Latest Overstrand News

Eskom directly supplied customers in Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay, Rooiels, Fisherhaven, Vermont, Onrus, Hemel-en-Aarde and certain areas between Die Damme and Hermanus; be sure to download this app.

Eskom has introduced a new chatbot named Alfred in the MyEskom customer app that allows users to report electricity supply issues.

Chatbots are computer programs that automatically answer basic user questions.

You can also access your chatbot online at the following website:

Note: In order for you to register and use this App your cell phone number must be up to date on Eskom Systems.

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All learner's licenses, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expire during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 August 2021, are deemed to be valid and their validity periods are extended for a further grace period ending on 31 March 2022.

This extension does not apply to motor vehicle license disks. Motorists must not wait until next year before renewing their cards and permits.

This extension comes into effect from the date of publication of Directions in the Government Gazette.


Overstrand Traffic Services will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, 30 August 2021. They are as follows:

The traffic offices in Kleinmond and Gansbaai will be open Mondays – Fridays from 08:00 - 15:15 with a lunch break between 13:00 – 13:45.

Hermanus traffic services will be open Mondays - Fridays from 08:00 - 15:15 and alternative Saturday mornings (4 and 18 September 2021) from 08:30 – 12:00.

The Municipality encourages residents to make use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) to make payment whenever possible.

Traffic Services request the public to ascertain the correct amount due by phoning them on 028 313 1044 (Overstrand Traffic switchboard)

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Two alleged abalone poachers were arrested by the Task Team members of Overstrand Municipality while conducting boat patrols in Bloubaai, Pearly Beach.

The estimated street value of the 403 seized abalone is ± R120 000. Diving equipment belonging to the suspects were also confiscated.

The men were taken to the Gansbaai Police Station and charged under the Living Marine Resources Act which includes the protection of wild abalone and being in possession of diving gear in a listed area.