As COVID-19, also called the Coronavirus, spreads all over South Africa and the World Health Organisation declaring the virus a pandemic, it has become imperative that you are kept informed with developments and take steps to combat the spread of the disease.

A few measures and controls were introduced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and as a community we need to stand together to do everything possible to avoid spreading the Coronavirus and putting further strain on SA’s health system.


  • All bookings of events and gatherings which is considered to exceed 100 people in attendance is cancelled, with reimbursement
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Onrus has been targeted by copper thieves and several incidents occurred where copper taps and fittings were stolen from private properties.

It is believed thieves steal taps to sell as scrap metal.

Residents urged to assist the Municipality by reporting any water leaks, burst pipes, illegal connections, blocked sewer drains, water supply interruptions and any other water-related issues to the different administrations during office hours (07:45 – 16:30) at the following numbers:

Kleinmond     028 271 8400 or 028 271 8465
Hermanus     028 313 8000 or 028 313 8196
Stanford     028 341 8500 or 028 341 8516
Gansbaai     028 384 8300 or 028 384 8328

After hours’ services have been centralised and all above numbers will automatically be diverted to the Overstrand‘s  24 hour Control Room (028 313 8000 / 8111).

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The team from Human Wildlife Solutions (HWS) were appointed in November 2019 by Overstrand Municipality to manage the Voëlklip and Pringle Bay baboon troops. These two troops are the only two that are currently being managed.

According to the baboon management report for January 2020, there was a total of 222 hotline calls, 213 of which were raid-related calls received from managed areas. This is a marked increase compared to the 107 calls received in December and 28 in November 2019. Hotline calls are for the Hermanus area only, because the Pringle Bay residents operate using another system.

The vast majority of calls (146) were from Voëlklip suburb, followed by Fernkloof with 21 calls.  This month there was a significant increase in the number of hotline calls reporting raids by the Vogelgat Troop.

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Residents of the Overstrand - and especially those of Ward 8 - will soon have access to a multi-purpose sport facility in Hawston.

The new facility will not only sport netball and/or tennis courts and change rooms, but also a cricket oval, two soccer fields (of which one will be synthetic turf), a new tartan track to boost athletics, a golf driving range, a rugby field surfaced with grass, as well as an indoor sport centre with club house and pavilion. To improve traffic flow, an access road from Church Street will be incorporated and the parking area will be upgraded. Spotlights had been installed during a previous financial year and are already in use.

The inception phase of the project started in 2012 and after years of waiting and planning the R55 million development master plan, comprising of three phases, is being rolled out. R14 million for phase 1 and 2 was funded through MIG (Municipal Infrastructure Grant), provided by SRSA (Sport and Recreation South Africa) with the assistance of the Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport (DCAS). The remaining phases will be done once funding has been obtained.

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If you receive a water bill that is unusually high, it may well be due to a leak.
To check whether there is a leak on your property try the following:

  • Close all the taps in your house
  • Find your water meter. (This is located outside your house, possibly on the boundary)
  • Your meter will have a row of numbers
  • Check the meter for movement of the numbers; if there is no visible movement then do the following:

-    Take a meter reading by writing down all the numbers on the meter dial.
-    Advise all the people on the property not to use any water for at least one hour; this can also be done overnight (but remember not to flush the loo during the night)
-    Take a second meter reading after that time; if the reading has increased, then there is a leak. The numbers on the meter move to measure water flow…so if they have moved, there is a leak.

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