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The R43 road between Hermanus and Stanford will not be closed for the Whale Coast Half Marathon on Saturday, 25 March 2023 from 07:00 - 10:00, but motorists are reminded to be vigilant in looking out for runners.

The half marathon will start at Grotto beach at 07:00 from where the runners will run towards Voëlklip beach past Birkenhead House and then turn right into 10th Street and continue to De Mond Caravan Park.

After crossing 7th Street, the runners will head straight along the R43 on the shoulder of the road towards Stanford Hills.

Overstrand Municipal Traffic Services, Provincial Traffic and marshals will be on duty.

Please overtake with care and apply the road rules while giving the 240 runners the space they need to run safely.

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Overstrand Municipality is currently arranging venues for roadshows on Saturdays to update the indigent database and to help families to register or to re- apply for indigent support.

The indigent support assists needy households that have limited financial ability to pay for municipal services.

Find out if you qualify as an indigent for a subsidy on water, sewerage, electricity and waste on your municipal account.

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Overstrand Municipality is celebrating International Day of Forests with the planting of 30 trees, at the Mount Pleasant cemetery.

These trees were kindly donated by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and are the first of 1 000 trees to be planted across the Overstrand.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012. The Day celebrates all types of forests and create awareness about the importance of preserving them.

The theme for 2023 is 'Forests and health' that highlights the connection that exists between the forests and human health.

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Another 100 families will have the joy of moving into their own homes in Phase 2 of the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Blompark, Gansbaai. Eight houses are for those with disabilities and special needs.

In August 2022, the first 150 houses were completed and handed over to beneficiaries as part of phase 1. If all goes according to plan, Phase 3 (the last phase) of 150 houses will commence in April 2023.

The development will deliver 539 top structures. The total costs in respect of both civil infrastructure and houses amounts to R124.8 million.

On delivering her speech, Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, thanked the community of Blompark and Beverly Hills, for waiting their turn in allowing the Western Cape Housing Department to successfully deliver the housing project.

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The drama group from Zwelihle, Spairo Art Foundation, who participated in the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports (DCAS) Drama Festival, was recently crowned as regional winners for their production: Pandemic 2.

As winners, this local performing arts group will perform at the upcoming Annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival on 25 March 2023 and at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town on 1 May 2023.

Due to contractual obligations that came with their success, they can no longer repeat this performance whenever they would like, so opportunities are limited.

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