All fireworks have been banned and Overstrand Municipality would like to remind residents and holiday-makers once again that the discharge of fireworks is not permitted anywhere in the Overstrand region.

Street vendors are not permitted to sell fireworks as it is illegal to detonate fireworks on beaches or in any public space.

Flares are only permitted from vessels at sea in the event of an emergency. The discharge of any fire crackers is also prohibited in terms of the applicable by-laws of the Municipality.

We would like to appeal to residents and visitors not to use Chinese sky lanterns as these pose a significant fire risk to surrounding fynbos, etc with their uncontrolled landings.

“Our area is very dry because of the ongoing drought. This means that there is a high risk of fires starting.

“We appeal to everyone to co-operate with law enforcement agencies in this regard. Let us work together to make the festive season celebrations safe and happy for all,” says Overstrand Fire Chief Lester Smith.

In case of an emergency please contact Overstrand Fire & Rescue on 028 312 2400.

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Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, appeals to all residents to exercise extreme caution in as far as fires are concerned.

“Our fire fighters are ready. Practices are held on a regular basis to prepare our fire fighters, but as the old adage goes: Prevention is better than cure,” he said.

In case of an emergency please contact Overstrand Fire & Rescue on 028 312 2400.

Also, please do report any suspicious activity immediately to your nearest police station or call Overstrand’s Law Enforcement on 028 313 8996 or 028 313 8000 for general enquiries or 028 313 8111 for issues relating to municipal infrastructure.

Applications are invited for the following EPWP seasonal vacancies for the period of 25 November 2019 to 13 January 2020 (period may be amended)

Seasonal Workers Gansbaai 2019/2020
Seasonal Workers Hermanus 2019/2020  
Seasonal Workers Kleinmond 2019/2020

Full particulars and application forms are obtainable from Overstrand Municipality Hermanus, Kleinmond, Gansbaai and  Stanford Offices or you can download the form here.

For more information contact the LED Office on 028 313 5071/5044.


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Please take note, EPWP seasonal work, full advertisement will only be available tomorrow, Friday, 18 October 2019.

We appeal to residents not to cut or remove burnt standing trees and fynbos that remain after the controlled burn in Kleinmond last month. Even if YOU think it looks ugly and spoil your sea view.

Kleinmond’s environmental officer, Tamzyn Zwigg urges all Hangklip-Kleinmond residents to please refrain from continuing with this activity.

Attached are three photos taken in Lower Beach Road, Kleinmond on 15 October 2019 where residents cut down the burnt vegetation after the controlled burn. 

“Your actions can be even more devastating to the rehabilitation of the veld than you realise,” she added

This is why:

The lack of old, dying or burnt vegetation is a major cause of biodiversity loss.

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500