On 14 September 2023, Mayors and Municipal Managers in the Overberg District met with Patricia de Lille, Minister of Tourism, in Bredasdorp.

This follows the successful Overstrand Tourism Indaba held last week by the Overstrand Municipality in celebration of tourism month.

Mayor Rabie and Municipal Manager Dean O’Neill represented the Overstrand.

The Minister pledged her commitment to a better understanding of Agri-tourism and will visit Overstrand in December 2023, by invitation of Mayor Rabie. 

She will come and experience what Overstrand and indeed the Overberg region has to offer in terms of agri-tourism.

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The dedicated baboon hotline number for reporting baboon issues and incidents for the Eastern Region (Hermanus/Voëlklip) is 072 028 0008.

The dedicated baboon hotline number for reporting baboon issues and incidents for the West Region (Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay and Pringle Bay) is 069 1515 962

The function of the Overstrand Municipality baboon hotline is to ensure that the Overstrand Municipality is informed that baboons are in the area, or have moved into town, or a house is being raided and the person needs assistance.

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Overstrand Fire Services will conduct a prescribed fuel reduction burn on Erf 644/25 in Stanford on Wednesday, 13 September 2023.

These 11.4 ha form part of the new housing project next to Stanford Country Fair.

The main objective of the prescribed burn is to reduce fire fuel loads. Controlled burns are the most practical way to reduce dangerous accumulation of combustible fuels. Veld fires that burn in areas where fuels have been reduced by prescribed fires, cause less damage and are much easier to control.

Burn operations are scheduled for the whole day, whereafter mop-up operations will continue as required.

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Courtesy of the R6.7 million received from the Western Cape Government’s Emergency Municipal Load-shedding Relief Grant, all nine emergency generators were installed by the end of August 2023.

Three are fully operational and the remaining six are in various stages of testing before being fully commissioned.

These generators are used at critical water and wastewater facilities to mitigate the impact load shedding has on the provision of these basic services.

The total project cost is R9 295 762.63 (including VAT) for the nine generators, including the Municipality’s contribution from own funding.

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A hearty welcome awaited three cyclists from Outshoorn, Vussi Marenene, Neels Terblance and Pieter Marais at Gearing's Point in Hermanus on 8 September 2023, ending Day 5 of the Sea-Battical Paracycle Tour that started on Monday in Mossel Bay.

With 327km of cycling done and dusted for the week, hand cyclist Vusi said “reaching Hermanus is accompanied by relief that the pain is over, but also a huge sense of satisfaction”.

Vussi, a professional cyclist, was hit by a bakkie in February 2022 and the accident left him in a wheelchair.

He told Overstrand Deputy Mayor, Lindile Ntsabo, that he not only wants to raise funds to hand cycle on an international level but uses the Sea-Battical tour as opportunity to constantly raise awareness of paracycling.

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