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11/12/2017 11:51 AM
Joyous celebration of Go George’s third birthday
Birthday banners at strategic points in town, communication champions dressed up in bright GO GEORGE colours, pompoms and placards with birthday messages, noisy whistles … If George residents and holidaymakers had not been in a festive mood already, they sure were after a drive through town on Friday, 8 December 2017, the third birthday of […]

11/12/2017 11:27 AM
Friendly Mayoral “roadblock” to welcome tourists
The Executive Mayor of George, Ald Melvin Naik and councillors gave tourists from abroad, across South Africa a hearty welcome to sunny George on Friday during a friendly Mayoral “roadblock.” Tourists from all over the country and even a couples from Germany, Spain and the Netherlands had a warm welcome from the Executive Mayor of […]

11/12/2017 06:58 AM
EMS staff robbed in George
In two separate incidents, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were again the subject of criminal acts. On Saturday night while attending to patients in the back of their ambulance in George, EMS staff were robbed of their personal belongings. A few hours later, another crew in Site B, Khayelitsha had to drive away with the patient […]

10/12/2017 07:19 PM
2017 Grootbrak Grabadoo backed by the community
George, SOUTH AFRICA (December 2017) – The 2017 Grootbrak Grabadoo will, like the previous 14 years, offer all the top-class mountain bike family fun with challenging routes through epic Cape Pine forestry. Participants must remember that the only change is that the event is taking place on 30 December 2017, to respect the Sunday activities […]

10/12/2017 06:53 PM
Fatal drowning at Pacaltsdorp
Robert van Helsdingen, NSRI Wildreness station commander, said: At 14h20, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from Police at Pacaltsdorp, near to George, reporting a drowning in progress in a dam. Our NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene in their private vehicles and on arrival on the scene the […]

06/12/2017 04:37 PM
Denneoord Aerial Fire Base successfully launched
The Denneoord Aerial Fire Base and Southern Cape Summer Fire Season were successfully launched today at an event held at Fire Base. All relevant stakeholders including George Municipality, Southern Cape Fire Protection Services, Kishugu, Working on Fire and Eden District Municipality attended and were treated to an aerial demonstration by the fixed wing bomber and […]

06/12/2017 04:27 PM
George Succeeds with 6’th Clean Audit
Executive Mayor Melvin Naik proudly heralded the achievement at a Budget Committee meeting on Friday last week,  that George had succeeded with the award of a 6th consecutive Clean Audit for the 2016/17 Financial year. “George Municipality and council are constantly challenged to deliver and maintain the rendering of good service to all our citizens. […]

06/12/2017 12:09 PM
Weekly water statistics 6 December 2017
THE FOLLOWING SECTION 2B WATER RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY APPLY IN GEORGE AND SURROUNDS: Handheld watering of gardens using a hose and municipal water: even-numbered households Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm-9pm AND uneven-numbered households Tuesdays and Fridays, 7pm-9pm. • Mechanical irrigation of gardens (sprayers) using municipal water is prohibited. Watering sports fields using municipal water is prohibited, except […]

06/12/2017 12:05 PM
Cloudbase Paragliding celebrates 20 years in the Wilderness
We recently celebrated our twentieth year in Wilderness, and wanted to say thank you for all of your support these past two decades. Yet another holiday season is on our doorstep, and we hope that it will be a fruitful and successful one for all of our local businesses and neighbours.  Cloudbase will of course […]

05/12/2017 06:26 PM
George Municipality collaborates with SEDA
We are excited to announce that the George Municipality in collaboration with SEDA are opening co-location offices. “The small business industry is critical to job growth in the city, but it’s a tough market out there. Half of all entrepreneurs and small businesses fail before three years and a further 90% before the first ten […]