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Friday, 07 April 2017

EDEN DM EHPs held information session in Thembalethu.

Eden District Municipality (Eden DM), especially Municipal Health Services resorting under the Community Services Department, acknowledges the fact that the informal food handling sector contributes to job creation and poverty alleviation in a very vital manner. The sector, therefore, has the potential to have a major positive impact on the economy of the region.

In conforming to Eden’s Environmental Health comprehensive educational policy to educate and create awareness regarding environmental health and hygienic practices amongst informal food traders, an information session was held by Municipal Health Services’ George office on the 22 February 2017, in the Community Centre, Thembalethu. Mandated and as one of their duties to show their commitment to the communities they serve, Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs), Ms Khanyisa Shoto, Ms Carike Soman, Ms Neo-Lay Klue, Ms Janine van Wyk, Mr Gcobani Tshozi, Ms Emmy Douglas, Mr Francois Koelman, Ms Nomvuyiso Pono, Ms Lana Alexander and Mr David Papier made the effort one to remember for those who attended. The original 80 invitations handed out were surpassed when 120 participants arrived.
 
In ensuring that all informal food traders meet the health requirements as stipulated in the relevant legislation, applications for the Certificate of Acceptability, were also handed out to the attendees.

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Eden DM's Portfolio Councillor for Community Services, Cllr Khayalethu Lose (front, middle) after handing over incentives to the participants who attended the Informal Food Traders information session, with Eden DM's EHP, Ms Khanyisa Shoto (right).

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 Eden DM EHPs facilitating the Informal Food Traders information session to participants from Thembalethu.

 

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The participants listen attentively to EHP Ms Khanyisa Shoto, while she presents the topic "Importance of Clean Hands" to the them.

 

The session was made significant by the presence of Portfolio Councillor for Community Services, Cllr Khayalethu Lose, who attended the whole event and also handed over much needed incentives to the participants.

Other role players present were Ms Beulah Hanase, SEDA (Business Skills); Mr Desmond Carolus, George Municipality (Local Economic Development); Ms Simbulele Cwala, Department of Education (Nutrition) and Mr Tony Dyers, Department of Agriculture (Meat Safety).

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 April 2017 )
 
Eden District Municipality celebrates World Water Day at Diepkloof Primary School PDF Print
Friday, 07 April 2017

As part of their National Water Week effort, Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) from Eden District Municipality’s (Eden DM’s) George based office, advocated the message and spirit of World Water Day to 177 learners and 8 educators of the Diepkloof Primary School in Diepkloof.

World Water Day is an annual event celebrated globally on 22 March with the focus on the importance of universal access to clean water, adequate sanitation and hygiene. The day also focuses on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources across the globe. The theme for the 2017 World Water Day fittingly was “Why Waste Water”.

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 Learners and educators from the Diepkloof Primary School, with Eden DM's EHPs on World Water Day.

World Water Day is an international observance day, meaning to inspire people around the world to learn more about water related issues, to tell others about these issues and take action to make a difference. One of these issues is the current global water crisis facing humanity, inclusive challenges such as safe water, water scarcity, water pollution and the lack of adequate sanitation. The day also brings to light the inequality of access to services and the need to ensure the human right to clean water and adequate sanitation. Currently there are over 663 million people worldwide not having access to any kind of water.

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Ms Neo-Lay Klue (middle) and Ms Carike Soman (right) demonstrated a proper hand wash technique to the learners.

 

 

EHPs, Ms Emmy Douglas, Ms Neo-Lay Klue, Ms Carike Soman, Ms Janine van Wyk, Ms Lana Alexander, Ms Nomvuyiso Pono, Ms Khanyisa Shoto and Mr David Papier, participated in the initiative. Supporting their effort were Ms Cherylene Janklaas and Mr Thembalani Dassie from Breede Gouritz Management Catchment Agency (Water saving measures); Mr Deon Makwena, Cape Nature (Our environment) and Mr Geoffrey Bredenkamp, George Municipality (Water Purification).

Mr David Papier shared the events activities and information on the current global water situation, Ms Lana Alexander shared valuable information on personal hygiene and proper hand wash techniques were demonstrated by Ms Carike Soman during the events. The bio monitoring of rivers project were also exhibited.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 April 2017 )
 
Winners of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo application competition announced PDF Print
Thursday, 06 April 2017
Today, 6 April 2017, Garden Route and Klein Karoo (GR&KK) Regional Tourism Office (RTO), is proud to announce the four lucky winners of our GR&KK app competition. The Executive Mayor of Eden District Municipality (Eden DM), Cllr Memory Booysen and the Municipal Manager of Eden DM, Mr Monde Stratu, drew the lucky numbers on 3 April 2017.

website.jpg The Eden DM Executive Mayor, Cllr Memory Booysen (right) and the Municipal Manager, Mr Monde Stratu (left),drew two competition tickets each, which contained the numbers of those who have won the GR&KK app competition. Ms Andisiwe Kelem,(middle) from the Garden Route and Klein Karoo RTO, presented the box containing the numbers of all the entries.

