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Annual Membership Fees

The Bettys Bay Ratepayers Association intercedes on behalf of members with various authorities in respect of matters which affect residents/property owners in our town.

In order to give us “clout” we need to represent as many residents/property owners as possible. At the moment we have 401 paid up members and are the largest ratepayers association in the Overstrand area.

It is imperative that we increase our membership to give us more say in matters which affect us all. To this end we urge you to either join us or if you are already a member to encourage others to sign up.

For those of you who are already members kindly settle your membership fees as soon as possible.

It has been our position in the past to disseminate local information to a broad base of residents by E-Mail whether they are members or not but in the future we will confine this spread of information to members only. There seems to be an impression out there that all property owners who pay rates to the Overstrand Municipality are automatically members but this is not so. To become a member we require the following information:

Erf number/s
Contact details i.e. postal address, telephone number/s & most important E-mail address
Name in which the property is registered

This information can be E-Mailed to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As far as the fee goes this can be deposited to our account as follows:

Bettys Bay Ratepayers Association
ABSA Hermanus
Branch Code 632005
Cheque Account 4066616439
In the reference field of your deposit please quote your surname and erf number for identification purposes.

To avoid unnecessary bank fees please make payment in the following ways in the order
stated either:

  • By eft payment to our bank account
  • By posting a cheque to us at P.O. Box 48, Bettys Bay 7141
  • By depositing cash to our bank account

Please do not deposit cheques direct to our account as the bank charges are horrendous. As these charges are per deposit and not per cheque we bulk deposit cheques forwarded to us by post and therefore save considerably in this manner.

Our financial year ended on 31 October 2015 and therefore the annual fee of R60-00 per person becomes payable on 1 November 2015. In terms of our constitution your fee is payable by 31 January 2015 at the latest to avoid termination of your membership.

Lastly we would like to state that the elected committee which serves your association does this on a volunteer basis and receives no remuneration for this service which takes up considerable personal time. To this end we need to broaden our committee base so as to address all the areas needing attention in our village in order that they are actioned and thus reduce the work load of those currently serving on the committee. So help us to help you by contacting us if you are willing to become involved in local affairs.

Adrian de Kock (Secretary & Treasurer BBRA)

You can read the 2015 reports here: Chairman's Report/Voorsitters Verslag.

  • The BBRA is the representative body for its members who have a vested interest in the future of our village.
  • The BBRA takes up issues on behalf of its members.
  • Although the Association has no direct power, the Association monitors and addressed issues on behalf of the village.
  • The BBRA has a voice, through an official representative, on the Ward Committee.
  • The BBRA attends meetings of other interested groups so that our collective efforts towards a particular goal are coordinated.
  • A free copy of the Buzz is available at various outlets every month! We do however appreciate donations towards the printing costs, thank you to those who make a donation when collecting their Buzz.
  • To combat growing crime in your neighbourhood, the BBRA has been proactive is assisting the Police in establishing a Neighbourhood Watch. The objective is to create a safe environment to protect your families and your property and to encourage the community to work together to fight crime! The BBRA is also represented on the Community Policing Forum.
  • The BBRA together with the Overstrand Fire Department have successfully established our own Community Voluntary Fire Fighting Team. By joining the BBRA you can help us to give these volunteers the support and equipment they need to keep our village safe in time of serious fires.
  • The BBRA has also established their own website, http://www.bettysbay.info/ allowing us to keep in touch with our members on a daily basis and for the dissemination of important information.
  • A database had also been created, so that we can contact our members in a case of emergency.
  • Membership is not restricted to property owners only! Please support us by joining the BBRA.