This week we saw another threat on businesses and the economy of the Overstrand by a self-appointed labour watchdog.  Not only is this self-policing detrimental to the tourism industry of the Overstrand, it is also illegal.  I have consulted with many business owners over the past weeks and I am confident that this type of planned action is uncalled for.  There has not been any indication of labour issues. 

That being said, if anyone feels that they are treated unfairly in their workplace, there are legal avenues to follow with unions and the Department of Labour. Also, we can not tolerate business employing people who are in the country illegally and as such any illegal immigrants and the business that employs them can be reported directly to Home Affairs.

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To remove or not to remove -  that is the question

After the devastating fires we endured in the Overstrand during January 2019, the sound and smell of a fire brings different images to different people. 

Surprisingly, fire is one of our greatest tools for biodiversity conservation and fuel management, but as we as a community experienced it, it is also one of our most destructive forces...

About 70% of the ecosystems that cover South Africa is fire-adapted. They need to burn in order to maintain their ecological integrity. But because of human activity there is a need to manage fire in a manner that is appropriate for the land-use and land-type, while maintaining natural processes and patterns as far as possible.

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BUY PREPAID ELECTRICITY ON YOUR CELLPHONE or via INTERNET

Overstrand Municipality appointed Ontec Home as from the 1 July 2019 as the new pre-paid electricity vendor, after a successful tender process was followed.

Please note that PayCity tag is no longer available on the website and is replaced by “Ontec Home” the new service provider.
To register on the website please use the following link: https://home.ontec.co.za/.

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PREPAID ELECTRICITY VENDORS LIST as on 2 July 2019 @ 10:30

Prepaid electricity tokens are available at the following outlets located through our area of supply.

All Overstrand Client Services municipal offices offer prepaid tokens.

**Please note, the prepaid vendors list will be updated throughout the week.

***To purchase Prepaid Electricity online, go to ONTEC HOME (home.ontec.co.za)

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2019 Mayoral Awards - Call for Nominations

Category 1: Achievers of Excellence
Category 2: Woman of the Year
Category 3: Environmental Conservation
Category 4: Entrepreneurial Achievements
Category 5: Tourism Development
Category 6: Junior Achiever

The nomination forms are available at the Mayor’s office or can be requested from Doret Taljaard.
All completed nomination forms can be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered to the Mayor’s office by Friday, 16 August 2019

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