At the official opening of the revamped Good Hope Early Learning Centre in Masakhane in mid-July, Overstrand's Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee was treated to a hearty welcome by around 94 pre-schoolers and 12 enthused staff members who were overjoyed at being afforded a special place where the foundation for development during a child’s early development years can be laid.

The centre is based at the old primary school in Masakhane, a neighbourhood of Gansbaai, and has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2013.

Back then, local resident Lingiswa Nyandeni started the centre - which she called ‘Good Hope’ - in the back streets of Masakhane. At the time, Lingiswa cared for 15 young children in her own informal dwelling.

Not too long thereafter, the community, Overstrand Municipality, Flower Valley Conservation Trust’s early childhood development (ECD) programme and the Western Cape Department of Social Development joined hands with Lingiswa.

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01 August 2019 - 31 July 2020

Chapters 4 and 5 of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act No. 101 of 1998)

Overstrand Municipality hereby notifies Interested and Affected Parties of the intention to burn ageing and overgrown vegetation in Overstrand area as indicated in table 1.

In an effort to reduce the impact of veld fires, Overstrand Fire and Disaster Management in cooperation with Overstrand Environmental Services, embark on a program to reduce fuels loads (aged /overgrown vegetation) with the aim of better managing out of control veld fires and stimulating natural growth succession.

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Many residents have asked if the basic usage on a credit meter is at a total cost of X amount, what the same amount of usage will cost on a pre-paid meter.

The municipality renders a consolidated monthly municipal statement (account) to consumers, inclusive of all relevant charges for services as might be applicable to a particular property.

BASIC CHARGE for electricity forms part of the electricity tariff structure, since the costs of service rendering for this service also have a large component representing overheads/fixed costs.

The basic charge must be associated with the fixed costs to render electricity services to the community, inclusive of capital costs for replacement of electricity infrastructure.

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The nomination deadline for the 2019 Overstrand Municipality’s Mayoral Awards is less than two weeks away.

To nominate an individual or organisation for any of the category of the awards, you will need to fill in a nomination form and submit it no later than 16 August 2019.

This award is designed to recognise and honour the significant contribution that individuals, groups or organisations have made in their community and who demonstrated a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Please note, winners of the past 5 years will not be taken into consideration.

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