Where we govern


Overstrand Local Municipality is one of the top ten best-run municipalities in SA, according to the 2016 Government Performance Index. The new pro-poor budget of R103 million has allocated over R17 million to quality housing for Overstrand residents. Developing public spaces and quality housing is a priority for this DA-led municipality. It is able to fix potholes and respond to all water and electricity faults within 12 hours.

Overstrand's Success Stories

Our latest pro-poor budget of R103 million will spend over R17 million on quality housing for residents.

Since 2006, five modern community halls and three brand new sports facilities have been built.

We have also built 933 houses, of which 410 are eco-friendly BNG homes with solar panelled geysers that provide warm water for poor families in our community.

We are able to fix potholes and respond to all water and electricity faults within 12 hours.

“I can see that the DA is trying by all means to build decent houses and it makes me feel honoured to live in a community that is being looked after.” – Sindisiwe Nkohle, Zwelihle

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Overstrand Municipality

Rudolph Smith

Executive Mayor Rudolph Smith is a listening mayor and takes advice from the community very seriously. Whilst Rudolph only joined the DA in 2008, he’s moved quickly up the ranks. For him, the DA’s values and principles are the same as his own. Rudolph believes in the constitutional freedom of every person and he believes…

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News from Overstrand

Overstrand keeps Sandbaai’s ageing and overgrown vegetation in check with controlled block burning

On Thursday, 5 October 2017, Overstrand Fire and Disaster Management in cooperation with Overstrand Environmental Services, embarked on a program to reduce aged and overgrown vegetation in the Sandbaai area.  The aim is to better manage out of control veld fires and to improve the ecological biodiversity of the neighbourhood concerned.   The identified prescribed…

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Overstrand unites in bringing relief to victims of Kleinmond shack fires

When a total of 10 structures were burned down in the Overhills Informal Settlement in Kleinmond recently, more than 30 people (including children) were affected by the devastating early morning blaze.   A number of concerned citizens and organisations gathered in support of the community by collecting blankets, clothing, foodstuff, building materials etc that was in…

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Beach clean-ups bring communities together

Not even the threat of rain or the icy north-westerly wind could deter the crowd of Kleinmond residents who gathered to assist in the beach clean-up operation that took place at Kleinmond Main Beach and Lagoon on Saturday, 16 September 2017. The event which forms part of the International Beach Clean-up Day project saw the…

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Stolen Taps cause Precious Water Wastage

Thieves targeting homes and stealing tap fittings are doing the rounds in the Overstrand again. This time round, Sandbaai has been targeted by copper thieves. During August several incidents occurred where copper taps and fittings were stolen from private properties. Besides the theft of the water meters and taps, the water wastage in the middle…

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Preekstoel groundwater project a ‘model for SA”

Recently  a delegation led by Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Pam Tswhete, paid a visit to the Preekstoel Water Purification Plant in Hermanus. Hosted by the Overstrand Municipality, the visit was in keeping with the Department’s study of various water and sanitation projects that could offer countenance to the drought and subsequent dwindling water…

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Mayor marks Mandela Day at Hawston health care facility

On Tuesday, 18 July 2017, Overstrand Executive Mayor, Ald Rudolph Smith accompanied by mayoral committee members Cllrs Elnora Gillion and Arnie Africa, set the pace in Overstrand’s contribution to the Mandela Day Campaign by paying a visit to the Health and Welfare Centre in Hawston. The event afforded the opportunity for the facility’s Chairperson, Wally…

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