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Planned power outage: Portion of Hoekwil

Planned power outage: Portion of Hoekwil
NOTIFICATION OF THE INTERRUPTION
OF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
 
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
PORTION OF HOEKWIL
LOERIE LAAN, CHURCH STR, OLIFANTSHOEK ROAD, KAMMASIE STR
 
NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on THURSDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2022 FROM 09H00 TO 16H30 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.
 
Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
FRIDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2022 FROM 09H00 TO 16H30.
 
KENNISGEWING VAN DIE ONDERBREKING
VAN DIE ELEKTRIESE TOEVOER.
 
DIE VOLGENDE AREAS SAL GERAAK WORD:
GEDEELTE VAN HOEKWIL
LOERIE LAAN, CHURCH STR, OLIFANTSHOEK WEG, KAMMASIE STR
 
KENNISGEWING geskied hiermee dat die elektriese toevoer onderbreek sal word op DONDERDAG 01 SEPTEMBER 2022 VANAF 09H00 TOT 16H30 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Klante word gewaarsku om die installasie as lewendig te beskou vir die volle periode aangesien die toevoer enige tyd gedurende die periode aangeskakel mag word.
 
Sou omstandighede verhoed dat die werk gedoen kan word gedurende bogenoemde periode, sal die werk gedoen word op VRYDAG 02 SEPTEMBER 2022 VANAF 09H00 TOT 16H30.

Planned power outage: Stuurman and Chris April Streets, Levallia

NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY INTERRUPTION
OF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
 
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
PORTION OF LE VALLIA
STUURMAN AND CHRIS APRIL STREETS
 
NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2022 FROM 09H00 TO 16H00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.
 
 
 
Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 2022 FROM 09H00 TO 16H00
 
 
KENNISGEWING VAN DIE NOOD ONDERBREKING
VAN DIE ELEKTRIESE TOEVOER.
 
DIE VOLGENDE AREAS SAL GERAAK WORD:
GEDEELTE VAN LE VALLIA
STUURMAN EN CHRIS APRIL STRATE
 
KENNISGEWING geskied hiermee dat die elektriese toevoer onderbreek sal word op DINSDAG 30 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 09H00 TOT 16H00 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Klante word gewaarsku om die installasie as lewendig te beskou vir die volle periode aangesien die toevoer enige tyd gedurende die periode aangeskakel mag word.
 
 
Sou omstandighede verhoed dat die werk gedoen kan word gedurende bogenoemde periode, sal die werk gedoen word op WOENSDAG 31 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 09H00 TOT 16H00

George Municipality celebrates ARBOR WEEK – 5 – 9 September 2022

George Municipality celebrates ARBOR WEEK  – 5 – 9 September 2022

Issued by George Municipality for immediate release 26 August 2022

George Municipality: Parks & Recreation will be planting 100 trees from the 05- 09 September this year in commemoration of National Arbor Month. South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. National Arbor Week is an opportune time to call on all South Africans to plant indigenous trees as a practical and symbolic gesture of sustainable environmental management. The greening plan includes planting of trees to replace the historic Oak trees that were lost due to the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle in various sections of George, as well as tree replacement of the trees removed in street avenues.

The theme for Arbor Month as declared by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment is ‘’Forests and sustainable production and consumption”. George Municipality Environmental Services: Parks and Recreation calls out all interested parties, organizations, schools etc who would like to participate by either the donation of trees, and/or in the planting of trees to indicate their availability / interest and would like further details. Please contact Ms Nosidima Vumindaba at email address nvumindaba@george.gov.za or call 044 802 2900.

Mayor’s newsletter for George Herald of 25 August 2022

I have on occasion been asked why the Municipality promotes events and how these benefit local communities and citizens. It is therefore good useful to reflect on what is termed the “tourism multiplier effect” and the impact that it has on the local economy.

The traditional December five week holiday period has in the past often contributed 25-30% of the annual turnover to businesses directly dependent on tourism. The Municipality is actively seeking to encourage new additions to the calendar through events that will attract tourists to George over weekends and holiday periods.

