Eden: NAEIS Training for industries of the Southern Cape PDF Print
Monday, 26 January 2015

photo_2_training.jpg Members of industry attending the NAEIS training with Dr Gwaze and Eden District Municipality’s Air Quality Unit.





The Eden District Municipality Air Quality Unit has conducted a successful National Air Quality Emission Inventory System (NAEIS) training session with all the listed industries within the Eden region.

The training was facilitated by Dr Patience Gwaze from the Department of Environmental Affairs: Air Quality on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 at the Eden Council Chambers in George.

The NAEIS is a web based atmospheric emissions monitoring and reporting system that provides accurate, current and complete information on all significant sources of identified atmospheric emissions, including greenhouse gas emissions. It is a mandatory requirement and will be regulated by the NAEIS Regulations that will be published in due course.

The potential uses of the system will be to evaluate the effectiveness of current air pollution control programs for human health protection, to offer references to assist in future air permit review, provide technical data to developing future air quality management policies and to provide helpful information to the general public for better understanding our air environment.

In the future industries will have to report their emissions to this online system and will be audited by Eden District Municipality’s Air Quality Unit under leadership of Dr Johan Schoemann. The Provincial and National Departments will have an oversight role.

Dr Schoemann said:  “Most of the industries in the Eden region attended the training session, making sure that they are ready when the system goes live within the current year.” The training was well received and Eden District Municipality thanked Dr Gwaze for facilitating the initiative to industries in the Southern Cape.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 January 2015 )
Delegates visit Eden in their quest to understand policies and systems PDF Print
Monday, 19 January 2015

The Eden District Municipality Mayor, Cllr Wessie van der Westhuizen and Municipal Health employees welcomed 16 USA delegates at the Municipal Health offices in George on 16 January 2015. Students arrived with a purpose - to better understand the transitional process of post-apartheid 1994 and how economic policies impacted on the different sectors in South Africa.


Eden District Municipality's officials with the group of delegates impressed with their blue and orange gift packs. 




The Executive Mayor thanked the group for choosing Eden to broaden their knowledge. Cllr van der Westhuizen presented gift packs and said: "The gift packs contain Ostrich leather key holders, African clocks, information disks with strategies, policies and plans of the district - information that is vital for you to understand what we do on a district level."

 Mr Clive Africa, Executive Manager, Community Services, briefly explained the responsibility of the Eden Municipal Health section and the difference between primary health care and municipal health.

Mr Vernon Gibbs-Halls, Eden's Biodiversity and Coastal Management officer, extended his sentiment of the current state of the district, future plans to invest in renewable energy and preventative measures in place to tackle climate change. Mr Gibbs-Halls explained that one of the gifts the group received, African clocks, were made out of recycled tuna tins by local communities geared at growing the green economy.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 January 2015 )
Eden: Mayors and Councillors welcome tourists to the Eden district PDF Print
Friday, 09 January 2015


Eden Executive Mayor, Cllr Wessie vd Westhuizen (left) and Bitou Mayor, Cllr Memory Booysen (middle), welcome newly-weds Mr and Mrs. Martin Harris from Bloemfontein, at the roadblock in Bitou.


Eden's Executive Mayor, Cllr Wessie van der Westhuizen together with Mayors from the B-municipalities as well as councillors, welcomed tourists to the Eden district for the festive season.

The Welcoming campaign was launched in Oudtshoorn on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 and in Bitou on Thursday, 11 December 2014 respectively.

Last Updated ( Monday, 19 January 2015 )
The Class of 2014 PDF Print
Thursday, 08 January 2015

executive_mayor_wessie_van_der_westhuizen_bw.jpg As the Executive Mayor of Eden District Municipality, I would like to extend our congratulations to all learners in the Eden region who have passed their 2014 matric exams.  It is with passion for a better future that I believe you have achieved your National Certificate.


Our late former President Nelson Mandela emphasized: " ’Education is the most powerful weapon that one can use to change the world’. I want to go further by stating that although your school career has come to an end, always remember that success can only be achieved through continuous hard work.”

Last Updated ( Monday, 19 January 2015 )
Forgiveness is healing. PDF Print
Friday, 19 December 2014

Reconciliation Day, 16 December 2014 commenced with a breakfast in Oudtshoorn attended by community stakeholders and various government departments.

The message of forgiveness, working together, radical reconciliation, an appeal to conduct a peace audit and to walk the talk, was the key message conveyed during Eden District Municipalities Reconciliation Day event.

img_9718.jpg Political leaders from the different Municipality with the guest speaker, Reverend Frank Chikane.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 January 2015 )
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