The area between the Cenotaph War Memorial and Gearing’s Point at the Old Harbour in Hermanus, seems to be the dumping site of choice these days.

Household garbage was cleared from this popular tourism area earlier in the week.

Please, THINK BEFORE YOU DUMP. Let’s keep our neighbourhoods clean, green, safe and healthy.

The problem is, however, not limited to this area. 

Solid waste officials said littering and illegal dumping of garden and household refuse happens in many areas of the Municipality and is difficult to enforce “unless we catch somebody in the act”.

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Ward 3 Councillor Kari Brice and Overstrand’s horticulturist Lauren Rainbird, as well as Hermanus residents Melanie Moore, Carol Carver and Gibson Kadango, celebrated Arbour Month with the planting of three White Pear trees (Apodytes Dimidiata) at the Hermanus Cemetery recently.

Melanie Moore and her family partnered with the Overstrand Municipality several years ago, to beautify the cemetery, which includes beautifying the unmarked graves and planting trees.

”Heartfelt appreciation is extended to Melanie for highlighting the plight of the Hermanus Cemetery and not just bringing it to my attention, but also being instrumental in creating an extremely successful public-private working relationship,” said Cllr Brice.

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Storm water upgrades in Main Road, Marine Drive and High Street, as well as in Mimosa and Prelliwitz Streets in the Industrial Area are on track and progress is currently in line with the planned construction programme.

No significant challenges have been experienced by the contractor to date.

The anticipated completion date for this project is 30 April 2021.


Phase 1 - Area 1 (Marine Drive and Parking)

  • Construction on Marine Drive are 90% completed and the parking area is open for vehicle parking. Pedestrian access and movement is possible.
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Overstrand Municipality is busy with the installation of new sewerage reticulation in Kleinmond. 

Amandla Construction started with the installation of sewerage reticulation in 10th Avenue on 14 September 2020 and is progressing well. Venleo Construction started at the lowest point in 4th Street on 21 September 2020 and will move upwards to construct the sewers in 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Avenue as well.

The contractors will hand out notices one week before construction will start in certain sections of the avenues and as the construction work progresses.  Residents will be kept up to date.  Construction between manholes will take a maximum of two weeks depending on the conditions. 

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September has been marked by a number of clean-up events in the Overstrand.   One such activity involved Gansbaai Tourism who decided to clean up the Gansbaai Harbour on 19 September 2020 as part of their commitment to the International Coastal Clean-up campaign.

Gansbaai Tourism was joined by fire fighters from the Overstrand Municipality, the Gans-berg  news team and several friends and family members. The volunteers were divided into teams and each covered about 2km in various directions from the start at the loading dock.

Part of the clean-up team was eight junior ambassadors who volunteered their time and helped clean the harbour - the youngest was Xavier Otto who is only 4 years old

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