Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee, was a guest at last week's monthly Hermanus Business Chamber meeting where he met entrepreneurs from Zwelihle who are part of a mentoring project.

Growing a business is never easy and mentoring gives small businesses an edge to improve skills that can be used to grow one’s business.

Pictured here with the Mayor and members of the Business Chamber are Jojo, Trevor Nkoyi, Prudence Bhema, Speaker Stemela, Leroy Kaizer, Terrance Howa, Magdalena Ponoane, Ezile  Mcitwa and William Ntebe.

Overstrand Municipality honoured the commitment of 41 staff members who had served the municipality for 10 to 35 years at a recent council meeting held in Hermanus on Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

Caswell Bhala of the Electrical Department has provided 35 years’ distinguished service to the Hermanus Administration and Ntuzana Matakata (Hermanus) received his 30 years’ service certificate. 

Kleinmond colleagues Venda de Jager, Merle Solomons , Charmaine Erasmus, Jannie Rex and Annelize Visser (Hermanus) have 25 years of long service under the belt.

Mayor Coetzee said it is an honour to award certificates in recognition of many years of service.  He thanked the staff for their valued contribution.

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Hannie Morgan has been appointed as the new proportional representation (PR) councillor of the Overstrand Municipality on 28 August 2019.

The appointment of Cllr Morgan follows the tragic passing of Cllr Moira Opperman in July this year. Councillor Opperman served on the Overstrand Council as a proportional representative of the Democratic Alliance.

Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee congratulated Cllr Morgan on behalf of the Council and wished her well.


The cream of the crop of youngsters in the Overberg district wowed and thrilled the audience with their captivating poems, dazzling dancing, silver-toned voices and their use of musical instruments in the Municipal Auditorium in Hermanus on Tuesday night, 27 August 2019.

This annual concert was hosted by Overstrand Arts/Kunste (OAK) to give category winners in the 2019 Overberg Eisteddfod the opportunity to share their talent and perform to a live audience. Amazing art work was on displayed in the foyer.

More than 4 600 children from across the Overberg took part in this year’s Eisteddfod and that indicates that there is much talent out there.  The learners with the highest cum laude mark in each category were given the opportunity to perform at the 8th OAK PRESTIGE EISTEDDFOD CONCERT.

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Cape Whale Coast, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, offers temporary work opportunities for 10 candidates who are unemployed or under-skilled and interested in tourism and safety.

The National Tourism Monitors Programme seeks to provide a ‘friendly face’ for tourists – and also to improve the safety of tourists.

Training will be provided to enhance successful candidate’s knowledge of the towns in Overstrand; ranging from the provision of information to customer-service and safety-awareness training.

Closing Date: 2 September 2019

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