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MUSICIANS LINED UP FOR 2019

- GEORGE NEWS

GEORGE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - The George Music Society has lined up an incredible selection of world-class musicians to treat the music lovers of George and surrounding areas in 2019.

The first concert for 2019 will be the internationally acclaimed Zappa and Mainolfi, a cello and piano duo founded in 1994 when they met at Juilliard in New York. This concert will take place on Friday 22 February at the George Arts Theatre.

The second concert is an extraordinary group of musicians called Quatuor Avena - four saxophonists hailing from Japan, France, Italy and South Africa respectively. This takes place on Friday 5 April at the George Arts Theatre.

Easy ticket bookings will be available online for these concerts at www.georgemusicsociety.co.za.

Join up and save
Founded in 1959, the George Music Society has brought high class live classical music as well as light classical music to the community for 60 years.

The society also organises the prestigious annual Young Musicians Competition for learners.

Anyone is welcome to join the society for only R100 per year, which will afford them big discounts on tickets for the concerts, which are held in various central venues in town. Interested music lovers can easily join online by following the instructions at www.georgemusicsociety.co.za.

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HOËRSKOOL HEATHERLANDS BENODIG U HULP (DIE BULT

- GEORGE NEWSHOËRSKOOL HEATHERLANDS BENODIG U HULP



Die netbalbaan het ook herstelwerk nodig. Dit word tans as 'n sokkerveld gebruik.
GEORGE NUUS - Hoërskool Heatherlands wat voorheen as Die Bult bekend was, het in Maart 2016 'n hoofstroomskool geword. Dit is met dié verandering dat hulle vanjaar ook aan al die sportkodes gaan deelneem.

Die skoolhoof, Clive Zinkfontein, sê die skool het voorheen net sosiaal en op uitnodiging deelgeneem. Hy sê hulle is egter nuut geregistreer by die George skole-sportraad, en gaan voortaan aktief deelneem.

Hy sê ook hulle leerders betaal nie skoolfonds nie, en dus kry die skool slegs 'n skrale subsidie van die departement. "Mense wat die geskiedenis van die skool ken sal weet dat dit 'n groot oppervlak is wat onderhou moet word, en ons begroting laat dit nie toe nie."

Hy sê omdat daar ongeveer 500 leerders is, is die subsidie nie baie nie, en dek dit nie alles wat die skool benodig nie. Dis hoekom hulle vanjaar 'n bydrae van die ouers vra. Die skool het ook besluit om beter gebruik te maak van hul koshuisgeriewe, wat hulle aan 'n privaat vliegskool verhuur, en dus ook 'n inkomste lewer.

Dit is waar Erica Brown, die plaaslike wyksraadslid inkom. Sy het die skool besoek met die ingang van die nuwe skooljaar en uitgevind die skool het geen sporttoerusting of klere nie.

Brown het verneem die fasiliteite by die skool, wat voorheen van die bes ontwikkelde sportfasiliteite was, het baie agteruitgegaan met die vermindering van finansiële bronne. Sy het haar ondersteuning aangebied om die skool te help.



Raadslid Erica Brown gesels met Clive Zinkfontein, hoof van Hoërskool Heatherlands. Foto's: Zolani Sinxo



Clive Zinkfontein sê sy skool is nou deel van die distrik se sportraad en benodig toerusting.

Zinkfontein sê hulle het 'n swembad wat opknappingswerk nodig het, 'n rugbyveld, sokkerveld, netbalbane en tennisbaan wat aandag benodig.

"Veral ons rugby- en sokkervelde asook netbalbane het onmiddellik aandag nodig omdat ons dit binnekort gaan gebruik."

Hy hoop die departement van sport, kultuur en rekreasie gaan met hulle hande vat, maar donateurs is ook welkom om die skool te help. Sy droom is om 'n groep, Vriende van Heatherlands Hoërskool, te begin sodat mense wat kan en wat graag wil help die skool kan bystaan.

"Die groep se doel sal wees om mense met kennis van afrigting te kry vir die onderskeie sportkodes of donasies en finansiële bydraes."



Brown was optimisties oor opknappingswerk wat die swembad weer nuut kan laat lyk.

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STRANDE ONBEPAALD GESLUIT

- GEORGE NEWS


Die karkas van die walvis word op die strand by Wilderniss verwyder.

GEORGE NUUS EN VIDEO - Die strande van Kleinkrantz tot by Leentjesklip in Wilderness, is onbepaald gesluit.

