Overstrand Law Enforcement would like to caution everyone - pedestrians and patrons of restaurants and cafés especially – to pay constant attention to their surrounds and to not leave their valuables, especially cell phones and purses, in plain sight.

Snatch-and-run-robberies typically involve someone approaching from behind and then grabbing something (your cell phone, your purse) before running of before you can react.

All too often, we tend to text and chat on our phones as we are walking along a pavement or while sitting in a café, oblivious to our surrounds. That is the ideal opening for criminals such as these to strike.

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As from 1 November 2020, Overstrand Municipality has a new municipal manager: Dean Gabriël Ian O’Neill.

A self-confessed lifelong learner, Mr O’Neill originally set out to pursue a career in civil engineering, but after having served in technical capacities - first at Vredendal and then Matzikama - he changed tack and began pursuing a career in public administration in earnest.

Today, he holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is an Accredited Municipal Manager - a distinction very few people in the country can boast with.

O’Neill has been serving as Cape Agulhas’ municipal manager since 2013 and regards the fact that he and his team managed to obtain unqualified audit reports consecutively for the past five years as a major accomplishment.

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At the Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, Executive Mayor Ald Dudley Coetzee confirmed that the Municipality is busy with the fourth and final review of the current 5 year Integrated Development Plan (IDP) review for 2021/22.

In his IDP review and 2021/2024 Budget directional speech, Mayor Coetzee said an IDP is the five year development plan of the Municipality and that it is reviewed annually.

He explained that an IDP review allows Council the opportunity to ‘pause and assess’ whether they are still on track in attaining the strategic direction set at the start of the five year period. The current 5 year IDP was approved by Council on 31 May 2017 and covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022.

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Thank you to the public for notifying the Overstrand Environmental Department of the nurdles on Kleinmond Main Beach.

The Kleinmond and Betty's Bay Working for the Coast teams are currently working carefully and methodically to sieve the nurdles from the sand, it is a slow process but the team is determined to collect as many of the nurdles as possible before the high tide washes them back out to sea.

Recommended Disposal
Please do not discard in Municipal waste bins. Should you encounter these nurdles, please contact the Overstrand Municipality's Environmental Department (028 316 3724 during office hours or 028 313 8111/028 31308980 after hours), or

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There are renewed concerns about small quantities of plastic pellet particles, also known as nurdles, that have been found on Silver Sand Beach in Betty’s Bay this morning.

Hanglip-Kleinmond residents are being asked to find time to collect as many nurdles as possible‚ particularly from the high-water mark.

Two wheelie bins have been placed in the parking areas at Silver Sand Beach and Stony Point Penquin Colony in Betty's Bay as collection point.

Unfortunately these nurdles are hard to spot. They are very small and their colour often blends in with the sand or can be covered up by seaweed.

The pesky little critters are toxic, and never go away. Nurdles cannot be digested by animals who often mistake them for food -

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