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The Overstrand Thusong Services Centre, in partnership with various government departments visited the communities of Stanford and Kleinmond on 25 and 26 May 2022, respectively.

The outreach forms part of government’s ongoing effort to bring much needed services closer to communities.

Some of the services on offer included services from the Department of Labour and Employment, Department of Social Development, Overstrand Youth desk, Independent Electoral Commission, Boland College, South African Revenue Service,

Government Communication and Information System, CCMA, National Youth Development Agency and the Department of Health.

Maria and Magdalena Davids, two sisters from Stanford, expressed their sincere appreciation with the fact that services, which are usually expensive to access because of enormous transport costs, were made easily accessible.

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From Monday, 6 June 2022, the Covid-19 vaccination sites will be integrated with Primary Health Care (PHC) facility services.

The new schedule for June 2022:

  • MONDAYS: Home visits/ businesses and retirement villages/factories
  • TUESDAYS from 09:00 - 15:00: Hermanus CDC, Kleinmond CLINIC and home visits
  • WEDNESDAYS from 09:30 - 14:30: Gansbaai Pretorius Hall
  • THURSDAYS from 09:00 - 15:00: Hermanus CDC and Stanford CLINIC
  • FRIDAYS: Hawston Clinic (09:00 - 15:00) and Right to Care (RTC) in Church street, Hermanus (09:30 - 14:30)

On Friday, 20 May 2022, Overstrand Municipality’s Traffic officials, Law Enforcement and K-9 unit, Fire & Rescue Services as well as the Hermanus Police, joined forces with long-time friend of the Traffic Department, Danny Cat (Daantjie Kat), the national road safety mascot, to speak to children at Babbel-en-Krabbel Pre-Primary School in Hermanus about how to keep safe.

Safe people and safe places are not just about teaching children who or what to avoid, but also include knowing who they can trust if they need help or are in trouble – such as police officers, fire-fighters, nurses or teachers.

The theme at the school was ‘People who keep us safe’ and kids had to think about the people who can help in an emergency or assist when something serious is happening and you need help quickly.

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Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, is currently at the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) and whilst there promoted the Overstrand Investment Conference that will be held in Hermanus on 23 and 24 June 2022.

While addressing the audience yesterday, 26 May 2022, she invited delegates who are interested to attend the conference to see what the Overstrand has to offer.

The two-day Property Development Forum gathers leaders from the public and private sector involved in fixed capital investment, development and construction, and who are dedicated towards achieving a sustainable built environment sector by tackling the challenges and celebrating the achievements of our collective industries.

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The Indigenous Games festival in Hawston attracted 467 athletes from the Overberg on Saturday, 21 May 2022 in close to perfect weather conditions.

Participants from towns in the Overstrand, Caledon, Grabouw, Riviersonderend, Bredasdorp and Swellendam were competing for a place to represent the Overberg in the Western Cape team.

This event is annually organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports (DCAS) and features traditional games such as morabaraba, diketo, dibeki, drie stokkies, jukskei, kgati, ncuva, intonga and kho-kho.

Overstrand players selected:

The boys and girls of Qhayiya High School, Camagu Manxiwa, Thembakazi Duba, Ayabonga Boy, Sinovuyo Mkwasi, Asiphe Mkwasi, Siphumelele Lusawana, and Nwabisa Heke are going to represent the Overberg in Dibeke, a running ball game. 

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