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- GEORGE NEWSGEORGE NEWS - International ministry leader and award-winning author, Dr Bruce Wilkinson, will visit George and Mossel Bay on 5, 6 and 7 September. This will also be the last time Wilkinson will be touring South Africa to address audiences.

The world renowned Teach Every Nation (Ten) was founded by Wilkinson as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training 'best practices'.

The Garden Route can look forward to three opportunities to share in Wilkinson's wisdom and to take away food for the soul.

It is safe to say that Wilkinson will undoubtedly inspire audiences during this visit to the Garden Route. He will be the keynote speaker at a breakfast that will be hosted for the business community at the Oubaai Hotel on 6 September at 07:30 for 08:00.

Funds raised at this event will go towards Bible School on Wheels.

For more information contact Althi on 076 486 4632.
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- GEORGE NEWSGARDEN ROUTE NEWS - The Garden Route SPCA is alarmed by the increasing number of pit bull terriers attacking people and wants the public to be educated about the nature of this controversial breed. "The public needs to be educated about this power breed," said senior SPCA inspector Salomé Bruyns.

"Most pit bulls in the townships are kept illegally chained or caged, which makes even a docile dog aggressive and territorial. Dogs are naturally territorial animals and when they are confined to a small space, this instinct is enhanced and they become neurotic, anxious and aggressive," she said. "For everyone's safety, we are forced to humanely euthanise any pit bull that wounds a person seriously."

The original American pit bull terrier was selectively bred to fight dogs but also to be compatible with people. Irresponsible breeding has led to some pit bulls being dangerous to humans. Selective breeding involves choosing some natural attributes of the animals; innate behaviours that give the animal satisfaction and pleasure through the release of 'feel-good' hormones and endorphins, which trigger euphoric feelings.

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- GEORGE NEWSGEORGE NEWS - About 40 people from the taxi industry were arrested yesterday afternoon in the George CBD when the standoff between the traffic and police officers and the local taxi industry got out of hand.

The standoff started on Monday when the taxis went on strike in protest of impoundments and the non-issuing of taxi permits. Following long negotiations on Tuesday and Wednesday it seemed that all would be back to normal on Thursday, as it was agreed by all the role players that a committee would be established within seven days to plan the way forward.

Traffic swoop on Thursday
But at sunrise on Thursday, the provincial traffic ghost squad swooped again and impounded another 6 taxis. This angered the owners and drivers and more than 100 taxis gathered at the GO GEORGE bus depot in York Street where the impounded taxis were parked.

The taxis blocked the road and the area was cordoned off from the circle at Hope Street right through to Fichat Street in the CBD.

A Pops official told the paper that taxi drivers were informed that impounding fees must be paid before taxis would be released.

ANC MPL Cameron Dugmore also tried his luck at mediation.

He added that unlawful actions wouldn't be tolerated. After about 8 hours of deadlock in negotiations to get the taxis released, the taxis were forced by the riot police to leave the depot and they headed up York Street under police escort. In the CBD the police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who they deemed to be threatening. Most of the taxis then parked at the taxi rank in the CBD - not taking on passengers, but also not heading home. At the time of going to press at 17:00 the taxi industry was convening a press conference at the taxi rank.

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Pizza Hut in George

- GEORGE NEWSGEORGE BUSINESS NEWS - In September 2014, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. with more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company, entered the African market by opening its first store in South Africa and to date, has just over 100 stores successfully operating throughout the African continent.

To celebrate opening the latest store in George, Western Cape, the Pizza Hut team is offering the first 100 customers to visit this store a free small chocolate pizza.

“We are very excited to bring Pizza Hut to George,” said CEO of Marathon Restaurant Group, Tony Ozanne, who is based in the Western Cape, South Africa said. “Pizza Hut is on a journey to become the most loved and fastest-growing pizza brand in the world and we look forward to continuing to share our high-quality pizzas, made by our passionate team members, with consumers throughout the Western Cape.”

“Pizza Hut fans living in George, Western Cape, have been waiting with great anticipation for Pizza Hut to open. It is an exciting opportunity to bring this world-renowned brand to consumers in George. The unique deep pan base, fresh ingredients, and abundance of pizza toppings will ensure that Pizza Hut will be successful in this market,” says John Swanepoel, Operations Manager at Marathon Restaurant Group.

The new Pizza Hut in York Boulevard features modern designs and the team is committed to providing an easy pizza experience with ongoing developments in online ordering, delivery and carry out.

About Pizza Hut Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Founded in 1958, Pizza Hut operates over 16,700 restaurants in more than 100 countries.
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Limited GO GEORGE services resume

- GEORGE NEWSGEORGE NEWS - Limited GO GEORGE services have resumed from 05:00 this morning.

1A New Dawn Park - CBD
1B Harmony Park - CBD
60 Rosedale - CBD
2 Blanco - CBD
7 CBD - GR Mall
53 Rosemoor - CBD

The service will run according to the normal schedule on these routes.

Since not all routes will be active, employers are kindly requested to be understanding and patient should employees arrive at work late.

Any change to these plans will be communicated via the GO GEORGE Facebook page immediately. Alternatively, the GO GEORGE Call Centre may be phoned on 0800 044 044 for the latest service update.
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- GEORGE NEWSGEORGE NEWS AND VIDEO - Traffic is flowing freely into and out of Thembalethu after earlier reports that only vehicles leaving the area would be allowed to cross the bridge – the only access and exit to Thembalethu.

This morning thousands of George commuters had to make their way to work on foot as the GO GEORGE bus service has also been suspended pending further notice. GO GEORGE drivers are fearing for their safety and a repeat of the 2015 arson attacks that led to damage running into the millions.

