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Overstrand Municipality recently received a grant of R6.7million from the Western Cape Department of Local Government to procure and install back-up generators to keep additional critical water and wastewater facilities running during load shedding.

Orders have been placed for the supply and installation of backup generators at the following critical bulk Overstrand water and wastewater facilities:

  • New 200kVA generator for Hermanus Mosselrivier Sewerage Pump Station
  • New 180kVA generator for Kleinmond Tennis Court Sewerage Pump Station
  • New 400kVA generator for Kleinmond Palmiet River Bulk Raw Water Pump Stations
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Thanks to the commitment of the Overstrand Municipality's Protection Services Directorate another 14 interns successfully completed the Peace Officers training programme at the end of May 2023.

The Peace Officer programme forms part of the Western Cape Safety Plan (WCSP), which prioritises the strengthening of Municipal Law Enforcement capacity across the Western Cape, particularly to enhance urban/rural safety and combat crime within communities. More than R 1,075 million is being invested in these officers across the Province.  

For the interns, the day was extra special because they received their certificates from the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, together with Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, Deputy Mayor Lindile Nstabo, Municipal Manager Dean O’Neill and Director of Protection Services, Neville Michaels.

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Overstrand Municipality’s cashier office at the Hangklip-Kleinmond Administration is closed for the day due to staff illness.

No payments of municipal accounts and pre-paid electricity can be made.

Ratepayers are encouraged to make use of the online payment options instead, wherever possible. Accounts can be paid via Pay@ and Easy Pay systems and online banking/EFT and at various third party agents such as Pick 'n Pay, Checkers and Spar as well as garages (Engen) etc.

Pre-paid electricity can be bought via your cell phone (download the app from the play store) or from your banking app or online at home.ontec.co.za or at various third party outlets.

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Eskom directly supplied customers in the Overstrand area (Fisherhaven, Vermont, Onrus, Hemel-en-Aarde and certain areas between Die Damme, Baardskeerdersbos and Hermanus as well as Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay and Rooiels) are encouraged to use Alfred the chatbot customer app to help users report problems with electricity supply.

Alfred will assist with logging electricity faults and giving immediate feedback, without having to call the Eskom Contact Centre

The Overstrand Electrical Department and Ward Councillors do not have any special contact details or information with regards to Eskom power outages and the duration thereof. They are also dependent on the same information channels and resources the public have access to.

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Join the Betty’s Bay Library and the NSRI for a reading of the Brave Turtle book at the Betty’s Bay Library, on Friday 7 July 2023 at 10:30.

The Brave Turtle is an illustrated children's chapter book of family, bravery, and with a great respect for our country's wild waters.

“Late one night, Sam rolls off her bed and splash! Her entire room has flooded! Not just her room, but the whole house is filling up with water as the world floods outside. Confused and cold, Sam is rescued by a wise, little turtle called Neville, who takes her along the beautiful underwater highway, teaching her the ways of this watery world”.

Please RSVP to 028 271 8494 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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