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2 June 2023 Media Release: Garden Route District Municipality celebrates Archives Week

Media Release:  Garden Route District Municipality celebrates Archives Week, 5 – 9 June 2023

For immediate release
02 June 2023

Leave No One Behind: Archives in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Archives and Records Management functions and processes are essentially necessary, and it helps the Municipality to keep track of the information it creates and needs.

These processes also help to ensure that information is stored in an organised manner so that it can be retrieved when needed.

To comply with relevant legislation, the Garden Route District Municipality disposes of, and transfers all records every year. The Municipality recently undertook a Records Clean-Up Project for which 3 unemployed youth were assigned to assist.

The Municipality also conducted records management information sessions with departments to ensure that all records are centralised for easy retrieval.

The Municipality will, therefore, continue to encourage GRDM staff to send records to the registry section for processing and safekeeping in accordance with good governance practices.

The Western Cape Archives and Records Service would like to invite everyone interested to attend the National Archives Awareness Week Launch ONLINE on Friday 2 June 2023, 11:00-13:00, ahead of Archives Week, 5-9 June 2023.

Interested staff members are invited to attend/log into any of the workshops, at:

No Good Governance without a proper Records Management System.