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Tourism Destination strategy workshop – 21 October 2022

MEDIA RELEASE: TOURISM DESTINATION STRATEGY WORKSHOP – 21 OCTOBER 2022   Date Issued: 27 September 2022 Issued by:      George Municipality Status:            For immediate release   The Tourism section of George Municipality invites all stakeholders to attend an important workshop on Tuesday, 21 October 2022 about the Draft Tourism Destination Plan and Marketing Strategy. […]

George Municipality and other government stakeholders set the example by cleaning up the environment for World Cleanup Day

Media Release: George Municipality and other government stakeholders set the example by cleaning up the environment for World Cleanup Day Issued by George Municipality 22 September 2022 for immediate release George Mayor, Councillor and the Municipality’s Cleansing team together with other government stakeholders removed 250 bags of rubbish from four dumping sites and areas in […]


The Municipal Manager of the George Municipality, Dr Michele Gratz commended the municipality’s Chief Audit, Jean-Pierre Rossouw for his re-election as the Chairperson of the Western Cape Local Government Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum recently.  “We are proud to have an official of Mr Rossouw’s calibre and we wish him well with the task ahead […]


As South Africans, we have learnt to be resilient and shown the ability to adapt to circumstances. The recent experiences of enduring Stages 5 and 6 of load shedding require us all to make adaptations to how we manage our lives. I was recently privileged to attend an Energy Summit where the Eskom CEO, Andre […]


Five officials from the George Municipality received training in creative filmmaking on the 13th and 14th of September 2022 at the George Tourism office to enhance local tourism marketing strategies. Local filmmaking experts conducted the training as part of a service level agreement with the Garden Route Film Commission. According to the George Tourism manager, […]

GO GEORGE passenger satisfaction survey to start soon

GO GEORGE PASSENGER SATISFACTION SURVEY TO START SOON Issued 16 Sep 2022   A GO GEORGE passenger satisfaction survey will be conducted from 26 September until 21 October 2022 at GO GEORGE bus stops on the current network of routes. The survey forms part of the 2022 George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN) Macro-, Transport- […]

Back up generation for our sewer pumpstations

George Municipality manages and maintains a water and sewer infrastructure consisting of 116 sewer pump stations and 28 water pumpstations. Ongoing loadshedding implemented by ESKOM over the past few years has raised concerns with regard to maintaining the supply of potable water and sewer services. The public often forget that during loadshedding the municipal sewer […]


Friday, 16 September 2022 12TH FUNDA MZANTSI CHAMPIONSHIP The National Library of South Africa (NLSA), in conjunction with the Department of Correctional Services and George Municipality is proud to host the 12th Funda Mzantsi Championship (FMC). FMC is a reading competition for book clubs with the objective of stimulating and encouraging a reading culture among […]


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GEORGE, WILDERNESS AND UNIONDALE – TOURISM UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2022 #GeorgeTourism #GettoknowGeorge Us ‘Georgiette’s’ are the envy of many South Africans, especially those far from the sea, sitting in long daily traffic commutes – we won’t say who! We get to live in one of the top destinations in South Africa, surrounded by […]

Cable theft causes extended power outages again

Extended power outages on Monday early evening, 12 September in George affected a wide area including the George CBD, George Industrial area, parts of Thembalethu, Pacaltsdorp, Groeneweide Park, Herold’s Bay, Bos en Dal, George South and Delville Park. The duration of the outage was between 19h00 – 21h00 with certain areas being restored quicker than […]

Road Resealed in excellent time – putting grant funding to good use

George motorists will be thrilled to see that the resealing of CJ Langenhoven Road  between Davidson Road (Provincial Hospital) has been completed, a full month earlier than the predicted mid-October. This is a testament to our Civil Engineering Department who undertook the remedial project at short notice after receiving a significant portion of the Provincial […]

George Municipality takes delivery of vehicles worth close to R8 million

*George Municipality takes delivery of vehicles worth close to R8 million* *Issued by George Municipality 13 September 2022 for immediate release* George Municipality Electrotechnical Services, Community Services and Civil Engineering Services have taken delivery of new vehicles worth close to R8 million including two tractor load backhoe’s, a FTR 850 Compactor, fitted with auto lubrication system […]