Global Hand Wash, 15 October 2014 - Proper hand wash stays the best PDF Print
Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Eden Environmental Health Practitioners with learners and educators of Blanco créches in Golden Valley.  Back FLTR:  Carike Soman, Mendy Tyhawana, Khanyisa Shoto, Alexis Basson - Educator, Stephanie Manue - Educator, Marie Wolmerans - Principle, Elizna Barnard and in front seated, Francois Koelman.


Deaths amongst children aged five years and younger, is one of the most significant indicators to measure the health status of a Country in accordance to the Health Act of 2003; the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 108 of 1996; the IDP; World Health Organisation Guidelines; Millennium Goals and the Key Performance Areas of Municipal Health Services.

Statistics have proven that since the start of the global hand wash effort in 2008, approximately one million less children under the age of five years have died till 2013. Through intervention of the Environmental Health Practitioners of the Eden District Municipality, the habit of proper hand wash programmes was establish with ongoing projects the past few years.  The hand wash programme is aimed at learners who are still in crèches.  Washing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and clean running water, is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrhoea disease, acute respiratory and other infections which causes deaths amongst children under the age of five years. How true the statement, ‘your health is in your own hands’.

global_handwash_2014_030.jpg Environmental Health Practitioners, Elizna Barnard (left) and Mendy Tyhawana (right) busy teaching Roche Fortuin the proper technique to wash her hands.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 October 2014 )
LGSETA mobilise training to support government officials PDF Print
Monday, 13 October 2014

media.jpg Officials who attended the 4 day Workplace Skills Plan Training session, front FLTR: Rudi Claassen, Oudtshoorn Municipality, Jacques Lekay, Micheal April, SAMWU, Leveinia Botha, George Municipality. Middle FLTR: Proy Koopman, EDM, Moseline Mouton, EDM, Gerty Potts, IMATU, Cathrone Muller, SAMWU, Maxzine Ayfors, Oudtshoorn Municipality, Marlene Matthews, George Municipality, Nondumiso Nbi, George Municipality, Nokuthula Makeleni, Cape Nature, Clyde Lampberts and Karen Lampberts, Nithen Bachoo, PC Education Holders Facilitator. Back FLTR: Cllr Gert Niehaus, George Municipality, Cllr Tertuis Simmers, Eden District Municipality.


Eden District Municipality (EDM) co-ordinated a four day NQF 5, Skills Development Facilitator training session, aimed at broadening the knowledge and understanding of Workplace Skills Plans (WSP). The session kicked off on 6 October 2014, at Kwelanga Lodge, Pacaltsdorp, George. 16 Government employees, including Councillors, officials, SAMWU-and IMATU Union members, were given the opportunity to partakin skills development to improve their understanding of developing an effective WSP.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 October 2014 )
Roadshow for business owners PDF Print
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

A roadshow that aims to provide business owners in the Western Cape with information relating to funding and business support initiatives, will kick off on 20 October 2014, in George. Hosted by the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), the initiative targets established businesses in the manufacturing, ICT, metals and engineering, green economy and agro processing sectors that are operational for more than 12 months.

Date: 20 October 2014
Place: George Civic Centre
Time: 10am to 2pm (Registration between 09:00 and 10:00am)

If you need more information about the event, contact:
Shalane Campbell on 021 483 3409 or Sharief Davids on 021 483 9112.

Download the event flyer here


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 October 2014 )
Fire Warden Training for Eden Staff PDF Print
Monday, 06 October 2014

Eden District Municipality is proud to announce that ±40 internal employees across the region have been trained as Fire Wardens during the past few weeks. In addition to this, the training was presented and facilitated by Eden’s Senior Firefighter’s, Deon Madikane and David van Niekerk, assisted by other fireman from the Fire Department.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 October 2014 )
Eden Staff equipped for emergencies PDF Print
Thursday, 02 October 2014
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 October 2014 )
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