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Weekly water stats 21 Feb2018

Weekly water stats 21 Feb2018

Please note Section 2b restrictions remain in place in George and surrounds until further notice. 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 […]

SANParks rangers on high alert after Wilderness trail robbery

SANParks rangers on high alert after Wilderness trail robbery

Cape Town – Rangers at South African National Parks (SANParks) and South African Police Service (SAPS) are on high alert following the mugging of a Dutch couple in Wilderness on Monday, 19 February. “We received the news with shock at about 14:30 yesterday and immediately responded by increasing the number of rangers patrolling the Brown […]

Former Touwsranten teacher wins National eTeaching award

Former Touwsranten teacher wins National eTeaching award

Mariëtte Vorster formerly of Touwsranten Primary School, Hoekvil, near George, is South Africa’s top eLearning teacher. Ms Vorster received the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Technology-enhanced Teaching and Learning at a glittering awards ceremony at Nasrec, Gauteng, on Saturday, 17 February. She won the Western Cape’s Award for Excellence in this category in November […]

Arts & Crafts Fair - 3 March 2018 (9:00 – 12:00)

Arts & Crafts Fair – 3 March 2018 (9:00 – 12:00)

Art & Craft lovers are invited to put the 3rd March 2018 on their calendar’s. The Service Centre Committee of GSCUC ( George Service Clubs Utility Company) are planning the 7th Annual Art & Craft Fair at RLR Retirement Centre De La Fontaine Street in George. This is to showcase the varied and exceptional talent and […]

2018 Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge: “It’s cool to participate!”

2018 Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge: “It’s cool to participate!”

George, February 2018  – More than 1000 athletes in wheelchairs participated in the 16th Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge that took place on Sunday 18 February. An air of excitement existed at the Race Village on the premises of Halfway Toyota, where the 10km, 21,2 km and 42,2 km and the 5 km fun item started and […]

OCC athletes awed by GO GEORGE accessibility features

OCC athletes awed by GO GEORGE accessibility features

“This is paradise. Never, ever have we experienced public transport like this!” Apart from loving George and enjoying every bit of Garden Route hospitality, foreign participants in the past weekend’s Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) were awed by the accessibility of the GO GEORGE bus service. “Accessibility for people with special needs is one of the […]

Suzanne's dream of becoming a doctor helps her win competition

Suzanne’s dream of becoming a doctor helps her win competition

Suzanne van Schalkwyk (10), a pupil at Pacaltsdorp Primary School, won R500 in Shoprite’s Class of 2018 competition.  The annual competition calls on learners from Grade 1 to 12 across the country to gather pen and paper and submit a short essay or creative drawing describing what they want to be when they grow up.  Herewith […]

FlySafair ups frequencies on Lanseria-George route

FlySafair ups frequencies on Lanseria-George route

FlySafair has loaded Lanseria-George flights for May to October on to the GDS and has upped frequencies on the route over peak holiday periods, such as school holidays and long weekends. Kirby Gordon, Head of Sales and Distribution, explains that while most of FlySafair’s routes have strong weekend demand, HLA-GRJ is the only one that […]

Fancourt Links Golf Course Ranked No1 Again By Golf Digest

Fancourt Links Golf Course Ranked No1 Again By Golf Digest

Fancourt is thrilled to announce that their Links course, a privately-owned club, has once again been ranked FIRST in the Golf Digest ranking of South African golf courses for 2018.  No stranger to this prestigious accolade, the course was awarded this title in 2011, 2014, 2016 and now once again in the 2018 rankings.  Whilst […]

Quiz at the Queen Bee Tea Room

Quiz at the Queen Bee Tea Room

Residents from the George Service Clubs Utility Company have once again taken hands and worked together to present an exciting quiz at the Queen Bee Tea Room (at Murray House.)  The bright winner of the day was Anne Pritchard,  an outside member. 

Park poised to pounce in George

Park poised to pounce in George

Lali Stander – GEORGE, 17 February 2018 – Carrie Park remains on course for a wire-to-wire victory in the Sunshine Ladies Tour Dimension Data Pro-Am after maintaining her overnight lead with a flawless 68 in Saturday’s second round at George Golf Club. The 21-year-old South Korean will chase the lion’s share of the R500 000 purse at […]