Nedbank Hermanus has partnered with Voëlklip’s OK MiniMark to help residents who have had to quarantine or self-isolate themselves due to either exposure to or a positive test for COVID-19.

On Thursday, 16 July 2020, the Overstrand COVID-19 Disaster Management team received a donation of 120 boxes pre-packed with non-perishable food items such as canned goods and beans etc.  Also included as part of the donation (and neatly wrapped), were fresh vegetables that provides a perfect opportunity to assist with the nutritional needs of COVID-affected patients.

“We hope this food makes their isolation and recovery feel a bit less daunting,” said Werner van der Merwe, business banking manager of Nedbank Hermanus.

Lester Smith, Senior Manager: Fire and Rescue, Disaster Management and Security Services, once again thanked every individual, organisation and business who is still willing to give of their time or money.

He confirmed that ward councillors are assisting the Overstrand Disaster Management Centre in identifying the most vulnerable households in quarantine who will receive these parcels.

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There is some confusion regarding the different electricity tariffs applicable to municipal consumers.

Hopefully this guide will be useful to Overstrand residents.

Ratepayers will receive an account statement once a month, inclusive of all relevant charges for services that might be applicable to a particular property.

A basic charge for electricity forms part of the electricity tariff structure because the costs in rendering the service must be recouped. The basic charge therefore includes fixed and overhead costs as well as the capital costs for replacement/renewal of electricity infrastructure. The basic charge is applicable on vacant erven as well, as infrastructure coverage has been put in place and the service is readily available.

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Residents should note that the recent storms have caused damage on the coastal paths. 

Please - in the interest of your own safety - do not use the paths until repair work is undertaken.

The extent of the damage is yet to be determined. Mopping-up operations are continuing this morning.

If you should come across damaged areas please report it to the municipality and give an indication of where the damage is.

HERMANUS ADMINISTRATION
Tel: 028 313 8000 / 8111 / 8084

GANSBAAI ADMINISTRATION
Tel 028 384 8300 8312

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As per current lock down Level 3 Advanced stipulations, Overstrand is managed as a hotspot area for COVID-19 infections and all Overstrand public libraries remain closed until further notice.

The library staff will however continue with the collection of books and other library material.

In the meantime, libraries are taking all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of staff when they return, as well as securing library users’ safety when we open our doors.

As soon as an opening date has been confirmed, the municipality will inform residents.

 

Human Wildlife Solutions (HWS) has been appointed for the next three years to manage the Baboon Programme in towns in the Overstrand that are faced with human-baboon conflict.  This management programme includes the “Virtual Fence” technology and the use of baboon monitors.

The way forward:

HWS has two current programmes in the Overstrand, the Virtual Fence Programme in Hermanus and the Baboon Monitoring Programme in Pringle Bay.

The Virtual Fence Programme will expand in Overstrand East, including Vogelgat/Voelklip/Hamilton-Russell and Onrus troops and in Overstrand West, including Kleinmond/Betty's Bay/Pringle Bay and Hangklip troops. 

The final monitoring methods for Overstrand West have not yet been finalised and meetings with interested groups will guide the way forward for the management of baboon troops in the Western Section.

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