Tourists arriving in George would firstly need accommodation at hotels or guest houses and may hire cars. These direct transactions will immediately trigger indirect transactions of employment at these establishments, purchases of fuel, cleaning of bedding and eating as examples. Tourists will buy food at restaurants or markets that benefit farmers or fishermen. Tourists will also seek out activities such as hiring canoes or going on boat trips.

If our tourists are mountain bikers, runners or participate in activities (that could range from sport, craft workshops to conferences) their entry fees will indirectly benefit the employees or suppliers contributing to the staging of these events.

The more tourists that we attract could result in part-time employment becoming full-time jobs. We have recently been privileged to host a film production unit with a crew of 70 based in local accommodation for three weeks making use of our scenic locations. Local individuals who acquire technical skills on film sets are then retained by film crews during future visits.

Stallholders at markets in the vicinity also benefit from tourists attracted to buy crafted products. Examples of locally produced products range from bread, cheese, preserves, clothing items, jewellery, to artistic works, etc. This sector provides employment to many either part-time or full-time, with even greater benefit flowing when local produce is being used.

The more events that are attracted will increase the annual turnover of businesses, improve sustainability, add more jobs and income for our citizens either directly through their employment or indirectly as more guest houses, services, entertainment facilities are constructed. Service charges and taxes that are paid to the municipality and government help to improve infrastructure that benefits the tourism sector.

One example of the infrastructure spending presently taking place in George is the upgrade of main roads where our provincial and national government partners have made grant funding available for these improvements on the proviso that the funding is spent within specified timelines.

We applaud those tourist operators who have added new activities to the annual calendar; and encourage even more iconic crafts and tourism product to be developed to further boost economic activity and employment.

 

Skills transfer workshops for unemployed youth

SKILLS TRANSFER WORKSHOPS – BEADING, SEWING, DECOUPAGE & OTHER CRAFTS FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH

 

The Youth Development Department at George Municipality together with its partnership, will be hosting a skills transfer workshop for unemployed youth between 18-35 years old. Crafting skills, which include beading, sewing, knitting, decoupage and other skills will be transferred by established crafters. Basic Entrepreneurship training and stimulation in this field will also take place.

 

If you are interested please submit a short motivation letter (not more than 100 words), specifying why you should form part of this programme, include your Full Name, Contact Number and Address in your letter.

Applications can be submitted by hand to: Community Development Department, Cnr of St. John’s & Varing Street.
Attention: Youth Development Section.

Closing Date: 30 September 2022 at 12h00.

 

 

The sessions will be hosted in Pacaltsdorp,
Lawaaikamp and Thembalethu.

 

For enquiries and further information please
call the Youth Development office at:

044 802 2000

 

 

Tourism stakeholders to grab hold of SHO’T LEFT travel week sales opportunity

TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS TO GRAB HOLD OF SHO’T LEFT TRAVEL WEEK SALES OPPORTUNITY
Issued George Municipality, 18th August 2022, for immediate release

The Tourism section of George Municipality, representing George, Wilderness and Uniondale Tourism, urge all tourism activities, accommodation, restaurants and event suppliers to make use of the Sho’t Left Travel Week opportunity to boost sales.

 

Sho’t Left Travel Week, an initiative of South African Tourism, is the annual tourism sale that offers South Africans up to 50% off when booking during the specified week. This year it’s taking place between 5-11 September.  A considerable investment of 24 million Rand is spent on marketing.   George, Wilderness and Uniondale Tourism strongly urge all tourism stakeholders to grab this opportunity to make known their offering and to sell.

 

“We call on all tourism experiences and providers to register on the Sho’t Left website and ensure our destinations are strongly represented in the domestic market space.  Through loading your individual offerings, you are ensuring that domestic tourists become aware of our destinations.  Visitors filter by region and experience.  At present, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Plettenberg Bay are represented, and our destinations are not featured at all.  It will only take you a few minutes to load your deals, and it’s free.  Since you can set the redemption dates, your business could use this as a tactic to fill up your bookings during quieter times.  However, do keep in mind that domestic tourists prefer to travel during the school holidays so if you are not fully booked over these periods, allowing redemption during these windows could be beneficial to converting more sales.  Tourism products could work together to load deals – for example events and accommodation could offer a package.”, says Tourism Manager, Joan Shaw.

