Author: Marlene Nqumse

30 January 2023: Notice – Third Adjustment Budget 2022/2023 Approved


Notice 7/2023

Notice is hereby given that the Garden Route District Municipal Councilโ€™s Third Adjustment Budget for the period 2022/2023-2024/2025, was compiled in accordance with the Local
Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 2003 (Act 56 of 2003).

This document was approved by the Garden Route District Municipality at a District Council meeting held on Monday, 30 January 2023.

This document will be available for public inspection and comments on the GRDM municipal website from 31 January 2023.

Members of the public is invited to submit written comments or representations to the municipality in respect of this document. All comments and inputs must be directed to โ€œThe Municipal Manager, Garden Route District Municipality, 54 York Street, George 6530โ€.

Please contact the Budget Managerย (Ms Louise Hoek) at 044 803 1300ย with any enquiries.

Click here to view the Official Public Notice
Click here to view the 2022/2023 Third Adjustment Budget Report


M G Stratu
Municipal Manager
Garden Route District Municipality

25 December 2022 ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—›๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ!

๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—›๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ! ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—™๐—˜

Garden Route District Municipality Executive Mayor, Ald. Memory Booysen wishes all Garden Routers and tourists in our region a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

“This year, 2022, has been memorable but also experienced with mixed emotions, small-scale celebrations, and some challenges. However, what is important for me to say during this time is thank you. You chose our region as the place to enjoy your festivities, and I am sure that you’ve experienced the impressive variety of attractions on offer here. Please make the same choice next year by revisiting us. On that note, let’s welcome 2023 with renewed energy!”

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ,
๐—”๐—น๐—ฑ. ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป
๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ฟ – ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†



Public Notice 138/2022


Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 129(3) of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act 56 of 2003) that the Garden Route District Municipal Council hereby makes public the Oversight Report on the Annual Report for the 2021/2022 financial year.

The 2021/2022 Annual Report was also approved in a Council Meeting on 14 December 2022.

The 2021/2022 Annual Report and Oversight report is available at the IDP unit of the Garden Route District Municipality and can also be viewed on the Garden Route Municipalityโ€™s website

For further inquiries, please contact:ย  Mrs M James (IDP Unit) Tel no: 044 803 1431





Click on the link below and download the Official Notice.

2021/2022 Annual and Oversight Report Notice

2021/2022 GRDM Annual Report

14 December 2022 Impact Based Warning – Level 6 Severe Thunderstorms

Impact Based Warning – L6 Severe Thunderstorms

Please find included theย Impact Based Warning for the Western Cape and Namaqua Region of Northern Cape.

Areas impacted from Friday, 16 December until Saturday, 17 December along the Garden Route district, include:
Bitou, George, Hessequa, Kannaland, Knysna, Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.


The telephone line of the Garden Route Emergency Centre (044-805 5071) is still offline, including the Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Service line, 10177. The following arrangements remain in place: Report emergencies to the South African Police Service at 10111 or contact 021 937 0555. For medical emergencies dial 112 (from a cellphone), until further notice.

Legal notice:
โ€œThis warning from SA Weather Service must be communicated as received and may not be altered under any circumstance.
It must be forwarded or communicated in its entirety andย no portion hereof may be replicated or copied and distributed.โ€

Cape Town Weather Office
2nd Floor: Oval Office Park
Cape Town Int airport
Freight Road
Cape Town

Tel: 021 935 5700

12 December 2022 Media Release: Media Release: Cater Care students ready to gain practical experience

Media Release: Cater Care students ready to gain practical experience

For Immediate Release
9 December 2022

On Thursday, 8 December 2022, the last intake of the Francois Ferreira Academy (FFA) Cater Care Programme students for 2022 completed their practical training and are now ready to begin the second phase of their training. Their training involve being placed in hospitality establishments in order to gain practical experience during the month of December.ย 

Earlier this year 223 applications were received from youth across the district who applied to form of the Cater Care Programme. Ninety-four (94) applicants were shortlisted for interviews and in the end, 25 youth were selected to be part of this yearโ€™s programme. On 17 October 2022, classes for the last intake of the program began, and the award ceremony will be held in February 2023. The Cater Care is a three (3) month programme providing both theoretical and practical (industry-based) training.

The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) through this Cater Care (Food Handler) Training Programme aims to train previously disadvantaged youth in the district, in the hospitality sector. By doing so, the high unemployment rate in the district is being addressed; the unemployed are being trained in Culinary Skills, so they can find employment in local hospitality and tourism companies.

As one of GRDMโ€™s flagship programmes, the Tourism Unit of the District Municipality isย  responsible for funding the programme, with the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Unit contributing to it as well.

In their last practical assignment, students prepared pastry dough.