The stylized Mandela Mosaic Mural was officially unveiled by the Executive Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie on Mandela day, 18 July 2014, in an event attended by councillors, Junior Councillors and members of the public.
This mosaic mural initiative was conceptualised last year when the late Mr Nelson Mandela’s health deteriorated.  Mayor decided that, in honour of the late former president of South Africa, his face will be portrayed in a mosaic mural in the garden at the municipal main building in Hermanus.

She wanted to honour the legacy of Madiba for the benefit of the whole of the Overstrand community.  She wanted to establish something tangible for the enjoyment of the public and visitors to the area.

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At the Annual Night of Excellence, recognition is being given to achievers who make a difference in the Overstrand, by awarding the Mayoral Trophy for Environmental Conservation, the Woman/women of the Year Award and the Award for Achievers of Excellence.

This year the Mayor, Nicolette Botha-Guthrie, will present the awards on 26August 2014.  Nominations for these are being awaited and must be handed in on or before Friday, 1 August 2014. 

Other than previous years, the award for the prestigious Mayoral Trophy for Environmental Conservation will be handled by the Overstrand Environmental Department.  Well motivated nominations can be sent to Liezl Bezuidenhout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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On 24 April 2014, Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie of the Overstrand Municipality visited Camphill and care centres in the Hermanus area.

Proceeds from the Mayoral Ball were used to buy much needed items for the residents of Camphill farm.   During December 2013, the Mayor visited all five the houses on the farm, where she was met by the house managers and the needs were pointed out to her.
Although, due to financial constraints, she could not provide in all the needs, pots, bedding and toweling were bought and delivered to the residents.    The gift parcels were received by Anne Clark, Elma Young and Jacky, as well as 91 year-old Irma Roehling who celebrated her birthday on Freedom Day, the 27th of April.

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The first leg of the orientation tour for the Overstrand junior town council started in the Kleinmond area on 8 April 2014 and the second leg to Stanford and Gansbaai on 13 May 2014 was another great success.

The tour was an initiative of the Overstrand Municipality to expose the region’s young leaders to various municipal services, which will contribute to their development and ensure an investment in their future.

The junior town council was pleasantly surprised when Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie, accompanied by the Municipal Manager Coenie Groenewald, arrived at the Enlighten Education Trust.

Addressing the learners, the Mayor said, “You are honoured to be the first group with whom I share my surprise project.  I am thrilled to share this with you now, the community of Overstrand at large will only learn about it at a later stage.

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Eskom is currently experiencing huge strains on the national electricity grid.

All consumers are hereby requested to switch off all non-essential office appliances to reduce the load on the electrical network.

Please ensure that all lights and air conditioners are switched off when leaving your house or office.

This is not only the correct and safe practice, but will result in our contribution to alleviating load shedding in the Overstrand Area.