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From Monday, 19 December 2022, the Kleinbaai Slipway will accept Visa and Mastercard credit and chip-enabled debit cards. Cash payments are also accepted.

Permits are available at the launching site office at the Kleinbaai Slipway.

The Kleinbaai Slipway is a registered public boat launching site and a popular hub of marine activity from where commercial and recreational vessels set out to sea.

The card machine should be able to do transactions regardless of load shedding.

An Orange Level 6 warning for severe thunderstorms resulting in flooding and large amounts of small hail are expected over Overstrand and other parts of the Western Cape on Friday and Saturday (16 - 17 December 2022).

Residents are advised to watch out for localised flooding and avoid low-lying areas and bridges. If possible, stay indoors and keep away from metal objects. Do not seek shelter under trees or tall objects.

Do not go fishing or play golf as both the golf clubs and fishing rods are a good conductor of electricity. Be aware that any combination of hail, strong winds and/or heavy downpours can accompany the storms.

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Overstrand Municipality was inundated by complaints from Eskom directly supplied customers in Fisherhaven, Vermont, Onrus, Hemel-en-Aarde and certain areas between Die Damme and Hermanus as well as Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay as Rooiels, about power failures over the past two weeks and lack of communication and updates from Eskom.

Overstrand Municipal staff and Councillors are also entirely dependent on Eskom about informing us of power outages and the duration there off, etc.

In order to effectively assist customers, Eskom shared its complaint handling process for customers whose query/fault is not attended to or has not been resolved to their satisfaction.

If your query/fault has not been attended to within 48 hours,

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MEDIA STATEMENT BY OVERSTRAND EXECUTIVE MAYOR, DR ANNELIE RABIE, REGARDING ALLEGED MISUSE OF COUNCIL RESOURCES

The Municipal Manager (MM) has made me aware of the current internal audit investigation into alleged misuse of council resources. This relates to possible fraudulent transactions with the official fuel and maintenance cards of the Overstrand fleet. 

The MM and I will formally report the matter to the SAPS today, 13 December 2022, in terms of the Municipal Finance Management legislation.

In the meantime, stringent controls have been put in place to mitigate any further misuse.

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Early this year thousands of the Common Platanna (African clawed frog) appeared overnight in the Onrus and Vermont neighbourhoods after a night of soft, summer rain and cool conditions. It’s all happening again and we would like to ask nature lovers in the area to help save the tiny creatures as they migrate from the Saltpan in Vermont to the Onrus Estuary. 

Time is of the essence as the Platannas need to get back to water before the sun comes out; those out of the water when the sun is coming out of the clouds, will likely die.

Remember, they are amphibious and must stay in water therefore residents are advised to keep the Platannas in big buckets filled with water.

The buckets must be deep and have high sides in order for the frogs not to crawl out when volunteers carry them from the Vermont Salt Pan to the Onrus Estuary, where they should be released.

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