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Categories B & C indigent households are being phased out and the affected households will all have to renew their applications for indigent status before 31 October 2022.

Both these categories cater for indigent households with a property value up to R220 000.

On Saturday morning, 1 October 2022 from 09:00 – 12:00, Overstrand Municipality’s Finance Department will assist residents with their applications at the following venues:

•    Thusong Service Centre in Hawston
•    Multi-Purpose Centre (old Lusitania building at the New Harbour) in Westcliff, Hermanus
•    Proteadorp Community Hall in Kleinmond

Kindly note, the other towns will receive assistance on Saturday, 15 October 2022. Details to follow.

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Overstrand Libraries offer a range of activities for children during the October school holiday break.

These activities are offered free of charge. You can contact your local library for more information.

The programme for Hermanus Library is as follows:

On Monday, 3 October 2022, 6 – 8 year olds are invited to join the arts and craft class; on Tuesday, 4 October, the 6 - 12 year olds can learn how to crochet; on Wednesday, 5 October, the target group is 10 – 12 year old for an arts and crafts class and Thursday, 6 October, the 6 - 12 year olds are invited to learn about sharks in conjunction with the Shark Conservancy.

All activities at the Hermanus Library start at 10:00 and last an hour. Limited spots available, so please book in advance on Tel 028 313 8077 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We are aware of a WhatsApp message doing the rounds regarding an outbreak of swine fever in the Overstrand.

The content of this message is misleading as we have checked with the Western Cape Department of Health who confirmed that there is no confirmed cases of swine fever in the Overstrand area. ‬‬‬

The public is requested to first verify information before distributing unconfirmed information as it leads to unnecessary panic and distress.

Overstrand Municipality's Local Economic Department and partners are gearing up for the launch of the New Harbour Market this Saturday, 1 October 2022.

The market will be operating every Saturday in the Multi-Purpose Centre (the old Lusitania building) at the New Harbour in Westcliff, Hermanus, from 10:00 and 15:00.

At the market you will find:

•    Art Exhibitions
•    Authentic Local Food Stalls
•    Local Crafts and Accessories
•    Local Merchandise and Designs
•    Music, Poetry and Entertainment
•    Car Boot Sales & Fresh Fish Market  as well as Games and entertainment activities for children, etc.

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Overstrand Municipal Council resolved at an ordinary council meeting held on 28 September 2022, that the Land Availability Agreement (LAA) between itself and the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (DoHS) be ceased. 

This decision was prompted by a meeting between Minister Tertuis Simmers and Mayor Rabie held on 12 September 2022 where agreement was reached owing to a number of key factors, including the appointment of a turn key implementing agent to manage the project until completion. 

The latter decision was further supported by the fact that the Provincial Government is currently restructuring its departments and Human Settlements will become part of the new Department of Infrastructure. 

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