Thursday, 19 April 2016: The learners and educators of The Fynbos Academy could barely contain their excitement at recently being gifted with a first-of-its-kind Trolley Library, filled with a variety of educational material, from benefactor AVBOB.

The specially held handover ceremony that took place at the school’s premises in Papiesvlei, Stanford was well supported and marked by the presence of AVBOB’s Group CEO Frik Rademan, Overstrand’s Executive Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie, as well as a number of education luminaries and interested community members.

The generous donation came about after the Mayor informed Rademan of the school’s need for books and educational aids following her visit to the facility early last year.

In his keynote address, Rademan stated, “To date we’ve donated thousands of books and various educational aids to 31 schools, but the Fynbos Academy is the first to receive a Trolley Library - brainchild of our Group Communication Manager, Marius du Plessis – aimed at assisting smaller schools like this.”

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All documentation regarding PARASIDE PARK, including the memorandum, supporting documentation, court papers and any subsequent correspondence between our attorneys and Paradise Parks Attorneys are available for viewing at the Municipal additional court in Harmony Lane, Hermanus.

Paradise Park-dokumente beskikbaar vir besigtiging

Alle dokumentasie met betrekking tot PARASIDE PARK, insluitend die memorandum, hofstukke en enige ander verbandhoudende korrespondensie tussen die Munisipalieteit Overstrand se prokureurs en dié van Paradise Park sal tydens normale kantoorure vir besigtiging beskikbaar wees by die Munisipale (addisionele) hof in Harmonielaan, Hermanus.

Voters have been urged to visit their local electoral commission offices before 17:00 on Monday, 23 May if they want to verify or update their details

Today is the final day for voters to register for the coming local government elections.

Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen will officially proclaim the 3 August polls, meaning the voters roll will be closed, and no additional registrations will be allowed thereafter.

Once the election is proclaimed no changes to the voters’ roll, including additional registrations or reregistrations, will be accepted.

Voters should visit their local IEC office with an official South African ID document - either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID or a valid temporary identity certificate.

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Teenagers wishing to apply for smart ID cards for the first time may do so for free as well as those who are 60 years and older.

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Caledon has started issuing Smart Card IDs to new applicants as well reissue current ID holder with the new card.

This card will in future replace the current ID books and as a result Caledon DHA may no longer process ID book applications for certain categories of Citizens.

“We will not be able to visit your premises for ID book applications and hereby invite eligible clients as mentioned below to apply at the Caledon Office. You are therefore requested to visits us in Caledon,” said Mark Williams, Local Office Representative from DHA in Caledon.

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Lede van Overstrand se Junior Stadsraad kry tydens hul oriëntasietoer van die area, goeie blootstelling van die munisipaliteit se betrokkenheid by sake wat mense se daaglikse lewe raak

Die program word namens die munisipaliteit deur Enlighten Education Trust bedryf en Unity Mtomile is die bestuurder daarvan. Riana Steenekamp, media-koӧrdineerder van die Munisipaliteit Overstrand het die toergroep vergesel op Dinsdag, 10 Mei toe Stanford en Gansbaai se fasiliteite besoek is.

Unfortunately time did not allow for a historic walk through the central core of Stanford, featuring an assortment of renovated cottages, and proclaimed as heritage site. But we manage to drive pass the original market square dating back to 1785 as well as the graveyard, the Communal Sport Centre and Community Hall (also known as Die Stoor), Die Oog Domestic Water Source and the informal settlement at Die Kop.

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