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

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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Overstrand Budget gets unanimously approved

The Overstrand Budget, the blueprint for taking the municipality forward for the next five years, was unanimously approved by the council. Even the opposition hailed it as “aimed at redressing the imbalances of the past”. The speech of the Executive Mayor Rudolph Smith, below,  included many of the highlights of the budget. Good morning Today /…

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Cigarette butts have increasingly become one of our major litter issues. The problem has escalated to a greater extent in recent years, due in part to government legislation that restricts smoking in public buildings and restaurants.  This, in turn, forces smokers outside, where butts are often littered. Cigarette butts may seem small – however, with…

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Let the Games Begin

The Overstrand Sport Festival has become one of the highlights on the calendar of sporting enthusiasts in the area, and this year’s event did not disappoint.  On Saturday, Overstrand municipal councillors, accompanied by the Executive Mayor Rudolph Smith,  officials, participants and supporters gathered at the Gansbaai Spaces for Sport Facility to enjoy a day of…

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Waste management awareness

The Overstrand Municipality remains committed in its bid to eradicate waste responsibly and to the promotion of a plastic-Free environment.  In line with this commitment, Overstrand Municipality’s Executive Management Team were fully briefed by a team of experts on the dangers and negative impact of plastic bags on the environment and the ocean.   The…

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