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The Eco Monitors in the Betty's Bay and Kleinmond areas are working hard to provide residents with information on baboons and waste management.

In a continued effort to become more pro-active when it comes to the sustainability of the baboon management programme in a Biosphere reserve, the Eco Monitors attended a road safety awareness and red flag training session to regulate the flow of traffic recently.

For the practical session, three Eco Monitors took to Clarence Drive in Sunny Seas in Betty’s Bay with their red flags and reflective clothing on 8 November 2022, when baboons decided to crisscross the road, as they do.

Most of the motorists adhered to the monitors red flagging without hesitation; some even turning on their hazard indicators to warn those behind them.

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Waste collection will take place as per the usual refuse removal schedule over the festive season regardless of public holidays.

Please put your waste out early on the morning of the collection day as per the below collection schedule:

For Greater Hermanus - MONDAY: Vermont, Fisherhaven, Voëlklip • TUESDAY: Onrus, Chanteclair, Berghof, Sandbaai, Hemel-en-Aarde • WEDNESDAY: Zwelihle, Mount Pleasant • THURSDAY: Westcliff, Northcliff, houses in the CBD and Hermanus Industrial Area • FRIDAY: Hawston, Eastcliff, Hermanus Heights, Kwaaiwater, Fernkloof

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Deputy Mayor, Cllr Lindile Ntsabo, cut the ribbon at the opening of Old Mutual's newest building on 9 November 2022 in Hermanus.

Overberg Old Mutual Personal Financial Advice’s new office is located at 18 Royal Street, in the Old Standard Bank Building, Hermanus.

The day was filled with much excitement and the rain did little to dampen the spirits of the staff as they regard rain as a sign of a blessing.

Deputy Mayor Ntsabo paid a warm tribute to the town of Hermanus that has grown from a fishing village into a destination of note. “This will add significant value to our effort to attract businesses of this stature and combat unemployment in general,” he said.

He further stated that the Old Mutual’s vision statement is in line with the ‘Overstrand for All’ focus of the Overstrand Municipality.

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Overstrand is exceptionally proud that five of its beaches - Grotto, Hawston, Onrus, Kleinmond and Castle - are among the 51 South African beaches that have been accredited this season (2022/23) to display the Blue Flag.

The accreditation is awarded for one season at a time and if conditions deteriorate at the beach, it can be withdrawn.

Of the 51 beaches awarded Blue Flags this week, 33 are in the Western Cape, nine in KwaZulu-Natal and nine in the Eastern Cape.

In South Africa, the Blue Flag programme is managed by WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) and the programme offers many benefits: Improved tourism facilities, enhanced management of coastal ecosystems, educational awareness programmes and excellent water-quality standards and facilities.

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The FNB Wines2Whales mountain bike stage races came to an end on Sunday 6 November 2022.

It is the first time that all three races - Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz - finished at Curro School in Sandbaai and we would like to thank the community and the school for their commitment and patience which added to the excitement and feelings of accomplishment at the finish line.

Well done to all cyclists who came from far and wide to participate in this awesome event.  It was good to see so many familiar faces along the route and on stage during the last two weeks.

Hermanus is fast becoming popular for sporting events as it provides a scenic backdrop with good routes to explore. Wines2Whales will certainly add value to sport, tourism and our Overstrand’s economy.

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