Prevent used motor oil pollution PDF Print
Friday, 18 July 2014

In an effort to prevent used motor oil pollution, the Eden District Waste Management section engaged with Recycling Oil Saves the Environment Foundation (ROSE) and National Oil Recycling Association of South Africa (NORA SA), in collaboration with the following local municipalities: Bitou, Knysna, Mossel Bay, George, Oudtshoorn and Hessequa. Emerging from the engagement it was decided that containers (Enviro Centre facilities) be placed at specific waste disposal sites where the public has access to dispose of used motor oil and oil filters free of charge. Approximately 270 million litres of new oil is sold per year in South Africa, but approximately only a recorded 100 million litres of the used oil is recycled. 

wastemanagement.jpg   Reon Sauls, Senior Worker from Hessequa Municipality during the branding of the Enviro Centre Facility based at Steynskloof Landfill site.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 July 2014 )
Eden, a future empowered through excellence PDF Print
Friday, 11 July 2014

eden.jpg Two of the young people who received a bursaries for further studies from Eden District Municipality, Eleanor Lottering(left) and Denzel Kiewietz (right).



In realisation of the vision ‘Eden, a future empowered through excellence”, four young people residing within the Eden region received bursaries from Eden DM in the beginning of this year, enabling them to further their studies at a tertiary institution.

This opportunity was granted to these fortunate young people and as continuation of Eden’s commitment toward youth development.  These students are offered the opportunity to obtain practical workplace experience in their fields of study during the school holiday.

Eleanor Lottering, a final year student in Management Assistant and Administration at Boston College in George is currently gaining practical knowledge in the Registration and Archive Section.  Denzel Kiewietz who is doing his first year in Human Resources Management at South Cape College is busy gaining experience in the Training Section. Both students are very grateful for the opportunity and will return to their respective Colleges after two weeks for theory.

During a short interview with both students it was evident that they want to fully embrace the opportunities given to them by Eden District Municipality.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 July 2014 )
Informal Food Traders benefit from Health and Hygiene Training PDF Print
Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Informal Food Traders Training is a continuous project of the Eden District Municipality’s Municipal Health Section that is rolled out throughout the entire Eden region.

On Monday, 30 June 2014, Environmental Health Practitioners held an Informal Food Traders training session in Sedgefield. The aim of this training session was to educate and create awareness amongst participants regarding hygienic food preparation practices in an informal environment. As part of the programme, incentives such as cooler boxes, aprons, meat trays and ice packs were also handed over to the participants.

Cllr Henry McCombi, Eden’s Portfolio Chairperson:  Management Services also attended the training session and said to the participants at the event: “Issues affecting the health and hygiene of our communities should be taken seriously” and said that he supports the empowering of informal food traders with the applicable skills and knowledge.

Eden’s Knysna based Environmental Health Practitioners, Ms Monique Anthony and Mr Mthetho Sithonga successfully arranged and facilitated the session to the group of informal food traders of Sedgefield. 

informal-food-traders-training_sedgefield.jpg After the training session, Cllr Henry McCombi, Eden’s Portfolio Chairperson:  Management Services and Mr Mthetho Sithonga, Eden’s Environmental Health Practitioner from Knysna (right) hand over incentives to the participants of the Informal Food training programme session on behalf of Eden District Municipality.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 July 2014 )
Eden Fire Station received new first order response vehicle PDF Print
Friday, 27 June 2014


During the handing over of the new vehicle, fltr:  Gerhard Otto, Eden DM Manager:  Emergency Services, Clive Lawrence, Representative from Protea Toyota, Godfrey Louw, Eden DM Municipal Manager, Deon Van Wyk, Acting Chief Fire Officer and Wayne Young, George Station Officer. 

On 10 June 2014, the Eden District Fire and Rescue Services took into receipt a new Land Cruiser 4x4 Bakkie which will be utilized as a first order response vehicle from the Fire station in George in response to incidents reported across the region.  

As a district municipal Fire and Rescue Service, the Eden DM Fire Department does not only provide firefighting services during forest fires, but are also responsible for taking action during hazardous materials incidents in the region.

This vehicle will be equipped to offer the basic services needed during incident until the larger, better-equipped trucks join the incident scene.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 June 2014 )
TFFA 2014 - Eden DM Fire and Rescue Team Triumphant - Once again PDF Print
Wednesday, 11 June 2014

9 June 2014 - It was a proud Manager Emergency Services watching the Eden Fire team compete with teams from the whole country, not only to be crowned “Toughest Fire Fighter Alive” (TFFA), but to showcase the courage, determination, passion and shear commitment of the Eden DM fire fighters.

At a departure ceremony held on Thursday, 5 June 2014, the Municipal Manager, Mr Godfrey Louw, encouraged the Eden DM team to make the district proud, whilst Councillor Henry McCombi, Eden’s Portfolio Councillor: Management Services, on the other hand, asked the Heavenly Father’s blessings for guidance, a safe journey and  a triumphant spirited team.

toughest.jpg Eden Firefighters and supporters after winning the 3rd South African Open Toughest Fire Fighter Alive competition.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 June 2014 )