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WHO ARE THE "friendsofgeorge"

friendsofgeorge is a formidable group of people from varying walks of life, from housewives and retired gentry to earnest entrepreneurs and top executives. Our primary objective is to enhance the economic  viability of George by the establishment of a business initiative forum to safe guard our business fraternity. Through frequent networking functions, and an informative and interactive website are we able to connect with one another, supporting each other in our businesses, our social and cultural activities and even day to day living.
Furthermore through friendsofgeorge, we are able to take an active part in addressing social needs in our city with mentoring support groups for young entrepreneurs from the disadvantaged sectors of our community. In addition we are able to support several local charity organizations and are involved with some exciting fund raising projects. We are a group of men and women living in and around George who are proud of our beautiful city with its many faces.

This is our Eden where we work and live, where we bring up our children in a safe and relaxed environment, where people still have time for one another and for others.  We recognize that as citizens of George, we are all custodians of our beautiful city and must take responsibility for our extraordinary heritage.  Collectively through friendsofgeorge, we have the clout and know-how to be an effective part of ensuring the future of our community as well as the protection of our precious natural resources. We are passionate about our city and through friendsofgeorge we are able be an integral part of protecting George's treasure chest of natural beauty, our dams, rivers, beaches, mountains, flora and fauna.
Membership to friendsofgeorge offers you a wealth of benefits.  In the regular networking functions you will have opportunity to meet your fellow Friends and promote and advertise your business: You are able to have a page on our website clearly defining your business: By introducing a new Friend, you will become a Best Buddy¹ and earn commission; You will be able to enjoy discounts at selected shops and restaurants: Participate in fund raising efforts and simply enjoy fun events: Be involved in various community projects and charitable organizations: Become a champion for our city and guard its beauty and resources. Get involved now!




The Cattle Baron

The Cattle Baron in George
Address: Shop 20, Eden Meander Lifestyle Center Next to the Garden Route Mall 118 Park Str, George, 6530, South Africa Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–10PM  Tel 044 887 0505


Harcourts - George


Herbalife - George -

Biltong Warehouse & Nuts - George

Biltong & Nuts
The Biltong Warehouse & Nuts Address: Knysna Rd, Eastern Extension, George, 6529, South Africa City of Western Cape Post Office box: 1641, George, 6530 Phone number: 044 871 1892,, Fax: 044 873 6113


EDEN Paints - George

HerbaZone - George

HerbaZone - George

John Dory's George

John Dory's George'
Shop 19 - Eden Meander George - Western Cape -  044 887 0334 John Dory’s is a Family, Seafood, Sushi & Grill. Open 08h00 to 09h30.
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SPAR express Kraaibosch brei uit

Beantree Cafe bied die heerlikste koffie 24 ure van die dag.


BESIGHEID NUUS - Daar is opwindende nuwe verwikkelinge by die 24-uur SPAR express by Shell Kraaibosch.

Dié onderneming het nie net in die laaste drie maande groot verbeteringe aangebring nie, maar die winkel is ook uitgebrei om 'n groter verskeidenheid produkte te lewer.

Die winkel spog met kraakvars produkte wat daagliks van plaaslike leweransiers verkry word, verruklike slaaie en ander disse gereed vir die tafel, 'n groot verskeidenheid kruideniersware, suiwel- en vleisprodukte asook die baie gewilde Beantree Cafe.

Dié koffiekroeg bied die heerlikste koffie en gehalte kos op hul billike spyskaart. Loer gerus hier in vir ontbyt, middagete of 'n middernaghappie.

Hulle is altyd oop.

"Ons is baie opgewonde oor die potensiaal van die SPAR express. Dit is reeds baie gewild onder klante en nou ook bekend vir sy kwaliteit geriefsmaaltye," sê Gustav Hofmeister.

Hofmeister is ook die ervare eienaar van die KWIKSPAR op Wilderness.

Weens 'n gebrek aan tyd en om die beste diens te kan lewer het SPAR express Kraaibosch se eienaar, Morné Strauss, Hofmeister genader om die winkel se volle potensiaal te ontgin.

Vars produkte word daagliks hier afgelewer.

"Ek is baie opgewonde oor die kombinasie van ons kundigheid. Sedert Gustav by ons aangesluit het is daar reeds 'n groot verskil. Ons vul mekaar goed aan," het Strauss aan die George Herald gesê.

Hierdie topklas-onderneming stop egter nie daar nie. Hulle spog met OTM’s van FNB, Absa, Standard en Nedbank, hulle personeel ondergaan ook deurlopende opleiding om aan klante die beste diens te lewer en vroeg in Desember maak Steers sy deure op die perseel oop.

Shavona Petersen, Amanda Botha, Gustav Hofmeister en René Terblanche. 'n Formidabele span wat SPAR express @ Kraaibosch tot nuwe hoogtes gaan neem. Foto's: Kristy Kolberg

"Ons streef daarna om die winkel op dieselfde vlak as Shell Kraaibosch, wat vanjaar as die beste Shell in die land aangewys is, te kry.

