In an attempt to make a difference each in his or her own way, Overstranders went full out to devote their 67 minutes' worth of community service in honour of Madiba.

Municipal employees Daleen Potgieter, Karin van der Merwe, Virgil Lamour and Anga Gxoyiya of the Human Resources Department also embraced the charitable spirit of Mandela Day; goody bags were handed to the children and teachers at Nomzamo Creche in Zwelihle.

The goodwill and contributions in the name of Mandela Day kept on going as Overstrand law enforcement officers Fisher, Nadeema, Reginald and Kepka set about handing out blankets and food parcels to the Overstrand Association for People with Disabilities (OAPD) in Hawston.

While their colleagues commemorated Mandela Day in Hawston, fire fighters Wongalethu Mapapa, Cecil Abrahamse, Ebrahim Isaacs and Suzaan Stanley also did their bit to honour the legacy of Madiba; they volunteered to make home-made soup to give to the hungry and homeless.

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The Overberg District Municipality (ODM), who owns and operates the Karwyderskraal landfill site, recently published new rates and rules pertaining to the use of this facility, effective 1 July 2019.

Overstrand residents who make use of this site to dispose of builders’ rubble, garden refuse (chipped) and general household waste are urged to take note of the following.

Registration compulsory

In order to make use of the Karwyderskraal landfill site, residents, contractors or anyone who transports building rubble, chipped garden refuse or any domestic waste to the site must first register with the Overberg District Municipality as a site user. Failure to do so would result in dumping being denied.

In short, unless your name appears on the database, you will not be allowed to dispose of any waste - even if you show up at the landfill site for the first time.

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We are calling on residents across the Overstrand to put forward nominations for the 2019 Overstrand Municipality’s Mayoral Awards.

This award is designed to recognise and honour the significant contribution that individuals, groups or organisations have made in their community and who demonstrated a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

The annual award ceremony, hosted by Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee, will be taking place on Thursday, 3 October 2019 in Hermanus. Attendance will be by invitation only.

To nominate an individual or organisation for any of the category of the awards, you will need to fill in a nomination form and submit it no later than 16 August 2019.

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On Tuesday, 9 July 2019, the new Provincial Minister of Human Settlements Tertius Simmers, accompanied by the Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee, and Overstrand Constituency Head and Speaker of Parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, as well as councillors and municipal officials, conducted a site inspection to monitor progress on the Hawston Housing Development Project.

The Hawston Integrated Residential Development Project (IRDP), situated on a portion of land adjacent to the R43 in Hawston forms an extension of an existing residential area, and is approximately 13 hectares in extent.

It comprises 489 sites that include 107 residential sites for the affordable housing market, i.e. Grant Assistance Programme (GAP) and Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP), 378 residential sites for the Breaking New Ground (BNG) market, two business sites, two community zoned sites and nine open public spaces, roads and a storm water retention pond.

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The heavy clouds and cold, wet wintery weather did little to dampen the spirits of the Cliff Path Management Group at the launch of the latest edition of the Hermanus Cliff Path brochure that took place at the Windsor Hotel on Monday, 8 July 2019.

The brochure is dedicated to the memory of David Beattie who literally and figuratively put the Hermanus cliff path on the map.

The ± 12km cliff path is one of the most unique attractions of Hermanus and stretches from the New Harbour along the coastline to Grotto beach. The updated edition of the cliff path also explains the origins of the names of various points on the map, such as Tamatiebank, Kammabaai and Sieverspunt to name but a few.

Wheelchair friendly sections have been created wherever possible for the benefit of the disabled, elderly and infants in strollers and prams.

Speaking at the event, Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee, pointed out that David was a man who truly dedicated his life, not only to conservation, but also to unlocking the treasures so richly bestowed upon Overstrand.

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