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PUBLIC NOTICE: Contingency plans in place for 20 March 2023

George Municipality would like to reassure all residents that our Disaster Services, Traffic and Law Enforcement departments are on high alert and working closely with Western Cape Disaster Management, Provincial SAPS, POPS, Neighbourhood Watches and other relevant stakeholders involved in safety and security. Contingency plans have been put in place to ensure that service delivery continues as per usual for Monday 20 March 2023.

We request residents remain calm and access our social media sites for regular updates on any issues that might impact their day-to-day business. All municipal offices remain open for services Monday 20 March 2023.

Report any intimidation
Local businesses, organisations or institutions that receive threats of violence or looting to take place on Monday, 20 March 2023, are requested to lay a complaint of intimidation with their nearest police station and inform the Municipality thereof. Any form of violence, looting, damage to property or intimidation is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.

Such threats should be registered with the South African Police Service (SAPS) immediately or reported to 0860 142 142 or

The municipality does not condone threats of violence, looting and intimidation. We do support the right to gather and protest peacefully.

Use of drones not permitted
George Municipality’s Disaster Management would like to remind the public that the flying of drones in the George Municipal area is strictly prohibited and permission from George Municipality is required. Those who fly drones illegally will be dealt with decisively by law enforcement agencies. The George Airport has a 10km radius of “NO FLY ZONE” under Civil aviation law and recreational drone flying is not permitted.

Please note that even though Professional Drone operators have a “Pilots” license, they must have permission from Civil Aviation Authority to fly within the 10 Km range. as well as permission from the local authority and landowner even outside the no-fly zone. We call on the public not to use drones, especially during the possible planned shutdown on Monday, 20 March 2023 as this will pose a risk to the Airport and the Denneoord Fire Base Landing Strip, and will be a deterrent to the work of the SAPS and the emergency services trying to conduct their duties during this time.

Emergency Numbers
SWITCHBOARD: 044 801 9111 (7.45 am-4.30 pm)
FIRE EMERGENCIES: 044 801 6311