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The ‘tiny house trend’, which has taken off across the globe, has made its way to South Africa.

This movement is also regarded as a potential eco-friendly solution to the existing housing industry, as well as a feasible transitional option for individuals experiencing a lack of shelter.

The purpose of this policy is to focus on primary dwelling houses with a footprint of less than 27m².

Tiny Houses can be grouped into three categories, based on their intended use:

  • Permanent - attached to approved foundation, prioritising occupant safety and energy efficiency,
  • Temporary - built on chassis or frame and may have wheels, prioritising mobility, or
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A constructive meeting between Hermanus Public Protection (HPP) and the Executive Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality, Dr Annelie Rabie, took place on 21 June 2022.

The initial intention of the meeting was to discuss the issue of vagrancy and homeless people after HPP presented its first order findings of a report by their consultant.

The meeting also discussed the on-going challenge of informal car guards and the perception that the Central Business District (CBD) is not a safe space.

Both parties explained their expectations of each other, as well as some of the legal challenges facing the Protection Services Directorate of the Municipality.

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The Women Action Group in Hermanus have used Youth Day celebrations and the long weekend as an opportunity to raise awareness of violence against women and children in the Overstrand and mobilise all communities to stand firm against gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual harassment.

We all need to look at ourselves and say Enough is Enough.

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, Deputy Mayor, Lindile Ntsabo, members of Hermanus Police and Overstrand Association for Persons with Disabilities (OAPD) joined the community as they walked from the Zwelihle Taxi rank to the Zwelihle Sport Station, where they were met by Overberg District Municipality's Deputy Mayor Archie Klaas for a community dialogue on the matter.

Overstrand’s fire fighters, traffic services, law enforcement officers, Task Team and K9-unit as well as Disaster Management also joined the march to show their support.

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It was a busy two days for Overstrand Municipality’s law enforcement team and partners, but a successful one.

Various crime prevention road patrols and joint operation with SAPS, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and CapeNature were conducted throughout the whole of Overstrand.

On 17 and 18 June 2022, they attended to 313 cases.

Successes of Operation Lungisa included the arrest of 24 wanted suspects for various offences and/or crimes.
60 fines were issued for traffic violations and/or by-law contraventions.

33 warrants of arrest, with a rand value of R51 250, were made for outstanding traffic fines and failing to appear in court.

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Get this help from the Thusong Mobile Outreach Programme on Wednesday, 22 and Thursday 23 June 2022 at the Blompark Community Hall in Gansbaai between 09:00 – 15:00.


•    Application: First issues ID (Smartcard)
•    ID Re-Issue R140.00


•    UIF Applications
•    Career Information

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