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Categories B & C indigent households (households with a property value up to R220 000) are being phased out from November 2022 and the affected households are advised to urgently submit new applications for indigent status.

Residents will receive assistance on a daily basis at the different municipal offices.

For more information contact the Finance Department at your nearest municipal rates hall for assistance during the week or phone 028 313 8000/8912; HERMANUS Administration 028 313 8027 / 028 313 8933 / 028 313 5060 /028 313 8042, GANSBAAI/STANFORD Administration - Tel: 028 028 384 8300 or Tel: 028 341 8500, KLEINMOND Administration - Tel: 028 271 8400.


With the official fire season starting today, 1 November 2022 until the end of May 2023, the importance of ensuring that all vacant plots, public open spaces and other fire hazard areas, are cleared of fire fuel and alien vegetation, once again comes to mind.

Owners of undeveloped, overgrown erven are hereby requested to ensure that their properties are fire compliant to reduce the risk of ignition and the spread of fires to adjacent residences and veld.

Overstrand Municipal Manager, Dean O’Neill said the Municipality will establish an internal task team to ensure compliance on municipal properties after meeting with all the custodians of these properties as well as the Community, Environmental and Fire Departments.

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On 18 October 2022, Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, met with stakeholders within the Hangklip-Kleinmond area for discussions on baboon management.

It was decided that each village in Ward 10 would hold separate meetings to deliberate on these issues and determine whether there is a need for such a programme, what it should entail and how it should be structured.

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

•    Betty's Bay: 3 November at 18:00 in Crassula Hall
•    Pringle Bay: 10 November at 18:00 in the Pringle Bay Community Hall
•    Rooiels: 17 November at 18:00 in the Pringle Bay Community Hall


In November 2024, 20 digit token identifier (TID) on all pre-paid electricity meters used in the Overstrand Municipal area will expire and will stop accepting electricity tokens.

Residents who are using these Standard Transfer Specification (STS) pre-paid electricity meters will therefore not be able to buy electricity, unless the pre-paid meter has been reprogrammed. Units that are on your meter will still be available after the reset, so please make sure that all tokens are punched in.

To ensure a seamless continuation of service, Overstrand Municipality will follow a phased in approach per area to assist consumers with the re-programming.

The first phase of the project will start in Kleinmond, Eastcliff, Hermanus Heights, Voëlklip, Westcliff, Northcliff, Beach Club, Whale Rock Estate, Hermanus Industria, Masakhane, Franskraal, Uilenkraalsmond and Gansbaai Farms from 1 November 2022.

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