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Go George says thank you with soup

Jul '15

The GO GEORGE team took a few hours last week to say thank you to safety-related departments in George that contribute to the safe service the public transport system aims to render.

As it happened, the two days chosen to deliver soup and rolls were icy cold and partly wet, so the gesture was warmly welcomed by the recipients.


The three ladies in the George Municipality’s CCTV control room were pleasantly surprised by the knock on their door. From left are Simphiwe Schaap of the GO GEORGE communications team and control room operators Portia Jayiya, Candice Harris and Alicia Balatoni.

Soup Fire and Rescue

At George Fire and Rescue the entire Shift A quickly gathered to grab a steaming cup of soup and a roll. From left are Thandeka Webber (temporary cleaner), Jim Domone (firefighter), Divisional Commander Neels Barnard, Warick Fisher (firefighter on the Expanded Public Works Program), Andr√© Nelson (acting platoon commander), Solly Gysman (firefighter), Joseph Fortuin (firefighter), James Robb (GO GEORGE Manager), in front of him Tracey Bussak (firefighter on the Expanded Public Works Program) and Morne Lakay (GO GEORGE Assistant Manager). Adding warmth to the welcome beverage was the lovely Alexandra Swarts (in front) who joined the GO GEORGE team in saying thank you and to help dish out the soup. Alexandra (16) is a Grade 11 learner at Rundle College and one of only 24 South African finalists in the Miss Commonwealth Teen competition. Cast your vote for George’s finalist by sending an SMS with the words ‘”Alexandra Swarts” to 35554.


Soup Traffic

The GO GEORGE team was just in time to treat some traffic officers after their weekly meeting. In front, from left, are Supt Lafras Boesak, Alexandra Swarts, Miss Commonwealth Teen finalist, and Traffic Officer Jakobus Oktober. At the back are Acting Asst Supt Joel Junies, Acting Asst Supt Alton Septoe, GO GEORGE Manager James Robb, and Traffic Officers Laetitia du Plessis and Trifosia Manewil.

Soup Pacs Police

The Pacaltsdorp police enjoyed the tasty soup and fresh rolls dished up by the GO GEORGE team. From the left are Lt Lorraine Heyns, Morne Lakay and James Robb, GO GEORGE Assistent Manager and Manager respectively, Capt Mzwandile Kama (acting station commander) and Capt Yolande Sauls.

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