All SMME Development Practitioners - book your seat PDF Print
Friday, 25 May 2018









If you are an SMME development practitioner or involved in local economic development, find out more and request your seat here.
The Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) is planning to build an online SMME support ecosystem platform -- a multi-functional website including a "map" of all SMME support structures.

SMMEs will be able to register on the platform and also be visible to practitioners. The platform will make SMME support more visible and accessible, enable practitioners to promote awareness of their services, and allow SMMEs to search for a range of support providers, tools and other resources. Then platform will also benefit business associations and Chambers who can promote their offering and reach out to new members.

We’d like to tell you more, and hear your views, at this breakfast briefing session. Light continental breakfast served.

Seats are limited, but if we are unable to accommodate you, we will contact you after the briefing events to provide you with more information on the platform and how you can participate.  

Events will be taking place as follow:

Cape Metro. Woodstock, 28 May 2018
Cape Winelands. Worcester, 04 June 2018
Overberg. Caledon, 05 June 2018
Eden, George, 06 June 2018
Central Karoo. Prince Albert, 07 June 2018
West Coast, Saldanha, 22 June 2018 (TBC)

Go to https://goo.gl/kyYgSf and book your seat at a briefing near you.


Last Updated ( Friday, 25 May 2018 )
District Representative Forum currently underway PDF Print
Monday, 21 May 2018
Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) is currently hosting an Integrated Development Planning, Budgeting and Performance Management Representative Forum at the Mossel Bay City Hall.

The aim of the consultation is to interact with Local Municipalities, Sector Departments and all other stakeholders about the District's future projects, especially major capital projects and other important activities which will take place from July 2018 onwards. This session is being done to promote good governance, full public participation from communites and good financial viability and management in the District. 

Once the two-day Rep Forum has been concluded, feedback from all stakeholders will be collated and included in the 2018/2019 IDP of Eden DM and also in the IDPs of Local Municipalities in the region. IDPs from Local Government in the District needs to "sing out of the same hymn book", which will ensure that the municipalities are geared for a progressive, integrated and inclusive future for all. 

Follow us on Twitter at @EdenDistrict or visit the Eden DM Facebook Fanpage at www.fb.com/edendistrictmunicipality to find out exactly what is happening as the programme is underway.
Last Updated ( Friday, 25 May 2018 )
Fencing subsidies provided by Eden DM PDF Print
Monday, 21 May 2018

important_notice.jpg Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) has made funds available to assist landowners neighbouring rural roads with fencing of their properties.

The funding will only be applicable on a subsidy basis.  It effectively means that a 60% subsidy will be contributed towards the material on completion of the fencing.  The subsidy has been determined by an average price for material to the Fencing Subsidy Policy of the Eden DM.

New fences must adhere to the specifications of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape: Roads Infrastructure Department. Minimum specifications will be made available to successful applicants.

Application process

  1. Application forms can be obtained from Ms Bernadene Prinsloo from the Roads Services Department.  Contact numbers:  Office 044  803 1506;  Cell: 082 800 1263;  E-mail address:  This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
  2. Closing date for submission of applications is 31 May 2018.  
  3. All applications will be verified and successful applicants will be notified by 30 June 2018. 
  4. All fences must be fully completed by 31 January 2019 for payment before 28 February 2019.
  5. Payments will be made after inspection have been completed.

Severe Weather Alert PDF Print
Monday, 21 May 2018


important_notice.jpg 21 May 2018

Severe Weather Warning Service information issued for the Western Cape.

Hazard:  High Seas

Alert Level:  Warning



Valid from (SAST):  21/05/18 - 21h00

Valid To (SAST):  22/05/18 - 17h00

High Seas with waves of 6m to 7m expected between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay from this evening (Monday 21/05/18 21h00 ), subsiding Tuesday (22/05/18 17h00).

Description: Strong damaging winds
Strong damaging winds often occur along coastal regions, but also often occur during thunderstorm activity. These winds are sudden and can cause much damage.

Precautions:  Strong damaging winds
Stay indoors where possible, away from the windows that open towards the severe winds. Be aware of the following: - sudden cross winds if traveling especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines and flying debris.
Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek the shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay.
Parked aircraft should be pointed into the direction of the wind and secured.  Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from Disaster Management officers.

Description: Storm surges / High Seas
Generally, heavy seas or damaging waves are a result of strong winds blowing over a large area called a fetch combined with low pressure systems. Long period swells are often very dangerous to tankers, as they may literally snap them in half. Dangerous waves or surges may also be caused by storm surges and tsunami’s resulting in widespread coastal damage and loss of life.

In oceanography, a sea state is the general condition of the free surface on a large body of water—with respect to wind waves and swell—at a certain location and moment. A sea state is characterized by statistics, including the wave height, period, and power spectrum. The sea state varies with time, as the wind conditions or swell conditions change.

Precautions: Storm surges / High Seas
Ships should “idle” into the swell and wind, so that the bow of the ship always faces the oncoming swell. If in a small sailing vessel, reduce the sail area and steer into the oncoming swell. If along the shore-line, stay well back from the highest high water mark as Secure all hatches, doors, windows and ports. Secure all loose items in the interior.

Pump the bilge's dry and keep pumping them dry at regular intervals. Stow away all loose gear and lash down any large items that cannot be stowed. Break out your life preservers and inform your crew that everyone will be putting them on well in advance of their necessity.
Break out emergency gear like flares and first aid kit, sea anchor, safety harnesses, etc.

Check your position and update your course as plotted on your chart. Prepare alternative routes to more protected areas. If you think you will be in for relatively long haul, prepare some hot soup, coffee or stew, freak waves may run up beyond the normal high water mark.

If the sea recedes exposing rock and sea bed normally not exposed immediately seek higher ground at least 50m above your current position. Do not try swimming, fishing or other marine recreation during these events. Only extremely experienced surfers will temp their fate under these conditions.

Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from Disaster Management Officers.

Please plan accordingly and notify the Eden DM Disaster Management Centre (044 8055071) of any incidents.


Last Updated ( Monday, 21 May 2018 )
EHPs celebrate World Hand and Hygiene Day in Plettenberg Bay with Day Care Facilities PDF Print
Wednesday, 16 May 2018

01kleiner.jpg Environmental Health Practitioners of Plettenberg Bay: Ms Nokuphiwa Mbali, Ms Maxwelline Fatuse and Ms Zoleka Goniwe with Staff and children at Kranshoek Kleuters. 


On 8 and 9 May 2018, the Eden District Municipality's (Eden DM's) Environmental Health Practitioners celebrated World Hand and Hygiene Day in New Horizons at the Kranshoek Kleuters and Baby Eagles Daycare with children from ages between one and five.

A hand washing demonstration was provided to children and teachers. It was explained to teachers and children that hands should always be washed after:
•    Using the toilet;
•    Changing a diaper;
•    Disposing of waste in a waste bin;
•    Touching one's hair, face and nose; and
•    A child played outside.

It is also as important to wash one's hands before preparing or eating food.


02kleiner.jpg Two children of Kranshoek Kleuters have a chance to show how to wash hands properly to the Plettenberg Bay Environmental Health Practitioners.


The World and Hygiene Day focus for this year is on the importance of hand hygiene -  washing hands with soap as a vital approach to disease prevention. When people do not wash their hands properly/correctly, it can cause diarrhoea. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), diarrhoea affects all age groups, however, it's more pronounced in very young people. It has proven to be among the leading causes of death in children under five years old. It gets even worse when diarrhoea coincides with malnutrition and dehydration.    

Good hand hygiene can reduce the risk of diarrheal infection amongst children by approximately 50%.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 May 2018 )