I am excited and proud to take up my first term as Executive Mayor for the next five years, and already have many plans in progress to bring positive change to Overstrand during this time.
We take our responsibility to serve our people very seriously, and will strive to be an exemplary local government.
The Overstrand is fast gaining attraction for not only being a preferred tourist destination for many, but also has the necessary infrastructure and resources to host the ever-increasing sport, art and cultural expositions that have become synonymous with the area.
Of note, is the significant contribution that these activities make to the socio-economic and aqua-cultural development of the region. To promote sustainable practice and conservation of the environment, visitors and locals are therefore encouraged to act responsibly and apply due great care when using various public amenities and event facilities.
Overstrand Municipality celebrated excellence on Friday, 13 January, when councillors honoured overall top Grade 12 performer and best achiever in Maths in the country, our very own Conrad Strydom of Hermanus High, for his outstanding achievement in the 2016 academic year.
With an overall average of 98%, Strydom’s immediate plans involve studying theoretical physics at the University of Stellenbosch this year, with a longer term view of heading up his own research company one day.