The First Thursday initiative has become a good opportunity for residents to raise issues or to share their ideas on how to improve municipal service delivery without an appointment with the Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, and her team.

Join them on Thursday, 1 December 2022 from 17:00 - 19:00 in the Hermanus Municipal Banqueting Hall.

It is open to everyone. Sessions are kept brief in order to accommodate as many people as possible.


Buffeljachts Library boasts free Wi-Fi access to its members when the library is open and there is no loadshedding.

Library members are encouraged to use the Wi-Fi to apply for jobs, complete school work, communicate via e-mail, find information, and conduct business.

Residents must take note that the free Wi-Fi has certain restrictions in place to stop people from exploiting the service. This is usually in the form of a limit on the data that each customer may use per day.

To connect to the Library's Wi-Fi, select “LiquidHotspot” in the Wi-Fi options on your device to join the network. Open your phone's browser and go online at no cost.

The Buffeljachts Library hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 09:00 - 17:00 and Fridays from 09:00 - 16:30.



Overstrand Libraries have not been able to check out any new books for more than two weeks now while the provincial library information management system (SLIMS) server is off-line. Hopefully normal service will resume next week.

As alternative, registered library members are reminded that they may borrow e-books from any of the Overstrand Libraries via the Libby App.

The Libby App allows patrons to enjoy their books on several mobile devices or desktop computers. With the addition of audiobooks, the new virtual libraries are sure to offer something to everyone.

Simply download the app from your store ( and follow the instructions to borrow the title you want.

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The newly appointed Overberg District Commissioner, Major General Meriam Mochologi, had a ‘meet and greet’ session with Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Protection Services, Councillor Lindile Ntsabo, and Councillor Clinton Lerm, Mayoral Committee Member for investment and infrastructure on 22 November 2022 in Hermanus.

Mayor Rabie said there is good co-operation between the Municipality and SAPS and wished Major General Mochologi well on her new appointment. “We believe she will serve the Overberg residents with distinction.”

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