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Published: 20 Feb 2019Title: George Municipality water update: 20 February 2019Status: GEORGE MUNICIPALITY WATER UPDATE: 20 FEBRUARY 2019;Dam level: 82.43% (up from 81.75%); Rainfall since 14 February 2019: 0mm;Demand/usage: 30.8 megalitres (target 22Ml);Months water left in dam: 9
Published: 13 Feb 2019Title: GEORGE MUNICIPALITY WATER UPDATE: 13 FEBRUARY 2019Status: Dam level: 81.75% (up from 80.92%) Rainfall since 7 February 2019: 26.5mm Demand/usage: 28.23 megalitres (target 22Ml) Months water left in dam: 9 Section 2b restrictions remain in place, including watering times. Fines may apply. Details in News section.
Published: 07 Feb 2019Title: George Municipality Annual Report 2017-18 available for commentsStatus: George Municipality Annual Report 2017-18 available on website under Documents/Annual Report, libraries and area offices from 8 February to 4 March 2019 for comments.
Published: 05 Feb 2019Title: BLUE AND GREEN BAG COLLECTION RECOMMENCESStatus: Collection of blue and green bags recommences Monday 11 February 2019 as per usual refuse collection days. If you have not received your initial, two-of-each bags (1-8 February 2019), please report to Interwaste 044 878 0688. See news section for more details.
Published: 28 Jan 2019Title: Road Upgrades - Merriman StreetStatus: George Municipality has started with road upgrades to Merriman Street from Hibernia Street to Nelson Mandela Boulevard. The construction will be done in sections. Section 1: Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Victoria Street (Right hand side). Residents will be informed of the closures in advance.
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28 November 2018

Lusaka learns from George

Photo: From left, Lee-Anne Meiring, GIPTN PTOO;  Trevor Botha, Municipal Manager; Bright Banda, HOD Engineering Services Lusaka City Council; Alex Mwanse, Town Clerk Lusaka City Council; James Robb, GIPTN Manager; Richard Kangwa, Ministry of Local Government, Zambia; Paul Hoffman, South Cape Economic Partnership; Chantel Edwards-Klose, Communications Manager and Pedro Oliphant, Economic Development Manager.

 

Trevor Botha, Municipal Manager yesterday, 21st November, welcomed a delegation of City Council officials from Lusaka, Zambia  to George. The three high ranking delegates who were here on a fact finding mission to review the GO GEORGE bus system as well as traffic management in George and a look at the timber economy in Knysna, included the Town Clerk for the Lusaka City Council, Mr Alex Mwanse who noted the extensive challenges the city has faced since the transition from a socialist model to one of a liberal economy.

 

“Our current public transport system has led to multiple bus and minibus stations with no proper planning in terms of routes. We want to develop a safe, reliable and affordable public transport system. It must be predictable and have a modernised ticketing system.This trip has given us much food for thought and practical exposure to a workable public transport system”

 

The delegates were given a detailed background into the establishment of the George Integrated Public Transport System(GIPTN) including challenges and successes of the project to date. “ With George being  a B-municipality it is important to note that the  government funding pool available to GIPTN has at times been limited in comparison to the other metro’s in South Africa, but we have turned every penny carefully and thoughtfully to ensure we offer the best version of public transport we can to our passengers”, said James Robb, GIPTN Manager.

 

Business Sweden are working towards assisting Zambia to rehabilitate and develop their transportation network. The countries railway network requires extensive rehabilitation and the plan is to decrease congestion in Lusaka City, with its over 2 million inhabitants, by increasing passenger movement via affordable and reliable public transportation including bus and rail systems. The GIPTN system is currently the second top performing bus system in South Africa  and was identified by Business Sweden as an affordable emerging city model that can be replicated. The engagement with the Garden Route and Lusaka forms part of the Letter of Intent signed at the Investment Conference earlier this year between the District and Business Sweden, and will potentially culminate in further future collaboration between Sweden, Zambia and the Garden Route.

 

Pedro Oliphant, Economic Development Manager for George facilitated the meetings with the delegates together with Paul Hoffman of South Cape Economic Partnership and welcomed further visits of this nature. “ We want to continue working on building the profile of George to showcase the investment potential available. Trade delegation visits such as this one, broaden the horizons of George with local skill and knowledge exchanged for potential commercial access to another African market. We are a city with unlimited potential, with thriving business, insurance and financial hubs, world-class infrastructure, and a wide skills base – we are open for business. We believe that by driving George as an economically viable investment destination, we can help tackle the pressing issues of poverty and unemployment,” he said.

 

Last published 28 November 2018