At a Special Council meeting held on Monday, 20 February 2023 in Hermanus’ banqueting hall, Overstrand’s Municipal Council addressed the grievances submitted by the Land Party at a protest on 9 February.

Council resolved the following.

  1. That the tender process for the appointment of an implementing (turnkey) agent for Dubai continues along with a workshop on how government works and what the implementing agent will be responsible for, and that, once the implementing agent has been appointed, it will work directly with all stakeholders and the social compact committee.
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The Mayors and Municipal Managers of the Overberg District convened in Hermanus today, 20 February 2023, to discuss the current energy crisis and how best to close the electricity gap in a Special Combined Overberg District Co-ordinating and Technical Forum Meeting.

It was resolved that the efforts in all four Municipalities in the district (Cape Agulhas, Overstrand, Swellendam and Theewaterskloof) be co-ordinated through the Overberg District Co-ordinating Forum (DCF). This will allow for economies of scale and reduce the risk appetite as municipalities are currently inundated with service providers wanting to provide energy services.

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The Danger Point Lighthouse near Gansbaai will be open to the public on the following days for the months of February, March and April.

The members of the Friends of the Lighthouse Committee and Gansbaai Tourism will be on hand to share information about the lighthouse and the iconic shipwreck.

Admission to the Danger Point Lighthouse and grounds is free, but donations are welcome to contribute towards maintenance of the building and premises.

Saturday, 25 February 2023 from 10:00 till 15:00
Sunday, 26 February 2023 from 12:00 till 15:00 (due to Birkenhead Commemoration Service)


Saturday, 18 March 2023 from 10:00 till 15:00
Sunday, 19 March 2023 from 10:00 till 15:00

APRIL (school holidays):

3 April - 6 April 2023 from 10:00 till 15:00

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The 2022 December holiday was one for the books as compliments pour in for Overstrand Municipality following a successful festive season.

It was the first season without restrictive regulations and the tourism industry did well to recover losses suffered during the pandemic.

“I commend all the municipal teams as well as all of the role players for the huge effort they put into making it a successful summer holiday period. Hermanus has just come in at 18th position on the Tourism Sentiment index, ahead of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, and this achievement can be attributed to your contribution and the collective effort of all involved in law enforcement in the Overstrand.”

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