social media as they are bullied and harassed by some baboon activists. One person said: "I know for a fact that I am talking on behalf of a lot of residents, some of whom work offshore in Europe who have been on the receiving end of unpleasant remarks.

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