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Overstrand Municipality's Environmental Management Section tackled the beach and dune areas near De Kelders in a clean-up effort as part of the International Beach Clean-up Day on Thursday, 16 September 2021.

Beach stewards and interns from WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) working at the Hermanus Tourism Bureau and Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus, joined the Environmental Management team. They were also joined by two marine biology students.

Field Ranger Marco Cornelius said they covered an area of approximately 4km and 27 bags of litter were collected. Abandoned fishing nets, net cuttings, crayfish traps, broken camping chairs, 20 litre plastic buckets and a lot of rope were among the items collected.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa’s Covid-19 restrictions would be lowered as the country moved to an adjusted level 2 lockdown from Monday, 13 September 2021.

The Overstrand Municipality will accept applications for any events or gatherings at any of the following places, with immediate effect:

•    municipal public open spaces
•    sports grounds
•    parks
•    amphitheatres
•    roads and
•    road reserves
•    community halls and auditorium

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Sites in Overstrand will be operational from 09:00 - 14:00 weekdays.

Hermanus Auditorium: 13, 15, 17 September 2021

Gansbaai Pretorius Hall: 13, 15, 16 September 2021

Zwelihle Community Hall: 13 September 2021

Hermanus CDC: 14, 16 September 2021

Kleinmond Protea Hall: 14 September 2021

Mt Pleasant Moffat Hall: 15 September 2021

Stanford Community Hall: 16 September 2021

Betty's Bay Crassula Hall: 16 Sept 2021

Hawston Thusong: 17 September 2021

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To vote in elections in South Africa you need to first register as a voter

Who can register as a voter?

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must have a South African green barcoded identity document (ID), a smart ID card or a temporary ID certificate.
  • You must be 16 years or older (but you will only be able to vote when you are 18 years or older).
  • You have to register in person. Nobody can do it for you.

Once you have registered to vote, you do not need to re-register in future elections unless:

  • You have moved house and are living in a different voting district.
  • You have been affected by the re-drawing of the voting district and/or ward boundaries
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After the 2021 Local Government Elections, new Ward Committees in all wards will be established.

Overstrand Municipality will be having an additional Ward with changes in demarcation as set out below.

Ward 1:     Stanford and Thembelihle
Ward 2:     Gansbaai North-East and Masakhane
Ward 9 & 10:     There is a change in the Ward demarcation between ward 9 and ward 10 with the ward boundary being moved to now include Beverly Hills/Extension 6 in Ward 9
Ward 11:     Baardskeerdersbos, Eluxolweni, Pearly Beach, Buffeljagsbaai and Franskraal
Ward 14:     Blompark, De Kelders, Gansbaai South-West and Van Dyksbaai

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
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Stanford 028 341 8500

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