Overstrand Municipality started a process of verification of the housing waiting list on 1 November 2018 whereby citizens in need of government subsidised housing opportunity must ensure all existing information is correct and updated or register as a first time applicant.

A number of 8 201 applicants were registered on the database on 31 October 2018, but the information of individual beneficiaries may be out-dated, for example changes in income, number of financial dependents, change of address, etc. 

The Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) household income limit increased in July 2018 from R15,000 to R22,000 and it therefore creates an opportunity for more citizens to register/verify their information.

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The municipal offices in the Overstrand area, including libraries and pay-points,  will be CLOSED on Monday 24 December 2018 and Monday 31 December 2018 and respectively RE-OPEN at 07:45 on Thursday 27 December 2018, and Thursday 3 January 2019.

Emergency and essential services such as refuse collection, electricity and water services will not be affected.

13 long-serving employees of Overstrand received recognition at the Council meeting held on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Topping the list was Louise van Eeden from the Kleinmond Administration. She has provided 30 years’ distinguished service to the municipality.

Eliza Pharo (Hermanus Administration ) was awarded a long service certificate for 25 years of service and Christo Hendricks (Hermanus Administration) as well as Hilton Hull (Kleinmond Administration) was recognised for 20 years.

Handing over the certificates, Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee said the Council appreciates the work done by these dedicated employees and thanked them for long and outstanding service to the municipality.

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During a Council meeting held on Wednesday 31 October 2018 in Hermanus’ banqueting hall, Executive Mayor Ald Dudley Coetzee addressed Council on EMERGENCY HOUSING AND LAND-INVASION.

The Mayor’s speech, is published below:

On 31 May 2018, I reported the initiative to provide emergency housing in the Overstrand, to council. Subsequently I also approved the criteria for potential beneficiaries to participate in the emergency housing initiatives.

The progress to date is as follows:

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Residents of Zwelihle met the Executive Mayor on Monday, 29 October 2018, as part of his “meet and greet walkabouts” initiatives.

The Executive Mayor accompanied by Cllrs Elnora Gillion, Cllr, Andrew Komani and Cllr Lindile Ntsabo engaged with residents of Zwelihle and listened to different groups within the community. Mayor’s first brief was in front of the old police station recently burned down and thereafter; proceeded to Siyazama elderly home.

Elderly people had an opportunity to talk to the mayor and expressed concerns regarding recent problems in the community we would like to see the municipality visiting our area continuing. As elderly, this is a crucial time for us and we appreciate any visit by the municipality especially the Executive Mayor”, expressed concerned elderly.

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