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South Africa is the only country in the world that can accurately pinpoint the exact date of origin of its wine industry, due to a diary entry from 2 February 1659.

The Overstrand agricultural landscape include many wineries, vineyards and three wine routes. These vineyards might not be as historic as those of Constantia and Stellenbosch, but they are just as awarded and renowned. 

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, said “We are proud of the agricultural contribution made by our wine farmers, cellar staff and vineyard workers. The fruit of their labour takes a bit of Overstrand to the tables of many homes in South Africa and abroad.  With the upcoming Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration this weekend, we celebrate agriculture in the light of the 2023 harvest that has started and will continue for the next few months”. 

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Join Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, Mayoral Committee members (executive councillors), the Municipal Manager and his Top Management team for the first First Thursday meeting of 2023 on 2 February at the Kleinmond Town Hall from 17:00 - 19:00.

The First Thursdays are not public feedback meetings, but a great platform for residents to engage in person with the Mayor and to raise issues such as renewable energy, plot clearing, building plans approval delays, maintenance of gravel roads and account issues etc.

No appointment is needed. Sessions are kept brief in order to accommodate as many people as possible and will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis.


By all counts December was the bumper season the hospitality industry was waiting for to waiver some of the losses incurred during the previous two plus years. 

Tourism business owners were upbeat about the festive trade mentioned that a few trading days this season that surpassed previous record turnover days.

Sales seemed to peak in the week leading up to Christmas Day with some businesses reporting buoyant business just after the 25th.  The Overstrand was operationally ready to receive visitors, and this paid off with positive holiday experiences.  Appreciative comments about how well the traffic officers managed traffic flow in the face of load-shedding and how clean the towns were are well received and will surely benefit the Overstrand’s economy in months to come.

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in Overstrand seeks to employ temporary Educational Fieldworker(s) for the 2024 National and Provincial Government Elections.

Only Matric or N3 is required to qualify.

Job Title: Democracy Education Fieldworker

Remuneration: R350 per day

Duration: 6 February - 31 March 2023

Location: Overstrand Municipality

Closing Date: 25 January 2023

Minimum Requirements:

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Overstrand municipality has been informed by the consultant, Integrate Structural and Civil Engineering, that approval has been given by Provincial Dept. of Transport and Public Works for the construction of a new right turn lane at Whale Coast Mall on Trunk Road 28 (R43). Work on this project is set to commence on Monday, 16 January 2023 and is anticipated to conclude by Friday, 17 March 2023.

The work is planned to take place on weekdays and Saturdays. Lane closure will be in effect from 09h00 – 15h30 during this period. We ask that the community please cooperate with the contractor on site while the project is ongoing.

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