Where we govern


Overstrand Local Municipality strives to be a centre of excellence for the community. It featured in the top ten of Good Governance Africa’s 2016 Government Performance Index for best-run South African local governments.

Overstrand's Success Stories

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


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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New Houses Bring Joy to Families

  Residents of Mshenxiswa Village, formerly known as the ‘Garden Site’ Housing Project in Zwelihle, celebrated when receiving their long-awaited homes from Overstrand Mayor Rudolph Smith and Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela on 7 February. As part of a bigger project to upgrade seven informal settlements in Zwelihle, this housing development project…

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