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Mayoral letter 12 for 15 July 2021

Mayoral Newsletter for 15 July 2020

While the core function of municipalities is to provide essential services such as water, treatment of wastewater, refuse removal, electricity, streets and stormwater, efforts are also undertaken within communities to assist on many other fronts.

Within many of our communities there is a need to encourage and foster the development of small businesses, ranging from house and neighbourhood grocery shops to hairdressers, cellphone shops and internet cafes, repair shops and other business facilities. I have been discussing this need with individuals who aspire to setting up small businesses.

Recently the Municipality has commenced with the placing of vendor stalls in certain areas to assist informal traders with the marketing of their wares. The development of small business hubs is also being investigated in terms of available sites and after assessing the needs in communities. Initial pilot sites are likely to be erected possibly using containers to test the market. Ultimately the development of small business centres housing a number of shops and services is to encouraged.

It will also be important to assist emerging entrepreneurs to acquire the training and skills to run these businesses successfully. Training, understanding and support will need to be facilitated to ensure their success. Work on this project take some time and be rolled out progressively.

While mentioning communities, we have commenced a discussion with neighbourhood watches to understand their roles and needs within communities. We have engaged with the Dept of Community Safety at the Western Cape Government who have provided guidance on the accreditation and training process that is being offered to these pro-active citizens who care for their communities. Quite a few of our neighbourhood watch organisations still need to become accredited. These discussions will continue in a spirit of collaboration to ensure facilitation and effective functioning.
Another project being launched in the near future will be a process of reaching out to the corporate sector to harness and facilitate the efforts that many corporates are making to improve the lives of citizens and the environment. We recently met with representatives of SA Breweries who expanded on the role they have played in the Waboomskraal area to eradicate alien vegetation to improve water security for the hops farms. The project we are undertaking will assist in the further facilitation of these efforts.

In closing, I would like to appeal to all citizens to take all the necessary health precautions to counter the third wave of Covid-19 in George and the Garden Route. It is crucially important to wear masks, wash hands, apply social distancing, not meet in crowds, etc. There are many cases where families who have been affected following family gatherings. Please seek medical attention when you feel sick.

Update TAMSUI Unplanned Outage, 19h34

POWER OUTAGE – Tamsui Update, 15 July @ 19:34

The team has been trying to switch back on, but a few issues need to be resolved. The estimated time for complete switch on is 21h00.

Clients affected must please bear in mind that there is a possibility of brief power outages as the municipality restores the network to the correct configuration. Noting that certain areas have been picked up and given alternative power where possible today.

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE ONLY USE ESSENTIAL APPLIANCES WHEN POWER IS RESTORED – there is a high risk of trips due to overload conditions and your assistance in curbing this will be appreciated.

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Update TAMSUI Unplanned Outage, 14h00

The following areas remain off:
Industrial Area – George and Tamsui
Erf 325
Portions of Thembalethu 9
Pacaltsdorp Industrial Area
Dellville Park

Repairs will continue for most of the day and it is hoped that they will be completed by 18h00 today. George Municipality apologizes for the inconvenience.

 

 

 

 

 

Update TAMSUI Unplanned Outage, 12h15
Repairs continue to the 11kv circuit breaker that has failed at the Tamsui Substation.
Alternative feeds were used to restore power to Bos & Dal, Portion of Herold’s Bay, Airport Line, Groeneweide Park and Portion of George South.

The following areas remain off:
Industrial Area
Erf 325
Portions of Thembalethu
George CBD

Repairs will continue for most of the day and it is hoped that they will be completed by 18h00 today. George Municipality apologizes for the inconvenience.

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Unplanned Power Outage, Thursday 15th July @ 9.30am
There is a major fault/breakdown which is affecting the entire Tamsui Substation. The Substation is currently off due to an 11kv circuit breaker that has failed. The Electrotechnical team is in process with extensive stripping and cleaning operations to remove excess carbon build up in the switchgear.

Customers affected includes the entire Industrial area, Deville Park, Portions of Thembalethu, and George CBD, Bos en Dal, Groeneweide Park, Erf 325 and certain farms Herold’s Bay.

Further updates will be provided.

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Unplanned Power Outage, Thursday 15th July @ 6.30am
There is a major fault/breakdown which is affecting the entire Tamsui Substation. The Substation is currently off due to an 11kv circuit breaker that has failed.

Customers affected includes the entire Industrial area, Deville Park, Portions of Thembalethu, and George CBD.

We are unable to provide an ETR at this stage as the team must do a full assessment, we are in the process of mobilizing all required resources to do this assessment.

Further updates will be provided.

 

THE 2021 WESTERN CAPE ENTREPRENEURSHIP RECOGNITION AWARDS

Entries are now open for the 2021 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards.
Are you a successful entrepreneur? Does your business stand out?

We are calling on innovative entrepreneurs in the Western Cape to enter this prestigious business competition running in it’s 9th year. The competition gives you the opportunity to take your business to the next level by being recognised as a stand-out entrepreneur.
 