 

All participating businesses must complete their registrations and deals by 28 August 2022.  The vouchers loaded by the participating businesses are valid beyond the travel week, for whichever dates determined by the business.  Register here: https://deals.southafrica.net/

 

Planned power outage: PLEASE TAKE NOTE – THIS OUTAGE IMPACTS A LARGE AREA OF GEORGE

PLEASE TAKE NOTE – THIS OUTAGE IMPACTS A LARGE AREA OF GEORGE
 
NOTIFICATION OF THE INTERRUPTION
OF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
 
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
PORTION OF GEORGE
VICTORIA BAY, KRAAIBOSCH, GROENKLOOF, LOERIE PARK, SAASVELD, ROSEMORE, LE VALLIA, GEORGE EAST, GEORGE INDUSTRIA, DENNEOORD
 
NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2022 FROM 22H00 TO 03H00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.
 
 
Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
THURSDAY 25 AUGUST 2022 FROM 22H00 TO 03H00.
 
KENNISGEWING VAN DIE ONDERBREKING
VAN DIE ELEKTRIESE TOEVOER.
 
DIE VOLGENDE AREAS SAL GERAAK WORD:
GEDEELTE VAN GEORGE
VICTORIABAAI, KRAAIBOSCH, GROENKLOOF, LOERIE PARK, SAASVELD, ROSEMORE, LE VALLIA, GEORGE-OOS, GEORGE INDUSTRIA, DENNEOORD
 
KENNISGEWING geskied hiermee dat die elektriese toevoer onderbreek sal word op WOENSDAG 24 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 22H00 TOT 03H00 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Klante word gewaarsku om die installasie as lewendig te beskou vir die volle periode aangesien die toevoer enige tyd gedurende die periode aangeskakel mag word.
 
Sou omstandighede verhoed dat die werk gedoen kan word gedurende bogenoemde periode, sal die werk gedoen word op DONDERDAG 25 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 22H00 TOT 03H00.

URGENT REMINDER: Planned power outage for a portion of George – Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022 from 22h00 – 03h00

URGENT REMINDER: Planned power outage for a portion of George – Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022 from 22h00 – 03h00

NOTIFICATION OF THE INTERRUPTION
OF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
PORTION OF GEORGE
VICTORIA BAY, KRAAIBOS, GROENKLOOF, LOERIE PARK, SAASVELD, ROSEMORE, LE VALLIA, GEORGE EAST, GEORGE INDUSTRIA, DENNEOORD

NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST 2022 FROM 22H00 TO 03H00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.

Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST 2022 FROM 22H00 TO 03H00.

 

KENNISGEWING VAN DIE ONDERBREKING
VAN DIE ELEKTRIESE TOEVOER.

DIE VOLGENDE AREAS SAL GERAAK WORD:
GEDEELTE VAN GEORGE
VICTORIABAAI, KRAAIBOS, GROENKLOOF, LOERIE PARK, SAASVELD, ROSEMORE, LE VALLIA, GEORGE-OOS, GEORGE INDUSTRIA, DENNEOORD

KENNISGEWING geskied hiermee dat die elektriese toevoer onderbreek sal word op WOENSDAG 17 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 22H00 TOT 03H00 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Klante word gewaarsku om die installasie as lewendig te beskou vir die volle periode aangesien die toevoer enige tyd gedurende die periode aangeskakel mag word.

Sou omstandighede verhoed dat die werk gedoen kan word gedurende bogenoemde periode, sal die werk gedoen word op DONDERDAG 18 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 22H00 TOT 03H00.

Updated Public Notice: Resurfacing of CJ Langenhoven Road, George

ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN GEORGE

Resurfacing of CJ Langenhoven Road, George will impact on road users from July to September 2022.