Dit volg nadat ‘n Boggelrugwalvis van kant gemaak moes word.

Die walvis het Vrydagmiddag omstreeks 17:00 op die strand by Wilderness uitgespoel.

Saterdagoggend is besluit om die walvis van sy lyding te verlos. Genadedood is op die dier, wat in die vlak water was, toegepas. Dit is gedoen deur middel van ‘n beheerde ontploffing wat deur plofstofdeskundiges van die Suid-Afrikaanse polisie uitgevoer is. Volgens ingeligtes op die toneel was dit beste manier om die dier van sy lyding te verlos.

Die strand waar die walvis uitgespoel het is reeds na die voorval afgekordon.

Kort na 12:00 het die plofstofdeskundiges opgedaag en die plofstof by die dier geplaas.

Talle vakansiegangers en nuuskieriges het die ontploffing op ‘n veilige afstand dopgehou. Die kragtige ontploffing het talle mense na hul asems laat snak.

Daarna het kundiges monsters van die karkas geneem wat weggestuur sal word vir ontleding.

Munisipale werkers het daarna begin om die karskas op te saag. Dit is verwyder en op ‘n ander plek gaan begrawe.

Die strande is gesluit as gevolg van veiligheidsoorwegings. Daar is onder meer kommer dat die bloed in die water haaie kan lok.

Terwyl die karkas opgesaag is, was daar oral bloed in die water.

Volgens Craig Lambinon, woordvoerder van die NSRI, sal die George-munisipaliteit besluit wanneer die strande weer oopgestel sal word. Hulle sal ‘n aankondiging daaroor maak.

By een van die ingange by die Wildernis-strand het ontstoke vakansiegangers aangedring op antwoorde. Hulle is meegedeel dat in die stadium is dit onmoontlik om aan te dui wanneer dit gaan gebeur.

“Dit help my niks. Ek ry more terug,” het ‘n vakansieganger gesê.

Lieze Swart, ‘n hooftegnikus van die department omgewingsake, het aan die George Herald gesê dit lyk of die walvis in elk geval in ’n swak toestand was. Daar is ’n reeks dinge wat verkeerd kon gewees het.

Daar is besluit om die walvis van kant te maak met plofstof want dit was die vinnigste wyse om hom van sy lyding te verlos. As dit ‘n kleiner soort dier was, kon ‘n vuurwapen gebruik word.

As die walvis met ‘n vuurwapen geskiet is, sou hy nie noodwendig dadelik dood gewees het en verder gely het.



'n Laaigraaf verwyder die karkas van die walvis op die Wilderness-strand.
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LET THE CAT OUT THE BAG

- GEORGE NEWS


Kazanu, the park’s three-legged serval likes to have his photo taken.

GEORGE NEWS - The Garden Route has some great game farms, but hey, there's an easier way to show your family the wild ones... drum roll... The George Wildlife Park!

What: Check out the cool cats: the Bengal tiger, cheetah, serval and caracal in the predator park.

If they give you the shivers, you can feed bunnies, dwarf goats, chickens, geese and even a pony.

Kids love to run around and play in the safe and secure play area.

So what can mom and dad do? Keep an eye on the kids from the Coffee Cats Restaurant's patio, licking a soft serve or having a meal, delicious cake or dessert.

Warning: If you love your pet, you won't bring (Polly/ Tootsie/ Rex/Tiger) along. If you love your kids, don't bring alcohol, and don't smoke on the premises. None of these are allowed inside in any case.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00
School holidays: seven days a week, except on Christmas Day
Entry fees:

R20 for adults
R10 for kids
Kids under 3 enter free
Remember: bring a hat, sun block and your camera (for a snap of you feeding the tiger...)

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BRAND BY MILLIES IN BLANCO

- GEORGE NEWSOPVOLG: BRAND BY MILLIES IN BLANCO



Jacques Matthee, eienaar van Millies Supermarket en Butchery in Blanco kyk na die brandskade. Foto: Eugene Gunning
GEORGE NUUS - Die brand wat vroeg vanoggend die Millies sakeonderneming in Blanco verwoes het, is onder beheer.

Die oorsaak van die brand by Millies Superette, een van George se oudste en bekendste sakeondernemings, is in die stadium onbekend. By die onderneming is onder meer ‘n bakkery en ‘n slaghuis bedryf.

