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Overberg District Municipality028 425 1157
Bredasdorp Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management Services028 425 1690
Uilenkraalsmond Resort028 388 0200
Die Dam Resort028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office028 514 1182
Municipal Health Sub-District Office028 212 1121
Hermanus Municipal Health Sub-District Office028 313 1243
Bredasdorp Police Services028 425 5400
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Uilenkraalsmond Resort 028 388 0200
Die Dam Resort 028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office 028 514 1182
Municipal Health Sub-District Office 028 212 1121
Hermanus Municipal Health Sub-District Office 028 313 1243
Bredasdorp Police Services 028 425 5400

Environmental Health Services

Overview

This Department seeks to protect health by combating physical, chemical, biological and social threats within our environment.

ENVIRONMENTAL MUNICIPAL HEALTH SERVICES (MHS)

 

VISION OF THE MUNICIPAL HEALTH SERVICES PLAN

To be a district where the constitutional right of all human beings to Municipal Health Services is maintained to such a standard where economic and social development will flourish without jeopardizing the environment.

MISSION OF THE MUNICIPAL HEALTH SERVICES PLAN

To ensure effective and maintain implementation of sustainable Municipal Health Services practices throughout the Overberg District to progressively achieve Municipal Health Services goals.

MUNICIPAL HEALTH SERVICES (MHS): 9 KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Water Quality Monitoring

Monitor safety of drinking water, final sewerage effluent, recreational water and storm water and cholera monitoring SANS 241.

Food Control

  • Food safety control by sampling, general hygiene requirements for food premises and transport of food, health education for food handlers and  certification of foodstuffs for export, sampling of bottled water.

  FCD Act ( Act 54 of 1972 ), Reg 962, Reg 718

  • Do the enforcement of general hygiene requirements for milking sheds, the transport of milk and related matters.

  FCD Act ( Act 54 of 1972 ), Reg 961, R 1115

Waste Management

  • Manage the monitoring process and collect information on the safe collection and disposal of solid waste ( including house hold waste ) and with special reverence to the impact there of on people and the environment.
  • Manage the monitoring process and collect information on the safe handling and disposal of medical waste with special reverence to the impact  there of on people and the environment.

Overberg District Municipality: Municipal Health By Law PN 7389 of 15 Mei 2015

Health Surveillance of Premises

Monitor all premises, including all residential, industrial andgovernmental premises ( hospitals, prisons, police stations),  render a building control service and evaluate development applications from an environmental health point of view

Surveillance and Prevention of Communicable Disease, Excluding Immunisations

Manage control and monitoring environmental health aspects of epidemics, pandemics and notifiable diseases. XDR / MDR TB, food poisoning, Meningitis, Hepatitis.

Vector Control

Monitoring the control of rodents, flies, cockroaches and other pests that can spread diseases to man, is of importance under this heading. The B. municipalities have to control out brakes in this regard.

Environmental Pollution Control

Monitor environmental pollution ( AIR, SOIL and WATER )
National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, ( Act 39 of 2004) Standards and Regulations
District Municipalities is regulating the Listed Activities in the district. Overberg DM Air Quality By Law  PN 7389 of 15 May 2015  -  health nuisance

Disposal of the Dead

Monitoring of:

• Funeral undertakers and mortuaries

• Conveyance ( transportation, importation and exportation) of human remains

• Burial in excavated land

• Crematoriums and cremation

• Burial at sea

• Handeling of radioactive human remains

• Exhumations and reburials of human remains

• Religious Burials ( Moslem People )

Chemical Safety

Monitoring chemical safety at food premises and on premises in general.

 

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:30
Friday 08:00 to 16:00

Contact Details:

Head Office
Riaan du Toit
Manager Municipal Health Services
083 273 8357 or 028 425 1157 during office hours
rdutoit@odm.org.za

Bredasdorp Area
Area Manager, Municipal Health Services
Erik de Bondt
Rekreasie Street, Bredasdorp
028 425 1157
edebondt@odm.org.za

Struisbaai Area
Rassie Marais
Cape Agulhas Municipality Office, Main Road, Struisbaai
084 657 3909
marais@odm.org.za

Caledon Office
Area Manager, Municipal Health Services
Bulelwa Mtakati
4 Field street, Caledon
028 212 1120
bulelwa@odm.org.za

Villiersdorp Area
Jurich Roberts
083 440 7819
jroberts@odm.org.za

Grabouw Area
John Paulsen
082 895 7934
jpaulsen@odm.org.za

Hermanus Office
Area Manager, Municipal Health Services
Neville Dreyer
15 Flower street, Hermanus
028 313 1243
ndreyer@odm.org.za

Gansbaai Area
Chantal Adams
082 929 9901
cadams@odm.org.za

Kleinmond Area
Sanet Oosthuisen
Mthumkhulu Village Centre, Main Road, Kleinmond
082 339 9310
sanet@odm.org.za

Swellendam Office (including Barrydale, Suurbraak, Buffeljagsrivier, Cape Infanta, Malgas)
Area Manager, Municipal Health Services
Marais Swart
028 514 1182
Craig Street, Swellendam
mswart@odm.org.za

Last published 03 March 2016