Overstrand Municipality's Executive Mayor, Annelie Rabie, hereby invites all baboon  stakeholders to a meeting to discuss and fully understand the issues relative to co-habitation  with baboons. 

It is a Council/citizenry engagement and does not include officials from either Overstrand or  other government entity, except the Municipal Manager.

WHEN: 2 December 2021
WHERE: Hermanus Auditorium
TIME: 10:00


Strong to near gale force south-easterly wind of 55 to 63km/h is expected today (Monday 22.11.2021) until Wednesday, 24 November 2021 along the coastlines between Cape Columbine and Gansbaai.

Contact numbers:

• Please report issues with MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE such as water, electrical, roads, stormwater, refuse removal to the Municipality's 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTROL ROOM number on 028 313 8111

• Any emergency or distress call relating to a FIRE OR FLOOD EMERGENCY, phone OVERSTRAND FIRE & RESCUE SERVICES on 028 312 2400

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Overstrand's seven senior traffic officers successfully completed their training for the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) system.

The course consisted of different modules covering the administrative procedures, purpose of the legislation, demerit points, discounts, and a list of all the offences and infringements impacted by the legislation.

The rest of the traffic officers will start their training soon, in order to be ready before the Aarto system is introduced in the Overstrand on 1 January 2022. The points demerit system will be introduced nationally by 1 July 2022.

The single most important aspect of Aarto is the introduction of driver demerit points for offences committed. Failure to adhere to Aarto rules should result in driving licence and vehicles suspensions or cancellation of licences or professional driving permits.

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Speech of the Mayor, Annelie Rabie, at the inauguration of the new council of Overstrand Municipality on Wednesday, 17 November 2021:

Speaker of the Overstrand Council
Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Government,  Honourable Masizole Mnqasela, MPL
The Minister of Human Settlements, Honourable Tertius Simmers, MPL
The Minster of Public Works and Transport, Honourable Daylin Mitchell, MPL
The Head of Department of Local Government in the Western Cape, Mr Graham Paulse
Fellow Councillors
The Municipal Manager of Overstrand, Mr Dean O’Neill
Members of the public
All protocol observed

It is indeed a very humbling experience to stand here today as the Mayor of Overstrand. A most amazing life journey that started many moons ago when I was born at 40 Canterbury Street.

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Law Enforcement crime prevention operations across the Overstrand reaped positive results for the week of 10 – 17 November 2021.

Apart from successes below, officers arrested six suspects on drug-related charges, three for drunk driving and one person for the possession of a dangerous weapon.

We share the following successes of the week:

Abalone, crayfish confiscated

Law enforcement officers from the Overstrand K9 and Rapid Response Unit arrested two people from Macassar after 327 West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) tails, 278 WCRL in berry (with eggs on its tail) and 20 whole crayfish were found in a car during a stop-and-search operation along the N2 near Botrivier.

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500