The following press release has been issued by the Department of Transport and Public Works on 3 March 2023 with regard to the closure of Clarence Drive (R44) for emergency repairs:

From Tuesday, 7 March to Thursday, 23 March 2023, Clarence Drive (the R44) will be undergoing emergency slope stabilisation repairs.

  • From Monday to Friday, it will be closed between 08:00 and 18:00.
  • Between 18:00 and 08:00 it will be open with a stop-and-go system in place.
  • On Saturdays it will be closed between 08:00 and 15:00.
  • It will be opened thereafter from Saturday at 15:00 until Monday morning at 08:00 with a stop-and-go system in place.
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Thank you to Reginald (Mannetjies) de Jongh and his street and storm water team members (Leon Moses, Landile Mayekiso, Gershan Henn and Antony Gillomee), who worked long hours to complete the paving job near the Marine Hotel in Hermanus last night, 8 March 2023.

“Good to see their neat work and good spirits,” Mayor Rabie said.

She thanked all the municipal staff for doing Overstrand proud.


Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, and her Mayoral Committee handed out the first wheelie bins to the residents of Hawston Heights on Thursday, 2 March 2022.

All 378 households in this development that is situated East of The R43 in Hawston will receive bins.

The distribution of 240L wheelie bins is an attempt to encourage the community to tackle the issue of illegal dumping.

It is a well-known fact that cleaning up illegally dumped waste is much more expensive than collecting from individual wheelie bins, and Council decided to provide free bins to the newer housing projects in Hawston and Zwelihle (C1 and C2).

The distributed wheelie bins will also strengthen the Municipality's efforts to achieve a clean and healthy environment for all.

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The General Valuation roll for the financial years 2023/24 - 2027/28 has been published by the Overstrand Municipality, and property owners have until 3 April 2023 to object.  The Valuation Roll is the official record of the value of all rateable properties within the jurisdiction of a municipality area.

The last general valuation was effective from July 2016 and it was found that property values increased significantly since then to bring it in line with present market values.

Property owners may have been shocked at these significant increases and are rightly so, concerned about how this will affect their municipal accounts.  Calculations, based on the new valuations, will be the basis for the new rate in the rand to be recommended to Council for consideration. 

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will be visiting the Overstrand on the following dates to assist taxpayers with the submission of income tax returns, digital migration, e-Filing, income tax registration and general enquiries on tax matters.

  • 07 March 2023: Eloxulweni Community Hall, Pearly Beach from 09:00 - 13:00
  • 28 March 2023: Space for Sport, Gansbaai from 10:00 - 15:00
  • 29 March 2023: Stanford Community Hall from 09:00 - 15:00
  • 30 March 2023: Hawston Thusong Centre from 09:00 - 15:00
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