As my regular readers will know, i’m no fan of double-speaking politicians who always promise the world but never deliver. Nevertheless, i believe in education, eradication of apathy and the claiming of control over our lives so i occasionally step outside of local politics to share news on those who control us from afar (in the case of Knysna, we are very much controlled by Cape Town and not our so called, local leaders). Last week, i gave you the news that Hellen Zille had topped the premier’s rating poll. Today, i repost a very important speech made by … ‘Click here to read full article…’
We cannot solve the problems of Knysna (and South Africa) until we cross the divide and talk to one another. Armchair critics are more likely to cause damage than hot air. It’s difficult to have a true opinion about political parties, cultures and individuals unless you’ve listened and debated. I believe in action which has led to interesting, frustrating and educational chats with many. Some, like Ralph Stander and Deputy Mayor Michelle Wasserman before him, will be introduced to you here. WM: What are the 3 biggest problems facing Knysna? A: Unemployment, poverty and the big racial divide.'Click here to read full article...'
This is the first in a series of interview questions that i will be sending to members of all political parties in an attempt to inform Knysna’s citizens on where our representatives stand on issues that affect our lives. Having met with many politicians lately, i realized that there’s also a need to spotlight differences and, more importantly, commonalities. That goal will be a work in progress. Getting politicians to say yes was easy but actually getting the answers has proven more difficult. After almost a month, i’m grateful for this first response from Knysna’s Deputy Mayor Michelle Wasserman who … ‘Click here to read full article…’