South Africa now has over 1 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus with more than 310 in the Western Cape and 7 in the Overberg.

Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee would like to extend his thanks to everyone who is doing their utmost to flatten the curve -  especially those who are working to keep essential services operating.

Now more than ever before, we are all called upon to lead by example. Each of us has a responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Let's keep a safe distance from others if you must go out to limit the spread of COVID-19. Practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly, avoid shaking hands with others and throw away used tissues.

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The public comment period for the draft IDP review and proposed amendments for 2020/21, draft amended Spatial Development Framework (SDF), draft Integrated Waste Management Plan and draft budget 2020/21 is available for public comment until 28 April 2020.

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The Special Rating Area for Hermanus (HSRA) has been approved by the Overstrand Council on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Hermanus Special Special Rating Area (KSRA) will include all properties in the area within the boundaries of 17th Avenue in Voëlklip in the east up to Swartdam Road in the west, with Still Street as the southern border and Fernkloof Nature Reserve as the northern border.

Suburbs included in the HSRA are Westcliff, Westdene, Industria, Northcliff, the Central Business District (CBD), Eastcliff, Hermanus Heights, Fernkloof, Kwaaiwater and Voëlklip.

3 141 of the 5 525 or 56.85% rateable property owners gave their consent for the HSRA.

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South Africa will enforce a three-week lockdown due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which commences at midnight today, Thursday, 26 March 2020 and will remain in effect until midnight 16 April 2020.

During the lockdown, all Overstrand residents will have to stay at home.  The purpose of the lockdown is to curb the spread of the COVID-19, Coronavirus.  Individuals will not be allowed to leave their homes except under strictly controlled circumstances, such as to seek medical care, buy groceries, medicine or to collect social grants.

Contrary to rumours that have been spreading on social media you may not walk your dog in the street or go jogging. 

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The municipal offices (including libraries) in all towns will close from 16:30 on Thursday 26 March 2020 until 08:00 17 April 2020.

Essential services such as traffic management, law enforcement, the provision of water, refuse collection, sewerage and electricity will continue to run as per normal.

Refuse removal will continue as per normal collection schedule for the Greater Hermanus and Greater Gansbaai administrations.

In the Hangklip-Kleinmond area, refuse will be collected as follows:

  • Betty's Bay residents: Wednesdays 1, 8 & 15 April
  • Pringle Bay residents: Thursdays 2, 9 & 16 April
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