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During the conference with potential investors held on 23 and 24 June 2022, 12 land pockets were showcased and discussed for development in Overstrand.

The identified erven have the potential for a mixture of uses, ranging from potential abalone farms, a desalination plant, retirement villages, universities, restaurants, camp sites, small scale industrial erven, medical facilities and more.

The official processes for the alienation of the portions of land as identified at the conference are in progress and the first two tenders of the identified land have been published and are now available on the municipal website.

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Infrastructure investment to the tune of R19 million pays off.

OVERSTRAND’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, DR. ANNELIE RABIE, AND CLLR CLINTON LERM, PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE CHAIR: INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE, HAD A RATHER HECTIC START TO AUGUST: they had the pleasure of officiating at the official hand-over of not one but three major infrastructure projects in the spate of two days.

On the 2nd of August, they were there to officiate at the opening of the bus route that will service the Blompark housing project and to celebrate the completion of the bulk sewer upgrade in the Masakhane area that will allow for the development of 1 184 serviced stands and 295 low-cost housing units in the area.These upgrades/improvements were necessary to ensure that there is sufficient capacity to accommodate current and future housing developments.

With a total value of R 11.3 million, the bulk sewer upgrade involved the installation of a 970m section of 630mm diameter HDPE gravity sewer pipeline that discharges at the Gansbaai Wastewater Treatment Works and required excavations, micro-tunnelling, reinstating pipeline trenches and resurfacing road reserves. Two local subcontractors participated in this contract.

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You only have till tomorrow (Friday, 22 July 2022), to nominate remarkable women in your organisation or neighbourhood so that we can honour her this women’s month.

If you have not yet nominated the person of your choice, please collect a nomination form from your Ward Councillor or Mayoral office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mayor Rabie’s Women’s Day Event will take place on Saturday, 13 August 2022, in Hermanus.

We look forward to celebrating women of all walks of life and their achievements.

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, has welcomed learners and teachers back after the school holiday and wished all the learners and staff a happy and productive start to the third term.

"On behalf of Overstrand Municipality, I extend best wishes and congratulations to the newly appointed Principal of Hermanus High School, Mike Smuts."

"We are fortunate to have good schools and committed teachers in the Overstrand, and we look forward to welcoming him and his family to Hermanus as he commences duty at the start of the new school term."

Mayor Rabie also commended the good work and positive change that Principals Carine Fortuin of Gansbaai Academia and Lucelle Poole of Hawston Secondary School introduced.

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Overstrand fire fighters and street and storm water staff rescued a dog that was caught in a storm drain pipe in 10th Street, Voëlklip, earlier today.

The dog was scared but not injured and was happy to be reunited with its family, who is visiting from Johannesburg.

They commended the fire fighters and street and storm water staff for their assistance in saving lives - even when they are sometimes of the furry, four legged variety.

Contact numbers you might need for the various emergency services:

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