9 October 2019
This year, the coveted Achiever of Excellence Lifetime Award went to Dr Robin Lee and his wife Dr Anina Lee. This award is presented to people who have made a positive and lasting impression in the Overstrand over many years. The couple have both contributed enormously to the rich tapestry of the Overstrand – Anina through her commitment to conserving our natural environment with Whale Coast Conservation and the Cliﬀ Path Management Group, and Robin through establishing and continuing to work with the University of the Third Age (U3A) and the Hermanus History Society.
The winners of this year’s Mayoral Awards are (front, from left) Di Rattle of the Hermanus Brewing Company (Entrepreneurial Achievement), Mayor Dudley Coetzee, Dr Anina Lee of Whale Coast Conservation (joint Lifetime Achievement), Natasha Bruiners of the Catapult Foundation (joint Achiever of Excellence), Dr Robin Lee of the Hermanus History Society and U3A Overberg (joint Lifetime Achievement), and Jami Kastner of the Butterﬂ y Centre (Woman of the Year). Back, from left are Jorika Rabie of Purple Angels (joint Achiever of Excellence), Izaan Newman of Gansbaai Academia (Junior Achiever), Sean Privett of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy (Environmental Conservation) and Peter Kastner of Stanford Hills (Tourism Development).