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ENG014/2020:TENDER ADVERT:TENDER TO PERFORM ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE WORKS FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS

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09 July 2020

George Municipality shields homeless persons for 98 days at temporary shelter during Covid lockdown

George Municipality shields homeless persons for 98 days at temporary shelter during Covid lockdown

George Municipality in conjunction with other stakeholders fed, sheltered and gave basic care services to homeless persons for a total of 98 days during Covid-19 lockdown. The George Municipality’s Community Development section initiated and coordinated the creation of a temporary shelter at Rosemoor Stadium on the 26th March, with 82 homeless persons taken off the streets to keep them safe as per the lockdown regulations applicable at the time. The municipality’s Land Invasion Unit and SAPS  assisted in transporting homeless people to the shelter . Arrivals were screened for Covid-19 by the Department of Health and given food, hygiene packs and a place to sleep (mattresses donated by George Night Shelter and a school). The facility was guarded by security personnel and municipal law enforcement officials.

Community Development Municipal officials worked tirelessly, seven days a week together with the Department of Social Development and other organisations to feed and shelter the homeless persons. Three meals a day were provided to the residents and donors such as Build on the Rock Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Kingpin Suppliers, Love George and George Night Shelter greatly assisted with the provision of nutritious and warm meals on a daily basis for which George Municipality is very grateful Officials and volunteers initiated board games, supply of magazines and sport activities to help stave off boredom during the lockdown.

According to Ms Sophia Fanelo , Manager: Social Development at George Municipality, for the past three months her team has worked with Meals on Wheels and CREMHOG (Christian Relieve Ministries for the homeless in George) and provided close to 25 000 meals as well as personal and other supplies and support programmes to the homeless within the safe shelter. During this time, Fanelo said doctors came to the shelter to treat those dependent  on drugs. The doctors also gave training to the municipal officials on how to deal with drug users. Leading up the 1 July, officials spent as much time as possible reuniting individuals with their families whether locally or elsewhere in South Africa. The small group that remained just prior to 1 July have now been relocated to other  permanent shelter centres in George and the Southern Cape and the temporary shelter has been closed . Medical staff who assisted with the persons during their stay at Rosemore Stadium have committed themselves to still deliver their services to these people at their new  places of safety.

Municipal Manager Trevor Botha,  thanked municipal officials as well as volunteers and organisations who assisted with this mammoth task.  “We extend our great admiration and appreciation to the George Municipality social workers and support staff , volunteers, DSD officials and organisations in George for their continued commitment, patience and bravery. Without everyone’s assistance this task would not have been achievable ,” said Mr Botha.

The Municipality will need to repair the stadium for use of its intended sport codes including, rugby, cricket, soccer, athletics, tennis, table tennis as well as recreational fitness classes. According to the Sport Manager at the Municipality, Granville Campher, with the easing of the lockdown regulations, the restrictions on various sports are being lifted, specifically non-contact sport at present and the facility will be needed again soon.

Photo: A homeless person is removed from the street and taken to the temporary shelter at Rosemoor Stadium.
 

Last published 09 July 2020

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09 July 2020

Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde 8 July 2020

As of 1pm on 8 July, the Western Cape has 16 750 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 72 808 confirmed cases and 53 881 recoveries.

 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 72808
Total recoveries 53881
Total deaths 2177
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 16750
Tests conducted 334928
Hospitalisations 1775 with 322 in ICU or high care

 

Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

 

Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Western 6166 4802
Southern 6431 4957
Northern 4368 3506
Tygerberg 9228 7337
Eastern 6789 5148
Klipfontein 7096 5516
Mitchells Plain 5999 4732
Khayelitsha 6984 5881
Total 53061 41879

Sub-districts:

 

