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Grant funding takes George budget to new heights

At the construction site for the 20ML/d extension to the New Water Treatment Works (New WTW) are, from left: Henry Hill (Portfolio Cllr Planning and Development), Jannie Koegelenberg (Engineer, Royal Haskoning DHV), Gerard de Swardt (Project Manager: George Civil Engineering Services), Jackie von Brandis (Portfolio Cllr Civil Engineering Services: Capital Projects & BFI), Ald Leon […]

GM COMPOSTING FACILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  Portfolio Councillor for Community Services: Parks, Recreation and Environment Jean Safers provides an update on the construction of the Composting facility. George Municipality started with the establishment of a compost facility in the 2019/2020 financial year. In June 2021, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries promulgated Norms and Standards for the Treatment of […]

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Load shedding occurs often in South Africa. Other countries in the northern parts of Africa and the Middle East, also experience power outages on an average of 23.5 times a month which lasts on average 9.4 hours at a time. South-East Asia is hit with an average of 17 power outages a month, lasting over […]

George to spend nearly half a billion on road upgrades

R148 million rand will be spent on major road upgrades in 2022/23 financial year with another R350 million over next 3 financial years George Executive Mayor Alderman Leon van Wyk said the municipality was committed to optimising road upgrades across the city. โ€œDue to budget constraints, the George Municipality is forced to prioritise roads in […]

RESTORATION OF THE ROOIRIVIERRIF CLUBHOUSE WHICH WAS GUTTED IN NOVEMBER 2018 IS REACHING ITS COMPLETION

The Rooirivierrif Clubhouse which burnt and got damaged in November 2018 is being refurbished. According to Granville Campher, the Manager for Sport in the George Municipality, the renovations must be completed by the end of June 2022. The Executive Mayor, Alderman Leon van Wyk, accompanied by the Portfolio Councillor for Community Services: Social Development, Libraries […]

MASKS NO LONGER COMPULSORY ON GO GEORGE BUSES

MASKS NO LONGER COMPULSORY ON GO GEORGE BUSES Issued 27 June 2022   Following the repeal of all Covid regulations by Government, GO GEORGE has announced that mask-wearing is no longer compulsory on-board buses for either passengers or bus drivers, but that anyone is still welcome to wear a mask if preferred. Hand sanitiser on […]

NATIONAL TREASURY AND DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY PAY A SURPRISE VISIT TO PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE INTEGRATED NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME

A surprise visit by senior officials from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the National Treasury of projects funded through the Integrated National Electrification Programme (INEP) on Wednesday 22 June 2022, turned out to be a pleasant surprise, says the George Municipalityโ€™s Electro-Technical Services department, as these officials were pleased with the […]

MAYOR OF GEORGE WELCOMES CRAVEN WEEK RUGBY

The Craven Week Rugby Tournament for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) takes place in George this week, from 27 to 30 June 2022, and the Executive Mayor of George, Alderman Leon van Wyk visited the Outeniqua Park Stadium on Tuesday, 28 June 2022 to welcome this tournament in George. โ€œIโ€™m here today at the […]

HEAVY RAINFALL 24 JUNE:ย  FLOODS IN GEORGE, REFUSE COLLECTION AND POWER OUTAGES

Friday 24 June saw a total of 75 mm rainfall measured before 8am and a further 30mm for the rest of the day. George Joint Operational Centre The George Municipal Joint Operational Centre was activated at 08h30 and received numerous complaints relating to storm damage . Fire fighters assisted with 27 callouts where sandbags were […]

MAYOR VAN WYK CONGRATULATES THE GARDEN ROUTE FARMWORKER OF THE YEAR 2021

The Executive Mayor of George, Ald Leon van Wyk congratulated the Hennie Dollies (36) an agricultural worker from the Van Greunen Boerdery, a farming enterprise in the outskirts of George, who has been awarded a farm worker of the year and a winner of the animal production category a competition hosted by the Western Cape […]

Mayorโ€™s newsletter for George Herald of 23 June 2022

We have recently been informed that the Growth Potential Study based on 2018 data, lists Stellenbosch, Drakenstein and George at the top of the list in the Western Cape. In determining the growth potential of towns, the study identifies five themes that are critical for economic growth: Infrastructure; Economic environment; Physical/natural environment; Institutional capital; and […]

Multi-journey top-ups on Smart Card much cheaper _Buy before tariff increase and save

Buying bulk is the smart choice when you top up your Smart Card with bus trips โ€“ itโ€™s much cheaper and more convenient. Top up before you have completely run out of trips, and do so when youโ€™re not in a rush to get to work or school. This is the core message conveyed by […]