Where we govern


George Local Municipality’s vision is to keep George clean, safe, and green for all citizens. After successful trials, the Go George public transport system’s route is being expanded with additional infrastructures such as bus shelters and an undercover public transport hub. This well-run DA-led municipality consistently receives clean audits and works hard to bring better services to all residents – especially residents in poor communities.

George's Success Stories

We work hard to bring better services to all residents. 9 375 more homes have access to water, 12 576 more homes have electricity, and 12 397 more homes have flush toilets.

Our pro-poor budget will keep working to bring services like electricity to residents in poor communities, offering good financial support to those who qualify as indigents.

With our People Living on the Streets Project, we help former homeless residents to obtain an ID document, shelter and increase their chances of getting a job.

“The Go George buses were implemented in our town. They are safe, convenient and affordable.” – Mary Potts, Pacaltsdorp

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running George Municipality

Melvin Naik

Executive Mayor Melvin Naik is an energetic person whose mature and responsible approach to any task makes him a great leader and problem-solver. Melvin grew up in Blanco and matriculated from George Secondary School. He and his wife have been happily married for 22 years, they have a daughter and a son. Melvin joined the…

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News from George

Traffic lights upgraded for better traffic flow control

A new traffic light at the intersection of Meade and Cathedral Streets, between Outeniqua and Holy Cross primary schools, will be activated on Friday 16 February 2018. The primary goal of the existing four-way stop being converted to a traffic light is the contribution this will make to a dependable schedule for the GO GEORGE…

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Eleven traffic wardens go to traffic college

The George Municipality is this week sending 11 traffic wardens to year-long traffic school to become traffic officers – the most to have gone at one time in many years. George Municipality Director Protection Services Steven Erasmus said the six women and five men going off to Port Elizabeth Traffic College had been working for…

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George Succeeds with 6th Clean Audit

Executive Mayor Melvin Naik proudly heralded the achievement at a Budget Committee meeting on Friday last week, that George had succeeded with the award of a 6th consecutive Clean Audit for the 2016/17 Financial year. “George Municipality and council is constantly challenged to deliver and maintain the rendering of good service to all our citizens. More…

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Main Water Line upgrade

George Civil Engineering Services will undertake an upgrade of the main water line which supplies a large portion of George including Kraaibosch, Wilderness, Blue Mountain, Thembalethu, Groenkloof, Lavalia and Garden Route Mall. The upgrade is planned for Tuesday 7th from 19h00 to Wednesday 8th November at 07h00. The work undertaken will connect the new George…

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Municipality steps up recycling efforts

The George Municipality is stepping up recycling efforts in municipal buildings, starting with the introduction of 20 dedicated paper bins alongside printers in the main building. George Municipality Director Community Services Walter Hendricks said certain departments within the municipality had been recycling informally, but concerted efforts were now being made to increase awareness and recycle…

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