Latest Overstrand News

Some Overstrand library members may have received random emails from the Western Cape Library Services about overdue books from last year.

Please ignore the email reminder that your library materials are overdue.

The Operating System of the Library and Information Management System (SLIMS) collapsed in November 2022 and is not working.

Should you have any overdue books and other library material, please return them to your local library as other people would also want to read it. No fines will be charged.

The library staff thanked all patrons for their patience and support. Please feel free to contact your local library for any questions.


4 May is International Firefighters' Day! This day is a special time to honour and recognise the sacrifices made by firefighters to ensure that their communities and environment are protected.

It is also a day to reflect and remember all the fire fighters who have lost their lives - we will be thinking of our colleagues who have lost their lives fighting fires.

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie said the firefighting men and women dedicate their lives to protect life, property, pets and wildlife. That dedication may be in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, or many selfless years working in the industry. "In all cases, it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life - and we cannot thank them enough", she said

The Mayor also conveyed her appreciation to their families for allowing them to live their passion.

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Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Lindile Ntsabo, welcomed Western Cape Premier Alan Winde in the Overstrand earlier today, 3 May 2023.

Premier Winde and members of his Provincial Cabinet are busy with the Premier's Cycle Tour in the Overberg.

During the 3-day tour, the Premier and his team will promote cycling safety and will also be handing over bicycles to various schools in the area.

Talking to the traffic, law enforcement and police officials who conducted an integrated roadblock along the R43 at the Sandbaai intersection, the Premier said we must all pull together to build a safer society.

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For the first time ever, Overstrand will be “manning” its very own stall at the annual Travel Indaba in Durban and has designated a full contingent of senior officials to spread the word that Overstrand is truly deserving of all the accolades it has earned as a destination of choice.

Another first is that Dr Annelie Rabie in her capacity as Executive Mayor and Chair of the Tourism Portfolio will be accompanying Municipal Manager Dean O’Neill, Overstrand Tourism Manager Frieda Lloyd and Gansbaai Tourism’s Glenda Kitley this time round.

By no means a newcomer to the tourism industry, Mayor Rabie said she is most excited about returning to Durban and picking up some innovative ideas that would benefit Overstrand's offerings and pitching the area as a destination of choice.

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Home Affairs will be available from 10:00 - 14:00, at the following venues:

•    12 May: Gansbaai Academia/Spaces for Sport
•    16 May: Moffat Hall, Mount Pleasant
•    17 May: Proteadorp Community Hall, Kleinmond,
•    22 May: Eluxolweni Community Hall, Pearly Beach
•    29 May: Stanford Community Hall

Residents are requested to make use of the opportunity to collect ID documents, register births, apply for smart ID cards and more.

* Please note that these dates were provided by Home Affairs on short notice and may be subject to change.