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Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr. Annelie Rabie, is warning businesses in Hermanus about a scam where callers ask for money or donations for fire fighters.

It is unfortunate that fraudsters are taking advantage of the goodwill of residents and businesses alike. We urged you to be extremely cautious when receiving unsolicited phone calls asking for donations.

If you have any doubt about the legitimacy of a call asking for a donation on behalf of the Overstrand Fire Department that you think may be a scam, kindly check with the Mayor's office on 028 313 8050.

Donations towards the firefighting efforts in Kleinmond area can be dropped off at the Mayor's office in Magnolia Street, Hermanus. Alternatively contact Barry van Vuren of the Whale Coast Business and Community Forum on 073 388 0898.


Status: 95% Contained. One structure destroyed.

Origin of the fire: Our focus, thus far, has been on extinguishing the fire. Enviro Wildfire Services has been appointed to do a fire investigation. Indications are that the fire originated on Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) property.

The remaining hotspot on Perdeberg has been successfully contained by CapeNature this morning. Aerial resources have bombed the area since early this morning and supported by their relief crew continue mopping up operations. Currently the mountain is covered in cloud.

Karwyderskraal (farmland R43 direction Babilontoren): Currently no active fire in the Division. Fire Services in attendance busy with mop-up work.

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The Building Department in Gansbaai is open again after the office was closed for sanitation.

Please contact them to apply for a building inspection or any other assistance.

Building Control application forms are available on the Overstrand website:; Go to: Documents/Forms/Building Services .


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