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Electricity044 874 3917
Water / Sanitation044 801 9262/9266
Fire 044 801 6311
Refuse Removal044 802 2900
Traffic / Licence044 878 2400 / 044 801 9315
Law Enforcement044 801 6350
GO GEORGE Call Centre0800 044 044
George Municipality Switchboard044 801 9111
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Electricity 044 874 3917
Water / Sanitation 044 801 9262/9266
Fire 044 801 6311
Refuse Removal 044 802 2900
Traffic / Licence 044 878 2400 / 044 801 9315
Law Enforcement 044 801 6350
GO GEORGE Call Centre 0800 044 044
George Municipality Switchboard 044 801 9111

Investor Relations

Overview

One of our strategic goals is to develop and grown George with innovative and entrepreneurial solutions - for all of the Citizens of George. Our Vision is George - A City for a Sustainable Future. We live our values, focus on our citizens, work smart, act like owners and are the brand.

Accolades 2019.pdf

George  - two for one!

Financial independence and the highest quality of life on offer

 

George was recently hailed as one of the Western Cape cities offering the highest quality of life, beating Cape Town according to Numbeo’s data which indicates that George offers the highest safety rating, a good climate, a relatively affordable cost of living, low traffic and low levels of pollution. In terms of total cost of living, George is 21% cheaper than the City of Cape Town and 9% cheaper than Port Elizabeth. This is according to Expatistan, a collaborative international cost of living index. The most noticeable saving was found in the housing sector, where, on average housing costs were up to 49% cheaper relative to Cape Town.  Read the full article in News

 

 

 

Golden opportunity for local contractors. pdf

The Garden Route & Klein Karoo Film website is live! Please have a look and link to our respective sites:

http://www.grkk-filmoffice.co.za/

 

 

 

#Invest George

A City for a Sustainable Future

Significant investment attraction for George is currently underway through strategic partnerships between the Eden District Municipality, Provincial Government, and private sector businesses. Engagements with national and international investors will take place on 7 and 8 March 2018 at Oubaai, in George, under the theme "Garden Route Investment Conference: Creating Opportunity in global Uncertainty".  Follow the link for more information:

#invest George - GRIC - Jan 2018.pdf

 

Municipal Money is a website for Ratepayers to review how municipal money is spent. Follow the link: https://municipalmoney.gov.za/

Western Cape Government Provincial Treasury: Provincial Economic Review and Outlook 2017.pdf

Western Cape Government Provincial Treasury: Municipal Economic Review and Outlook 2017.pdf

Top 10 reasons for investing in George

  • Live and play with the beauty of the Garden Route as your backdrop – considered one of the best scenic drives in the world
  • A safe living environment with comparatively low crime rates
  • A temperate climate with mild summers and winters and rainfall year round
  • Excellent schools (public and private) and tertiary education institutions, with NMMU George Campus having already embarked on extensive expansions in degrees offered locally.
  • World class municipal infrastructure including water provision, sewage systems, roads and electrical distribution systems. 
  • George Airport offers multiple daily flights to and from  Johannesburg as well as Cape Town – this means only a few hours by plane to the main economic hubs of South Africa
  • Very little, if any, peak time traffic, soon to be further alleviated by a world class public transport system (Go George)
  •  An investor friendly local municipality that will go the extra mile to ensure business growth is supported where possible within its mandate
  •  A well-diversified economy offering opportunities from primary agriculture to higher order financial services, the central hub for services across the Southern Cape
  • All the amenities and shopping opportunities available in any big city at the Garden Route Mall and various new retail developments to come in the near future.

Read more on “George Economy and growth” and “A golden opportunity for investors” in our document section.

Commercial property

There are various excellent estate agents and business brokers active in George, a Google search or visit to the George Herald Business Directory should provide you with a detailed list. 

Business support

Finance

George has four 4 major banks, West FNB, ABSA, STANDARD BANK and NEDBANK. Our two smaller banks include CAPITEC and AFRICAN BANK.

Business registrations

For information on business registrations and protecting your intellectual property visit the Companies and Intellectual Property commission website on http://www.cipc.co.za/

Incentives

Visit the Government Portal for information on business incentives on  http://www.investmentincentives.co.za/

Transport links

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Lifestyle

Visit our Community Services section for information on lifestyle, schools / learning institutions etc.

Queries
Please contact:

Trevor Botha
Municipal Manager
Tel: 044 801 9111 / 9069
Email: tbotha@george.gov.za

Pedro Oliphant
Manager: Local Economic Development
Tel: 044 802 9089
Email: ploliphant@george.gov.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last published 15 April 2019