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Electricity/Public Works(044) 203 3905
Water and Sewage(044) 203 3952
Traffic / Driving Licenses(044) 203 3162 / 3934
Cleansing Services / Law Enforcement(044) 203 3993 / 3990 / 3910
Animal Pound(044) 203 3927
Housing(044) 203 3193 / 3188
Municipal Switchboard / Control Room(044) 203 3000 / 3121 / 3134 / 3147
Roads / Storm Water Services(044) 203 3174/3165
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Electricity/Public Works (044) 203 3905
Water and Sewage (044) 203 3952
Traffic / Driving Licenses (044) 203 3162 / 3934
Cleansing Services / Law Enforcement (044) 203 3993 / 3990 / 3910
Animal Pound (044) 203 3927
Housing (044) 203 3193 / 3188
Municipal Switchboard / Control Room (044) 203 3000 / 3121 / 3134 / 3147
Roads / Storm Water Services (044) 203 3174/3165

News

07 August 2020

Traffic Department Offices Temporarily Closed

The Oudtshoorn Traffic Department office has been temporarily closed due to a COVID19 related incident. The office has been closed with immediate effect and will reopen on 18 August 2020. This means that no services will be rendered for Motor vehicle registrations, driving licences and roadworthy testing. The special services that were scheduled for 15 August 2020 have also been cancelled.

VEHICHLE LICENCE RENEWAL SERVICES AVAILABLE ONLINE

Please note that the vehicle renewal service is available online for renewal for August and September.

Download your vehicle licence renewal notice (MVL 2) by following the online registration process on the RTMC website by using the following link:

https://online.natis.gov.za/#/

Create your profile first. This will enable you to register now and get your paperwork in order before the Traffic Department opens again.

Deposit the correct vehicle licence fee (the total amount indicated on the MVL2) into the Municipality's bank account of which the details are:

  • Beneficiary:               Oudtshoorn Municipality Traffic Account
  • Bank:                          Standard Bank.
  • Account Number:     082 809 097
  • Branch Code:            05-0514
  • Reference number:   Vehicle registration number
Last published 07 August 2020

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05 August 2020

New Leadership for the Greater Oudtshoorn Council

(FLRT): Cllr. Julia le Roux-Krowitz (Speaker), Cllr. Chris Macpherson (Executive Mayor) and Cllr. Gavin Juthe (Deputy Executive Mayor)

Oudtshoorn, 05 August 2020 – Councillor Chris MacPherson of the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been elected as the new executive mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn in a virtual Council meeting held on Tuesday, 4 August 2020.

The mayoral position became vacant after the former executive mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Colan Sylvester, resigned from office in the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council in June 2020. Cllr. MacPherson was subsequently declared by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as a new councillor for the DA in the Oudtshoorn Council with effect from 3 July 2020.

In the same meeting yesterday, Cllr Gavin Juthe of the South African Religious Civic Organisation (SARCO) was elected as the town’s new deputy executive mayor and was also tasked with the responsibility to oversee the Strategic Services Department. He replaces Cllr. Noluthando Mwati who tendered her resignation as a deputy executive mayor during the Council meeting yesterday.

On Wednesday morning (5 August 2020), Mayor Macpherson announced his Executive Mayoral Committee (MAYCO) in a media briefing held at the Oudtshoorn Council Chambers. The members of the MAYCO are as follows:

  • Chairperson for Finance: Cllr. George Kersop (DA)
  • Chairperson for the Corporate Services: Barbara Owen of the Independent Civics Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA)
  • Chairperson for the Community Services: Cllr. Johan Fourie
  • Chairperson for the Technical Services: Cllr. Vlancio Donson (ICOSA)
  • Chairperson for the Human Settlements: Cllr. Noluthando Mwati (DA)

The Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC), a Section 79 committee, will be chaired by Cllr. Diswayne Maarman of the Economic Freedom Front (EFF). Cllr. Julia le Roux-Krowitz remains the speaker of the Council.

“A multi-party cooperative agreement for the governance of the Greater Oudtshoorn, has been achieved,” said Mayor Macpherson. “I take my hat off to all political parties that have decided to work together to take the town forward.”