District  Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 133 49
Garden Route Knysna 315 142
Garden Route George 1084 458
Garden Route Hessequa 34 20
Garden Route Kannaland 20 10
Garden Route Mossel Bay 415 151
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 165 44
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 1300 870
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 3012 2261
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 2035 1309
Cape Winelands Langeberg 645 370
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 825 581
Overberg Overstrand 895 518
Overberg Cape Agulhas 74 42
Overberg Swellendam 122 41
Overberg Theewaterskloof 619 355
West Coast Bergrivier 231 176
​West Coast ​Cederberg 67 34
West Coast  Matzikama 107 45
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 807 528
West Coast Swartland 757 484
Central Karoo Beaufort West 59 18
Central Karoo Laingsburg 7 1
Central Karoo Prince Albert 1 0

 

Unallocated: 6018 (3493)

 

Data note:  As the province moves closer to the peak and the Department of Health is recording over 1000 new cases daily, it is not possible to check and verify that the address data supplied for each new case is correct, within the time frames required to provide regular and timely updates. This means that in some instances, cases could be allocated to the wrong sub-districts. We are working with the sub-districts to clean and verify the data and where errors are picked up locally, cases will be re-allocated to the correct areas. 

 

More data is available here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard

 

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 38 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 2177. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

 

RX radio at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital wins global innovation prize:

Today, I would like to send a huge congratulations to RX Radio, based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. This station, which run by children, for children, has just been named a winner in the Reboot Health and Well-being innovation challenge, run by the World Health Organisation. This challenge is aimed at celebrating young people’s creativity and their solutions to some of the health issues they face.

​Innovation is one of the values that this government celebrates, and to see our province's children being honoured for their ideas makes me so very proud.

RX Radio is the first radio station in the world to have trained child reporters from within a hospital. Many of their reporters are patients at the hospital, or family members or friends of a patient.Since the advent of COVID-19, the young people of RX radio have developed innovative and exciting new ways to continue telling young people’s stories.

I myself have had the opportunity of being interviewed by these exceptional young people but I think what is most important is that young people are able to tell their own stories and the stories of their peers. Being able to hear and tell their stories at a time like this is necessary, and the young reporters of RX Radio have done an exceptional job.

You can watch the winner’s announcement video, with a presentation by one of the RX radio reporters here: https://ideas.unite.un.org/reboothealth/Page/Home and see some of the work that the RX Radio team has produced here: http://rxradio.co.za/coronavirus/experiences/

Last published 09 July 2020

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08 July 2020

REVISED SDBIP 2019/2020

REVISED SDBIP 2019/2020
The Municipal Finance Management Act No.56 of 2003 Section 54 (3) state that the Mayor must ensure that any revisions of the service delivery and budget implementation plan are made public promptly.
It is therefore against this background that the George Municipality request members of the public to take note of the changes made on the 2019/20 Revised Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan.
The document can be viewed on line at www.george.gov.za.

ADOPTION OF THE REVIEWED INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) 2020/2021
At the Special Council meeting of 30 June 2020, the Council resolved to adopt the Final Reviewed IDP 2020/2021.
This notice is in line with the requirements of Section 25 (4) (a) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000).
Copies of the above-mentioned document as approved by Council will be available on the Municipal Website and the main municipal building from Friday, 3 July 2020. Follow the link on website to the document http://www.george.gov.za/download_document/3518

ANNUAL REPORT – 2018/2019 FINANCIAL YEAR: OVERSIGHT  REPORT IN TERMS OF SECTION 129 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MUNICIPAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT ACT,2003 (ACT 56 OF 2003)
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 129(3) of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act 56 of 2003) that the George Municipal Council hereby makes public the Oversight Report on the Annual Report of Council for the 2018/2019 financial year as approved at a virtual meeting of the 30th June 2020.
The Oversight Report on the Annual Report for George Municipality can be viewed on the George Municipality's website www.george.gov.za. Follow the link to the document on website: http://www.george.gov.za/download_document/3521

Further enquiries can be directed to the IDP Office at telephone numbers 044 801 9025 or 044 801 9075.  Email:  rlefleur@george.gov.za or ttwani@george.gov.za or pasaaiman@george.gov.za.

