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About Us

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Community that stands together

It’s true, our community has a large number of retirees and elderly residents. Although this demographic is sometimes easy prey for criminals, they are not the only ones affected by it. With online learning and work opportunities, more families with young children have exchanged city life for a calmer, seaside living.  But every seemingly perfect picture has the occasional snake in the grass. And, as such, our community is not exempted from the scourge of crime. That is why Onverwag was created in 2015, in an effort to create a community that stands together to keep crime a distant concern.

We've got your back

Onverwag is in the capable hands of a dedicated team of individuals who volunteer their time and talents to make sure everything runs smoothly. They coordinate the day-to-day operations of the neighbourhood watch, as well as Onverwag’s links with other law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations.

At its inception, Onverwag made use of active patrols, consisting of trained patrollers from the community to help keep criminals at bay. But then, thanks in great part to generous donations from some of our residents, 26 cameras were installed and Cam Live Vision offered a generous discounted rate for 24/7 monitoring. The CCTV monitoring greatly reduced the crime rate in the area and even led to the arrest of a number of criminals.

However, unfortunately this kind of security does not come cheap. That is why Onverwag was instrumental in the establishment of the Special Rating Area (SRA). We know it sounds a little complicated, but it’s actually super simple. Every property owner simply pays a levy which acts as a “top up” on the municipal rate paid by each property owner. That way the funding is raised to keep up the 24/7 CCTV monitoring. And all residents get to sleep soundly at night, knowing that someone is keeping an eye out.

Exco Committee of Onverwag

Anne Droomer


Eddie Holloway

Vice Chairman

Vanessa Sutherland


Gray Thomason


Eddie Holloway


Coenie Groenewald


Zahn Du Toit


Michiel De Kock


Jean Orban


We stand together

Your involvement can help make the community a safer place.

Contact Details

079 4199 276

PO Box 89, Onrus River, 7201

NPO Registration: 165-758 NPO
DOCS Accreditation: DCS 15/18/040
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028 313 5300

Law Enforcement
028 313 8996


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