The 2019/20 draft budget was tabled at the March meeting of Council. Now councillors, residents and stakeholders have some time to review and digest the proposed budget.

The draft annual budget as well as the 2nd Review of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Draft Water Services Development Plan (WSDP) for the 2019/20 financial year is available to the community for representations and comment.

Residents can peruse copies of these documents at the municipal offices and libraries, or download it from Overstrand Municipality’s website (

The closing date for written representation from the public is set for 30 April 2019. The Municipality will take concerns and comments forward before the adoption of the budget on 29 May 2019.

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Ronald Nutt has been appointed as the new proportional representation (PR) councillor of the Overstrand Municipality on 26 March 2019.

Cllr Nutt is a pastor by profession and fills the proportional representative position left vacant by the retirement of Ald Nicolette Johnson (née Botha-Guthrie).

Ald Johnson served on the Overstrand Council as a proportional representative of the Democratic Alliance.

Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee wished Cllr Nutt well in his new appointment.

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Overstrand Municipality presented long service award to six employees with 20 years or more service at the Council meeting held on Wednesday, 27 March 2019.

Recognition was also given to Georgia Bucchianeri and Lorraine Botma from the budget office with 15 and 10 years’ service respectively.

One employee, Mgoduseni Nkunkumana, working in the parks department in Hermanus, has completed 30 years of service with the municipality.

Another four employees, Franklin Sherriff (sewage tankers), Sollie Ahrends (streets and storm water) and CD Klaas (sewage tankers) of the Gansbaai Administration and Mcingeleni Gogwana (streets and storm water) of the

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Many roadblocks will be conducted throughout the month of March and April at various locations in the Overstrand.

The R43 De Kelders roadblock saw traffic officers stopping vehicles to check that they were roadworthy. The officials also checked driver’s licences.

Among the offences listed at the Pearly Beach Cross and R43 were failing to wear a seatbelt, driving without a license and driving vehicles with worn tyres.

At the R44 Kleinmond Heuningkloof roadblock several fines were issued for violations such as overloading and expired vehicle license discs.

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The walkway across the Kleinmond lagoon, also referred to as the 2nd bridge, is closed to the public because it is unsafe.

The wooden bridge, standing fixed just a few feet above the ground are well-used by hikers enjoying fine views.

To date, the contractor assigned to repair the bridge has failed to start with the repair to the vertical and horizontal supports of the bridge.

Due processes need to be followed to cancel the original order. The contract needs to be re-advertised before a new contractor can be appointed.

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