Recently, an application to develop a property in Pringle Bay zoned as Residential 1 caused major upheaval since the erf in question was classified as a “watercourse” based on the National Wetland Map 5 (NWM5).

In the case of this application, the Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning (DEA&DP) found that since “the greater extent of Erf ***, Pringle Bay is mapped as a channelled valley-bottom wetland”, the "Department of Water and Sanitation and/or the relevant catchment management agency must be consulted with respect to development within or within close proximity to a watercourse”.

Accordingly, the DEA&DP instructed that an application to develop the property be submitted to the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA) in accordance with the National Water Act (1998).

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The De Bos dam level in Hermanus officially pushed past the 70% mark over the weekend - a goal that has not been reached in four years.

The water situation improved dramatically because of generous rain that fell since May 2020 onwards.

Hermanus had 143 mm of rain during August 2020, which makes a total of 521.8 mm for 2020 to date, compared to the long-term average of 447 mm for the period January to August over the last 50 years.  The total annual average rainfall for

Hermanus over the last 50 years is 626 mm, a number that has not been reached since 2014

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Overstrand launched operation Lungisa in Hermanus on 21 April 2022, to enhance its law-enforcement efforts against those who are contravening the Municipal by-laws and regulations across the Overstrand.

Numerous law enforcement stakeholders will join forces to address a wide range of offences in the foreseeable future with the aim of combatting Xenophobia and related intolerances. This will include but not be limited to business licenses, immigration status, trading in illicit goods, fire safety, illegal liquor outlets and general crime prevention.

“Lungisa”, we are coming for you, is an initiative of the Deputy Mayor Lindile Ntsabo.

On addressing those present Neville Michaels, Director of Protection Services, stated that his directorate will be taking a no-nonsense approach when it comes to safety.

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Join us in Gansbaai for the next First Thursday on 5 May 2022 from 17:00 - 19:00 in the Gansbaai Municipal Council Chambers.

This will be the first ever First Thursday event in Gansbaai and residents are most welcome to join to raise issues that you are encountering or to express your concern about service delivery challenges.

No appointment is needed to meet Mayor Annelie Rabie and her Mayoral Committee Members, as well as the Municipal Manager, Dean O'Neill, and all the Directors.

The sessions will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis; there is no need to RSVP. Sessions are kept brief in order to accommodate as many people as possible.


Sites in Overstrand will be operational from 09:00 - ±14:00 weekday mornings for Phizer and J&J shots/boosters.

Days open:

Hermanus Auditorium: Wednesday and Friday
Hermanus CDC: Tuesday and Thursday
Kleinmond Proteadorp Community Hall: Tuesday
Gansbaai Pretorius Hall (NG Kerk): Wednesday
Stanford Community Hall: Thursday
Hawston Thusong: Friday

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Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500