George Herald Journalist Zolani Sinxo reports from the scene that police and traffic officials are maintaining a high profile presence from the traffic light in Lawaaikamp right through to the Four Ways intersection in Thembalethu. The Public Order Police (Pops) are also on the scene.

The striking taxi drivers and their vehicles are gathered at the Thembalethu taxi rank and at Thembalethu Square as they refuse to render any further service until their many gripes have been addressed. The trouble started yesterday morning when the so-called provincial traffic ghost squad started clamping down on taxis and motorists in general.

The local taxi industry is incensed about the delay or refusal in issuing taxi permits, and say they are being targeted by authorities. They demand that all impounded taxis be immediately released.

Comment from GO GEORGE, George Municipality and the provincial department of transport is being awaited.
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Klein-Brakrivierstrand steeds gesluit

- GEORGE NEWSMOSSELBAAI NUUS - Die Klein-Brakrivierstrand is steeds gesluit en sal waarskynlik tot einde vandeesweek vir die publiek ontoeganklik wees terwyl die karkasse van die twee walvisse wat daar uitgespoel het, verwyder word.

Mosselbaai munisipaliteit se omgewingsbeampte, Warren Manuel, berig dat dit standaard prosedure is om strande vir sowat 'n week te sluit nadat seelewe soos walvisse uitgespoel het.

Inwoners en besoekers word daarom versoek om die strand tot verdere kennisgewing nie te gebruik nie.
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OUDTSHOORN NUUS - Die tiende verjaarsdag van die Klein Karoo Klassique in Oudtshoorn

- GEORGE NEWSOUDTSHOORN NUUS - Die tiende verjaarsdag van die Klein Karoo Klassique in Oudtshoorn word vanjaar gevier met tien uitstaande hoofuitvoerings, wat die premières van drie nuwe Suid-Afrikaanse komposisies insluit.

Die Klassique word jaarliks deur Kunste Onbeperk aangebied en vind vanjaar vanaf 9 tot 12 Augustus plaas.

Liefhebbers van klassieke musiek kan R400 spaar deur gebruik te maak van die pakketaanbod van slegs R900 vir al tien uitvoerings.

Besprekings vir die Klassique Pakket kan by Computicket gedoen word.

Klassique-feesgangers gaan die eerste wees om 'n voorsmaak te kry van MISA, 'n nuwe mis met 'n Suid-Afrikaanse invloed, en as't ware deel te word van 'n stukkie musikale geskiedenis. Die musiek word gekomponeer deur Antoni Shonken, Antjie Krog skryf die teks en Marthinus Basson behartig die regie.

Ter voorbereiding van uitvoerings landwyd in 2019 word 'n spesiale demonstrasielesing van 60 minute van die MISA aangebied. Die lesing begin met voorlesings en uittreksels deur verskeie rolspelers, onder andere deur Krog en soliste van die Kaapse Operakoor. Daarna volg 'n gesprek en 'n geleentheid vir die gehoor om vrae te vra en deel te neem.

The New Old – Die nuutheid van oudheid, spog met twee nuwe Suid-Afrikaanse komposisies, onderskeidelik van Clare Loveday en Arthur Feder, spesiaal gekomponeer vir die trio-kombinasie van klavier (Mareli Stolp), viool (Waldo Alexander) en klarinet (Morné van Heerden). Ook ingesluit in die program is onder meer Strawinski se L'Histoire du Soldat.

Die befaamde Odeion-strykkwartet span kragte saam met die pianis Albie van Schalkwyk en gehore kan uitsien na musiek uit die laat Romantiese tydperk van onder andere Leoš Janá ek en César Franck.

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Power outage: New Dawn Park


An interruption in electricity supply to a portion of New Dawn Park is planned for Tuesday 26 June.

GEORGE NEWS - An interruption in electricity supply to a portion of New Dawn Park, Pacaltsdorp, is planned for Tuesday 26 June from 09:00 to 16:30 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains.

Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the above mentioned period; the work will be done on Wednesday 27 June from 09:00 TO 16:30.

Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.

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Shell Kraaibosch's excellent service earns award on global front
Morné Strauss at Shell's Smiling Stars Global event in Dubai with the Shell Global Gold Sites of the Year 2017 award earned by the dedicated Shell Kraaibosch staff.
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GEORGE BUSINESS NEWS - The Shell Kraaibosch Service Station is elated after being named one of Shell's Global Gold Sites of the Year 2017. Owner Morné Strauss received the award at Shell's Smiling Stars Global event held in Dubai.

This is no mean feat, since 45 000 filling stations take part in the annual judging to determine the top sites. Judging is done by a mystery marker who visits every filling station four times a year to mark them according to international Shell standards. It forms part of Shell's "People Make the Difference Real" programme.

The international award follows Shell Kraaibosch being named (for the third consecutive year) as South African Gold Site of the Year (2017), a title that is granted to the top 10 South African filling stations out of 650.

"We are over the moon to be also one of the top sites internationally. It is a big honour and it motivates everyone in the team to keep up the excellent work," said Strauss.

He said high service levels are prerequisite in order to be considered for a Gold Site award. "We do not know who the mystery marker is and when he or she is coming, so the marks are a true reflection of the service of our employees. They are really dedicated to delivering top-notch service."

24-hour convenience shopping
Shell Kraaibosch is a convenience destination that offers a 24-hour filling station, 24-hour Spar Express with a Bean Tree Café, Steers, and ATMs of all four major banks. The Spar Express offers the same variety as the Super Spar, from quality meat to a large variety of foodstuffs.

Address: Garden Route Mall intersection, Knysna Road

Contact: 044 887 0480

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