Last published 08 July 2020

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07 July 2020

George Municipality assisting to get George Airport opened

MEDIA STATEMENT: George Municipality assisting to get George Airport opened

 

Issued George Mun, 7 July 2020

 

 

 

George Executive Mayor Leon Van Wyk advised today that George Municipality continues to support George Airports Company in it’s ongoing efforts  to be re-opened under Level 3 Lockdown Regulations. Cllr Van Wyk has remained in contact with MEC David Maynier, Western Cape Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities as well as Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Provincial Minister of Health over the past few weeks  and who in turn have escalated the matter to Premier Winde’s office for consideration and assistance on a national level.

 

 

 

Municipal Manager, Trevor Botha noted with concern the impact upon our economy with the continued closure of the airport. “George has a number of residents who are employed in the metro's and who commute via the airport to their places of business and employment. Business owners living in George are stranded and disengaged from their businesses located in Cape Town and Johannesburg. We want to appeal that consideration is given that George Airport be given approval to open. George Municipality commits to providing assistance and support regarding Covid-19 safety ,hygiene and precautionary protective measures if so required,” said Mr Botha.

 

 

 

Statistics issued by George Airports Company indicate that the average number of passengers travelling through the George airport prior to COVID-19 lock down was approximately 55 000 passengers per month, of which the average of 40% were business travellers. George Airport handled over 720 000 passengers in 2019 making it the 7th largest airport in South Africa. With 61 500 international passengers and 660 000 domestic passengers in 2019 it provides a gateway to the Garden Route District and especially plays an important connecting role to Cape Town International Airport. Over 38% of passengers fly business class, making George Airport the second largest business class to economy class passenger ratio in South Africa (only behind Lanseria). It is therefore not just a tourist destination but plays a pivotal role in the economic functioning and well-being of the entire Southern Cape district.

 

George Airports Company Manager, Brenda Vorster has clarified  that all operational health and safety standards and  Covid-19 protocols have been implemented at the airport, with the exception of a dedicated Port Health Official (PHO). WESGRO CEO, Tim Harris has requested  of the National Port Health Services,  the allocation of a permanent PHO to assist in screening and testing passengers thereby allowing George Airport to open for business and intra-provincial leisure travel under the current alert level.

 

 

Last published 07 July 2020

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06 July 2020

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06 July 2020

FRAUD ALERT: Introduction to our upcoming series of fraud alerts and facts

FRAUD ALERT: Introduction to our upcoming series of fraud alerts and facts

 

George Municipality is committed to develop and foster a climate where all employees and councillors strive for the ultimate eradication of fraud, corruption, theft and maladministration.

Criminal and other irregular conduct within George Municipality is detrimental to good, effective, accountable and transparent governance and can endanger the economic stability of the municipality and have the potential to cause social damage.

George Municipality is launching a series of fraud alerts and fraud strategies to all employees, councillors and the public. Look out for our upcoming Fraud Facts, Ethics Questionnaires, Training and Educational Campaigns.

 

FRAUD FACTS:

FRAUD FACT #1: A “Whistleblower” is any employee, ratepayer, member of the public, provider of goods and / or services, councillor or any other person reporting corruption, fraud, dishonesty, theft, etc.

FRAUD FACT #2: Did you know that a Whistleblower is protected under the Protected Disclosures Act, 26 of 2000.  Any disclosure made in good faith and substantially in accordance with any procedure prescribed by the staff’s employer for reporting is considered a protected disclosure under this act.  A staff member making such a disclosure is protected from being subjected to an occupational damage on account of having made a protected disclosure.

FRAUD FACT #3: Did you know that COVID19 has increased the risk of fraud within the municipality due to increased pressure, opportunity and rationalization!

Last published 06 July 2020

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