On Thursday evening, 3 October, Mayor Dudley Coetzee hosted Overstrand’s annual Mayoral Awards Ceremony to honour those very special men and women of the community who, despite leading very busy lives, perform extraordinary deeds of kindness.

Through these actions they have done much to uplift and empower the residents of their respective communities.

Category winners:

The Mayoral Trophy for the Woman of the Year went to Jami Kastner (Butterfly Centre), the Achievers of Excellent went Jorika Rabie (Purple Angels) and Natasha Bruiners (Catapult Foundation), the Environmental Conservation went to Sean Privett (Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy), the Entrepreneurial Achievement went to Di Rattle (Hermanus Breweries, Old Harbour beer), the Tourism Development went to Peter Kastner (Stanford Hills Estate) and the Junior Achiever went to Izaan Newman Gansbaai Academia.

The following residents were recognised:

Read more ...

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee, was a guest at last week's monthly Hermanus Business Chamber meeting where he met entrepreneurs from Zwelihle who are part of a mentoring project.

Growing a business is never easy and mentoring gives small businesses an edge to improve skills that can be used to grow one’s business.

Pictured here with the Mayor and members of the Business Chamber are Jojo, Trevor Nkoyi, Prudence Bhema, Speaker Stemela, Leroy Kaizer, Terrance Howa, Magdalena Ponoane, Ezile  Mcitwa and William Ntebe.

Overstrand Municipality honoured the commitment of 41 staff members who had served the municipality for 10 to 35 years at a recent council meeting held in Hermanus on Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

Caswell Bhala of the Electrical Department has provided 35 years’ distinguished service to the Hermanus Administration and Ntuzana Matakata (Hermanus) received his 30 years’ service certificate. 

Kleinmond colleagues Venda de Jager, Merle Solomons , Charmaine Erasmus, Jannie Rex and Annelize Visser (Hermanus) have 25 years of long service under the belt.

Mayor Coetzee said it is an honour to award certificates in recognition of many years of service.  He thanked the staff for their valued contribution.

Read more ...

Hannie Morgan has been appointed as the new proportional representation (PR) councillor of the Overstrand Municipality on 28 August 2019.

The appointment of Cllr Morgan follows the tragic passing of Cllr Moira Opperman in July this year. Councillor Opperman served on the Overstrand Council as a proportional representative of the Democratic Alliance.

Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee congratulated Cllr Morgan on behalf of the Council and wished her well.


The cream of the crop of youngsters in the Overberg district wowed and thrilled the audience with their captivating poems, dazzling dancing, silver-toned voices and their use of musical instruments in the Municipal Auditorium in Hermanus on Tuesday night, 27 August 2019.

This annual concert was hosted by Overstrand Arts/Kunste (OAK) to give category winners in the 2019 Overberg Eisteddfod the opportunity to share their talent and perform to a live audience. Amazing art work was on displayed in the foyer.

More than 4 600 children from across the Overberg took part in this year’s Eisteddfod and that indicates that there is much talent out there.  The learners with the highest cum laude mark in each category were given the opportunity to perform at the 8th OAK PRESTIGE EISTEDDFOD CONCERT.

Read more ...


Contact Us

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