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Garden Route fires: team visits to assess rehabilitation funding applications

A team of ten people - including quantity surveyors, project managers, environmental consultants, and engineers - is currently working in the Garden Route to assess applications for grant funding in the wake of the storms and fires that tore…
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Route to Recovery - Our role in the Garden Route Rebuild

By Leah Moodaley Dr Hildegarde Fast, Deputy Director-General of Energy Security for the WCG, was appointed to head the activities of provincial government in the Garden Route area. Dr Fast explains that the role of the WCG in rebuilding…
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10 Facts you should know about the Training Layoff Scheme

The Training Layoff Scheme provides an alternative to retrenchment whereby the employment relationship is suspended whilst employees go on a skills training programme The Training Layoff Scheme is entirely voluntary and is based upon…
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After 39 square miles burn, the landscape rehabilitation continues

Article by Lucian Deaton  After a wildfire has made the headlines, the often unreported risks of soil erosion and flooding remains.  The difficult work of landscape restoration begins. In early June, wildfires burned over 39 square miles…
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Update about asbestos in the Garden Route

An Accredited Asbestos Inspection Authority was appointed by Eden District Municipality to assess all the 1197 confirmed structures that were destroyed or damaged by the recent fire disaster in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. The purpose of the…
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Update on Garden Route Rebuild initiative

7 August 2017 - The Garden Route Rebuild (GRR) initiative has recorded significant progress since its establishment two weeks ago. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (7 August 2017) released an update on the work of…