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It is our considered opinion that not all residents voice their opinions on social media platforms. 

Overstrand Municipality has also received a number of letters of gratitude supporting the decision to euthanise BBM1. Reasons given (stated on the emails), were that he caused hundreds of thousands of rand in damage, kept people hostage in their own homes and was a big danger to small children, women and pets leaving them scared and traumatised after raiding a home.

According to these victims of BBM1, they are too scared to post their relieve on social media as they are bullied and harassed by some baboon activists. One person said: "I know for a fact that I am talking on behalf of a lot of residents, some of whom work offshore in Europe who have been on the receiving end of unpleasant remarks.

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A local author from Hermanus, Dr Eleanor Damon, has paid it forward by donating two of her books to the Hermanus Library.

The books are Teaching: A noble calling and Woorde wat vry maak - kortverhale van hoop (short stories of hope). Library assistant, Deidré April (right), is pictured here with the former teacher.

 

Overstrand Municipality’s Emergency Control Room received an emergency call to help free a trapped dog and fire fighters in Stanford responded.

Lesley Beake reported that her dog, Milly, had fallen into a sinkhole which had suddenly appeared under a Plane tree on their property. “We have subsequently found that there had been a duck-pond that was filled in many years before we bought the property. Milly’s legs were entangled in the tree roots and she was stuck,” she explained.

It took fire fighters Craig Niemand and Jamé Moos and other friends and helpers about one-and-a-half hours to free the very elderly dog.

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To date a total of 124 687 vaccinations has been administered in the Overberg District this includes health workers, special groups, and people over 18. 

Overall, the Overberg District is doing well with the vaccination rollout, and we are happy to see that the communities are open to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, but we can do more, and we need you to play your part by coming for your vaccination.

Many of our vaccination sites have a quick, slick and efficient vaccination journey in place. It is also completely free.

We know time matters, which is why at most of our sites, from the time you arrive, until you leave, and including the mandatory 15-minute observation period, you will be in and out, vaccinated and protected, within 30 minutes!

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Regular beach walkers have reported increased sightings of skinny Cape fur seals or dead sea pups on Overstrand beaches in recent weeks.

Tarron Dry, the Biodiversity Conservation Manager of the Overstrand Municipality said these sightings are not uncommon for this time of year.

“Cape fur seals are born between mid- November and late December. Their moms nurse them till August - September the next year (around 7- 8 months), as she has to prepare herself to take care of the next pup she's carrying and is due in November”.

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