Overstrand Municipality is upgrading two of the libraries in the Gansbaai area.

The Gansbaai Library will remain open and operational throughout the renovation project. The work will involve some noise disturbance at times. 

The necessary upgrades are expected to be completed before June 2019.

Gansbaai  library personnel Sharman Geldenhuys, Ronette Dreyer, Busisiwe Mtatase and Edna van der Linde appreciate the community’s continued patience and support and encourage residents to make use of the facility and services.

The Eluxolweni Library will be closed to the public until June 2019, if everything goes according to plan

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The 2019 national and provincial elections will take place on May 8 from 07:00 - 21:00.

8 May will also be a public holiday to afford opportunity to registered voters to cast their votes.

Details on the elections can be obtained at www.elections.org.za


Two traffic-calming ‘speed tables’, or speed humps, have been placed in Westcliff Drive to deter motorists from racing down the street.

These traffic-calming measures were built at the Westcliff Drive and Arundel Street crossing and at the pedestrian crossing at Westcliff Drive and Orothamnus Avenue.

“It’s the first time I have officially opened a speed bump”, Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee said tongue in the cheek. He thanked the ward committee members for their valuable input in making the Overstrand roads better and safer. “It pleases me to know that our ward committee system is working.”

Ward 4 Councillor, Anton Coetsee, was justifiably pleased with the Westcliff residents’ achievements and thanked Jan Cilliers for his relentless efforts in driving this project over many many years. “The speed at which people drive down this road creates a dangerous situation and Jan refused to take no for an answer, thank you.”


With the Easter weekend (Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April) around the corner, roads in the Overstrand are expected to get busy.

As usual, high traffic volumes are being expected onwards from Thursday, 18 April and road users can expect visible law enforcement, traffic check points and roadblocks, enforcement of public transport compliance and random alcohol and drug test to be performed.

Routes that are going to be focused on are the N2, R43, R44, R316 and R319.

Overstrand Traffic Chief Rudi Fraser urged road users to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy, observe road traffic rules and adhere to the speed limit, exercise patience on the road, not drive under the influence of alcohol or text and drive.

“Seat belt safety is super important.

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Work on the upgrading of the sewerage system in Hermanus, near the Old Harbour, has begun. This project will temporarily impact tenants of Village Square, and also some businesses along Marine Drive and Main Road, as well as those on Market Square.

Whilst construction is underway, sections of Marine Drive, Market Square Street and Main Road as well as the parking lots in the affected areas will be closed temporarily to traffic.

Pedestrian traffic will be accommodated throughout the construction period.

The project entails the construction of a new rising main sewer pipeline from the newly constructed Bientang Sewer Pump Station, across Marine Drive, then along Market Square Street, to connect to the existing sewer system in Main Road.


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