Eden establish Health and Safety Committees PDF Print
Thursday, 30 October 2014

Every second year during the month of October, new Occupational Health and Safety Committees are established within Eden District Municipality.  The purpose of these committees is to provide consultative opportunities for employees in order to contribute to decisions that impact on their health and safety.

img_8492.jpg The Oudtshoorn group, front row fltr: Johanna Rondganger, Shahida September, Samentha Swarts, Brain Afrikander, Kleinbooi Stoffels, Wouter Jacobs and Esmeralda Winster. Middle row fltr: Maevia Lindoor, Chrystal Spies, Michael April, Nellie Meyer, Malcolm Hess and Haily Oktober. Third row fltr: Georg Hendriksz, Gert Verwey, Marius Bence, Jan Tobias, Dirk Krohn, Diazene Pretorius and April Meyer. Back row fltr: Henry Stuurman, Elton van Rooyen, Ernest Gusa, Quinton Adams, Henry Diedricks and Nicolaas Laubscher.

Health and Safety Committees are the principal forum to consult with employees. They consists of both management and employee representatives who are nominated to represent them on health and safety matters. The responsibilities of these Committees are to:

•    Assist in the development, monitoring and review of health and safety policies and procedures;
•    Consider any proposal for, or changes to, the workplace, policies, work practices or procedures that may affect the health and safety of employees;
•    Promote the importance of health and safety among management and employees;
•    Monitor the municipality’s occupational health and safety performance;
•    Monitor the rehabilitation of injured employees; and
•    Assist in the resolution of health and safety disputes.


During the past weeks, quarterly Health and Safety sub-committee meetings were held in the 3 regions, North (Oudtshoorn), East (George) and West (Riversdale) in which Eden District Municipality are divided. Reports from these meeting will be submitted to the Central Health and Safety Committee, consisting of Councillors and Executive Management which in turn reports to the Local Labour Forum. 


The Riversdale group, front row fltr: Luleka Yoli, Theresa van Rooyen and Maevia Lindoor. Middle row fltr: Deidre Mtontzi, Yolande Rossouw, Johanna Michaels, Marinda Seconds, Keith Prins and Anthony Steenkamp. Back row fltr: Haily Oktober, Clifford Sheldon, Chrystal Spies, Nelson Sthunda, Annelene Saayman, Mieta Roberts, Cornelius Kouter, Thobile Thomas and Henry Jansen.
Each year a function is held to thank committee representatives for their contribution towards health and safety in the workplace.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 October 2014 )
Global Hand Wash, 15 October 2014 - Proper hand wash stays the best PDF Print
Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Eden Environmental Health Practitioners with learners and educators of Blanco créches in Golden Valley.  Back FLTR:  Carike Soman, Mendy Tyhawana, Khanyisa Shoto, Alexis Basson - Educator, Stephanie Manue - Educator, Marie Wolmerans - Principle, Elizna Barnard and in front seated, Francois Koelman.


Deaths amongst children aged five years and younger, is one of the most significant indicators to measure the health status of a Country in accordance to the Health Act of 2003; the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 108 of 1996; the IDP; World Health Organisation Guidelines; Millennium Goals and the Key Performance Areas of Municipal Health Services.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 October 2014 )
LGSETA mobilise training to support government officials PDF Print
Monday, 13 October 2014

media.jpg Officials who attended the 4 day Workplace Skills Plan Training session, front FLTR: Rudi Claassen, Oudtshoorn Municipality, Jacques Lekay, Micheal April, SAMWU, Leveinia Botha, George Municipality. Middle FLTR: Proy Koopman, EDM, Moseline Mouton, EDM, Gerty Potts, IMATU, Cathrone Muller, SAMWU, Maxzine Ayfors, Oudtshoorn Municipality, Marlene Matthews, George Municipality, Nondumiso Nbi, George Municipality, Nokuthula Makeleni, Cape Nature, Clyde Lampberts and Karen Lampberts, Nithen Bachoo, PC Education Holders Facilitator. Back FLTR: Cllr Gert Niehaus, George Municipality, Cllr Tertuis Simmers, Eden District Municipality.


Eden District Municipality (EDM) co-ordinated a four day NQF 5, Skills Development Facilitator training session, aimed at broadening the knowledge and understanding of Workplace Skills Plans (WSP). The session kicked off on 6 October 2014, at Kwelanga Lodge, Pacaltsdorp, George. 16 Government employees, including Councillors, officials, SAMWU-and IMATU Union members, were given the opportunity to partakin skills development to improve their understanding of developing an effective WSP.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 October 2014 )
Roadshow for business owners PDF Print
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

A roadshow that aims to provide business owners in the Western Cape with information relating to funding and business support initiatives, will kick off on 20 October 2014, in George. Hosted by the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), the initiative targets established businesses in the manufacturing, ICT, metals and engineering, green economy and agro processing sectors that are operational for more than 12 months.

Date: 20 October 2014
Place: George Civic Centre
Time: 10am to 2pm (Registration between 09:00 and 10:00am)

If you need more information about the event, contact:
Shalane Campbell on 021 483 3409 or Sharief Davids on 021 483 9112.

Download the event flyer here


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 October 2014 )
Fire Warden Training for Eden Staff PDF Print
Monday, 06 October 2014

Eden District Municipality is proud to announce that ±40 internal employees across the region have been trained as Fire Wardens during the past few weeks. In addition to this, the training was presented and facilitated by Eden’s Senior Firefighter’s, Deon Madikane and David van Niekerk, assisted by other fireman from the Fire Department.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 October 2014 )
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