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To promote Earth Day in the towns of Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Kleinmond, Overstrand Municipality’s Environmental Management Services (EMS) decided to make a difference in caring for Earth by planting trees on school grounds.

The 2022 theme for World Earth Day was ‘Invest In Our Planet’.

Michael Henn, Lwazi Mblili, Zena Metsho, Chester Arendse and Somleze Sithetho of the Environmental Department agreed that this was an ideal opportunity for environmental education and to teach children how to dig the hole, preparing the soil, and planting the tree.

The EMS team planted three Celtis africana (White Stinkwood) trees at Masakhane Primary in Gansbaai; three at De Bron Primary in Stanford and three White Stinkwoods at Hermanus Waldorf. The crèches in Kleinmond (Heideland, Siybulela and Bambanani) received 1 White Stinkwood tree each.

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From 29 April to 11 May 2022, Overstrand Municipality is conducting an online snap community survey with regard to Building Control and Town Planning.

The purpose of the survey is to gather information on the way forward in transforming the cost and ease of doing business in the Overstrand.

The results will assist Council to identify and overcome possible gaps that can contribute toward efficient and successful way of doing business in Greater Hermanus and Stanford/Gansbaai areas as well as in Hangklip - Kleinmond

Residents are urged to participate in the survey.

Please visit the municipal website, www.overstrand.gov.za, click on Media, scroll down to Surveys and click Snap Community Survey.

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The grounds of the Danger Point Lighthouse near Gansbaai will be open to the public on Saturday, 30 April 2022; Sunday, 1 May 2022 and Monday, 2 May 2022 from 10:00 - 15:00.

At this stage there will be no access allowed to the top of the Danger Point Lighthouse, only the bottom of the tower will be accessible. 

This is a temporary arrangement which will become permanent once the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other relevant administrative matters are finalised between Transnet National Ports Authority (to whom the property belongs), the Overstrand Municipality and Gansbaai Tourism.

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In the continued effort to curb crime in the Overstrand and increase law enforcement visibility, the Deputy Mayor of Overstrand Municipality, councillor Lindile Ntsabo, launched Operation Lungisa on 21 April 2022.

As part of phase 1 of the launch, the Deputy Mayor, who is also the responsible Mayoral Committee Member for Crime Prevention in the Overstrand, together with Disaster Management and other role players such as the South African Police Service (SAPS), conducted an inspection of various businesses in Zwelihle.

Perishable items with expired sell-by dates were discovered in may shops. Owners were requested to remove the items from the shelves and dispose of them in a suitable manner.

Future operations will include the Overberg District Municipality’s Health Department addressing the issue in accordance with legislation.

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The Census 2022 deadline for the Western Cape has been moved to the end of this month.

This is according to Statistics SA who revealed that the Western Cape is significantly behind schedule in data collection compared to the rest of the country.

The country’s data collection is at 83,8%, while the Western Cape stands at 49%.

Stats SA has dispatched 2 000 additional field workers from other provinces to the Western Cape and data collection has been extended until 30 April 2022 in the Western Cape.

Online data collection has also been re-opened. Please ensure that you get counted - click on this link: https://getcounted.statssa.gov.za

Please share this link with other networks you may be part of.

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