DESCRIPTION: Resurfacing of CJ Langenhoven Road

 

PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES ON CJ LANGENHOVEN ROAD:

The works comprise resurfacing of CJ Langenhoven Road, George. The section in question is between the George  Hospital in the west and York Street in the east.

Also included are some stormwater repairs and the repair of kerbs.

The length of the above road section is approximately 1030 meters.

There is one lane in each direction along this section of the road, with numerous accesses to commercial

properties. The width of the road is approximately 11.4 meters.

PROJECT PERIOD:

July to September 2022.

 

SERVICE DISRUPTION:

Traffic congestion can be expected.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

The remedial work will require the milling and removal of existing bituminous layers as well as milling and removal

of existing gravel base layers. After the milling operations, will follow placing of new bituminous base layers and

surface layers.

 

The above work will be carried out in half width road construction which can lead to traffic congestion and delays.

CJ Langenhoven Road will be closed to traffic heading towards Blanco, but accessible towards York Street.

Reconstruction and repairs to kerbs will have no major traffic impact.

 

DRIVING COMFORT:

There will be height differences between the two lanes while milling and asphalt construction work is in progress.

Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians must exercise extreme caution, especially during wet conditions and when

visibility is poor and at night. Vehicles with low profile tyres and motorcyclists must take extra care.

 

PROJECT ENQUIRIES: iX Engineers – 084 653 2220

 

 

 

The George Municipality apologises for the inconvenience and appeals to road users to be patient and exercise caution during the project.

Please look out for and adhere to temporary road signage and roadworks personnel.

 

 

Pacs High learner wins GO GEORGE rap competition

Pacs High learner wins GO GEORGE rap competition

To loud and joyful applause, Pacaltsdorp High School learner Olwethu Sayidini was announced as the overall winner of the GO GEORGE Anti-vandalism Rap Competition for high schools held at the George Arts Theatre on Wednesday 10 August 2022. His catchy chorus lyrics will certainly stay on repeat in the minds of the audience: “Please stop the vandalism … It is part of gangsterism … Do you wanna end up in prison?”

The runners-up are both from George High School: Graziel Heathcote (second place) and Likho Ntshohgontshi (third place). The three winners were selected from 10 finalists entered by eight high schools in George.
The competition formed part of a focused, multi-pronged campaign by GO GEORGE to raise the alarm and to focus attention on the vexing social issue of vandalism, and specifically the vandalism of GO GEORGE infrastructure (buses and shelters) provided at high cost for the benefit of the community.

Entrants had to comply with specific criteria relating, amongst others, to the use of the words GO GEORGE and vandalism, in addition to the requirement that the content should not be offensive in any way and be suitable for distribution. The original lyrics the contestants came up with were inspiring and powerful, speaking about the negative influence of vandalism on the bus service and their communities, as well as the consequences to the perpetrator. Their messages will be strengthened by using the media to which the youth respond, such as Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.

George Executive Mayor, Alderman Leon van Wyk, handed over the prizes to the three winners. He reiterated the importance of preventing vandalism. “We are acutely aware that the GO GEORGE and overall municipal anti-vandalism drive has been born out of the necessity to put a stop to the scourge of vandalism in our town and in our communities,” he said. “Vandalism is not a prank or a game; it is a criminal offence that can have lasting consequences for the perpetrators. I am truly heartened by what I have seen and heard tonight – vandalism needs to be discouraged at all costs. I believe that this competition represents a very relevant and powerful form of expression, used by our youth who have the power to influence their peers.”

The winner of the competition received Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones, the second-prize winner a set of Skullcandy wireless earbuds, and the winner of the third prize went home with a JBL flip 5 Bluetooth speaker. Each finalist received a goodie bag containing vouchers or products from various sponsors including Margot Swiss, Watsons Meat, Coca-Cola, Root Café, Nando’s, RocoMamas, Spur and Panarotti’s.

