Learner's license program rolled out in the Eden District PDF Print
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

dsc00056.jpg Beneficiary Youth from Dysseldorp during the official launch of the learner license project.






The Eden District Municipality’s Youth Office in partnership with the Department of Transport and Public Works has identified an opportunity for unemployed youth, residing in rural areas, to obtain their learners licenses.  This opportunity will make a tremendous difference in the lives of rural youth, especially those who have finished school and have no means to further their studies. 

The programme is designed to assist young people to obtain a learners license that will be a stepping stone towards employment.  Furthermore, this programme intends to adress the social ills prevalent in these areas.  The Department of Transport and Public Works will fund the entire programme, which includes the learner license classes, ID photos, bookings, as well as the issuing of the learners licenses.  
Advertisements in order to apply and be part of this programme were placed at strategic places by the local municipal youth coordinators. 

dsc00015.jpg Mr David Frost from the Department of Transport & Public Works in Cape Town addressing the Youth of Dysselsdorp.  Fltr:  Cllr Henry Mc Combi – Portfolio Chairperson of Management Services, David Frost – Department of Transport & Public Works and Cllr Wessie van der Westhuizen – Eden DM Executive Mayor.


The requirements for applicants were as follows:

  • Permanent residents within the Eden municipal jurisdiction area;
  • Candidates must be unemployed;  
  • Candidates must at least have passed Grade 9 and able to read and write; and  
  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 – 35 years (a certified copy of ID document must be attached). 
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 September 2014 )
Eden host Supplier’s Open Day for businesses of the Eden region PDF Print
Friday, 12 September 2014

scm2.jpg At the Eden stand are (fltr):  Eden’s Deputy Manager for Finance responsible for Supply Chain, Mr Tebello Mpuru, Eden’s Tourism official, Ms Amagene Koeberg, Eden’s Executive Mayor, Cllr Wessie Van der Westhuizen, Eden’s LED Coordinator, Ms Natalie Raubenheimer and Manager in the Office of the Executive Mayor, Mr Vuyani Gouws.


Western Cape Department of Economic Development & Tourism, in collaboration with Eden District Municipality and local municipalities situated in the Eden region, PetroSA as well as Transnet, hosted a Suppliers Open Day on Tuesday, 9 September 2014, at the centrally situated Civic Centre of George.  

This inclusive Open Day which formally started at 9:30 with an official welcoming by Eden’s Executive Mayor, Councillor Wessie Van der Westhuizen, afforded the opportunity to suppliers of the Eden region to register on the participating organisations’ databases.  Registering at the event will now enable the suppliers to gain business opportunities from these organisations in future.  

Mr Richard Dyantyi, Eden’s organiser of the Open Day, during a briefing session prior to the event emphasised: “Less formal presentations will be conducted by the organisations at the event, in our endeavor to preserve much more allocated time to the suppliers, for registration purposes.”

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 September 2014 )
Eden Clean Fire Campaign PDF Print
Friday, 05 September 2014

South Africa, George - Eden District Municipality’s Air Quality Unit recently embarked on an air quality project, namely the Eden Clean Fire Campaign.
The project was identified due to poor air quality in especially the informal settlements, caused by fires used for household purposes such as cooking and heating.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 September 2014 )
Eden District Municipal Health Section strengthen relations with CPUT PDF Print
Monday, 01 September 2014
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 September 2014 )
Eden Municipal Health addresses health issues in Thembalethu PDF Print
Friday, 29 August 2014
Last Updated ( Friday, 05 September 2014 )
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