Mayor Dudley Coetzee continued his ‘meet and greet’ walkabout earlier this week, paying an unannounced visit to the Lombardi Care Centre in Mount Pleasant.

Jenny Sauls took the opportunity to raise concerns about wheelchair access to the premise. After a quick inspection, the Mayor made use of the occasion to extend his appreciation towards all the staff members for their dedication in looking after the elderly. 

He was accompanied by Deputy Mayor Elnora Gillion and Ward 4 Councillors Anton Coetsee and Christine May.

The mood at the Stanford Community Hall was jubilant as 54 families designated as beneficiaries of a housing project initiated in 2009 were finally granted rightful ownership of their houses in Thembelihle (Stanford South) and Kersiedorp (near the rugby field).

 Even though the 88 families in question have been occupying their homes since 2009, legalities pertaining to town planning prevented the properties from officially being registered in the names of their rightful owners.

On handing over the title deeds to their homes during a ceremony held on Tuesday evening 14 August 2018, Overstrand’s Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee remarked, “it took way too long to provide you with proof of ownership, but now the houses are legally yours, and you can ensure that they stay in your families for generations to come. We wish you as the home owners all of the best.”

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Hermanus Rotary Club is working together with the Overberg District Education Department to find ways in which to assist learners from the Qhayiya Secondary, Zwelihle and Lukhanyo Primary Schools in Zwelihle and Mount Pleasant Primary affected by the recent unrest.

According to the President of Rotary Hermanus, Ann Wright, they will co-ordinate schedules for the volunteer teachers.

Qualified English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa speaking teachers of all subjects for Grades 1 - 12 are needed to work as volunteers in the classrooms on a short-term basis to catch up on work missed during the unrest period.

If you can assist, please send your full name with contact number and e-mail address directly to Ann indicating your preferred age groups and subjects and the times you would be available.

Ann’s contact details are as follows: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mobile number 083 307 0726.


On Monday, Mayor Dudley Coetzee paid a visit to some of the businesses in the Hermanus Business Park. Business owners Johan van Zyl, Conrad Oosthuizen, Johann Grobbelaar and Leon Douglas welcomed the opportunity to have a discussion with the Mayor.

The discussions confirmed that business has been severely affected by the events of the past couple of months yet they are positive in going forward. 

“We are making efforts to compensate for the losses suffered, but are optimistic about tackling the way forward head-on,” was the general consent.

Pictured here are Hyundai Hermanus branch manager Johann Grobbelaar (left), Mayor Dudley Coetzee, Hermanus Business Chamber Chairman De Waal Steyn and Deputy Mayor Elnora Gillion.

Important Notice

Infrastructure and equipment, including the conveyer belt and baler at the recycling plant in Hermanus (amongst others), have been burned, which have caused substantial damage to the waste transfer and recycling plants. 

NO RECYLING can take place in HERMANUS or KLEINMOND any longer, therefore, clear recycling bags will in the interim no longer be provided.

We will inform you as soon as a short-term solution has been found.



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