Residents in the Greater Hermanus area face stricter water restrictions from 1 November 2019, when Level 3 water restrictions will be implemented.

The De Bos Dam level measured on 13 October 2019 was at 43.96%, with 10.5mm of rain recorded for the week.

These measures apply to the administrative area of Hermanus only, in other words to all residential areas from Benguela Cove through Fisherhaven to Voëlklip.

Other administrative areas within Overstrand are not affected by these measures since they still have sufficient water resources.

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Compensation Fund, together with Unemployed Insurance Fund (UIF) will be visiting Hermanus on 19 October 2019 at the Mount Pleasant Sports Complex (rugby field) from 09:00 – 16:00.

During the outreach, officials of the Department of Labour and Rand Mutual Assurance will engage the community on applications lodged with UIF and Compensation Fund.

The Compensation Fund handles the payment of workers for injuries, disability, illness, diseases and death sustained during work.

CCMA and labour inspectors will also be present to register complaints and assist workers.

In addition, job seekers will be able to register on the Public Employment Services (PES) database. This department typically handles work-seeker registration etc.

Take along your identity document (ID) and CF claim number (the one you received from Labour Centre, Department of Employment & Labour.

For more information, contact 021 852 6535

Western Cape region is a high fire risk area and fire season is fast approaching. Please take precaution to prevent starting any fires.

The cause of veld fires is largely due to hot summer temperatures, strong winds and human negligence.

We appeal to all residents and visitors to dispose of cigarette butts responsibly.

If you are going to smoke, put your cigarette butts in the trash - not out the car window, not in the gutter, not on the lawn, and not in a stream or the ocean.

Please smokers - use a portable cigarette butt holder available on the market or something as simple as an empty bottle or can laden with a bit of water to dispose of butts.

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World Space Week is a global celebration of humanity's achievements in space, with various events held around the world between 4 – 10 October.

The theme of World Space Week 2019 is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”. The theme is devoted to our nearest space neighbour to celebrate the incredible achievement of landing on the Moon 50 years ago.

To mark this occasion, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Hermanus is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their Science Centre with the unveiling of new exhibits.

Also there to enjoy the opportunity to travel through space and ‘to touch the stars’, were primary school learners from Mount Pleasant, Lukhanyo and Zwelihle.

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Work is progressing well on repairs to the Kleinmond Transfer Station and the facility should be fully operational by the end of the year.

Municipal infrastructure, including the transfer station, was damaged and partly destroyed during violent protest in Kleinmond at the beginning of September 2017.

Anticipated completion of repairs of the main building and access control office will be at the end of October.

Repair work to the damaged wooden retaining poles at the Garden Waste drop-off area will start later this week. The wooden pole retaining structure is going to be replaced with a concrete retaining block structure.

If all goes according to plan, this section of the work would be finished before the end of the year.

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