Overstrand Local Municipality (WC032)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 20, Hermanus, 7200
Physical: Overstrand Civic Centre, Harmony Street, Hermanus
Tel: 028 313 8000
Fax: 028 312 1894
Web: www.overstrand.gov.za

Municipal Information

Area: 1 708km²
Cities/Towns: Betty's Bay, Birkenhead, De Kelders, Fishershaven, Franskraal, Gans Bay, Hawston, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Onrus, Pearly Beach, Pringle Bay, Rooi-Els, Sand Bay, Stanford, Van Dyks Bay, Vermont
Main Economic Sectors: Tourism, agriculture, fishing, services, retail

Demographic Information

Population: 80 432
Households: 28 010
Population Growth: 3.80% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 23.30%

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 15, ANC 9, NICO 1
Mayor: Ms Nicolette Botha-Guthrie
Other Members of Council: Anton Coetsee (Speaker), Petrus Scholtz (Infrastructure and Planning), Ben Solomon (Finance and Economic Development), Philippus Appelgrein (Management Services), Rudolph Smith (Community Services), Moira Opperman (Protection Services)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Coenie Groenewald
Chief Financial Officer: Ms Santie Reyneke-Naude
Communications Officer: Ms Noluthando Zweni
LED Officer: Mr Xolile Khosi
Other Senior Management: Desiree Arrison (Director: Management Services), Stephen Muller (Director: Infrastructure and Planning), Roderick Williams (Director: Community Services), Soli Madikane (Director: Economic Development), Neville Micheals (Director: Protection Services)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Clean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets2 857 7462 808 0692 881 767
Surplus/Deficit for the Year7 189(73 705)9 735
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities79 640719 707624 066
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure10 613429112

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are advertised on the municipal website on Fridays.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Business advice and support: cooperative business training and business plan writing, contractor development, mentorship programmes, sewing project (Kleinmond); skills and capacity development: EPWP programmes (17 projects grant and municipality funded), Vukuphile programme; Overstrand baking project; Afrimat driving project; response to youth: NYDA EDP training and facilitation of needs; tourism growth and development: tourism ambassador programme.
Key Investment Opportunities: Stoney point project; agricultural projects most need investment to prosper; creative and cultural activities (from IDP): entertainment facilities (family activities and youth activities).


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2011/12

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.


Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 028 313 8044/8155/8034 enquiries@overstrand.gov.za
Electricity 028 316 2630 dmaree@overstrand.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 028 313 5048/8982 jvantaak@overstrand.gov.za
Roads 028 316 3724 dhendriks@overstrand.gov.za
Service Delivery
Water 028 313 5047/8982 hblignaut@overstrand.gov.za