As a category winner you could win up to R30 000 in cash to boost your business.
 
What to expect from Competition:
• Six business categories to enter
• Financial and non-financial rewards for the six winners and six runner-ups
• Public recognition through showcasing your entrepreneurial excellence, innovation and business resilience
 
Entries close on 10 August 2021
ENTER ONLINE www.wcentrepreneurshipawards.co.za
 
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 25 November 2021.
Ts & Cs apply.
 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Requests for Assistance with Gunplast

PUBLIC NOTICE: Requests for Assistance with Gunplast
Issued George Municipality, 15th July

Members of the public who require assistance with the supply of  “Gunplast” (repair of roofing due to high winds, excessive rainfall etc) must please register their requests as follows:

  1. Telephonically report the matter to the George JOC on 044 801 6316 or After Hours 044 8016300
  2. Visit your nearest Area Office or Ward /other Councillor who will report on your behalf.
  3. Email to gmun@george.gov.za providing the necessary Contact Details, Names of residents affected and Street Address.
  4. Log via the Municipal App, Housing Queries OR General Request with the necessary Contact Details, Names of Residents affected and Street Address

Such faults will be assigned to the Human Settlements Directorate for assessment and assistance where possible.
Please note any requests sent directly to officials via Whatsapp or direct email will not be addressed.

 

OPENBARE KENNISGEWING: Versoeke om hulp met “gunplast”
George Munisipaliteit uitgereik, 15 Julie

Lede van die publiek wat hulp benodig met die verskaffing van “gunplast” (herstel van dakke as gevolg van sterk wind, oormatige reënval, ens.) moet hul versoeke soos volg registreer:

  1. Rapporteer die voorval telefonies aan die George JOC by 044 801 6316 of na-ure 044 801 6300
  2. Besoek u naaste areakantoor of wyk / ander raadslid wat namens u die voorval sal rapporteer.
  3. E-pos aan gmun@george.gov.za met die nodige kontakbesonderhede, name van inwoners wat geraak word en straatadres.
  4. Meld aan via die munisipale App, behuisingsnavrae OF algemene versoek met die nodige kontakbesonderhede, name van inwoners wat geraak word en straatadres.

Sulke foute sal aan die Direktoraat Menslike Nedersettings toegeken word vir assessering en hulp waar moontlik.
Neem kennis dat versoeke wat direk via Whatsapp of direkte e-pos aan amptenare gestuur word, nie hanteer sal word nie.

 

ISAZISO KUWONKE-WONKE: Izicelo zoNcedo nge “Gunplast”
Sikhutshwa nguMasipala waseGeorge, 15 eyeKhala

Amalungu oluNtu adinga uncedo ngokubonelelwa nge “ Gunplast” (ukulungiswa kophahla ngenxa yomoya omkhulu, imvula egqithisileyo njl njl) kumele ancede abhalise izicelo zawo ngolu hlobo:

  1. Axele ngomnxeba lo mbandela kwiGeorge JOC kwa-044 801 6316 okanye Emva kweeYure zoMsebenzi kwa-044 8016300
  2. Andwendwele i-ofisi yawo yeNgingqi ekufuphi okanye uCeba weWadi/ okanye omnye uCeba oza kuxela egameni lakho.
  3. Athumele i- imeyili ku gmun@george.gov.za enikezela ngeeNkcukacha zoQhagamshelwano eziyimfuneko, Amagama abahlali abachaphazelekayo kunye neDilesi yeSitalato.
  4. Angenise ngokubhala kwi-App kaMasipala, Imibuzo yezeZindlu OKANYE Isicelo ngokuBanzi esineeNkcukacha zoQhagamshelo eziyimfuneko, Amagama abahlali abachaphazelekayo kunye neDilesi yeSitalato.

Iziphene ezilolo hlobo ziya kunikezelwa kwiCandelo loLawulo lokuHlaliswa koLuNtu malunga nokuvavanywa kunye noncedo apho kunokwenzeka.
Nceda uqaphele ukuba naziphi na izicelo ezithunyelwa kumagosa nge-whatsapp okanye nge-imeyili ngqo aziyi kuqwalaselwa,

Planned Power Outage: Thembalethu

THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
THEMBALETHU AREA  (Ikozi St, Llanga St, Mdeni St, Monde St, Ezibeleni St, Makhaza St, Africa St, Thembisa St, Emamdeni St, Lingelthu St)

NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on THURSDAY 15 JULY 2021 FROM 08:30 TO 17:00 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 16 JULY 2021 FROM 08:30 TO 17:00

Disinfection: Pacaltsdorp Library is closed from today, 5 July until further notice

Disinfection: Pacaltsdorp Library is closed from today, 5 July for disinfection and will be closed until further notice due to a shortage of staff.
All libraries are closed for library services as per amended disaster regulations, level 4, but remain open for assistance to the public with REGISTRATION FOR VACCINES on the EVDS SYSTEM ONLY from 09h00 until 15h00. Pacaltsdorp residents are urged to visit the nearest centre for registration for vaccines.

