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Published: 19 Feb 2020Title: GEORGE WATER UPDATE: 19 FEBRUARY 2020Status: Dam level: 99.91% (down from 100%) Rainfall since 13/02: 1.5mm Usage: 29.35 megalitres Reading based on previous dam wall height, awaiting re-calibration by Dpt Water Affairs after raising wall and spillway. Section 2B restrictions apply, details FB & website
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30 December 2016

Aids Day celebrated in George

 

Caption: Aldm Draghoender lid candles in remembrance of all who passed on because of the HIV/Aids pandemic. At the back Clergy, Councillors and Officials look on.

 

George Municipality celebrated World AIDS Day on December 1st with everyone around the world.

Aldm Mercia Draghoender, Portfolio Councillor for Community Development, other Councillors and officials and the community were part of a programme to celebrate the day.

 It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. The theme of this year is “Access Equity Rights Now”.

The event started off with a march from the bottom part of York Street (Mount View Resort) to the George Civic Centre where Aldm Draghoender lid the torch in front of the Civic in remembrance of all those who lost their lives because of the pandemic.

The Heidedal Primary learners, working on fire fire fighters and the rest of the public and organisations taking part in the march gathered in front of the Civic to release red and white balloons as part of the ceremony.

The crowd moved inside the Civic Centre for the rest of the programme. Aldm Draghoender said this “monster” that made itself comfortable in our communities must be fought with education and people should not be afraid to be tested. She said if you know your status, you can protect yourself and get medication. Draghoender said if you want to fight HIV/Aids you cannot fight it on your own but need the support of your family and others.

Ms Vuyokazi Qwanyashe, a motivational speaker, gave a testimony on surviving with the virus and how she gives God all the glory and honour after getting up after a long sick bed and even a stroke. Her message to the community is to get tested, even if you are married.

Cllr David Willemse, Ward Councillor for Ward 8, commended Vuyokazi in his address for her bravery. He said people should speak openly about the dangers en precautions of sex.

Clergy from town, Past Allen Spies and Past Christo Alexander were also supporting the event and shared in the activities.

Last published 30 July 2019