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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!


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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

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Harcourts - George

HERBALIFE - George

Herbalife - George -

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

EDEN PAINTS - GEORGE

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.
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Graad van blanke armoede skok



Daar is met skok kennis geneem van die graad en wydverspreidheid van armoede onder blankes in Suid-Afrika, in besonder onder Afrikaners, met die sirkulasie op sosiale media van 'n verslag deur Daniël Lötter van Front Nasionaal oor die toestande in die Munsieville blanke plakkerskamp te Krugersdorp. Uittreksels uit die verslag getiteld Waar ‘n volk sy skaamte weggegooi het, lees soos volg: “Nog nooit in my lewe het enigiets wat ek moes skryf, soveel van my geverg nie, dis wat in Munsieville by Krugersdorp aangetref word. Dit was op ‘n tyd ‘n ashoop – ‘n plek waar mense vuilgoed weggegooi het. Nou is dit mense wat daar weggegooi is. “Bejaarde mans met verrimpelde hande. Kinders met groot oë… net oë waarin daar niks uitdrukking meer is nie. Kinders wat na dinge kyk sonder om in te neem wat hulle sien, want dinge rondom hulle is maar net daar, dit het geen nut nie. “Uit die maalkolk van die menslike gang aan die Gautengse Wes-Rand het hulle hier uitgespoel. Die man in die sinkhok – wat op ‘n afstand lyk soos die tipiese hok wat op ‘n boereplaas staan vir die werfhond. Maar dis ‘n mens wat daarin skuiling maak. “Die man wat geopereer is vir ‘n breuk, maar die wond is nou oop. 13 cm lank, 5 cm wyd en stinkend van die verswering van septisemie. ‘Het jy vir my pleisters gebring?’ vra hy ‘Ek gee hom nog ‘n week,’ sê die ou man wat saamloop. ‘Dis die vyfde een vanjaar. Hulle wonde raak septies en hulle sterf.’ “Nie ver daarvandaan is ‘n skuiling waarin twee bejaardes woon.

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'Eden has highest suicide rate in SA'




A former health worker at a clinic in George, Juanita Nel, has walked her own difficult road with major depression and is now motivating others in her position to get help.

GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - Juanita Nel suffered from the "blues" during her years at college.

She started hearing voices after the birth of her first baby, and it was dismissed as postnatal stress. She became delusional after her second child and only then received the help she desperately needed.

Nel, as with many other patients, had a difficult time explaining to her family how she felt. She was ultimately diagnosed with major depression.

Through the support of her family, community and professional help, Nel is now able to enjoy life. A former health worker at Conville Clinic in George, Nel does motivational speaking at the clinic with the hope of motivating others to seek help.

“I am not ashamed to admit that I have a mental illness. Neither should anyone else,” she said.

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7 awesome SA inventions



The ‘computed axial tomography’ scan, or CAT scan, was developed at Tufts University in the UK by South African physicist Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories.

LIFESTYLE NEWS - South Africa lays claim to many of the world's firsts. The list includes the CAT scan, the heart transplant and the ‘speed gun’.

Where would you expect to find the inventor of the CAT scan, the makers of the ‘speed gun’ used in cricket ovals the world over, or the world’s first oil-from-coal refinery?

There’s a wide range of innovative and entrepreneurial activity in South Africa, backed up by a number of organisations that provide support for budding inventors and innovators.

Some of the world’s firsts South Africa can lay claim to are the following:

1. The CAT scan
The ‘computed axial tomography’ scan, or CAT scan, was developed at Tufts University in the UK by South African physicist Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories. Their achievement secured them the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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interests of country



African National Congress (ANC) Parliamentary Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says that voting in favour of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is tantamount to dropping a nuclear bomb on the country.

The Democratic Alliance-sponsored motion will be debated in the National Assembly next Tuesday.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has yet to announce whether Members of Parliament (MPs) will be allowed to vote in secret.

But regardless of her decision, Mthembu says the ruling party will defeat the motion because removing the president is not in the best interest of the country.

“It will result in the entire Cabinet having to resign, which will lead to a collapse in government with long lasting ramifications.”

Mthembu has reiterated that ANC MPs were deployed to the legislature by the party and are therefore required to toe the party line.
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