The next UIF visit is scheduled to take place on 15 August 2023 at the Selfboustoor in Hawston and on 16 August at the Hawston Thusong Centre.

On 17 and 18 August the Department of Labour will be at the Blompark Community Hall/Spaces for Sport in Gansbaai

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change. These are the only dates available.


Several complaints from residents have been received over the last two weeks about high accounts.  Although numerous communications have been issued in this regard, the Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, wishes to share the following.

There are four possible reasons why you may have received a higher-than-normal municipal account at the end of July 2023.

1. Number of days between water meter readings

The dates between water meter readings also play an important role as the system provides for calculation in accordance with the number of days, thus, if it is a longer period, you will receive more kl units consumed per sliding scale, to avoid incorrect charging, (example, 45 days’ consumption will be calculated as 30 days as well as another 15 days on the lower tariff of the sliding scale). 

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Residents have until 4 September 2023 to submit their comments on the Overstrand Municipality’s draft keeping of Dogs and Cats by-law.

Currently a maximum of two dogs and three cats are allowed to be kept on any erf or premises without the prior consent of the Municipality.

Some of the improvements entail that dog owners can allow their dogs to be off leash in specifically demarcated spaces in the Overstrand Municipal area.

Comments can be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the attention of the Municipal Manager.

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Overstrand Municipality received an amount of R6.7 million from the Western Cape Government's Emergency Municipal Load-shedding Relief Grant for the procurement and installation of additional back-up generators at critical water and wastewater facilities, to mitigate the impact of load shedding on the provision of these basic services.

Despite the current high demand for generators in the country resulting in long lead times for generators, due to the continued load shedding, the first four units for the Overstrand were delivered during the week of 26 June 2023, and another two units delivered in July.

The six generators were installed at the Mossel River and Kleinmond Tennis Courts Sewerage Pumpstations, at the Kleinmond Water Treatment Plant, Klipgat Spring, De Kelders, De Kelders Water Treatment Plant, and at the Pearly Beach Water Treatment Plant. 

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Overstrand Municipality's Finance Department is being flooded with calls from concerned residents regarding their pensioners’ rebate applications not reflecting on the latest municipal account.

Applications are being processed and will be completed by 30 September which is the due date for rebate applications. Once successfully approved, the rebates will be applicable with effect from July 2023.

All unsuccessful applicants will be informed of the outcome in due course but no later than 31 October 2023.

Telephonic enquiries regarding applications should only be made from 1 October 2023.

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