Latest Overstrand News

Overstrand Municipality received numerous complaints about rogue baboons in Pringle Bay. 

According to residents, there is one male baboon in particular, called Blue Tag, that has been habituated to such an extent that he no longer displays any fear of humans.  Residents are “robbed” of their shopping as they exit shops, and some have experienced minor injuries after tussles with Blue Tag.

It has been established earlier in the year that Blue Tag is not a native of the Pringle Bay troop and migrated from its natal troop in Gordon’s Bay earlier in this year. 

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Overstrand Municipality's Law Enforcement teams attended to various complaints over the weekend of 18 - 20 August 2023 and many fines were issued and arrests made.

The Task Team and LEAP officers as well as the Rapid Response and Marine and Coastal Units arrested three men for the illegal possession and transportation of abalone on the R43 in Stanford. 442 units of abalone with an estimated value of R80 000 as well as a bakkie, cell phones and a knife were seized.
In an intelligence driven operation, three suspects were found in possession of stolen property and house-breaking implements and were arrested.

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will be visiting the Overstrand on the following dates to assist taxpayers with the submission of income tax returns, digital migration, e-Filing, income tax registration and general enquiries on tax matters.

  • 4 September 2023: Hawston Thusong Centre from 09:00 - 15:00
  • 5 September 2023: Proteadorp Community Hall, Kleinmond from 10:00 - 15:00
  • 12 September 2023: Multi-purpose Centre at Hermanus New Harbour from 10:00 - 15:00
  • 13 September 2023: Gansbaai Tourism Hall from 10:00 - 15:00

Dates are provided by SARS and may be subject to change.


To date, 2 776 applications have been received from indigent households across the Overstrand of which 146 forms were incomplete with outstanding documentation and incorrect information.

The approved indigent applications total 2 192 and the 50 units of free electricity were given to the relevant households. The relevant rebates (free basic services) will also be backdated for June, July and August, where applicable.

Steady progress is being made with the backlog, which is down to 91 forms with 347 new applications received during the week.

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The Gansbaai motor vehicle registration and licencing office will not be open today due to staff shortages.

We apologise for this short notice and inconvenience.

The Hermanus and Kleinmond registration and licencing offices are open. For any enquiries contact the Overstrand Traffic Switchboard on 028 313 1044.