Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer.

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for South Africans, with 1 in 25 having a lifetime risk.

Remember that Breast diseases also affect men. So, have yourself checked and learn to recognise warning signs, as early detection improves the chances of successful treatment.

In support of breast cancer awareness, the Hermanus, Hawston and Mount Pleasant Libraries embraced the pink ribbon and the colour pink in their displays.

The displays share valuable information on breast cancer.

Special thanks to Norma Molyneus, a cancer survivor, who visited the Hermanus Library to share her story.


The Municipality issued a media release on 4 October 2021 to confirm the problems that several ratepayers experienced with the September 2021 accounts, specifically with regard to meter readings and the resultant consumption charged on some of these consumer accounts.

The Finance Department is handling all the queries received regarding the unusually high municipal accounts.

Queries received that needed adjustments were attended to promptly.

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Onrus Caravan Park has been voted as the number two top camping site by Die Burger annual readers’ choice competition.

Readers were asked to vote for their favourite companies in 95 different categories. Hartenbos ATKV was the winner in the camping category with Yzerfontein Karavaanpark in the third place.

The Onrus Caravan Park team would like to thank all of the regular campers who voted for them. “We feel honoured to be in such great company,” they said. The team extended their congratulations to fellow caravan parks in the Western Cape.

The Onrus Caravan Park is uniquely situated on the coast, with only a cliff path between campers and the ocean.

The level, grassed stands are protected from the sea breezes by milk wood trees. All stands have braai facilities (no need to bring a grid!) and most stands have electricity. The ablution blocks are clean, have hot water and are disabled-friendly.

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During a virtual Council meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, 13 October 2021, Council approved the appointment of members for an Ombud Committee in terms of sections 33 and 79 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998.

The committee will be chaired by the Speaker of Council and two non-executive councillors representing the ruling party and the official opposition.

The objective of the Ombud Committee is to investigate complaints from members of the public referred to it by the Executive Mayor and to make a recommendation to Council.  This will ensure that the Municipality is responsive and accountable while ensuring Council to exercise its oversight responsibilities.

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A series of cold fronts are expected from Thursday, 14 October 2021 over the south western parts of the country. The cold fronts will result in rainy and windy conditions.


•    Please report issues with MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE such as water, electrical, roads, stormwater, refuse removal and cleaning issues to the Municipality's 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTROL ROOM number on 028 313 8111
•    Any emergency or distress call relating to a FIRE OR FLOOD EMERGENCY, phone OVERSTRAND FIRE & RESCUE SERVICES on 028 312 2400

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