A gathering on Thursday evening, 7 March 2019 in the Overstrand Banqueting Hall in Hermanus, marked the graduation ceremony of officials from various municipalities across the Province - including Overstrand, Theewaterskloof and Cape Aghulhas - on successfully complete a course in Integrated Community Development Planning.

This training course is aimed at establishing participatory democracy to enhance public participation in municipalities. It also seeks to ensure that public participation is firmly entrenched and institutionalised within municipalities.
Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee congratulated the graduands and commended them for the effort they put in to strive for success. He also thanked the Public Participation Directorate, who appointed Stellenbosch University to conduct and facilitate this accredited NQF level 8 course, for the role played in the continued

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And off they go...

Mayor Dudley Coetzee wished the Absa Cape Epic cyclist well as they set off from the race village situated at Hermanus High School this morning.

Last day in Overstrand but keeping it in Overberg for the next three days.

See you at Oak Valley later today.

Overstrand Law Enforcement and Task Team recently conducted various operations in and around the Overstrand to clear away bedding and other possessions belonging to homeless people from parks, cliffs along the coastline and in the mountain.

They also remove homeless people almost on a daily basis from parks, but the homeless people sleeping in parks or on streets find their way back to the same areas as they do not have anywhere to go.

Law Enforcement officers also patrol the cliff paths on regular intervals to maintain visibility.

Assistant chief: law enforcement and task team, Johan du Toit, advised residents to report vagrants sleeping in open areas on 028 313 8980.

Alternatively phone Overstrand’s control room on 028 313 8000/8111.

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A group of 43 municipal officials received certificates for attending a 5-day peace officer training course during February.

This course is an outreach program of the Municipality’s Protection Services Directorate, in conjunction with the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, to improve the knowledge and understanding of the role and functions of a Peace Officer. The invitation was also extended to colleagues from Infrastructure and Planning and Community Services Directorates.

Pictured with the successful candidates who completed the peace officer training course at their certification ceremony at the Thusong Centre were Zingani Tshefu (OM Regional Inspector), Ghaironesa Abdol (WC Department of Community Safety), Joan Bailey (WC Department of Community Safety),

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The much anticipated 2019 EWASA Championship Endurance Walk was hosted for the first time in Gansbaai  over the weekend on 7 and 8 March 2019.

More than 30 teams from police departments across the country took part in this two-day 75km endurance walk. On the first day, participants walked 40km and the second day they walk 35km. Participating SAPS teams were joined by school teams such as Laerskool Okkie Smuts from Stanford and Towerkop Primêr from Ladysmith.

Various activities included static displays by Special Forces and sporting events such as soccer and netball. Visitors were entertained by die police band and salls from the area provided mouth-watering snacks and meals.

The event concluded with an awards ceremony at Gansbaai Academia.

Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee said it was an honour that the Overstrand, and Gansbaai specifically, was chosen to host this event.  “Even more so since I believe it is the first time another venue was considered, other than Mossel Bay where it’s been held for the past 20 years.”

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