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All households in baboon affected areas of the Overstrand must have an animal proof bin for domestic waste.

Overstrand Municipality can’t win the battle of effective waste management on its own, so it is imperative that everyone co-operates by using “baboon proof bins”.

According to the municipal Solid Waste by-law, non-compliant residents living in baboon affected areas can be fined up to R 1500 after an official notice has been served.

The declared problem animal areas are Kleinmond (including Arabella), Betty’s Bay, Rooiels, Pringle Bay, portion of Onrus, Voëlklip, Fernkloof (including the Golf Estate), Hermanus Heights, Eastcliff, Kwaaiwater and a portion of Hawston.

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We are super excited to announce that the Overstrand Municipality’s Collab Citizen App was officially launched at the Council meeting on 28 June 2023.

It had been planned to launch the App during July 2022, but development was hindered by stability issues experienced. When this was resolved, a decision was made to do a soft launch of the App, which meant sneaking the App into the market and, through its usage by a few members of the public, we could actively measure and address any shortcomings in our ability and readiness to support the app and the stability of the app, before we do the big launch to the members of our Public.

During this time, we were also able to develop and test functionality on the app for not only individuals to log service requests, but also for service requests, specific to businesses, to be logged.

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Please note that your monthly municipal accounts for June will only be distributed after 30 June 2023, due to the financial year end accounts processing schedule.

Municipal account holders are also reminded that the annual increase in rates and tariffs will reflect on their July accounts, which are payable by 20 August.


Overstrand Municipality is currently in the process of promulgating the municipality’s by-law relating to the keeping of dogs and cats.

The purpose of the amendments of this by-law is to ensure that dog owners can allow their dogs to be off leash in specifically demarcated spaces in the Overstrand Municipal area.

The existing approved by-law concerning the keeping of dogs & cats includes provisions for the management of dogs in Public Open spaces and beaches, stipulating that dogs must be restrained on a leash.

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) launched its first publication of tax terminology in 11 languages last year.

The SARS Language Service Unit has since been travelling across the country to hand these booklets to as many stakeholders as possible. This year, they are focusing on radio stations and government institutions that they may have missed last year.

It is hoped that the publication will assist taxpayers to understand the tax environment in their mother-tongue. The list of terminology covers financial terminology, such as tax, wills, and general financial business practices.

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