Full details with regard to the proposed revisions are available for inspection during week days between 08:00 and 16:30 at the Department: Town Planning, 16 Paterson Street, Hermanus, at the offices of the Area Managers in Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Kleinmond; all public libraries in the Overstrand; the municipality's corporate head office in Hermanus as well as on the official website at: www.overstrand.gov.za, under (documents, notices for the notice), and (documents, town planning for the revision of by-laws).
 
Please note that the commenting period is extended from the original closing date of 5 February 2017 to 1 March 2017

Western Cape motorists are advised that renewal notices for motor vehicle licences will not be sent via the South African Post Office while the National Department of Transport (NDOT) is in the process of transferring the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

eNaTIS is currently managed centrally at NDOT, including the issuing of motor vehicle licence renewal notices. This transition will directly affect the thousands of motorists in the province who are required to renew their licence discs by the end of December 2016, and possibly by 31 January 2017.

Motorists are urged to be proactive by checking their licence disc expiry date, and ensuring that they apply in time to avoid penalties. We in the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will do all we can to assist motorists during this period.

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Visitors wished a very safe, sunny and enjoyable season at a roadblock

Tourists visiting the Overstrand were pulled over by Traffic Officers during a ‘Welcome in Hermanus Roadblock’ at the Sandbaai intersection on Thursday, 15 December. Similar roadblocks were held in Kleinmond and Gansbaai with the assistance of SAPS, tourism offices, Cape Nature and members of the Walking Bus Initiative.

A total of 245 vehicles were stopped and 20 alcohol screening test have been conducted.

Xen Titus, Superintendent: Traffic Services said “manual traffic counts were also done and the highest count incoming vehicles (565) were between 16:00 - 17:00”. He added that “high visibility of traffic officers and other role players made a huge impact on driver behaviour.”

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“Alcohol and roads don’t mix.  The Overberg District has adopted a zero tolerance approach to anyone intent on breaking the law.”

This sobering announcement was made at the launch of the Overberg District’s Festive Season Road Safety campaign – a joint operation between the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, the Cape Agulhas, Theewaterskloof and Overstrand municipalities, the South African Police Service Overberg Cluster, as well as relevant emergency management and disaster management services in the area.

The Festive Season activities of the Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP) were unveiled at a specially held ceremony at the NG Kerk in Caledon on Friday, 9 December 2016. The DSP – which runs from 1 October 2016 through to 31 March 2017 - is an integrated enforcement, education and engineering project associated with those elements that could affect road safety in the Caledon Traffic Centre operational area.

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The Sandbaai Commonage is, yet again, being offered for sale with a view to the development thereof.

The tender offers bidders two options: The first is to purchase and develop the whole of the remainder of Erf 2834 Sandbaai, which includes unregistered erf 2837 (in extent ±39 ha), and the second is to purchase and develop unregistered Erf 2837 Sandbaai (± 14,3 ha) only.

As indicated on the development proposal, proposed developments on the remainder of Erf 2834 Sandbaai as a whole can comprise residential and business premises as well as a retirement village, whereas the proposed development on unregistered Erf 2837 Sandbaai will be limited to a retirement village only. As a part of this development, the open space area between the development and the river must be rehabilitated and landscaped at the cost of the developer.

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