South Africa has seen a noticeable increase in the numbers of coronavirus cases over the past couple of months.

On 25 November 2020, during a digicon on the COVID pandemic, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, confirmed that the Western Cape is following the rest of the country when it comes to seeing coronavirus numbers rise and raised his concern on the steep climb in increase of cases.

He asked the public to seriously think of postponing year- end functions and gatherings or events to try and curb a second wave hitting us in December and drain valuable resources.

Premier Winde mentioned that the number of infections in the Garden Route is now higher than during the peak and that the City of Cape Town is not far behind, with increasing cases in the Winelands District.

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Two Overstrand Councillors, Councillors Kari Brice and Riana de Coning, were awarded the honorary title of Alderman by the Overstrand Municipality at the last Council meeting of this year held on 25 November 2020.

The honorary title of Alderman is awarded to a Councillor for meritorious service over a period of time.  A councillor receives credits towards this honorary for the number of years that they have served as a Councillor and additional credits can be obtained for serving as the Chairperson of a Ward Committee, the Mayoral Committee or time served as a Speaker, Deputy Executive Mayor or Executive Mayor of the Municipality. 

This is the first time since 2016 that the Overstrand has conferred the honorary title of Alderman on qualifying Councillors.

 

Eskom would like to share its complaint handling process for customers whose query/fault is not attended to or has not been resolved to their satisfaction.

Eskom customers are encouraged to direct their query/fault directly to the ESKOM’S Contact Centre. The report must include the account number of the affected property or properties.

The following channels are available.

    • Eskom Contact Centre: 08600 37566 or 08600ESKOM (available 24hrs, seven days a week)
    • SMS line: 35328
    • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • MyEskom Customer App, downloadable from “APP STORE”

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Fernkloof is a delight for avid hikers and nature lovers alike with 60kms of inter-linked trails.

Tourism Safety Monitors are available to accompany hikers in the nature reserve on a complimentary basis during weekdays between 08:00 – 16:00.

Please make a reservation to walk with one of these guides by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fernkloof gate opening times for summer are from 06:00 to 19:00 and all visitors must please ensure that they keep to these times.

Safety tips:

  • Program emergency numbers in your cell phone before your hike
  • Don’t hike alone
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For the first time since lockdown, Overstrand Municipality could continue to teach young pupils to care for our water sources and the environment and why littering degrades the areas where we live, work and play.

The puppet shows focus on grade RR to grade 4 learners to create awareness on water and environmental issues.

The colourful characters of the local theatre group, Story Team, entertained learners from Okkie Smuts Primary in Stanford and Hermanus Primary on 10 and 13 November 2020.

The aim is to reach learners in all the communities of the Overstrand over the next 18 months.