Overstrand Traffic Services in Hermanus is open on Saturday, 20 May 2023 from 08:30 to 12:00, for the following services:

• Renewal of a motor vehicle license
• Motor vehicle registration
• Roadworthy testing
• Car license renewals
• Learner's and driver's license bookings
• Public driving permits:

Open during the week if there is no load shedding:

The traffic offices in Hermanus will be open Mondays - Fridays from 08:00 - 15:15 and alternative Saturdays from 08:30 until 12:00.

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Overstrand’s property valuation objections to be finalised in June

Property owners who objected to the new valuations of their properties will receive the outcome of their objections by 19 June 2023.

The objection period closed on 3 April, and altogether 1 890 objections were handed over to valuator that compiled the new 2023/24 General Valuation Roll on behalf of Overstrand Municipality.

The valuers will communicate the outcome of objections directly to the property owners (objectors) before the end of June.

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The Civic Precinct of the Central Business District (CBD) of Hermanus is set for rapid development in the next year, once funding has been secured.

The Civic Precinct forms part of Phase 2 of the Hermanus CBD Revitalisation and Regeneration and includes the civic and local authority land uses around the traffic circle intersection of Main Road (R43) and include the magistrate’s court, the police station, library, municipal offices and public transport and parking facilities. Royal, Church, Magnolia and Patterson Streets as well as Harmony Avenue will be affected.

The CBD Regeneration Framework was approved and adopted as a sectoral plan of the Spatial Development Framework (SDF) by Overstrand Municipality in 2016.

The plan makes provision for the regeneration of the CBD through six separate projects, of which the first project - the High Street development - has been completed.

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A bryde’s whale washed up on the rocks close to Schulphoek after its carcass was spotted floating in the water near Hermanus Beach Club earlier this morning, 17 May 2023.

Overstrand Deputy Mayor, Cllr Lindile Ntsabo, warned members of the public not to eat the meat as it is unknown why the whale died.

He said apart from the concerns around the reasons why, the meat and blubber are rotten, and people can get food poisoning.

•    Scientists from the Overberg Stranding Network could not confirm the cause of death and unfortunately there is not much left for sampling.

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Overstrand Municipality has officially been rated as the best municipality in the Western Cape followed by Swartland and Drakenstein Municipalities jointly in second place, and a shared third place by the West Coast District and Cape Agulhas Municipalities.

The Service Excellence Awards Ceremony was hosted by the Premier of the Western Cape and took place on Friday, 12 May 2023, in Cape Town.

The Best Municipality Category recognises municipalities who demonstrate commitment to service delivery, good government principles and citizen-centricity (meaning transparent, accessible and responsive).

“This is the first year that the Service Excellence Awards have been extended to include municipalities.

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