The completed EIA for the suggested Hermanus By-Pass Road has been published for public comment.

This follows after the original EIA was referred back to the Environmental Consultants to rework certain sections of the document. This has again given rise to much speculation around the development of a By-Pass Road.

I wish to once again stress that the view of the Overstrand Council remains unchanged.

Namely, that the traffic congestion on the R43 leading into and out of Hermanus, from both the Hawston side as well as the Stanford side, must first be addressed before consideration is given to a possible road being built to allow through traffic to by-pass the town.

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We hereby would like to inform you that due to the Carona Virus, Covid-19 pandemic the Mayoral Awards has been cancelled for 2020.

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Overstrand Municipality has appointed Mr Dean O’Neill as the new Municipal Manager for Overstrand.

O’Neill is the current Municipal Manager of Cape Agulhas Municipality and has many years’ of experience in local government.

His appointment will be effective from 1 November 2020 when current Overstrand Municipal Manager, Coenie Groenewald, reaches retirement age in October and his fixed term contract of employment terminates on 31 October 2020.

A total of 28 applications (one was late) were received for the position and three candidates were, after proper screening, invited to attend the evaluation and interview sessions for the post. One candidate withdrew from the interview session.

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Public transport users can dial *134*234# and let us know:

  1. whether the vehicle is adhering to lockdown loading limits,
  2. whether the driver is wearing a mask,
  3. whether there is hand sanitiser on board,
  4. whether the vehicle is clean and tidy, and
  5. what kind of public transport vehicle they are travelling on.
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During a virtual Council meeting held on Wednesday 24 June 2020, Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee addressed Council on COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The Mayor’s speech, is published below:

The South African government has officially gazetted regulations for the advanced lockdown level 3 protocols on 19 June 2020.

Moving to Level 3 advanced this week has seen businesses such as hairdressing and beauty services re-opening and people in the personal care services (formal and informal) are getting back to work; which is great for our Overstrand community.

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