Overstrand Municipality’s Traffic Services and Law Enforcement are working closely with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Provincial Traffic to ensure compliance with Covid-19 restrictions.

Roadblocks and vehicle check points are held all the time in order to check people’s movements as special permits are required to move between places and towns; unfortunately people still take chances transporting illegal perlemoen and other items.

Overstrand Traffic is making an appeal to motorists to practise good road safety, even though they are very frustrated with restrictions.

Residents can expect to see more of these operations as the lockdown continues.

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With effect from Monday, 18 May 2020, all rates halls in Hermanus, Gansbaai, Stanford and Kleinmond will be open to the public on Mondays – Fridays between 08:00 - 13:00 for payment of municipal accounts.

While this means residents can once again pay their accounts at the cashiers, we would like to encourage those who can – for social distancing purposes - to settle their municipal accounts at food stores that are open, via the Pay@ and Easy Pay systems, EFT (select the municipality as a bank-listed beneficiary) and online banking options that are available.

Balance, general account queries and request for duplicate invoices of accounts can still be made by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively send an SMS with your account number and query to 0825616625.

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Overstrand Municipality is calling on Hermanus residents to use water wisely and sparingly, as the diminishing levels of the De Bos dam is a cause of concern.

The De Bos Dam level was at 38.1% by end April 2020, compared to 41.5% by end April 2019 and 38.8% by end April 2018.

Hermanus had 14.5 mm of rain during April 2020, which made a total of 133.4 mm for 2020 to date, compared to the long-term average of 144.1 mm for the period January to April.

The average daily water consumption in Hermanus during April 2020 was 10.52 million litres per day, compared to 10.89 million litres per day during April 2019, i.e. the consumption in April 2020 was 3.4 % lower than the comparable month in 2019.

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Did you know that there is a correct method in which you should dispose of used tissues and related goods used by those infected by coronavirus?

These procedures are simple enough so that we can all apply them. Even more important, by disposing your used items correctly, you are protecting other people. Correct disposal saves lives!

Residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 must be in self-isolation and the guidelines provided by the national Department must be followed to protect essential workers and anyone else who may come into contact with domestic (household) waste.

This notice also serves to persons in self-quarantine.

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Those moving should do so between 7 May and 7 June 2020. But remember, travel across provincial, metropolitan, or district boundaries will require a permit from the police.

These are regulations published and gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Read the statement here:

07 May 2020

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF COGTA ON THE AMMENDMENT OF DIRECTIONS FOR ONCE OFF MOVEMENT OF GOODS AND PERSONS

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) has in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 issued and gazetted a set of amendments of the directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.

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