"Ons wil die maatstaf vir geriefswinkels in Suid-Afrika wees," sê Strauss.
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York matrics celebrate end of exams

The spirit of York high matriculants was high on Monday afternoon after completing their final matric examination paper. The learners wrote their last papers, English First Additional Language and English Home Language, on Monday 27 November.
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Tiger dazzles in long-awaited return

GOLF NEWS - Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed a fist pump and did not seem bothered by his troublesome back.

Woods, competing for the first time after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion surgery, appeared pain free at the Albany course on the island of New Providence where he mixed five birdies with two bogeys for a three-under-par 69.

That left him in a four-way share of eighth place and three shots behind Britain's Tommy Fleetwood after the first round of the elite 18-man event featuring eight of the world's top 10.

"I didn't know what I could do," Woods told Golf Channel. "I've been playing a lot of holes at home, but it's a little different when you have to tee it up in a tournament."

Woods, who two months ago said he was only hitting 60-yard shots, drove mostly well off the tee, made some solid putts and impressive par saves but at times also let out expletives and slammed his club in frustration.

Riding high after a pair of consecutive birdies, Woods was two shots off the lead at the par-five 15th hole when his tee shot sailed far right. He took a drop and went on to two-putt for his second bogey of the day.

From there he went on to close out with a trio of pars to cap a round that showed, perhaps, that the 14-times major champion still has plenty left.

After narrowly missing birdie putts on his opening two holes Woods hit his approach shot at the par-five third to about 40 feet and went on to tap in for birdie.

On the next hole Woods caught his chip heavy and was left with a 15-footer from just off the green from where he coolly rolled his ball into the middle of the cup for par before pumping his right fist to the delight of the cheering gallery.

Woods, who turns 42 on Dec. 30, delivered a more subdued fist pump at the par-three eighth where he rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt after his tee shot settled on the edge of the green.

Playing alongside friend and FedExCup champion Justin Thomas, Woods, dressed in black with a white hat, showed his first bit of frustration at the par-five ninth when, after failing to reach the green in two, he made a mess of a chip.

Despite being about 30 feet from the cup after two shots Woods settled for his first bogey of the day to reach the turn in one-under 35.

Woods responded nicely with a birdie from 15 feet at the next hole.
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Adé takes over as Miss SA

Miss South Africa, Adé van Heerden. Photo: Wessel van Heerden

The first princess in this year's pageant says that she's ready to dedicate all her time to the responsibilities of being Miss SA.

NATIONAL NEWS - A week ago, Adè van Heerden was going about her daily routine as a medical doctor and lieutenant at Military 2 Hospital in Cape Town.

Van Heerden will now have to pack her scrubs away and trade them for beautiful designer gowns, a sash and the Miss South Africa crown. As the first princess in this year's Miss South Africa competition, she now takes over from Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters who was crowned Miss Universe this past Sunday.

She tells Eyewitness News that she and Nel-Peters share a close sisterly bond and that she, like South Africans who watched the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, was rooting for her to win the crown.

The moment Steve Harvey called out South Africa as the winner, was the moment Van Heerden's life changed.
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Buses rerouted during Lights Festival

Buses rerouted during Lights Festival
Passengers are reminded that the last evening buses will depart between 20:00 and 21:00.

GEORGE NEWS - GO GEORGE will be making adjustments to certain routes to accommodate the annual George Lights Festival tomorrow, Saturday 2 December.

Service hours will not be extended beyond the normal schedule, but enough buses will be made available to get everybody home safely after the lights have been switched on.

York Street will be closed between Hibernia Street and the circle in front of the George Museum from 12:00 till 22:00 on Saturday, with the Denneoord, Rosemoor and Pacaltsdorp routes consequently cutting out that part of York Street.

The northern lanes of the circle will remain open to traffic, being used as single lanes in both directions.

Coming down Caledon Street, Route 56R Denneoord (anti-clockwise) will turn left into Courtenay Street, travel through the circle and turn right into Meade Street instead of York Street, where it will turn left into Market and along its usual route to the CBD.

The forward (clockwise) route will follow the same route back to Denneoord.

Passengers from Denneoord going to the festival, can disembark at the Cathedral B (146) stop at the Oakhurst Hotel in Meade Street, or at the at the George Library stop in Caledon Street.

Rosemoor routes 53 and 53B will turn left into Meade Street instead of York Street as it comes up Courtenay Street, left into Market Street and on their normal route to the Rosemoor stop in Cradock Street.

Rosemoor passengers going to the festival can disembark at the Wellington (565) stop in Courtenay Street, next to George Preparatory School.

The Pacaltsdorp routes will turn right into Market Street from York Street, instead of travelling right up to circle, left into Meade Street and right into Courtenay Street, following their normal route from there on.

The closest stop to the festival grounds for passengers from Pacaltsdorp, would be the Cathedral B (146) stop at the Oakhurst Hotel in Meade Street, and the Meade (149) stop in front of the white church (Moederkerk) in Courtenay Street.

Catch a bus home before 21:00
Residents are encouraged to make use of the bus service to attend festivities in York Street and at Unity Park.

However, passengers are reminded that the last evening buses will depart between 20:00 and 21:00, according to their normal last trip schedule, and that festival goers should not wait until 21:00 to find room on a bus.
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