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GEORGE MUNICIPALITY READY AS BLUE DROP EVALUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY

The Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS) Blue Drop programme which was established to encourage continued progress and to acknowledge excellence in drinking water services management in South Africa is in progress, and the George Municipality`s first round of evaluations took place from Tuesday 17 January to Wednesday 18 January 2023. The Blue Drop and […]

NATIONAL ENERGY CRISIS COMMITTEE RELEASES SIX-MONTH PROGRESS UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENERGY ACTION PLAN

TO ALL MEDIA/NEWS EDITORS SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2023 NATIONAL ENERGY CRISIS COMMITTEE RELEASES SIX-MONTH PROGRESS UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENERGY ACTION PLAN The National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) has today, 21 January 2023, released a six-month progress update on implementation of the Energy Action Plan. This update follows a period of load shedding which […]

#gettoknowGEORGE_JANUARY 2023

TOURISM UPDATE: WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GEORGE, WILDERNESS AND UNIONDALE Each month the tourism section of George Municipality, which represents the tourism offices for George, Wilderness and Uniondale, will be sharing snippets to help you get to know more about all that is available to you and your visiting friends and family. GEORGE CULTURAL TOURISM The […]

Mayor’s Newsletter for George Herald of 19 January 2023

As we reflect with gratitude on George’s busy holiday season and its benefits for the economy and employment, we are immediately confronted with Eskom’s Stage 6 loadshedding disaster at a time when industry, business and schools are only beginning to return to work after the holidays. Stage 6 is extremely debilitating for businesses and households […]

Minister Anton Bredell urges the public to save water as dam levels continue to drop during hot and dry summer weather

Issued on behalf of the Western Cape Ministry for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. 16 January 2023 Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning today supported the City of Cape Town’s recent call to the public to use water sparingly. “All Western Cape residents must help to […]

GO GEORGE: Get ready to use the bus to school this year

PRESS RELEASE: GET READY TO USE THE BUS TO SCHOOL THIS YEAR Issued: Monday 9 Jan 2023 With the new academic year starting next week, parents’ transport schedules will be taking on the regular frenzy of dropping off and picking up their children at school. Parents of learners who make use of the GO GEORGE bus […]

THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF GEORGE WRITES TO NERSA ON ITS DECISION ON ESKOM’S MYPD5 REVENUE APPLICATION

As Executive Mayor of George Municipality, I am writing to you on behalf of the citizens of George, to object in the strongest possible terms to NERSA granting Eskom an increase in the price of electricity of 18,65% for the 2023/24 financial year. This enormous price increase is unaffordable, unfair and unjust. Our customers, inclusive […]

THEMBALETHU LIBRARY HELD A HOLIDAY PROGRAMME IN DECEMBER

The Thembalethu Library held a holiday programme in December, stretching from 8 to 20 December 2022 at the library. Fourteen (14) children participated in a story reading from an Isi-Xhosa book called, “Isibedlele siyandoyikisa” (A hospital scares me). On 15 December 2022, 22 children participated in another story reading event from an Isi-Xhosa book titled […]

Festive Season Wrap 1 December – 8 January 2023 – a successful bumper season!

George and surrounds have once again experienced a bumper festive season showing a distinct increase in accommodation bookings, restaurant and activity visits, shopping, traffic, and more. One local activity reported as many as 6 200 visitors on one day, while a local restaurant accommodated 1 000 covers in one day. Executive Mayor for George, Leon Van Wyk […]

Media Statement: Water Quality testing of rivers and at beaches –  Why closed for swimming?

George Municipality maintains a monthly river sample programme year-round, downstream of our pumping stations near or next to any rivers within George and surrounds. This monitoring program is not a legislative requirement but was implemented by the George Municipality as a precautionary management measure to monitor the infrastructure, and protect our environment, where a risk […]

NO ALCOHOL AT BEACHES OR ANY PUBLIC SPACE

George Municipality continues to strictly enforce the NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED campaign on its beaches and this includes public spaces such as parks, parking lots, inside vehicles parked in public areas etc. As of 3 January 2023, a total of 282 litres of alcohol have been confiscated from beaches in the George precinct, since 10 December […]

GEORGE MUNICIPALITY ISSUES A STERN WARNING AGAINST UNAUTHORISED NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS

It has come to the attention of the George Municipality that unauthorised New Year’s Eve events are being arranged by persons and organisations. The public is alerted to the fact that in terms of the Municipality By-Law on Community Fire Safety as well as the SASREA (Safety at Sport and Recreations Events) Regulations 2010, anyone […]