In celebration of World Wetlands Day, Overstrand Municipality’s Environmental Department and partners will be hosting various wetland education programmes to raise awareness of wetland values and benefits.

World Wetlands Day is held every year on 2 February and marks the signing of the International Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention) on 2 February 1971.

Wetlands are areas where surface water surrounded by land plays a central part in controlling the local habitat of the plant and animal life living there. Wetlands occur mostly around catchment areas – and include estuaries, lagoons, marshes, rivers and ponds.

No matter the shape or size, wetlands provide numerous important services for people, fish and wildlife such as protecting and improving water quality, providing habitats for fish and wildlife, storing floodwaters, maintaining surface water flow during dry periods, and reducing soil erosion.

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The Overstrand Municipality’ s Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee, has offered a reward of R5 000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who started the fire in Masakhane on 9 and 10 January 2019 which spread to Franskraal.

Residents of Franskraal were ordered to evacuate around lunchtime on Friday 11 January 2019 after the fire, driven by strong winds, spread from Masakhane over the R43. Aerial resources were deployed but stood down due to unsafe conditions and low cloud cover.

“The best hope of solving this case is for someone to provide information that can assist with locating and leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for starting the fire,” Mayor Coetzee said.

Should you have any information in this regard, please contact the Fire Services 24-hour emergency control room at 028 312 2400. Alternatively, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



South African citizens, 16 years or older (you have to be 18 or older to vote).

A SA ID document (green bar-coded ID, smartcard ID, or a valid temporary identity certificate).

Register at the voting station in the voting district where you live.

To find out where your votiong station is:
Call 0800 11 8000 (8am - 5pm)).

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As another year comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every resident of the Overstrand Municipality, all the stakeholders, businesses and organisations for the continued spirit of working together.

While we’ve had many achievements during the year, we also identified many obstacles which we aim to overcome during 2019.

On behalf of the Councillors and staff of the Overstrand Municipality, I wish you and your families a safe, peaceful and joyful Christmas and a Happy and Successful 2019.

Warm regards,
Ald Dudley Coetzee

The Executive Mayor of Overstrand, Dudley Coetzee, gave motorist a hearty welcome to Stanford earlier today, during a friendly mayoral ‘roadblock’.

The welcoming team, led by Stanford Tourism, included Hayley Gibson, Rishi Sundström, Ronald Dettke, Frieda Lloyd, Stanford Police and officials of Overstrand Traffic.

Visitors to the Whale Coast are encouraged to visit the tourism offices in the Overstrand for the latest guide on things to do, places to see, where to eat and especially to check the very popular updated monthly events calendar!

The Cape Whale Coast contact details for the four tourism offices are as follows:

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Stanford 028 341 8500