RACISM IS THE IDIOT’S EXCUSE yet was present far too often during our Knysna fire crisis! My pages, Love Knysna and Knysna Keep, aim for a better Knysna through bravery, transparency, honesty and greater citizen rights. That means both promoting and informing our town, and fighting the corrupt, dark heart of Cape Town that dominates us. As importantly, these pages are about telling you to be less afraid /or/ supportive of those in dictatorial power. Know your enemy! Consequently, fundamentals include encouraging you to think for yourselves whilst standing up for human rights. In particular, racism is the idiot’s excuse to … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I’m glad to have been the AWAMB’s film crew’s Knysna tour guide in their search for the positive side of the Great Knysna Fire. Some of the heroes appearing here are Dane Izatt (who, along with the George Ski Boat Club fought fires in Lake Brenton and evacuated people from Brenton-on-Sea to Buffalo Bay (and then onward to Sedgefield), Nardus Rademeyer (who along with a handful of others saved houses in League Street after the place his family was renting burnt down), Phillip Schoifer (who drove from Cape Town to race through a roadblock to cross a river to help … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Film crew shooting a short, positive documentary needs help finding these cool people who helped others during the Great Knysna Fire. Appreciate someone sending me their contact details by tonight: 1. Kallie Esterhuizen (allegedly had help from a burglar in putting out his house fire), 2. Jeremy Hersch, Jared Hersch, Jayson Hersch & Bridget Hersch, Dylan Kruger, Victor Thomas Monk, Charl Scholtz (Belvidere) 3. Brett Stagerman (Rheenendal) 4. Dane Izatt (helped in many places) 5. Daniel & Nardus (League Street) Love Knysna by promoting Knysna!'Click here to read full article...'
Who were YOUR KNYSNA FIRE HEROES & HEROINES? Did they help save your house, carry you down the stairs to the beach, keep you sane when you were panicking, offer you shelter, give you clothes… ? As much as i’ve encountered unnecessary racists, people who left me behind or braggarts who’ve no good reason to brag, so i’ve met AMAZING PEOPLE! Yep, of course, for many of you, the fire and rescue services is at the top of the list! The SAPS, army and local law enforcement performed vital roles too. Who can tell me about those dozen 4×4 drivers … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Knysna, the prettiest town in South Africa, will awake this morning to a different world, one of loss and ash on tongues. It is certain that this will be known as the Great Fire or something else of great importance. KNYSNA FIRE Last night, the old and young, wealthy retirees and the unemployed, found equality in survival and the sharing of stories. From Pezula to Karatara, from world renowned golf estates to farmlands, they gathered on Thesen Island. The shocked and brave became refugees in in the Turbine Boutique Hotel. Rules burnt like houses before them. Dogs barked in 5-star … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Artist Diane Goldie awakens to the fact that the 36-old-boyfriend she had at 13 was a pedophile and that she used sex to shield her from her pain throughout her life. Now, Diane is a 51-year-old feminist, asserting her visibility with her bold style. Click here to view more videos from the What’s Underneath Project.