The Western Cape Government’s Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP), with the support of Royal HaskoningDHV, has commenced with the refinement of the coastal management lines which were developed in 2011/2012.

Accordingly, all landowners and interested and affected parties are advised to pay attention to notices published in local papers and to expect personal communiqués in this regard soon.

Meanwhile, other stakeholders are invited to register on the database and/or to request further information by contacting one of the following:

  • Tasneem Steenkamp: 021 936 7694 (t), 021 936 7610 (f), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (email)
  • Caren George: 021 483 2724 (t), 021 483 8326 (f), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (email)
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Friday 28 November was a busy yet rewarding day for Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie. Joined by the Deputy Mayor, representatives from WESSA, members of the public, councillors and senior Overstrand officials, she officiated at the hoisting of no fewer than three Blue Flags along Overstrand’s coastline: First at Grotto, then at Hawston’s and, finally, Kleinmond’s beach.

Addressing those in attendance at the three venues, Botha-Guthrie extended a special word of thanks in advance to those who will primarily be responsible for ensuring that Overstrand lives up to the expectations associated with Blue Flag beaches: The law enforcers and the cleaning staff.

With a whole array of fun beach activities for the whole family on the menu this festive season, she urged those who have been designated to maintain law and order to always be vigilant:

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Key findings released by Municipal IQ, a specialised local government data and intelligence organisation, reveal that eight out of 10 top-performing local municipalities are in the Western Cape, with Overstrand topping the list followed by Stellenbosch in second and Steve Tshwete (Mpumalanga) in third place.

Shortly after this announcement hit the headlines, Overstrand’s Municipal Manager, Mr Coenie Groenewald, revealed on Friday 5 December that Overstrand has yet again obtained a clean audit for the 2013/14 financial year.

Expressing his gratitude towards each and everyone who have made these achievements possible, Groenewald said: “This is no doubt a direct result of your huge effort as dedicated staff, taking pride in your work and working together as a team with the support of the Executive Mayor and Council as body corporate.”

He did, however, caution that these achievements do not mark the end of the road in the municipality’s endeavour to deliver on its constitutional mandate.
“There will always be room for improvement, and everyone must continue to explore new ways of delivering good governance and ensuring our ratepayers and residents receive good value for money,” he said.

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Join us as we celebrate the visit of the famous Dr Sylvia Earle , a world-renown marine conservationist and National Geographic's explorer-inresidence to the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot.

While a great deal of international recognition is being given to the global Hope Spot programme, that aim of our Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot celebration is to join hands to inform and enable South Africans to be able to make wise decisions with regards to the use of our oceans resources into the future.

We aim to empower all South Africans to create their own hope – beginning in this core area known at the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot.

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