Midvaal Councillors visit George for shared learning on Local Government


The Executive Mayor of Midvaal, Councillor Bongani Baloyi together with his Portfolio Councillor for Development and Planning Councillor Solly NKhi and Portfolio Councillor for Corporate Services, Councillor Wayde De Agrella spent three days in George last week on a shared learning visit.

The group visited a number of successful projects undertaken by George Municipality including the UISP in Thembalethu, GO GEORGE, Rosemoor Sports field upgrade, N2 bridge and the George Youth Cafe.

The visit was not only about the effective local governance of the George Municipality and the trio were taken on a sigh-seeing trip to Wilderness to enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings to experience a true South Cape Oxtail potjie at Leentjies Klip.

The Executive Mayor of George, Alderman Charles Standers said that "George Municipality proudly exhibits and discusses our flag ship projects with the Midvaal delegations, since we have generated unique strategies to address key issues, which in turn lead to improved municipal services.

Alderman Baloyi thanked George Municipality for their hospitality and said that "bilateral visits of this nature should be conducted more often, since the exchange of information and best practices between municipalities expand their horizons and provide them with new instruments to improve delivery in terms of their mandate."

On the third day the delegation visited the new solar power installation at the George Airport and ended their visit with a brief visit to the Executive Mayor of Mossel Bay, Alderman Marie Ferreira and her management team.

Photo caption: From left Midvaal Portfolio Councillor for Corporate Services, Wayne De Agrella; Executive Mayor for George, Charles Standers; Midvaal Executive Mayor, Bongani Baloyi; Executive Deputy Mayor Daniel Maritz and Midvaal Portfolio Councillor for Development and Planning, Solly Nkhi.