Owing to the ongoing pandemic and the recent spike in COVID-19 infections, there will be no official switch-on of Christmas Lights in the Overstrand.

But don't despair, the Christmas lights are up and will add a warm twinkle when driving through the towns.

In Hermanus and Gansbaai, there will be a 'silent' light-up on Friday evening, 4 December 2020 as soon as it is dark enough (± 20:00).

Kleinmond's Lights on Main are already switched on.


Gender-based violence can take many forms, from physical to mental, and has long-lasting negative impacts on women and girls’ well-being that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Overstrand municipal employees, in collaboration with Cape Whale Coast Tourism, have shown their solidarity and commitment to fight against violence against women and children.

Together, let us take actions to support the 16 Days of Activism and unite against gender-based violence.

This year, the theme is 'Reject and report abusers - Act and don't look away. Do not protect abusers, report them.'

The 16 Days of Activism campaign is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from November 25 (International Day of No Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).


No library books can be issued at any of Overstrand Libraries from tomorrow, 27 November 2020 till Tuesday,  1 December 2020 due to an upgrade of the SITA Library Information Management System, also known as SLIMS.

During the upgrade, the SLIMS server will be off-line and libraries utilising this system will not be able to check out any new books during this period.

However, Overstand Libraries remain open and patrons can still return their books and make use of certain limited services and facilities, as per COVID-19 guidelines.

Temporary COVID-19 library hours:

HERMANUS: Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00 – 15:30 and Fridays 10:00 – 15:00

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South Africa has seen a noticeable increase in the numbers of coronavirus cases over the past couple of months.

On 25 November 2020, during a digicon on the COVID pandemic, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, confirmed that the Western Cape is following the rest of the country when it comes to seeing coronavirus numbers rise and raised his concern on the steep climb in increase of cases.

He asked the public to seriously think of postponing year- end functions and gatherings or events to try and curb a second wave hitting us in December and drain valuable resources.

Premier Winde mentioned that the number of infections in the Garden Route is now higher than during the peak and that the City of Cape Town is not far behind, with increasing cases in the Winelands District.

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Two Overstrand Councillors, Councillors Kari Brice and Riana de Coning, were awarded the honorary title of Alderman by the Overstrand Municipality at the last Council meeting of this year held on 25 November 2020.

The honorary title of Alderman is awarded to a Councillor for meritorious service over a period of time.  A councillor receives credits towards this honorary for the number of years that they have served as a Councillor and additional credits can be obtained for serving as the Chairperson of a Ward Committee, the Mayoral Committee or time served as a Speaker, Deputy Executive Mayor or Executive Mayor of the Municipality. 

This is the first time since 2016 that the Overstrand has conferred the honorary title of Alderman on qualifying Councillors.



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