CAPTIONS:
Winner of the GO GEORGE Anti-vandalism Rap Competition, Olwethu Sayidini
First runner-up of the GO GEORGE Anti-vandalism Rap Competition, Graziel Heathcote
Second runner-up of the GO GEORGE Anti-vandalism Rap Competition, Likho Ntshohgontshi

Rap winners with Mayor:
George Executive Mayor, Alderman Leon van Wyk, handed over the prizes to the three talented winners of the rap competition. Posing with him are, from left, Olwethu Sayidini (winner), second runner-up Likho Ntshohgontshi, and first runner-up Graziel Heathcote.

Judges 1:
Three of the four competition judges are well-known entertainers: from left, Yoma, Moses Williams and Jason Hakkiesdraad Hartman.
Judges 2:
Robyn Mouton (right) is a local youth who is sight impaired, knows and sincerely loves rap music and listens with a fine-tuned ear. He was part of the panel of judges, assisted here by his father, Alberto Mouton.
Rap finalists:
The rap competition finalists who shared their wisdom and talent with an appreciative audience were, from left, front: Jade van Harte (Eden Technical High School), Jamil Pretorius (Outeniqua High School), Franwill Frazenberg (Van Kervel School), Kirstan Keffers (Parkdene High School), and Liyema Nsasane (George High School); from left, back: Jerome Appels (Olympia School), Baynalekhem Misland (Outeniqua High School), Liko Ntshohgontshi (George High School), Graziel Heathcote (George High School), Jerico Manies (Olympia School) and Olwetho Sayidine (Pacaltsdorp High School).
Winners with ambassadors and VIPs:
Posing with the three winners after the final competition event were George Executive Mayor, Alderman Leon van Wyk (middle, back), Cllr Gert Niehaus, chairman of the Section 79 committee of the George Council (second from right), and James Robb, acting Public Transport Oversight Official of the Municipality (second from left), as well as three of the six GO GEORGE anti-vandalism ambassadors: Moses Williams, actor and comedian (far left), Lizette da Silva, George Herald editor (middle), and behind her, Morné Pietersen, Station Manager, Eden FM. Three of the ambassadors, Peter Jaftha, Lloyd Bosman and Zane Kirchner, were not able to attend the event, but sent their best wishes to the finalists and winners. Olwethu Sayidini (winner) and second runner-up Likho Ntshohgontshi are standing next to James Robb, with first runner-up Graziel Heathcote far right.

AFRIKAANS:

PERSVRYSTELLING: Hoërskool Pacaltsdorp-leerder wen GO GEORGE rap-kompetisie

Olwethu Sayidini, ’n leerder van Hoërskool Pacaltsdorp, is onder luide en vreugdevolle applous aangekondig as die algehele wenner van die GO GEORGE Anti-vandalisme Rap-kompetisie vir hoërskole wat op Woensdag 10 Augustus 2022 in die George Kunsteteater gehou is. Sy treffende koorlirieke sal nog lank bly draai in die gehoor se geheue: “Please stop the vandalism … It is part of gangsterism … Do you wanna end up in prison?”

Die naaswenners is albei van Hoërskool George: Graziel Heathcote (tweede plek) en Likho Ntshohgontshi (derde plek). Die drie wenners is gekies uit 10 finaliste wat deur agt hoërskole in George ingeskryf is.

Die kompetisie het deel gevorm van ‘n gefokusde veldtog deur GO GEORGE om aandag te vestig op die kommerwekkende sosiale kwessie van vandalisme, en spesifiek die vandalisering van GO GEORGE-infrastruktuur (busse en skuilings) wat teen hoë koste tot voordeel van die gemeenskap verskaf word.

Deelnemers moes voldoen aan spesifieke kriteria soos die gebruik van die woorde GO GEORGE en vandalisme, benewens die vereiste dat die inhoud op geen manier aanstootlik moet wees nie en geskik moet wees vir verspreiding. Die oorspronklike lirieke waarmee die deelnemers vorendag gekom het, was inspirerend en kragtig en het verwys na die negatiewe invloed van vandalisme op hul gemeenskappe en die busdiens, asook die gevolge vir die oortreder. Die boodskappe sal versterk word deur die media te gebruik waarop die jeug reageer, soos Facebook, TikTok en Instagram.

