What, in the mid 1800’s, started as a small village by the sea, has grown into a large town. With large towns being defined as populations of 20,000 to 100,000, Hermanus shook off its village status back in 2011, when then already, boasting a people count exceeding 32,000 …
Who is responsible for infrastructure, resources, services and supplies investment, commercial and residential zoning and regional growth management?
Who is responsible for industrial, commercial and residential real estate, recreation and hospitality, medical facilities, private hospitalization, government and private schools, training development, investment and management?
Who is responsible for residential and commercial regional property marketing, sales and rental management?
Who is responsible for the agricultural, fishing, wine, aqua and other local farming and production investments?
Who is responsible for job creation, entrepreneurial and personal growth development opportunities?
Who is responsible for the Overberg’s burgeoning leisure industry – restaurants, hotels, guest houses, B&B’s, wineries and a multitude of ‘other’ recreational facilities?
Who is responsible for the physical design, engineering and building of a region of bricks, mortar, hills and valleys, and to make ours a place people want to live?
Who is responsible for the growth? Were it not for people – consciously contributing to building a town with a sense of place – Hermanus would not have grown into the desirable place where people want to live and work that it is today.
Reality check? Growth will forever be the lifeblood of every successful town. The brave ones responsible for growth will always be people – local and from afar.
And while locals and visitors enjoy ‘the village’ euphemism associated with Hermanus town, as a local brand, HENNCORP commits to be Focused on Growth.