The Driving License Project aimed at addressing the high unemployment rate amongst the youth in the Ovestrand, proved so successful that 6% of its candidates are now employed by the Overstrand Municipality, 16% are working as interns at various organisations and another 16% are enjoying full time employment in the private sector.

These statistics are particularly pleasing to the Overstrand Municipality, Department of Mineral Affairs, AFRIMAT and Overberg Driving School. 

The collaborative efforts of these partners and stakeholders ensured the intake of young people aged 18 – 35 years who completed the course, are now able to boast a driving qualification. As one of the participants said, “Each of us recognised that getting a driver’s licence would provide us with the means of securing greater career opportunities. 

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SARS will visit the Overstrand area for all SARS related enquiries such as tax clearance, status checks and tax returns

19 & 20 July
Venue: Moffat Hall, Mount Pleasant
Time: 08:00 - 15:00

13, 14, 15 September
Venue: Thusong Centre, Hawston
Time: 1st two days 08:00 - 15:00 and last day 08:00 - 14:00

18, 19, 20 October
Venue Moffat Hall, Mount Pleasant
Time: 1st two days 08:00 - 15:00 and last day 08:00 - 14:00

The 2016 Tax Season for individuals has kicked-off on 1 July and runs from July to November every year. For provisional taxpayers who submit via eFiling, it runs until January of the following year.

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Executive Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie and Councillors’ Secretary Doret Taljaard pictured with the two specially handcrafted crocheted blankets that will be raffled to raise funds for various projects under the banner of the Nicolette Botha-Guthrie Charity Fund. 

The spectacular multi-coloured and black and white blankets that have been crocheted by Estrellita Engelbrecht and Jane Langenhoven and their respective teams of ladies from the “Hooked on Tuesday” Club are currently on display in the glass cabinet in front of the Hermanus Library. 

For those wanting to partake, raffle tickets are available at the Hermanus Library at a cost of R50 each for the multi-coloured blanket and R30 each for the black and white one.

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Seven student traffic officers from Overstrand Municipality graduated on 6 July from the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell, after successfully completed the 12-month ‘Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement’.

Over the last year, course participants received training accredited by the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA), which includes instruction in the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) guidelines on road traffic law enforcement. All participants have successfully completed firearm competency training, driver training (including articulated motor vehicle and motorcycle training), first aid training, and training in fighting fires.

According to Traffic Chief, Rudi Fraser, the Gene Louw Traffic College has a well-deserved reputation for producing well-trained officers.  “We know the new traffic law enforcement officers will play a vital role in improving road safety in our area and to help maintain high levels of visibility on the Overstrand roads,” he added.

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The Department of Water and Sanitation published a "No Drop" report, as part of their three-drop incentive programme, giving municipalities and residents a clear idea of water use efficiency and water losses.

The aim of the report is to increase water use efficiency from water supply networks, and will add on already established Green Drop and Blue Drop scorecards, which measures the management of drinking water quality and waste water treatment respectively.

“The full No Drop score of 100% puts Overstrand on the top of the performance list in South Africa. The No Drop score indicates that Overstrand Municipality has an excellent knowledge of its status, and has the required processes, systems and plans in place to manage water losses and non-revenue water,” the report stated.

The No Drop report also assist municipalities to determine whether they are investing in the best infrastructure and practices, and whether they have the correct people employed to deal with issues of water loss and management.

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