01 August 2019 - 31 July 2020

Chapters 4 and 5 of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act No. 101 of 1998)

Overstrand Municipality hereby notifies Interested and Affected Parties of the intention to burn ageing and overgrown vegetation in Overstrand area as indicated in table 1.

In an effort to reduce the impact of veld fires, Overstrand Fire and Disaster Management in cooperation with Overstrand Environmental Services, embark on a program to reduce fuels loads (aged /overgrown vegetation) with the aim of better managing out of control veld fires and stimulating natural growth succession.

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Many residents have asked if the basic usage on a credit meter is at a total cost of X amount, what the same amount of usage will cost on a pre-paid meter.

The municipality renders a consolidated monthly municipal statement (account) to consumers, inclusive of all relevant charges for services as might be applicable to a particular property.

BASIC CHARGE for electricity forms part of the electricity tariff structure, since the costs of service rendering for this service also have a large component representing overheads/fixed costs.

The basic charge must be associated with the fixed costs to render electricity services to the community, inclusive of capital costs for replacement of electricity infrastructure.

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The nomination deadline for the 2019 Overstrand Municipality’s Mayoral Awards is less than two weeks away.

To nominate an individual or organisation for any of the category of the awards, you will need to fill in a nomination form and submit it no later than 16 August 2019.

This award is designed to recognise and honour the significant contribution that individuals, groups or organisations have made in their community and who demonstrated a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Please note, winners of the past 5 years will not be taken into consideration.

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The Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Destination Marketing Agency, Wesgro, engaged stakeholders from Cape municipalities on a two day Municipal workshop in Mossel Bay on 25 and 26 July 2019.

The Municipal Engagement provided attendees with new insights and better understanding of the role that municipalities play in promoting tourism, trade, investment and film in the province.

The workshop was attended by mayors from Overstrand, Overberg, Theewaterskloof, Cape Agulhas, Swellendam, Saldanha Bay, Langeberg, Cape Winelands, Oudtshoorn and Hessequa. Attendees also included municipal managers, local economic and tourism development managers as well as mayoral committee members.

Insight was further given on the African continental free trade agreement and the Western Cape’s new tourism master plan; Being film ready by streamlining by-laws and cutting red tape; Promoting municipalities for investment; and the opportunities rural sporting events offer.