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MEDIA STATEMENT: 15:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa

Issued by the Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 17 May 2024 at 15:30 The rescue and recovery operations for the building collapse site lasted 260 hours. SITE HANDOVER CONCLUDED Search and rescue efforts are completed. Consequently, the site is classified as a crime scene and has officially been handed over for a formal investigation by […]

Joint Media Release: George building collapse rescue and recovery operation concluded

Issued on behalf of the Western Cape Government “Today we concluded the George building collapse rescue and recovery operation,” said Anton Bredell Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning. Minister Bredell added that this disaster will be remembered for the immense and tragic loss of life, but also for the incredibly […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 09:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa, 17 May 2024 at 09:00

Rescue and recovery operations at the 75 Victoria Street building collapse site in George will cease during the course of today and access to Victoria Street remains closed from York Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site for 259 hours. Based on information received from the contractor on site, the South African […]

Media Release: SANRAL and Provincial Traffic collaborate to improve safety and mobility at high-risk intersection – N2 Knysna Road and Urbans Boulevard

Issued by George Municipality on behalf of SANRAL Western Cape, 16 May 2024 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) and Western Cape Government Provincial Traffic are working together to improve safety and mobility during the R700 million upgrade of the N2 between Kraaibosch and Touw River, where a pointsman, supported by […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 21:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa, 16 May 2024 at 21:00

Issued by the Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 16 May 2024 at 21:00 Rescue and recovery efforts are still underway on day ten (10) following the building collapse at 75 Victoria Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site of the collapsed building for 247 hours. The confirmed statistics for the incident are: […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 18:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa

Issued by the Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 16 May 2024 at 18:00 Rescue and recovery efforts are still underway on day ten (10) following the building collapse at 75 Victoria Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site of the collapsed building for 244 hours. The confirmed statistics for the incident are: […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 15:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa, 16 May 2024 at 15:00

Caption: The President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, took a moment to greet and thank all the rescue workers on site. Pictured is K9-unit’s Sergeant Makhosonke and to his right is Sergeant Kotze. The President was accompanied by the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and various National and Provincial Minister. […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 12:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa

Issued by the Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 16 May 2024 at 12:00 Rescue and recovery efforts on day nine (9) will carry over to day ten (10) at 14:09 today 16 May, following the incident at 75 Victoria Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site of the collapsed building for 237 […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 09:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa, 16 May 2024 at 09:00

Rescue and recovery efforts on day nine (9) will carry over to day ten (10) at 14:09, following the incident at 75 Victoria Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site of the collapsed building for 235 hours. The confirmed statistics for the incident are: * Total estimated individuals on-site when the incident […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 06:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa

Issued by the Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 16 May 2024 at 06:00 Efforts for rescue and recovery on day nine (9) will carry over to day ten (10) at 14:09, following the incident at 75 Victoria Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site of the collapsed building for 232 hours. The […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 21:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa, 15 May 2024 at 21:00

Issued by the Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 15 May 2024 at 21:00 Rescue and recovery efforts are continuing into day nine (9) following the incident at 75 Victoria Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site of the collapsed building for 223 hours. The confirmed statistics for the incident are: * Total […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: 18:00 Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa, 15 May 2024 at 18:00

Several organisations provided food hampers and other items to families Issued by the Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 15 May 2024 at 18:00 Rescue and recovery efforts have reached day nine (9) following the incident at 75 Victoria Street. Rescue workers and other role-players have been on site of the collapsed building for 220 hours. […]