George se uitvoerende burgemeester, raadsheer Leon van Wyk, het die pryse aan die drie wenners oorhandig. Hy het die belangrikheid daarvan om vandalisme te voorkom, beklemtoon. “Ons is deeglik bewus daarvan dat GO GEORGE en die munisipaliteit se anti-vandalisme-dryfkrag gebore is uit die noodsaaklikheid om ‘n einde te maak aan die plaag van vandalisme in ons dorp en in ons gemeenskappe,” het hy gesê. “Vandalisme is nie ‘n poets of ‘n speletjie nie; dit is ‘n kriminele oortreding wat blywende gevolge vir die oortreders kan hê. Ek is werklik bemoedig deur wat ek vanaand gesien en gehoor het – vandalisme moet ten alle koste ontmoedig word. Ek glo hierdie kompetisie verteenwoordig ‘n baie relevante en kragtige vorm van uitdrukking wat deur ons jeug gebruik word en wat die mag het om hul portuurgroep te beïnvloed.”

Die wenner van die kompetisie het Beats Solo3 draadlose oorfone ontvang, die tweede pryswenner ‘n stel Skullcandy draadlose oorfone, en die wenner van die derde prys is huis toe met ‘n JBL flip 5 Bluetooth-luidspreker. Elke finalis het ‘n geskenksak met koopbewyse of produkte van verskeie borge ontvang, waaronder Margot Swiss, Watsons Vleis, Coca-Cola, Root Café, Nando’s, RocoMamas, Spur en Panarotti’s.

BYSKRIFTE:
Wenner van die GO GEORGE Anti-vandalisme Rap-kompetisie, Olwethu Sayidini
Eerste naaswenner van die GO GEORGE Anti-vandalisme Rap-kompetisie, Graziel Heathcote
Tweede naaswenner van die GO GEORGE Anti-vandalisme Rap-kompetisie, Likho Ntshohgontshi

3 wenners met burgemeester:
George se uitvoerende burgemeester, raadsheer Leon van Wyk, het die pryse aan die drie talentvolle wenners van die rap-kompetisie oorhandig. Saam met hom op die verhoog is, van links, Olwethu Sayidini (wenner), tweede naaswenner Likho Ntshohgontshi, en eerste naaswenner Graziel Heathcote.

Judges 1:
Drie van die vier kompetisiebeoordelaars is bekende vermaaklikheidskunstenaars: van links, Yoma, Moses Williams en Jason Hakkiesdraad Hartman.

Judges 2:
Robyn Mouton (regs) is ‘n plaaslike jongman wat siggestremd is, baie lief is vir rap-musiek en met ‘n fyn ingestelde oor luister. Hy was deel van die paneel beoordelaars, hier bygestaan deur sy pa, Alberto Mouton.

Rap finalists:
Die rap-kompetisiefinaliste wat hul wysheid en talent met ‘n waarderende gehoor gedeel het, was van links, voor: Jade van Harte (Eden Tegniese Hoërskool), Jamil Pretorius (Hoërskool Outeniqua), Franwill Frazenberg (Van Kervel-skool), Kirstan Keffers (Hoërskool Parkdene) en Liyema Nsasane (Hoërskool George); van links, agter: Jerome Appels (Olympia-skool), Baynalekhem Misland (Hoërskool Outeniqua), Liko Ntshohgontshi (Hoërskool George), Graziel Heathcote (Hoërskool George), Jerico Manies (Olympia-skool) en Olwetho Sayidine (Hoërskool Pacaltsdorp).
Winners with ambassadors and VIPs:
Saam met die drie wenners ná die finale kompetisiegeleentheid was George se uitvoerende burgemeester, raadsheer Leon van Wyk (middel, agter), rdl. Gert Niehaus, voorsitter van die Artikel 79-komitee van die George-raad (tweede van regs), en James Robb, waarnemende toesigbeampte van openbare vervoer van die munisipaliteit (tweede van links), asook drie van GO GEORGE se ses anti-vandalisme-ambassadeurs: Moses Williams, akteur en komediant (heel links), Lizette da Silva, George Herald-redakteur (middel), en agter haar, Morné Pietersen, stasiebestuurder, Eden FM. Drie van die ambassadeurs, Peter Jaftha, Lloyd Bosman en Zane Kirchner, kon nie die geleentheid bywoon nie, maar het hul beste wense aan die finaliste en wenners gestuur. Olwethu Sayidini (wenner) en tweede naaswenner Likho Ntshohgontshi staan langs James Robb, met die eerste naaswenner Graziel Heathcote heel regs.

