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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!


Harcourts - George

Office Incognito - Your office in our space.

Office Incognito

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

York Street Liquors

York Street Liquors




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.
Getting out of George
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God is en bly vir altyd Groot!!!

Deur: Karlien Husselman Singer

Ek gee vir jul hierdie stuk wat ek vanoggend geskryf het... ek deel dit uit my hart se diepste kamers!!
God is en bly vir altyd Groot!!!

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On the foothills of the Rooiberg Mountains lies The Cat and Cow Guest Farm, situated near Van Wyksdorp in the heart of the Klein Karoo. The Klein Karoo offers nothingness, which is increasingly valuable, in terms of space, silence and solitude. Urban people live in stressed societies… and the Karoo offers a healing experience. Warm days culminate into breath-taking sunsets and the magic of the night sky will leave you in awe.


Van Wyksdorp is a charming, small, quiet hideaway nestled between the Langeberg and Rooiberg mountains. The area can only be accessed by good gravel roads which indicates just how removed we are from the hustle and bustle.

Our farm offers an opportunity to live IN nature where the only sounds are those of birds, bees, crickets, frogs and the like. If you listen closely you may hear the call of the fish eagle that lives in our valley. At night the owl will return your ‘whoo whoo’ with an eager reply. And if you are really lucky you may wake from the call of the jackal in the distance announcing their passing through.

There are four self-contained cottages, each with magnificent views of the Rooiberg and Langeberg mountains. With interior finishes handmade by owners Graeme and Babette who has given a unique and creative flair to each cottage. Simplicity and style meet in these newly renovated workers cottages and no attention to detail was spared. Each cottage consist of a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge with fire place, a retro style bathroom with shower, main bedroom with a queen bed and second bedroom with either two single beds of family unit with a single and bunk bed.

We have a back-packers unit that sleeps 6 for those who are on a tight budget. This is a ‘dorm’ type room with shared facilities. The room has a fridge and coffee/tea making facility.



Portion 3 of Karree Kamma Farm, van Wyksdorp, 6690

GPS co-ordinates:

Latitude -33.758262 , Longitude 21.500361

From Route 62 between Barrydale and Ladismith take the van Wyksdorp turn off.

Travel 34km past gate 2 of van Wyksdorp, continue straight for 900m, turn left at the sign board "Karee Kamma" Travel 3.8km and turn left just after a small fenced cottage on the right
Travel 1.1km where you will see white cottages on the left, this is The Cat and Cow Guest Farm.


Please feel free to contact us for any further information or for reservations. Make use of the contact form or email us directly at reservations@catandcow.co.za Also feel free to contact us via telephone on +27 (076) 709 7869. We look forward to hearing from you.

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At the beginning of June, petrol increased by 82 cents a litre
Source The Citizen | Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:52

Petrol price could increase by another 32c

At the beginning of this month (June), petrol increased by 82 cents a litre, while diesel climbed by 85c/l.
NATIONAL NEWS - The Automobile Association (AA) expects an increase of 32 cents a litre (c/l) for petrol and 30c/l for diesel next month, Ladysmith Gazette reports.

Illuminating paraffin is likely to jump by 22 cents, if current trends continue.

The AA based its estimation on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund.

At the beginning of this month (June), petrol increased by 82 cents a litre, while diesel climbed by 85c/l.

This pushed prices to record levels, a trend that looks set to continue, much to the dismay of motorists.
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Ongoing blackouts are just part of woes that are threatening the economy, but a willingness to implement change can turn it around.

Source The Citizen | Monday, 18 June 2018, 08:14

The high price of load shedding

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility was unsure on whether all its staff would return to work today, which meant its stability status was still uncertain.
NATIONAL NEWS - Recessionary conditions are threatening the economy amid continued warnings of South Africa plunging into darkness, while experts say the power utility’s road back to profitability will be long and hard, but not entirely impossible.

It would, however, require possible job losses at the utility, whose finances are already stretched thin.

Despite the fact that workers are expected to return today, the effects of last week’s labour action would be felt for days to come.

Economist Chris Hart said although Eskom had assured the public that load shedding was a “thing of the past” two years ago, the utility now appears to be in a precarious position.

However, he said Eskom still had the opportunity to improve and bounce back to profitability.

He pointed out that one of the biggest concerns was that their wage bill was inefficient, and that the continued increase in the amount of well-paid workers would worsen its ongoing cash flow problems, which would in turn lead to even less profitability and less cash flow.

Although the simplest solution to most would be staff reduction, fellow economist Mike Schussler said it was more complicated than that.

He said while staff reduction definitely needed to be implemented, only a small percentage of the utility’s revenue went to its workers, which made it a minor issue compared to the other burning issues.

These included interest rates and toll controls. However, he said a reduction of staff was inevitable, and would be the most emotional and difficult issue to deal with.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility was unsure on whether all its staff would return to work today, which meant its stability status was still uncertain.

He also added that once stability had been reached, it was the intention of the utility to carry out a “mop-up” operation to fix everything broken within its enterprise to prevent revenues from being lost and companies reliant on power from closing down.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (Numsa’s) general secretary, Irvin Jim, said the union “views the agreed process of engagement as necessary in resolving the dispute between us and Eskom management, and laying the grounds for the negotiations to continue”.

“We are ready to engage meaningfully with Eskom on our demands, as has been our attitude from the beginning of the negotiations.”

According to the department of public enterprises’ Richard Mantu, the resolutions from the meeting on Friday were to “resume negotiations with immediate effect, as it was agreed the 0% offer from Eskom was off the table, and to normalise operations immediately and restore production to ensure the security of electricity supply, to engage on other key issues that are impacting on the future sustainability of Eskom such as the cost of coal and impact of policy – including the independent power producers programme – and to begin a process to build a trustworthy relationship following the wage negotiations.”
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A C T I V E Networking with the "friends"


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Please join the friendsofgeorge for ACTIVE Networking.

Our Host : Charmaine & Henro

Venue : OLD SCHOOL TRAIN RESTAURANT - 2793 KNYSNA RD ( Next to old Radermacher's opposite the SASOL Garage.)

Date : Thursday - 21 June 2018

Time : 09h45 for 10h00

Dress : Working clothes.

Please bring your marketing material and come and introduce Yourself, your Company and your Product.
Feel free to bring your product to exhibit. Invite a friend who can do with the free marketing or please forward this to someone IN NEED OF FREE MARKETING.

Kind Regards

076 135 59554


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


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