The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: Overberg

LPG Facility in Hermanus to Conduct Siren Test on Friday

Stock photo by Brett Jordan.

HERMANUS – A new bulk Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) depot, the Gas Hub, will soon open in the Hermanus Business Park. As part of safety regulations, a siren test will be conducted on Friday, April 5, 2024, between 12:00 and 13:00. The siren, which will be very loud, is expected to be audible within a […]

Shark Sighting Prompts Temporary Closure of Voëlklip and Kammabaai Beaches

Photo by Angie Tindall.

HERMANUS – Voëlklip and Kammabaai beaches in the popular coastal town of Hermanus have been temporarily closed due to a shark sighting on March 20, 2024. The closure comes after lifeguards observed sharks swimming close to the shore, posing a potential risk to swimmers. In a statement released by authorities, the beach closure is a […]

Hermanus High Student Shines in Karate Championships

Black belt, champion, and on his way to the South African Championships! Congratulations, Juan Streicher!

HERMANUS – Juan Streicher, a Grade 10 student at Hermanus High School, continues to make waves in the karate world. After earning his Black Belt in November 2023, Juan showcased his skills at the Western Province Championships on March 9th, 2024. Juan’s hard work and dedication paid off, as he secured a Gold Medal for […]

Hermanus Woman Missing Since 2021

Please share! Martha Wakeford is missing from Hermanus. Let's spread the word and help locate her.

HERMANUS – Authorities are appealing for public assistance in locating a woman who has been missing since July 29, 2021. The woman, referred to as Martha Wakeford, was last seen by her son in Hermanus. Her current whereabouts remain unknown. Martha is described as being of slender build, approximately 1.5 meters tall, and weighing around […]

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 […]

Embrace Wine Bottle Recycling: Reduce Landfill Waste and Support Sustainability

Photo of wine bottle recycling by Overstrand Municipality.

OVERBERG – As the wine industry continues to thrive, recycling wine bottles becomes increasingly important for landfill reduction and environmental responsibility. Here’s how you can contribute to this important initiative: Wine bottles boast impressive recycling potential. Undamaged bottles undergo a meticulous cleaning and inspection process at bottle-washing facilities, after which they are returned to wineries […]

Overstrand Municipality Appoints New Director of Community Services

Seon Swartz the new Director of Community Services at Overstrand Municipality.

HERMANUS – Overstrand Municipality is pleased to announce the appointment of Seon Swartz as its new Director of Community Services. Swartz brings over three decades of experience in local government to his new role. Before his appointment, Swartz served as the Director of Community Services at Breede Valley Municipality for six years. He also held […]

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2024 Countdown is Underway

Photo of Cape Town Cycle Tour 2023 by Brendan Magaar for African News Agency (ANA).

OVERBERG – The iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour is just days away, and excitement is building among cyclists from the Overstrand region and beyond. This year’s event, featuring the classic 109-kilometer route around the Cape Peninsula, is set to take place on March 10th. Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr. Annelie Rabie, highlighted the importance of final […]

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 […]

Relief and Challenges as Overstrand Wildfires Enter Day 7

Relief and Challenges as Overstrand Wildfires Enter Day 7

In the latest update on the Overstrand wildfires, Day 7 has brought a mix of relief and ongoing challenges for firefighting crews battling blazes in the Hangklip Road/Pringle Bay and Buffeljags/Pearly Beach areas. Night operations were relatively calm, and rain provided a welcome respite in Pearly Beach, cooling down the active fire line. However, the […]

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