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It has come under Overstrand Municipality’s attention that fake news is being spread on social media that the Municipality’s tap water should be boiled before people drink it, otherwise it can cause diarrhoea, allegedly due to power outages caused by load shedding.

Overstrand Municipality can assure its residents that our tap water is safe to drink and does not need to be boiled beforehand. The Municipality is using adequate disinfectants at its water treatment plants.

The Preekstoel Water Treatment Plant in Hermanus is not affected by power supply interruptions as it is equipped with a backup generator with automatic switchover.

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Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, is proud to announce that the Overstrand Municipality has received a 10th consecutive clean audit opinion from the Auditor-General South Africa.

“We are indeed extremely thankful and proud, as this is no mean feat,” said Mayor Rabie. She continued by thanking the previous Mayor, Alderman Dudley Coetzee, for his leadership and guidance during his tenure in the audit year under review.  She also expressed her gratitude to the Joint Audit and Performance Audit Committee (JPAC), as well as the management team, for their continued support and diligence in ensuring good governance and financial prudence.

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The Overstrand Municipality is aware of a number of individuals that are currently driving the issue of the latest general property valuations and making assumptions that it would result in exorbitant increases in the rates and taxes of individual households.

It is true that property values have increased substantially since the last general valuation of 2015.  This was expected judging from the property sales and the prices paid for mentioned properties over this period as valuations are driven by the market. 

Although the Municipal Property Rates Act determines that valuation rolls are valid for four years and can be extended for one year, the Municipality also had to contend with Covid, hence the reason for the longer extension.

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The final dress rehearsal of Nicky Spiwo Mlanjana's production ‘Pandemic 2’ was presented in the Hermanus Auditorium last night.

The play was well received by the small, but appreciative, audience.

The group of actors will take part in the annual Western Cape’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Drama Festival Finale on Saturday, 25 February at 13:00 in the Baxter Theatre, in the hope of winning the competition. Entrance is free.

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, encouraged the cast (Luveni, Margarete, Nogqiza, Caroline, Wendy, Jukebox and Snokonoko) to believe in their dreams of performing on bigger stages.

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Hawston’s Primary School’s Grade 1 - 5 learners were taught about disaster preparedness and what to do in emergency situations on Friday, 17 February 2023 when Overstrand Municipality hosted a Disaster Management Awareness Day in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) in Hawston.

On delivering his speech, the Overstrand Deputy Mayor, who is also responsible for Protection Services, Cllr Lindile Ntsabo, said children learn by example and it is important that schools and members of the community equip themselves with the knowledge they need in case of an emergency.

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