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Published: 20 Feb 2018Title: ELECTRICITY OFF DE SWART LINE 26 FEBRUARY 9AM-4PMStatus: Electricity supply to a portion of De Swart line will be interrupted on MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2018 FROM 09:00 TO 16:00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Please treat the installation as live at all times. Alternative date: Tuesday 27 February 9am-4pm
Published: 20 Feb 2018Title: ELEKTRISITEIT-ONDERBREKING DE SWART LYN 26 FERUARIE 9VM-4NMStatus: Elektriese toevoer sal na De Swart-lyn onderbreek word op MAANDAG 26 FEBRUARIE 2018 VANAF 09:00 TOT 16:00 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Beskou asb installasie as lewendig te alle tyde. Alternatiewe datum: VRYDAG 23 FEBRUARIE 2018 VANAF 09:00 TOT 16:00
Published: 20 Feb 2018Title: ELECTRICITY OFF AIRPORT LINE 23 FEBRUARY 9AM-4PMStatus: Electricity supply to a portion of the Airport line will be interrupted on THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2018 FROM 09:00 TO 16:00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Please treat the installation as live at all times. Alternative date: 23 February 9am-4pm
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Published: 12 Feb 2018Title: Black bags: next delivery 26 February - 2 March 2018Status: Distribution of black refuse bags every three months. Each packet contains 26 bags, average of two a week. Please reduce waste and use blue bags for recyclables. Next black bags distributed 26 February-2 March. Blue bags from 82 Meade Street. Every blue bag put out, you get one back. 044 802 2900
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07 December 2017

Eden District Municipality name change

Eden District Municipality name to change to Garden Route District Municipality
On 5 December 2017, the Eden District Municipality Council approved the name change of Eden District Municipality to Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM). The decision came after the entire Eden DM Council took note of the rigorous Public Participation process followed by Eden DM and all role-players since the onset of the name-changing process. The next step of the name change will be to inform the Western Cape Government, MEC for Local Government, Mr Anton Bredell, of Council’s decision and request to publish a notice about the name change in the Government Gazette.
During a debate in Council, Cllr Memory Booysen – Eden DM Executive Mayor explained the reasoning behind the name change, by saying: “The Regional Tourism brand will still be known as Garden Route and Klein Karoo and will continue to be marketed in that way. By changing our name to Garden Route District Municipality does not mean that we see less value in the name Klein Karoo, we see the Klein Karoo as part of the Garden Route. When looking at the name “Eden”, it never included the name "Klein Karoo", but people were still aware of it.”
Cllr Mark Willemse – Eden DM Speaker also shared his personal views about the name change. He explained: “The name Eden is not familiar to people outside the region and it also did not add any value to tourism in the region – it only created confusion. If a person does a Google search for the word “Eden”, it does not even mention anything about the Garden Route or Klein Karoo, but once a person searches for the phrase “Garden Route”, the words “Klein Karoo” ends up with the search results of Garden Route.”
The Public Participation and awareness of the proposed name change included: 
• Website: Online comment submissions
• Social media: WhatsApp messages, Facebook posts, Tweets
• Broadcast media: Radio interviews (Algoa FM, Eden FM)
• Print media: Newspaper notices in the Group Editors regional newspapers
• Public Participation sessions: All B-Municipalities (Bitou, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay, Hessequa, Kannaland and Oudtshoorn). 
Outcome of public and council opinions:
• Municipal Councils in favour of the proposed name change: 
Eden, Mossel Bay, Hessequa, George, Bitou and Knysna.
• Municipal Councils opposed to the proposed name change: 
Oudtshoorn and Kannaland.
• Public in favour of the proposed name change: 28
• Public opposing the propose name change: 26
• Other proposals: 7
The Communication and Graphic Design Section of the municipality will design the GRDM logo and a brand guide to ensure that the organisation transitions smoothly into a new identity.

Last published 07 December 2017