The new leadership also intends to stabilize the administration in Oudtshoorn Municipality, by appointing an acting municipal manager, chief financial officer and senior legal manager. “We will approach the Provincial Government to assist us with secondments to the various departments mentioned above,” Mayor Macpherson concluded.

(FLTR):  Cllr. George Kersop (Chairperson Finance), Cllr. Johan Fourie (Chairperson Community Services), Cllr. Noluthando Mwati (Chairperson Human Settlements), Cllr. Chris Macpherson (Executive Mayor), Cllr. Gavin Juthe (Deputy Executive Mayor and Cllr. Vlancio Donson (Chairperson Technical Services)

Last published 05 August 2020

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28 July 2020

The Greater Oudtshoorn Mourns the Passing on of Dr. David Piedt

Dr. David Piedt. (Photo by Hans van der Veen)

Oudtshoorn, 28 July 2020 “We are deeply saddened by the passing on of one of the greatest leaders the town has ever had, Dr. David Piedt (80),” said the acting Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Noluthando Mwati.

“The passing on of Dr. Piedt has robbed the Klein Karoo of one of its finest intellectuals and community activists.” Mwati added. “Dr. Piedt, one of the founders of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK), passed away while he was pioneering for the establishment of the Greater Oudtshoorn as an education and knowledge hub.

He was the coordinator of the Greater Oudtshoorn Vision 2030 sector of Education which among others, was aimed at establishing a university satellite campus in Oudtshoorn.

“On behalf of the Greater Oudtshoorn, I would like to convey our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the family of David Piedt and the entire community of the Greater Oudtshoorn.”

Dr. Piedt passed away on Monday, 27 July 2020, following a battle with COVID19 related sickness.

Last published 28 July 2020

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14 July 2020

Refuse Removal to Resume In the Greater Oudtshoorn Tomorrow Following COVID19 Related Interruptions

Oudtshoorn, 13 July 2020 - The Oudtshoorn Municipality is pleased to announce that refuse collection will continue tomorrow in the Greater Oudtshoorn with slight changes, due to a two-day refuse collection backlog caused by COVID19 infections in the Cleansing Unit.

According the Community Services Directorate, alternative measures have been put in place to resume collection of refuse removal in Oudtshoorn, even though it may not be at the same service level standards that the citizens are used to before COVID19 related interruptions.

We remain committed to ensure that the citizens of the Greater Oudtshoorn enjoy the well-deserved and much needed basic service.

The uncollected garbage of Friday 10 July 2020 and Monday 13 July 2020 has been prioritised and will be collected on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 as from 12:00.

Refuse collection of Tuesday and Wednesday (14 & 15 July 2020) will be collected on Wednesday, 15 July 2020. Refuse collection on Thursday, 16 July and onwards will continue as normal. Should there be any changes in this plan, we will communicate accordingly.

Good news for the Dysselsdorp and De Rust Residents is that refuse collection in these areas will continue as normal.

We urge the community of the Greater Oudtshoorn to continue to work with the Municipality to ease the pressure by avoiding illegally dump household garbage in open spaces. We have noted that illegal dumping has increased drastically for the past few days, and thereby complicating the situation even further. We depend on the cooperation of the citizens to ensure that our beautiful town stays clean.

We would like to thank the citizens of the Greater Oudtshoorn for their patience during this very difficult time of lives. The impact of COVID19 is hitting the essential staff of Oudtshoorn Municipality very hard, in particular Cleansing Services.

To prevent further infections to the staff and the public, the affected Cleansing Services unit stall will remain on quarantine and isolation until Monday 27 July 2020. The Cleansing services include refuse removal, open spaces and street sweeping.

Last published 14 July 2020

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14 July 2020

Councillor Macpherson Sworn In Today

FLTR:  Gideon Badenhorst, Cllr Noluthando Mwati, Cllr Chris MacPherson, Cllr Julia le Roux-Krowitz and Reginald Smit

Oudtshoorn, 13 July 2020 – Councillor Chris MacPherson has been sworn in as councillor at the Oudtshoorn Council Chambers today.

