Did you know that there is a correct method in which you should dispose of used tissues and related goods used by those infected by coronavirus?

These procedures are simple enough so that we can all apply them. Even more important, by disposing your used items correctly, you are protecting other people. Correct disposal saves lives!

Residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 must be in self-isolation and the guidelines provided by the national Department must be followed to protect essential workers and anyone else who may come into contact with domestic (household) waste.

This notice also serves to persons in self-quarantine.

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Those moving should do so between 7 May and 7 June 2020. But remember, travel across provincial, metropolitan, or district boundaries will require a permit from the police.

These are regulations published and gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Read the statement here:

07 May 2020


The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) has in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 issued and gazetted a set of amendments of the directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.

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All traffic departments are currently closed and we have therefore received several queries about renewal of driver and vehicle licences.

Rest assured that drivers’ licences and car discs that expire during this time will remain valid until the end of the lockdown, with a grace period of renewal within 30 days from the end of the lockdown.

The good news is that the National Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, announced that licensing and testing centres will open during June 2020. The exact date of opening has not been announced.

Once open, safety measures and protocols governing the observation of social distancing, sanitasation and wearing of masks will be observed.

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Coronavirus community SCREENING continues today in the following areas: Hangklip-Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai.

Screening will be conducted door-to-door by trained field workers in these areas using simple verbal questions to identify people who may require testing.

Health workers will ask health questions aimed at screening for symptoms (a sore throat, a cough or fever).

Screening will either be done via community health workers visiting your home, or mobile units in your area (e.g. gazebos).

Our fieldworkers will have ID tags and identifiable clothing. We ask the public to please allow our workers to screen them.

Testing will ONLY be done if the questions indicate that you require a further test.

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Overstrand Municipity's solid waste teams are dealing with a massive increase in illegal dumping in public places as people use their lock down time to clean out their homes.

With nowhere to drop off waste not suitable for bags, people are dumping garbage in public places rather than hold onto it for the time being.

If you see anyone making themselves guilty of illegal dumping, please report it immediately to Overstrand Law Enforcement general complaints (Tel: 028 313 8996) or the 24-hour control room (Tel: 028 313 8111).

Provide as much information as you can, like the physical address, registration number/colour of the vehicle and type of waste.

Better yet, take a picture - especially of their vehicles’ registration numbers - and send the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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