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Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Working together we can save more" as per Department of Water

Working together we can save more water

The theme feeds off the Government’s theme “working together we can do more”. It emphasise the fact that we all have a role to play in water conservation.
The messages during National Water Week 15 - 21 March
With the theme "Working together we can do more"

How the Water for Growth and Development initiative will support the economy by well planned and managed water infrastructure into the future while ensuring all South Africans benefit.

Water contributes to job creation and skills development.

Water’s contribution to economic development and rural development.

Water plays a major role in the hospitality industry going to 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Water’s role in addressing the social equity and poverty alleviation.

Government’s progress with regards to access to basic water supply and free basic water.

The necessity of water conservation and demand management.

Creating awareness around water safety in sport and the recreational use of water.

Ensuring the cleanliness and the integrity of our water resources.

The Department’s role in regulating water quality.

Monday, March 1, 2010

George Lodge is flying the flag today

Three million tickets 64 matches 32 teams. Approximatley 450 000 international visitors. A global television audince of more then 26 billion viewers. 48 million proudly Bafana Bafana supporters. The George Lodge is part of this hole team our lodge may be beidge on the outside our bus may be blue our 22 rooms got its own theme but today at the George Lodge you will only see yellow as the staff at the George Lodge is taking part in the National Fly the Flag day by wearing yellow shirts. This is the mark to tell everyone its only 100 days to go before the first soccer ball will be kicked off in Soccer City Johannesburg on 11 June

At 12:00 everyone is asked to sing the national anthem of South Africa dance the diski dance and acknowledfe the flag

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,Nkosi sikelela,
thina lusapho lwayo.

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika.

Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.

The Diski Dance is fun!! It’s very easy to do. It makes you feel good. It makes you want to go out there; cheer for your team; paint your face in your national colours; wave your supporter’s flag; see goals being scored and celebrate with thousands and thousands of others.

Here at George Lodge we will open our hearts and the lodge for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will soon be driving, flying and sailing to South Africa not just South Africa but the heart of the Garden Route George.

ABSA KKNK - Specials

The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) will be running from the 01st to the 8th of April 2010 in Oudtshoorn - conveniently in school holidays and Easter Weekend.Book your accommodation at the George Lodge International R450.00 single or R600.00 double (complimentary breakfast included) and qualify for our discounted shuttle rate of R250.00 pp to Oudtshoorn and back.No hassle driving there, no hassle with parking - just a funfilled day - see time slots available. Departure times from George 08h00, 12h00, 16h00, 19h00 Return times from Oudtshoorn 10h00, 14h00, 18h00, 22h00For more information please visit our blog