Construction of two new traffic circles on York Street

George Municipality is issuing ON BEHALF of 1 on York, Ruwacon and Urban Engineering
 
PUBLIC NOTICE:
CONSTRUCTION OF TWO NEW TRAFFIC CIRCLES ON YORK STREET
Construction of two new traffic circles on York Street (MR002) will impact road users during the period July 2022 to December 2022.
 
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: July 2022 to December 2022
 
DESCRIPTION: Construction of two new traffic circles in York Street next to the old tourist resort (Mount View Resort) between Hope Street Circle and the GO GEORGE Bus Depot.
 
BACKGROUND:
The road upgrades are required to accommodate the additional traffic which is expected to be generated by the proposed Mediclinic, 1onYork and crocodile farm residential developments. Although designs are according to
Municipal and Provincial requirements, the project is funded by various private stakeholders.
 
TRAFFIC IMPACT:
The construction will take place in two phases.
Phase 1 is expected to commence in July 2022 and entails the construction of two “half circles” in the western carriageway. During this phase the western dual lane carriageway (indicated in yellow) will be closed to traffic.
Motorists will be diverted to the eastern dual lane carriageway (indicated in red) which will be used for two-way traffic.
Phase 2 is expected to commence in October 2022 and entails the construction of the remain “half circles” in the eastern carriageway. During this phase the eastern dual lane carriageway (indicated in red) will be closed to traffic. Motorists will be diverted to the western dual lane carriageway (indicated in yellow) which will be used
for two-way traffic.
Extra care is to be taken by road users and pedestrians throughout the duration of the construction period.
Adherence to temporary road signage and markings will be required.Traffic accommodation plans can be viewed with prior arrangement at Urban Engineering, 18 Varing Avenue, George.
The public is kindly invited to forward any comments or queries in writing to pgruth@ruwacon.co.za.
 
PROJECT ENQUIRIES:
Project Enquiries: Pieter Ruthven (Phone: 083 645 3833 or pgruth@ruwacon.co.za )
Contractor: Ruwacon (Phone: 083 262 1230 or louw@ruwacon.co.za )
Consulting Engineers: Urban Engineering (Pty) Ltd (044 874 4098 or admin@urbanengineering.co.za)

Calling on operators to register to operate a tourism activity at Outeniqua Nature Reserve – Cape Nature applications close 26 August 2022

Calling on operators to register to operate a tourism activity at Outeniqua Nature Reserve – Cape Nature applications close 26 August 2022

Issued by George Municipality 12 August 2022 for immediate release

 

George, Wilderness and Uniondale Tourism encourages tourism industry stakeholders, in particular those that are activity-based operators, to consider and apply for an opportunity being offered by Cape Nature to submit proposals to operate within their reserves.

In George, this opportunity will specifically be within  the Outeniqua Nature Reserve. Joan Shaw, Manager: George, Wilderness and Uniondale Tourism said, “This is a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs operating in the sports or tourism industries to benefit from our magnificent natural outdoor setting.  The Outeniqua Reserve is right on our doorstep – literally at the entrance to George from the Oudtshoorn direction and close to the new Hawthorn Boutique Hotel opening soon.  The area is mostly used for trails – hiking, trail running and mountain biking – as well as the Power Van which utilises the railway track up the mountain.  We encourage entrepreneurs to grab hold of this prospect, as it will benefit not only your potential business, but also the greater community of George, continuing to position George as a sports and tourism destination.”

