The Overstrand Municipality’ s Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee, has offered a reward of R5 000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who started the fire in Masakhane on 9 and 10 January 2019 which spread to Franskraal.

Residents of Franskraal were ordered to evacuate around lunchtime on Friday 11 January 2019 after the fire, driven by strong winds, spread from Masakhane over the R43. Aerial resources were deployed but stood down due to unsafe conditions and low cloud cover.

“The best hope of solving this case is for someone to provide information that can assist with locating and leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for starting the fire,” Mayor Coetzee said.

Should you have any information in this regard, please contact the Fire Services 24-hour emergency control room at 028 312 2400. Alternatively, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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As another year comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every resident of the Overstrand Municipality, all the stakeholders, businesses and organisations for the continued spirit of working together.

While we’ve had many achievements during the year, we also identified many obstacles which we aim to overcome during 2019.

On behalf of the Councillors and staff of the Overstrand Municipality, I wish you and your families a safe, peaceful and joyful Christmas and a Happy and Successful 2019.

Warm regards,
Ald Dudley Coetzee

The Executive Mayor of Overstrand, Dudley Coetzee, gave motorist a hearty welcome to Stanford earlier today, during a friendly mayoral ‘roadblock’.

The welcoming team, led by Stanford Tourism, included Hayley Gibson, Rishi Sundström, Ronald Dettke, Frieda Lloyd, Stanford Police and officials of Overstrand Traffic.

Visitors to the Whale Coast are encouraged to visit the tourism offices in the Overstrand for the latest guide on things to do, places to see, where to eat and especially to check the very popular updated monthly events calendar!

The Cape Whale Coast contact details for the four tourism offices are as follows:

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Overstrand Municipality’s Traffic officials joined the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), the Theewaterskloof and Cape Agulhas municipalities, the South African Police Service Overberg Cluster, and all relevant emergency and disaster management services to launch the regional integrated traffic operational plan for the festive season in Caledon on 11 December 2018.

The launch is part of the broader Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP). The DSP is an integrated enforcement, education, engineering and evaluation plan that incorporates to all the elements that can contribute to road safety in the Caledon Traffic Centre operational area. The DSP aims to reduce overall fatalities by 33%, and child fatalities by 50%, by 2020.

This year’s traffic plan was applauded by the Mayor of Theewaterskloof, Christelle Vosloo, when she emphasised the importance of safer, booze-free roads for all road users.

Mayor Vosloo said joint traffic law enforcement operations between the DSP partners have yielded good results. “Random Breath Testing (RBT) operations at identified hotspots continue to catch motorists by surprise.”

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