On 31 March 2022 the National Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) released the first Green Drop report since 2013.

The Green Drop Report provides an analysis of the current state of affairs of wastewater infrastructure and management in the country and also looks at the state of municipal wastewater treatment.

This year, the DWS Green Drop audit teams assessed 995 wastewater systems across 144 municipalities, 12 Department of Public Works branches, and five private and state-owned organisations. 

Wastewater systems with total scores of 90% and higher obtained Green Drop status. 

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The Overstrand Joint Public Safety Forum was launched at the Overstrand Municipal head office by Deputy Mayor Lindile Ntsabo on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 and was well represented by key role players of SAPS, CPF’s, Neighbourhood Watches, SRA’s, Cape Nature, Dept of Home Affairs, Dept of Education, AfriForum and Overstrand Municipality Protection Services.

This joint integrated effort is to commit ourselves to create a safer Overstrand for all. 

The main objective is to identify hot spot areas and to strategise on how to address the challenges on the table.

It was agreed that:

•    Resources must be shared to combat certain crimes which is on the increase.
•    An intelligence and result driven approach to operations conducted will be maintained.
•    Partnership and one force are needed

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Hawston Secondary School in partnership with Neo Life hosted a successful Career Expo in Hawston on 10 and 11 May 2022 for the grade 12 learners.

The purpose of the expo was to ensure that school leavers get access to information and are exposed to different career paths that they can choose from.

Motivational talks, mainly from businesses and organisations in Hermanus, inspired the learners with their personal stories and practical tips to make a success of their lives.

Over 20 presenters across a variety of different professions presented career options to learners. Exhibitors included Warwick Chef School, Neptune Diving School & Cruises, the Rupert Trust, SAPS Hermanus, West Coast College, Boland Collage, Northlink College, CPUT, UWC, Stadio Higher Education, Standard Bank as well as Overstrand Municipality’s Law Enforcement, Traffic Services,  Fire and HR Departments.

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The Economic & Social Development and Tourism Directorate is eager to update our database of youth from the Overstrand Municipal area who are currently unemployed.

You’re invited to apply and verify your information on the following databases:

•    Youth Desk
•    Tourism Information Desk
•    Man on the Street Database
•    Youth Upliftment Database
•    Universal Unemployment Database

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The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) will be visiting Hermanus on 11 May 2022 and Gansbaai on 12 May 2022 at the Hermanus Municipal Auditorium and Gansbaai Academia Clubhouse respectively.

Anybody in the construction industry and operating in the Overstrand area are welcome to attend regardless of whether they are a registered member of the Bargaining Council for the Construction Sector.

During the roadshow, officials of BIBC will engage with the public on:

  • Employee Benefit Administration Services
  • Dispute Resolution Services
  • Collective Agreement Service
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