My enquiries regarding the persistent complaints about the accuracy of water and electricity meter readings and the subsequent account enquiries prompted a deeper investigation. 

The results of this investigation clearly show that we had, and still experience, some challenges following the change in the contractors used to read the meters as well as technical difficulties with the software of the hand-held reading devices. 

We have ensured that measures were put in place to mitigate the possibility of incorrect readings, including hands-on support to the contractors as well as upgrades to the software.  It is trusted that there will be a marked improvement going forward.

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Agricultural properties will be rated at the “FARMS” tariff, subject to the owner/farmer providing the Municipality with proof that the property is used for bona fide farming purposes.

Application forms are available on our website, go to Documents, click on Forms.

Farmers have until 30 September 2022 to submit their applications for a rebate.

Any queries regarding the above, can be directed to Overstrand’s Rates and Data Control Office at Tel: 028 313 8000 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Overstrand Council approved the electricity tariffs on 31 May 2022. The new electricity tariffs will come into effect on 1 July 2022.
The new electricity tariff scale are as follows:

•    350 kWh @ R1.79 (1.7879) = R625.77 or 0 - 350 units = R1.79 per unit
•    250 kWh @ R2.68 (2.6788) = R669.70 or 351 - 600 units = R2.68 per unit

Kindly note, this has not yet been approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).


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Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, welcomed over 120 delegates to the Overstrand Investment Conference in Hermanus yesterday, 23 June 2022.

She expressed her excitement to showcase what the Municipality has to offer to investors, business people and estate agents.

The investment conference is part of the Council’s three C’s of objectives or strategic interventions and include Communication, Crime Prevention & Law Enforcement and Cost and Ease of doing business with Overstrand. The Cost and Ease of doing business with the Municipality resonates under Mayco Member of Investment and Infrastructure, Councillor Clinton Lerm.

“An event of this calibre is a great opportunity to exchange learnings and experiences with each other. If you are planning to invest in the Overstrand, it is important that you understand the good, the bad and the ugly,” said Mayor Rabie.

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