‘n Woordvoerder van die George-brandweer het aan die George Herald gesê teen 08:00 was die brand reeds onder beheer. Brandweerpersoneel van George en die Garden Route-distriksmunisipaliteit is ingespan om die brand te blus.

Brandbestrydingspersoneel sal op die toneel bly om die situasie te monitor. ‘n Ondersoek na die oorsaak van die brand sal gedoen word.

Tydens die George Herald se besoek aan die toneel het geskokte inwoners gekyk hoe brandbestydingspersoneel die brand blus. Rook het by die dak uitgeborrel en ‘n swaar rookreuk het in die lug gehang.

Onder die aanwesiges was die eienaar, Jacques Matthee en werknemers van die onderneming. In een stadium het hulle in ‘n kring gestaan en ‘n gebed gedoen.

Die wyksraadslid vir die gebied, Jean Safers het ook die toneel besoek. Safers het gesê dit is ‘n groot skok. “Jacques doen baie vir die gemeenskap.”

Matthee het vertel dat die alarm by die onderneming omstreeks 4:20 geaktiveer is. Hy het dadelik daarheen gery. Met sy aankoms, sowat 10 minute later het hy vlamme op die dak gesien.

Volgens hom is die plek totaal verwoes. In die stadium is dit nie seker wat die toekoms inhou nie. Daar is 25 werknemers in diens by die onderneming. Hy het dit as ‘n nagmerrie beskryf. “Ek is geskok.”

Die onderneming bestaan al 50 jaar en hy is die laaste 8 jaar daarby betrokke. Daar sal nou met die eienaars van die gebou gepraat word oor die pad vorentoe.

Hy wou nie spekuleer oor die oorsaak van die brand nie, maar het bygevoeg daar is die moontlikheid dat daar in ‘n inbraak was.



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DRONK BESTUURDER TREF POLISIEWA VAN VOOR

- GEORGE NEWS


Dronk bestuurder tref polisiewa van voor
Die polisievoertuig wat in die ongeluk betrokke was. Drie lede van die Openbare orde polisie-eenheid (Pops) is na die hospitaal geneem. Hulle het slegs ligte beserings opgedoen.
Lede van die openbare orde polisie (Pops) het omstreeks 02:30 op Sondagoggend, 16 Desember, 'n noue ontkoming op die N2 tussen Groot-Brakrivier en Glentana gehad toe 'n motoris wat onder die invloed van alkohol was, van voor in hulle vasgery het.

Volgens die Suid-Kaapse polisiewoordvoerder, kapt. Malcolm Pojie, het die verdagte, wat uit die rigting van Mosselbaai gekom het, in die aankomende baan beland en met die Pops-voertuig, wat op pad na Mosselbaai was, gebots.

Die drie Pops-lede is na die Mediclinic George vervoer waar hulle vir ligte beserings behandel is. Die bestuurder van die motor het veelvuldige beserings opgedoen en is na die George-hospitaal geneem. Hy staar 'n aanklag van roekelose en/of nalatige bestuur, asook 'n aanklag van dronkbestuur, in die gesig.

* The driver of a Toyota Yaris has been charged with reckless and / or negligent driving, and also faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, after he drove into an oncoming Pops (Public Order Police) vehicle on the N2. The accident happened between Glentana and Great Brak River in the early hours of Sunday morning. Three Pops members were treated for minor injuries at Mediclinic George, while the driver of the Yaris suffered multiple injuries and was taken to George Hospital.



Die bestuurder van 'n wit Toyota Yaris is Sondagoggend omstreeks 02:30 in hegtenis geneem na hy 'n motorongeluk op die N2 veroorsaak het.

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FOOTWEAR INTERDICT TO BE APPEALED

- GEORGE NEWS


Braam van Huyssteen
GEORGE NEWS - Five former Tekkie Town employees want to appeal an interim interdict recently obtained against them by Pepkor. It prohibits them from selling certain footwear that compete with Tekkie Town stock.

According to a media statement from the group, their application for leave to appeal was handed in on Monday 19 November at the Cape Town High Court, which had issued the interdict against them on 7 November.

The group is made up of Tekkie Town founder Braam van Huyssteen, Bernard Mostert, Dawie van Niekerk, Gert Claassens and Michael Brown, all founders of the newly established Mr. Tekkie.