The winners and their prizes are as follows:
  • Mr Joep Joubert - a Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Experience for two people, Bush safari: Meerkat Safari: Elephant feeding experience: plus 1 night stay at Turnberry Boutique Hotel; valid until the end of November 2017;
  • Ms Engelize du Preez - 7 night stay at Keurbooms Lagoon Caravan Park, for four people, valid from May 2017 until November 2017 plus a hopper ticket, for four people SAASA (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani);
  • Ms Nadia Nagel - Winner until 2 nights, 2 dinners and a cheese experience at House Martin Guest Lodge; valid to 28 February 2018; and
  • Mr Francois Schoeman - Safari Ostrich Show Farm Experience (1hour tour), plus a Cango Caves Tour. Valid until 31 December 2017.
The winners who had to "share and like" the application's Facebook page, downloaded and entered the competition via the GR&KK Competition link on the application.
The competition was launched at the Beeld Holiday show in Midrand from 24-26 February 2017 and competition entries closed at midnight on 31 March 2017. During the competition awareness was raised about the GR&KK application, it’s features and the sponsors who made it possible for Eden District Municipality to roll out the competition. Local Tourism Offices (LTOs) sourced a range of prizes from local businesses, which included:
  • Keurbooms Lagoon Caravan Park;
  • SAASA (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani;
  • Turnberry Boutique Hotel;
  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge;
  • House Martin Guest Lodge;
  • Safari Ostrich Show Farm; and
  • Cango Caves.
The GR&KK RTO would like to thank all role players who assisted in making the competition a success, including the generosity of the sponsors for providing the prizes.

Eden DM believes that the winners will enjoy the activities and travelling to and through the picturesque Garden Route and Klein Karoo region.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 April 2017 )
 
Eden District Municipality attends Cansa Relay for Life PDF Print
Monday, 03 April 2017

Eden District Municipality employees participated at the Cansa Relay for life, that took place from 25 to 26 March 2017, at the Carpe Diem School grounds in George. The purpose of the Cansa Relay for Life is two-fold; it includes raising funds for cancer research and gives recognition to those affected by cancer. Eden DM officials were delighted once again to be part of the initiative by “working for life” with many others from the Eden district. This year, more than half a million Rand was raised by all the role players involved, including Eden DM.

A video was also produced by Eden DM employees, click here to view it.

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Top left: Team Eden District Municipality participated in the Cansa Relay for Life 2017.

Top right: Ms Prudence Dingiswayo from Eden District Municipality's Human Resource Section, at the event said: "Being honored here as a survivor really touched my heart".

Trix Holtzhausen, Executive Manager: Corporate and Strategic Services, said: “It is part of our ethical and social responsibility to support events outside the organisation. Many of us attended the relay because of our own circumstances or because we have lost a loved one.”

“Being honored here as a survivor really touched my heart. Seeing survivors offering HOPE to others, demonstrates that unity in action can overpower any dreaded disease,” said Prudence  from HR.

Another cancer survivor Carina Jordaan from the Finance Department, said: “It has been an awesome experience to be at the Cansa Relay for Life, the vibe, the people, the caring, the giving, the hugs and just chatting to a total stranger made me feel at home”.  

“I feel honored and privileged to have been given the opportunity to play my role in supporting this initiative.  I extend a warm hand of gratitude to Management and fellow Colleagues, who have demonstrated their undying love and support by attending the Cansa Relay for Life. I challenge those who did not attend this year, to unite your friends and join others to make a massive difference in 2018.” said EAP Shandré Abrahams.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 April 2017 )
 
Eden District Municipality receives clean audit for the 3rd consecutive year PDF Print
Monday, 03 April 2017

Management from the Eden District Municipality were in awe at the Council meeting on Friday 31 March 2017, after receiving recognition for the municipality’s 3rd consecutive Clean Audit received from the Auditor-General for the 2015/2016 financial year.  

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From left are: Executive Manager:  Community Services, Mr Clive Africa, Municipal Manager, Mr Monde Stratu, Chief Financial Officer, Ms Louise Hoek, Executive Mayor, Cllr Memory Booysen, Acting Executive Manager: Corporate Services, Mr Koos Niewoudt and Deputy Manager: Construction, Mr Anton Steenkamp. 

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 April 2017 )
 
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