Overstrand's DA councillor, Andrew Komani took over the position of chairperson of the Community Services portfolio in the mayoral committee at a special council meeting held on 31 August.

Cllr Archie Klaas was appointed deputy mayor of the Overberg District Municipality (ODM) and will therefore no longer serve on the mayoral committee.  Overstrand Municipality has two representatives on the ODM Mayoral Committee, Cllr Archie Klaas and Cllr Moira Opperman.

Ald Dudley Coetzee  remains the Chairperson of Finance. Cllr Riana de Coning will now be the chairperson for Management Services as well as Protection Services. Cllr David Botha will chair Infrastructure and Planning and Cllr Elnora Gillion will be the chairperson for Economic Development and Tourism.

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During September 2016 a socio economic survey will be conducted in the Overstrand Municipality. The aim is to determine the demand for affordable housing in the Overstrand. Interviews will be conducted with randomly selected households in specific housing settlements regarding their housing needs as well as related matters.

In addition, group discussions will be conducted in selected settlements from Buffelsjag River to Betty’s Bay.

The research focus is on the spectrum of households that qualify for government subsidized housing. Households whose income exceed the maximum limit allowed for government housing, but whose income is too low to qualify for financial assistance from commercial banks, the so-called gap market, will also be included in the research.

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On Monday, 22 August 2016 Overstrand Executive Mayor Rudolph Smith took pleasure in announcing the recently appointed Mayoral Committee which will serve under his stewardship for the term 2016 to 2021.

The Mayoral Committee for the period will comprise:

Executive Mayor - Ald Rudolph Smith
Executive Deputy Mayor & Finance Portfolio - Ald Dudley Coetzee
Speaker - Ald Anton Coetsee
Management Services Portfolio - Cllr Riana de Coning
Protection Services Portfolio - Cllr Archie Klaas
Community Services Portfolio - Cllr David Botha
Infrastructure & Planning as well as Economic Development & Tourism - Cllr Elnora Gillion

The first official Mayoral Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, 31 August 2016, followed shortly thereafter by the first Council meeting on the same day.

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13 and 27 August | 10 September | 1st, 15 and 29 October

Overstrand Traffic: 08:30 - 12:00
Hermanus Library: 08:30 - 11:30

In the interest of rendering a better service to the public, the Traffic Department (housed on the corner of Short and Mussel Streets, Hermanus) as well as the Hermanus Library will in future be open to the public on every second Saturday.

Do please keep in mind, though, that the information displayed here is subject to change and that we cannot be held liable for any inconvenience caused or failure to comply with legislative requirements

Thank you for granting me the opportunity to address Council as well as the residents of the Overstrand at large.  Ek wil graag vir u almal wat vandag hier teenwoordig is, en veral die aktiviste, uit my hart bedank.

It gives me great pleasure to address you at the first meeting of this Council at the start of a new term.

Ek moet in alle nederigheid hier erkenning gee aan my ouers, my familie en vriende wat my deur al die jare ondersteun het. Ek wil ook aan my Hemelse Vader dank uitspreek vir gesondheid en krag om ons werk te kan doen en dat Hy ons tot hiertoe gedra het.

Laat my toe om my voorganger te bedank vir die harde werk wat sy ingesit het in hierdie munisipaliteit.  Baie dankie vir u toegewydheid aan die inwoners en die lang ure van werk wat dit geverg het om Overstrand ‘n tuiste vir almal te maak.

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