Van Huyssteen says in the statement, "We view the application to appeal to be the responsible avenue to defend ourselves and also the legal system from the vexatious behaviour by Pepkor, Steinhoff and its senior leadership. The list, purported by Pepkor to be 'Annexure A' of the ruling, was indeed not 'Annexure A' but unilaterally produced by Pepkor nearly a week after the ruling was handed down."

He says the "Pepkor-fabricated" list was never placed before the court. "It was never audited or verified and, contrary to Judge Elizabeth Baartman's instruction, was not provided to the respondents or the court before judgement was delivered."

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THE EXAMS ARE OVER... AND NOW WE WAIT

- GEORGE NEWS

The exams are over... and now we wait
From left are Marguerite Herbst, Luke Hartley, Nicole Moss and Cara Kaboni, saying goodbye to York for the last time.
Video

GEORGE NEWS & VIDEO - It was flowers, balloons, hugs, goodbyes and school shoes in the blue box at York High School on Monday 26 November when the class of 2018 finished writing their last paper, National Senior Certificate English paper 3.

Parents, brothers, sisters and special friends waited outside the school's examination centre for their loved ones to emerge from the hall for the last time.

York High's head girl, Cara Kaboni, just can't believe she's actually finished school. "It has been a long six weeks of exams. Next year I am going to study law at Wits."

York High dux student Marguerite Herbst is pleased the exams are over. "I am going to the Plett rage and then I am off to either UCT or Stellenbosch to study medicine."

Click here for a photo gallery.

Headmaster Francois Moll says the exams were slightly "trickier" than in the past, but trusts the class of 2018 will deliver the goods.

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GARDEN ROUTE DAM LEVEL AT 77%

- GEORGE NEWS

GEORGE NEWS - The Garden Route Dam level is currently at 77%.

The latest reading was taken by the George Municipality this morning, Wednesday 28 November.

Rainfall since 22 November: 35mm.

The following Section 2B water restrictions currently apply in George and surrounds:

• Handheld watering of gardens using a hose and municipal water: even-numbered households Mondays and Thursdays, 15:00 - 17:00 AND uneven-numbered households Tuesdays and Fridays, 15:00 - 17:00.

• Mechanical irrigation of gardens (sprayers) using municipal water is prohibited.

• Watering sports fields using municipal water is prohibited, except for golf course greens, bowling greens and cricket pitches, daily 15:00 - 17:00.

• Filling up of swimming pools using municipal water is prohibited.

• Washing cars with a hose using municipal water is prohibited (buckets allowed), except for commercial car washes.

• Cleaning of outside surfaces using a hosepipe with municipal water is prohibited (buckets allowed).

• “OWN WATER” signage must be displayed where applicable and must be proven on request by municipal officials.

• Applications for exemption of some restrictions may be considered on merit.

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LIGHTS FESTIVAL: FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES

- GEORGE NEWS


Emo Adams together with favourite local mascots set to brighten up the city.



A previous lights festival in George.
GEORGE NEWS - The 2018 Lights Festival on 8 December will have a jam packed programme running for children, with appearances by four of George’s favourite mascots.

Georgie from GO GEORGE says he is the most famous selfie personality in George and is always ready to brighten up your photo with his friendly smile! He loves to tell children all about the marvelous GO GEORGE bus service.

Smartie is the new kid on the block and Georgie's best friend forever. He says he is not such a selfie celebrity yet, but he is really a bit smarter than Georgie, so it's okay. Smartie says his job is to help people understand how to work the new Smart Card.

Daantjie Kat loves road safety and he has been teaching children how to use road and where it is safe to play for over 15 years in George.

And the very newest super hero in George will be there as well - Rocky the Recycling Rooster is a recycling hero and he teaches children all about how cool it is to recycle their rubbish!



Georgie and Smartie from Go George

Come and meet your favourite characters from 14:00 – 17:00 in the cordoned area next to the George Tourism office. Entrance is from York Street.

Fun galore for all ages with jumping castles, face painting and other exciting activities.

Parents must accompany under aged children and Community Development officials identifiable by orange bibs with name tags will be present to assist on the day.



Recycle with Rocky Rooster

The youth programme will start on the main stage from 14:00 with the Classic Programme starting at 17:00. The switching on of the Festive Season Lights will take place at 20:00 followed by a performance by Emo Adams.

York Street between Hibernia / Langehoven and Courtenay Streets as well as a portion of Cathedral Street will be closed from 12:00 in order to ensure the safety of all. Directional signage will be in place.

A number of stalls will be available throughout the day from 14:00 selling food and other items.

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