MacPherson effectively joined the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council on 3 July 2020 when the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) declared him a new councillor for the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Oudtshoorn Council.

Macpherson, who is former member of the Oudtshoorn Council, replaces the former executive mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Colan Sylvester who ceased to hold office of councillor in the Oudtshoorn Council in June 2020.

The Acting Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Councillor Noluthando Mwati, Speaker Councillor Julia le Roux-Krowitz and Mr. Reginald Smit, acting municipal manager were present during the swearing of councillor MacPherson this morning.

A local attorney, Gideon Badenhorst was the commissioner of oath.

Last published 14 July 2020

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10 July 2020

Thursday’s Refuse Bags Collected

Oudtshoorn, 10 July 2020 – Refuse collection which was interrupted yesterday (9 July 2020), due to the news of a COVID19 infection among the cleansing services workers, has been completed today.

A team of workers from the community services department that are not part of the refuse collection team, removed all remaining bags on the streets in parts of Oudtshoorn where collection of refuse was due on Thursday.

The team consisted of street sweepers, cleansing supervisors and other general workers within the community services department.

Should there be any refuse bags lying around that were supposed to be collected on Thursday, residents are requested to call the Control Room which is available 24/7 on 0442037800 for collection.

Friday’s refuse removal will be collected on Monday, 13 July 2020, together with Monday’s collection.

Last published 10 July 2020

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10 July 2020

Refuse Collection Interrupted Due to Covid19 Related Infection

Oudtshoorn, 09 July 2020 – Refuse collection in the Greater Oudtshoorn has been interrupted today following information of a confirmed COVID19 infection among the cleansing services personnel.

Some of the refuse bags could not be collected today. The Cleansing Services Department has further confirmed that no further refuse collection will be done tomorrow. The services will resume on Monday, next week. Residents are whose refuse bags were not collected today are advised to take their bags back from the streets for next collection next week.

The interruption of cleansing services will also affect cleaning of open spaces. Residents are urged not to litter or dumb their refuse in open spaces.

The personnel who have been in direct contact with the confirmed COVID19 positive case in this department have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and observe any COVID19 symptoms they may develop. Those officials that had indirect or no contact with the confirmed COVID19 positive case will resume their duties on Monday next week.

Meanwhile, the Strategic Services offices situated at St. Johns Street have also been temporarily closed today also due to a COVID19 related incident. The offices will reopen on Monday, 13 July 2020.

The re-opening of the Finance pay offices that would have been on Friday, 10 July 2020 has not been moved to Monday, 13 July 2020 for reopening. These offices were temporarily closed on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 due to a confirmed COVID19 related infection in the staff.

The Traffic Department, which was also temporarily closed due to a COVID19 related incident remain closed and has been scheduled to reopen on Thursday, 16 July 2020.

Residents of the Greater Oudtshoorn are urged to continue to protect themselves from COVID19 infection by continuously washing their hands with soap, keep safe social distancing and stay at home.

Last published 10 July 2020

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09 July 2020

Strong Wind Causes Havoc in Parts of the Greater Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn, 9 July 2020 – Oudtshoorn Municipality is attending to a number of complaints relating to the strong winds that have caused damages in parts of the Greater Oudtshoorn since last night and throughout the day today.

Some formal and informal houses’ roofs have been blown away by the strong winds in Matjiesrivier, De Kombuys (both North of Oudtshoorn) and in Volmoed (South West of Oudtshoorn), while a tree fell over a bakkie in Oak Street. We’ve received reports of trees that had fallen in De Rust.

Meanwhile, the power poles in Matjiesrivier, Schoemanshoek and De Kombuys broke damaging power line and causing unexpected power outages in these areas.

The contractor is attending to the damages caused by the strong winds to repair/replace about 9 poles. The 11 000 volts power lines are lying on the ground. Farmers in this area have also been contacted to communicate with and warn the residents in their farms about the potentially dangerous lines.

Municipal officials are responding to the various complaints from parts of the Greater Oudtshoorn. Any related complains may be reported to 044 203 7800.

Last published 09 July 2020

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