UPDATE ON POWER OUTAGES 1 July 2021

1 July, 7.30pm

Power Restored: Thembalethu – Mdongwe; Hoekwil – Kerk St Line

POWER REMAINS OUT for the following areas.
Thembalethu – Chep Chep

Touwsranten – certain sections still off, Eskom busy replacing a broken pole.

Please report any power outages to 044 801 9222/9202 and After Hours 044 801 6300

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1 July, 10.30am

Power Restored: Portion of Remskoen Line and Map of Africa

POWER REMAINS OUT for the following areas. Please note repairs are being addressed as quickly as is possible:

Wilderness – Oberholtzer Line, 7th Ave; Hoekwil – Kerk St Line; Thembalethu – Chep Chep, The Inn, Ramaphosa UTWL4 and Mdongwe.

TOUWSRANTEN – Eskom has confirmed they are attending to the problem.

Please report any power outages to 044 801 9222/9202 and After Hours 044 801 6300

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1 July, 8.15am

POWER REMAINS OUT for the following areas. Please note repairs are being addressed as quickly as is possible:

Wilderness – Oberholtzer Line, 7th Ave, Remskoen Line; Hoekwil – Kerk St Line; Thembalethu – Chep Chep, The Inn, Ramaphosa UTWL4 and Mdongwe.

George Emergency Services dealt with 3 fires last night: Hoekwil; Seven Passes and in CBD

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THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED THAT OUR AFTER HOURS CALL CENTRE 044 801 6300 IS EXPERIENCING HIGH CALL VOLUMES. The Municipality is aware of the power outages and continues to work on restoring where possible. Please do not call in unless it is an emergency.

Power restored to: Portion of Thembalethu, Hansmoeskraal (Blue Whale Line)

POWER REMAINS OUT for the following areas. Please note repairs are being addressed as quickly as is possible:

Bergsig (trees must be cut down); Du Toit Line (Geelhoutboom); Wilderness East (7th Avenue); Thembalethu (Chep Chep, The Inn area, Zone 5, 6, Mdongwe – transformer on Ramaphosa West and East lines)

Touwsranten still off – ESKOM supply

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30 June 2021, 6pm

Power restored to: Hoekwil, Wilderness Heights (except for Erica Rd / Oberholzer Line); Mooikloof Estate

POWER REMAINS OUT for the following areas. Please note repairs are being addressed as quickly as is possible:

Bergsig (trees must be cut down); Du Toit Line (Geelhoutboom); Hansmoeskraal (Blue Whale Line); Wilderness East (7th Avenue); large portion of Thembalethu and Victoria Heights

Touwsranten still off – ESKOM supply

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30 Jun 2021 – 15:19

Power restored to: Rosemore, Hansmoeskraal (apart from Blu Whale Resort, 5 farms)

The follow areas are affected with power outages due to the storm and will remain off until trees are cut, roads are cleared and lines are repaired again, at this point no estimated time of repair can be given:
Hoekwil; Bergsig (trees must be cut down); Du Toit Line (Geelhoutboom); Wilderness Heights and East; portion remains off Le Grand ; Thembalethu Zone 5, 6,7, Silvertown and Mdongwe

Please note, we will be able to switch some areas on as soon as the winds settles down.Some repairs might take the full day.

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30 June 2021, 12.20pm

Power restored to: Blackwood Line (Victoria Bay); Herold’s Bay, Airport Line, portion of Hansmoeskraal, portion of Le Grand, Uniondale (ESKOM)

The follow areas are affected with power outages due to the storm and will remain off until trees are cut, roads are cleared and lines are repaired again, at this point no estimated time of repair can be given:

Du Toit Line (Geelhoutboom); Wilderness Heights and East; portion remains off Le Grand, portion Hansmoeskraal; High voltage repairs are needed for Thembalethu as well as low voltage issues in Zone 5, 6,7, Silvertown and Mdongwe. Rosemore, Denver Park low voltages issues

Please note, we will be able to switch some areas on as soon as the winds settles down. Some repairs might take the full day.

OTHER ISSUES DUE TO STORM DAMAGE
George Landfill Site fire continues to smoulder.

Several private structures have either had trees fall on roofs or roofs damaged by wind in Rosedale, Blanco, New Dawn Park and Syferfontein. These have been assessed by our Human Settlements department and gunplast assistance has been given where possible. George Emergency Services and Community Services officials are assisting with the removal of fallen trees.

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STORM DAMAGE
30 June, 7.55am

The follow areas are affectedwith power outages due to the storm and will remain off until trees are cut, roads are cleared and lines are repaired again;
Portion Heroldsbay and surrounding farms / Geelhoutboon, Farmlands farms / Victoria Heights, Blackwood line / Wilderness Heights and Wilderness East / Le Grand / Hansmoeskraal / Areas in Thembalethu
Please note, we will be able to switch some areas on as soon as the winds settles down. Some repairs might take a full day.

OTHER ISSUES DUE TO STORM DAMAGE
Uniondale power out – ESKOM fault
George Landfill Site fire active.