The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: Gansbaai

Overstrand Municipality Secures Essential Services with 11 New Backup Generators

One of the newly installed generators at Stanford KVE01 Production Borehole.

Overstrand Municipality has taken a major step toward safeguarding water and wastewater services from the disruptive effects of load shedding. As of February 2024, 11 new backup generators are now operating at critical facilities. These generators were strategically installed at locations including Mosselrivier SPS, Hermanus Wastewater Treatment Works, Kleinmond Tennis Court SPS, Kleinmond Palmiet Raw […]

WC Makes First Payout in Illegal Firearm Reward Program

File photo of an unlicensed .38 Revolver confiscated by SAPS.

A citizen in the Gansbaai area received an R3000 reward on February 28, 2024, for reporting an illegal firearm in December 2023. This tip led to the confiscation of a .38 Revolver, ammunition, and the arrest of a suspect. The payout marks the first under the Western Cape’s illegal firearm reporting program. The Western Cape […]

Pearly Beach Hit With Urgent Water Restrictions

File Photo of Pearly Beach.

GANSBAAI – The Overstrand Municipality has been forced to implement urgent water restrictions in the areas of Pearly Beach and Eluxolweni. The restrictions will remain in place until further notice. This decision comes as dam levels drop drastically due to an ongoing heatwave and increased water consumption. Despite residents being warned about the high water […]

Empowering Township Entrepreneurs: SEFA Launches Spaza-shop Support Programme in Collaboration with Overstrand Municipality

Photo by Spaza Shops Owners Association of South Africa on Facebook.

HERMANUS – The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA), in conjunction with the Overstrand Municipality’s Local Economic Development (LED), has announced the availability of funding for spaza shops, general dealers, and grocery stores through its newly launched Spaza-shop Support Programme. SEFA, as an implementing agency of the Department of Small Business Development, aims to provide financial […]

Fire Rocks Gansbaai as Wildfires Consume Overberg Region

Photo by Johan le Roux, Gansbaai.

In the wake of a series of devastating wildfires wreaking havoc across various areas in the Overberg region, Gansbaai finds itself once again at the mercy of nature’s fury. Johan Le Roux, a resident of Gaansbaai, recently captured the intensity of the latest fire that has engulfed the mountainside near the police station. Le Roux, […]

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