 

Please follow the link below to apply- Cape Nature invite activity-based operators to submit proposals to operate in the reserves:

https://www.capenature.co.za/news/2022/concessionaire-opportunities-for-activity-based-operators#msdynttrid=uCQKBxmz9wusFdcC-yYzSOEvftBd8uUlw83j_c4s-20

The closing date for proposals is 26 August 2022 @ 12:00.

 

Features of the Outeniqua Nature Reserve:  forested areas, mountain peaks, rivers and streams as well as the George and Cradock peaks and part of the Outeniqua Mountains. Rock climbing and many other activities can be considered in the mountainous area. The Outeniqua Nature Reserve is a very scenic area and part of a world heritage site complex. It consists of endemic plants, rare species not found anywhere else, animals and insects such as  leopard, caracal, honey badger, scorpions, spiders and it is an important water conservation area.

 

For all enquiries about the application process please contact Cape Nature, Nicolette Mouries at 087 087 3022 or email her on tourism@capenature.co.za

Please contact Joan Shaw or Sharon House at George, Wilderness and Uniondale Tourism on 044 801 9295 if you would like to arrange a virtual meeting with representatives from the Outeniqua Nature Reserve

 

Captions:

DSC pics: Hiking in the Outeniqua Mountains. Photos: Andre Roux

Planned power outage for a portion of George – Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022 from 22h00 – 03h00

Planned power outage for a portion of George – Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022 from 22h00 – 03h00
 
NOTIFICATION OF THE INTERRUPTION
OF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
 
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
PORTION OF GEORGE
VICTORIA BAY, KRAAIBOS, GROENKLOOF, LOERIE PARK, SAASVELD, ROSEMORE, LE VALLIA, GEORGE EAST, GEORGE INDUSTRIA, DENNEOORD
 
NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST 2022 FROM 22H00 TO 03H00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.
 
 
Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST 2022 FROM 22H00 TO 03H00.
 
 
 
KENNISGEWING VAN DIE ONDERBREKING
VAN DIE ELEKTRIESE TOEVOER.
 
DIE VOLGENDE AREAS SAL GERAAK WORD:
GEDEELTE VAN GEORGE
VICTORIABAAI, KRAAIBOS, GROENKLOOF, LOERIE PARK, SAASVELD, ROSEMORE, LE VALLIA, GEORGE-OOS, GEORGE INDUSTRIA, DENNEOORD
 
KENNISGEWING geskied hiermee dat die elektriese toevoer onderbreek sal word op WOENSDAG 17 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 22H00 TOT 03H00 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Klante word gewaarsku om die installasie as lewendig te beskou vir die volle periode aangesien die toevoer enige tyd gedurende die periode aangeskakel mag word.
 
Sou omstandighede verhoed dat die werk gedoen kan word gedurende bogenoemde periode, sal die werk gedoen word op DONDERDAG 18 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 22H00 TOT 03H00.
 
 

Planned power outage: Portion of Hoekwil – Bosbok Street

Planned power outage: Portion of Hoekwil – Bosbok Street
 
NOTIFICATION OF THE INTERRUPTION
OF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
 
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
PORTION OF HOEKWIL
BOSBOK STREET
 
NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on TUESDAY 16 AUGUST 2022 FROM 09H00 TO 16H00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.
 
 
Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST 2022 FROM 09H00 TO 16H00
 
DIRECTOR: ELECTROTECHNICAL SERVICES
 
 
KENNISGEWING VAN DIE ONDERBREKING
VAN DIE ELEKTRIESE TOEVOER.
 
DIE VOLGENDE AREAS SAL GERAAK WORD:
GEDEELTE VAN HOEKWIL
BOSBOK STRAAT
 
KENNISGEWING geskied hiermee dat die elektriese toevoer onderbreek sal word op DINSDAG 16 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 09H00 TOT 16H00 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Klante word gewaarsku om die installasie as lewendig te beskou vir die volle periode aangesien die toevoer enige tyd gedurende die periode aangeskakel mag word.
 
Sou omstandighede verhoed dat die werk gedoen kan word gedurende bogenoemde periode, sal die werk gedoen word op WOENSDAG 17 AUGUSTUS 2022 VANAF 09H00 TOT 16H00.