The walkway across the Kleinmond lagoon, also referred to as the 2nd bridge, is closed to the public because it is unsafe.

The wooden bridge, standing fixed just a few feet above the ground are well-used by hikers enjoying fine views.

To date, the contractor assigned to repair the bridge has failed to start with the repair to the vertical and horizontal supports of the bridge.

Due processes need to be followed to cancel the original order. The contract needs to be re-advertised before a new contractor can be appointed.

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Sewerage blockages can to a large extent be attributed to objects such as stones, pieces of iron, plastic, branches, grease and household garbage that enter the system and form an obstruction.

Please keep the manholes and drains clean and continue to report sewerage blockages at the municipal control room 028 313 8000/8111. Alternatively phone Kleinmond 028 271 8400, Hermanus 028 313 8090, Gansbaai 028 384 8300 and Stanford 028 341 8500 to request service.

Overstrand Municipality once again appeals to residents not to dispose materials such as used cooking oil, motor oil, yard and pet waste, paint, concrete slurry and construction materials or any other household hazardous chemicals into the storm water infrastructure.

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The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, 1998 (Act 46 of 1998) (AARTO) is a system for managing and adjudicating traffic offences, amongst other things.

AARTO is intended to provide a quicker administrative process for dealing with traffic law infringements to take the place of a longer legal process.

AARTO was to be given effect by a demerit system through which the driving licence of a driver who committed repeated traffic law infringements could be suspended and, under certain circumstances, revoked.

However, the demerit system has never been brought into effect. This may change in the near future.

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A gathering on Thursday evening, 7 March 2019 in the Overstrand Banqueting Hall in Hermanus, marked the graduation ceremony of officials from various municipalities across the Province - including Overstrand, Theewaterskloof and Cape Aghulhas - on successfully complete a course in Integrated Community Development Planning.

This training course is aimed at establishing participatory democracy to enhance public participation in municipalities. It also seeks to ensure that public participation is firmly entrenched and institutionalised within municipalities.
Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee congratulated the graduands and commended them for the effort they put in to strive for success. He also thanked the Public Participation Directorate, who appointed Stellenbosch University to conduct and facilitate this accredited NQF level 8 course, for the role played in the continued

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And off they go...

Mayor Dudley Coetzee wished the Absa Cape Epic cyclist well as they set off from the race village situated at Hermanus High School this morning.

Last day in Overstrand but keeping it in Overberg for the next three days.

See you at Oak Valley later today.