During a special ceremony held in Gansbaai’s Council Chambers on Friday 31 August 2018, Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee presented 46 beneficiaries with the title deeds to their homes.

Given the recent administrative challenges experienced elsewhere in the municipal area with regards to registering new homes in the name of their rightful owners, the Mayor used this opportunity to enlighten beneficiaries as to why it is important to draw up a will and to ensure that irreplaceable documents such as title deeds are kept in a safe place.

“Now that a home has been registered in your name,” he urged, “if you do not yet have a will, I suggest you visit a bank or an attorney of your choice without delay to ensure that the necessary documentation is drawn up so that this valuable asset will remain in your family’s possession for generations to come.

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Arbor Week started with a bang this morning when 54 trees were planted in Mountain View, Kleinmond this morning.

Mayor Dudley Coetzee rolled up his sleeves in good spirit and joined the team to beautify the area.

Pictured here are Ward 10 Councillor Fanie Krige, (left), Ward 9 Councillor Grant Cohen, Community Services Portfolio Chairperson Cllr Arnie Africa, Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee, home owner Jennifer and Kleinmond’s Area Manager Desmond Lakey.

For the time being, anyone who wishes to register a rebuilt, scrapped or imported vehicle and need to verify the tare (weight of the vehicle without cargo) will have to make use of the weighbridge facility operated by Overberg Agri in Caledon.

This situation came about as a result of irreparable damage caused to Overstrand’s weighbridge housed at the transfer station in Swartdam Road, Hermanus during the recent civil unrests.

Overstrand’s Traffic Department urges all vehicle owners who, on request of the relevant officer, must verify a vehicle’s tare to make use of Overberg Agri's weighbridge situated in Industrial Street, Caledon.

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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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