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Investment and Skills Business Engagements PDF Print
Monday, 16 October 2017

Eden District Municipality in collaboration with B-Municipalities will engage with private sector business about the status quo of skills supply and demand, as well as existing investment opportunities in the district.

The first session will be held at the Santos Express Train Lodge tomorrow, 17 October 2017 at 18:00.

Why are these engagements relevant?

It is important to establish whether businesses in the Eden district are ready to make use of the opportunities that could come their way through coordinated and facilitated investment recruitment campaigns. Engagements will give a clear indication of the competitive advantage of the district regarding business products and services. Key emerging sections will also be identified, while additional opportunities within these sectors will be marketed to investors.  These engagements will gear businesses towards investment readiness.

As local government, we need to establish what the challenges are that businesses are facing when expanding their operations, how to retain existing businesses in the district and how to encourage outside businesses to invest in our area/region.

A collective approach (public and private sector) to grow the economy will result in a broad and inclusive roll-out of skills development programmes and opportunities.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 October 2017 )
 
A Message to Matriculants of 2017 PDF Print
Sunday, 15 October 2017

executive_mayor_cllr_memory_booysen.jpg The Eden District Municipality Council wishes all our matriculants good luck as they write their final examinations for 2017.

We strongly believe that the success of any country lies in the education that it offers to learners. Take advantage of this golden opportunity and remember that you decide your own path and that you are the owner of your future.

Do not allow socio-economic circumstances to determine your academic success. By approaching these exams with discipline and dedication, you will be able to reach your goals with ease.

I call on local non-governmental organisations, government departments and community members to work collectively to address social ills and the prevalence of drugs and alcohol plaguing schools.

I applaud teachers for their year-to-year efforts to create conditions and transfer knowledge to learners, especially to matriculants. A learner who is effectively tutored, excels in his/her studies and is motivated. Motivation directs learners' behaviour toward particular goals, increases their persistence, self-worth and enhances their performance.

Lastly, during this time, please stay away from parties and social-media platforms, because these activities consume a lot of time and energy that could well be invested in your future.

Best wishes,
Councillor Memory Booysen
Executive Mayor
Eden District Municipality

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 October 2017 )
 
Eden District Municipality welcomes new members to its Audit and Peformance Audit Committee PDF Print
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Members of the Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) Audit and Performance Audit Committee (APAC) welcomed two new members to their team at a meeting held on 27 September 2017.

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 Mr Geoff Stenekamp (left) and Ms Nandi Bulabula (right) were warmly welcomed by members of the Eden District Municipality Audit & Performance Audit Committee on 27 September 2017.

 

This followed after Mr Jolyon Stoffels and Mr Neil Metelerkamp completed their service as members of the Eden DM APAC on 31 August 2017.

Ms Nandi Bulabula is the Director of Nandi Bulabula Attorneys, which was founded in 2001.  In 2007 Nandi Bulabula Attorneys opened a branch in Plettenberg Bay. The firm specialises in Local Government consulting and litigation, as well as conveyancing. Ms Bulabula holds a LLB degree from the University of Durban-Westville and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1998.

Mr Geoff Stenekamp is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having been a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Paarl for more than 20 years. Mr Stenekamp was also the National Leader of PwC’s Entrepreneurial Advice Services, prior to his retirement. He served as member of the Mossel Bay Municipality Audit Committee and has extensive experience in internal controls, financial statements and financial management.

The credible background of both members will contribute vastly to further improve transparency in the daily operations of Eden DM, especially in bettering its financial processes, as well as internal controls. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 October 2017 )
 
Financial Assistance towards further studies - 2018 PDF Print
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Applications are invited from students who are currently studying at tertiary or TVET institutions, as well as learners that have passed Grade 12, for financial assistance towards further studies for the 2018 academic year. The award is restricted to full-time study and attendance at SAQA accredited tertiary or TVET institutions and is eligible to any student whose parents are residents within the Greater Eden municipal area.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 October 2017 )
 
Graduate Internship Opportunity PDF Print
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Eden District Municipality in partnership with the Department of Local Government: Western Cape is proud to present a graduate internship opportunity for a youth residing within the Eden District area.

12 MONTHS CONTRACT

STIPEND: R4 989.00 per month

FIELD OF STUDY
Town Planning or Engineering

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 October 2017 )