Changes to sewerage charges make maintaining watertight conservancy tanks a must
With effect from 1 July 2014, single residential properties will no longer be granted an unlimited number of free-of-charge tanker callouts per month. In future, owners of these properties will have one of two options:

1.    Either opt to pay a basic fee of R70 plus the infrastructure levy of R10,94 per month only (tariff code SE9A), with the understanding that every time a tanker service is requested, this service will be charged at R478 (office hours, i.e. weekdays before 15:00) or R956 (after hours) per removal of up to 5/6kℓ of sewerage per call; or

2.    Pay a monthly fee of R103.90 plus R11,70 per kℓ of water used per month, based on a maximum of 35 kℓ per month (70% of 50 kℓ), plus the infrastructure levy of R10,94 per month (tariff code SE7A1), which will entitle you to a maximum of two tanker service callouts during office hours at no additional charge per month. As per option 1 above, all additional service requests will be charged at either R478 (office hours, i.e. weekdays before 15:00) or R956 (after hours).

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At the launching of the employability and enterprise development programme and commissioning of the upgraded gymnasium facility which took place in Gansbaai on Wednesday, 16 July, hope was given to young people of the area by speakers of the day.

Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie outlined a few things about the project.  In her speech she welcomed everyone and acknowledged the fact that the Gansbaai sport facility has hosted several visits by former Ministers of Sport in the Western Cape over the past eight years of its existence.
Mayor recalled visits by Minister Whitey Jacobs who did the sod turning with the former Mayor, Cllr Theo Beyleveldt in November 2006.  “He also opened the first Under 16 soccer tournament for boys and girls of the Western Cape on 7 December 2007.   Mr Cameron Dugmore attended the official launching of the project during April 2008.  Minister Ivan Meyer supported the facility by means of financial contributions for developmental programmes and other infrastructural upgrades”, said Mayor.

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The stylized Mandela Mosaic Mural was officially unveiled by the Executive Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie on Mandela day, 18 July 2014, in an event attended by councillors, Junior Councillors and members of the public.
This mosaic mural initiative was conceptualised last year when the late Mr Nelson Mandela’s health deteriorated.  Mayor decided that, in honour of the late former president of South Africa, his face will be portrayed in a mosaic mural in the garden at the municipal main building in Hermanus.

She wanted to honour the legacy of Madiba for the benefit of the whole of the Overstrand community.  She wanted to establish something tangible for the enjoyment of the public and visitors to the area.

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At the Annual Night of Excellence, recognition is being given to achievers who make a difference in the Overstrand, by awarding the Mayoral Trophy for Environmental Conservation, the Woman/women of the Year Award and the Award for Achievers of Excellence.

This year the Mayor, Nicolette Botha-Guthrie, will present the awards on 26August 2014.  Nominations for these are being awaited and must be handed in on or before Friday, 1 August 2014. 

Other than previous years, the award for the prestigious Mayoral Trophy for Environmental Conservation will be handled by the Overstrand Environmental Department.  Well motivated nominations can be sent to Liezl Bezuidenhout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Overstrand Munisipaliteit is in die Instituut vir Rasseverhoudinge (IRR) se verslag getiteld ‘The 80/20 Report: Local Government in 80 indicators after 20 years of democracy’ aangewys as die tweede beste munisipaliteit in Suid-Afrika.

Die skrywer van die verslag en programbestuurder en navorser vir die IRR, Georgina Alexander, het gesê die werkloosheidskoers, die verhouding van mense van 20 jaar en ouer wat Graad 12 geslaag het en die armoedesyfer was ’n paar van die hoofaanwysers wat gebruik is om munisipale prestasie te meet.

Ander aanwysers behels die proporsie van huishoudings wat elektrisiteit vir beligting gebruik, wat toegang tot leidswater binne 1 km vanaf ’n huishouding het, wat spoel- of chemiese toilette het, sowel as huishoudings sonder toilette.  Ses van die tien hoofaanwysers hou met dienslewering verband. Nie minder nie as sewe van die land se tien beste munisipaliteite is in die Wes-Kaap geleë, wat ’n fantastiese prestasie is, gegewe die feit dat daar altesaam 278 munisipaliteite in die land is.

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