There are many things to complain about but it’s as important for us to remember to support those Knysna municipal workers who do a great job! Appreciated workers are more likely to keep it up and will hopefully inspire others to be more like them. Whilst digging through the Municipality’s website, i found this photo of Smiley, Knysna’s favourite traffic controller. If there were a hundred people like him working for our local government, our municipality would be the coolest in SA.'Click here to read full article...'
It’s the weekend so let’s do things differently. With this blog, i’m going to take you on an abstract journey whose destination is our future where we’ve defeated fear. Last night i was asked several times, again, why i do what i do. Most people don’t understand how i can work (mostly) seven days a week and handle the stress of attacks and counter-attacks for no financial reward. I wish i was a more righteous person in that i could give a simple answer but the fact is i’m no monk – i regularly have days where i want to … ‘Click here to read full article…’
On July 24 2014, Johann Burmeister defeated the controversial case of theft (of a laptop) that was brought against him by the Knysna SAPS. It’s more than just a win. It’s an insight into the failure of police procedure and the abuse of power that is suppose to protect the public. It’s confirmation of conspiracy. On being found not guilty by Magistrate Derek Torlage, tears of relief and joy beautified the faces of both Johann and Denise, his wife who won the hearts of the public as she fought in newspapers and online to clear her husband’s name. There were … ‘Click here to read full article…’
There are writers who can inspire!3 days ago, on July 13 2014, one of those, named Nadine Gordimer, died. She was an anti-apartheid activist and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. She seemed, sadly, like an outstanding person for us, South Africa, to lose. Thankfully, she died in her sleep at the fantastic age of 90. Reading of her death reminded me that i, as a schoolboy in 1989, entered the Alan Paton Speech Competition with my essay entitled “The Consequences of Inequality According to Nadine Gordimer’s ‘July’s People’” – yes, that was a mouthful but i wish that i … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Trying to escape racism in South Africa is like trying to talk with your mouth full of marshmellows – it’s a sticky problem and no matter how much sense you try speak, it still comes out a mess. I believe in tackling problems head-on so have addressed this topic several times. Racism is not only how we are treated but how we think or act back. If you’re a white person, i want you to imagine yourself walking the Main Street of Knysna at night when you see 4 black men in hoodies walking towards you – what’s your first … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Successful marketing requires your willful ignorance for success. Watch this amazing video – it will blow your mind! Hopefully your main thought afterwards (and tomorrow and next week) will be WTF! Read my article about how the very same thing controls your life. It’s happening to you, right now, in this town… because you let it. This fact, more than the crimes of others or any complaints you have, determines yours and your family’s now and future. And consider what you possibly go through to be accepted (especially women – “Imagine what we could achieve if we weren’t beholden to … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Shame on me for not sharing an inspiration video with you for months! Thank goodness, this one is so amazing, and so relevant because of our buggered up roads, that it compelled me to share it with you. Imagine our highways, pavements and bike paths being made from intelligent solar panels that can carry heavy vehicles, are resistant to extreme temperatures and can be replaced one panel at a time if damaged. Roads that solve stormwater problems and use LED’s instead of paint? It’s freaking real! Solar freaking roadways! And there’s so much more they can do!'Click here to read full article...'
What if the world you know, as represented on a map, was totally wrong? When it comes to importance, human psychology responds with, “Size matters.” What if gross misrepresentations made historical conquerors seem bigger… even to this day so that Africa was belittled by Western egos, affecting true status in the world. As a lover of the West Wing television series, one of the cleverest ever created, i tended to give them credit before being dismissive. One such occasion involved Peter’s Map.'Click here to read full article...'
I was happy when my promotion of the Everything is Going to Be OK graffiti artists, protestors for a better world, emailed me. Previous to that blog, i’d been posting photos of their stenciled graffiti on the Love Knysna Facebook to wonderful response – the public obviously wanted light to shine in their lives. I requested an interview with the spray-can carriers who were delightfully calling themselves Wonder Woman and Superman. A few days later, they agreed but hoped that i would be able to include Elli Garb in the interview. Elli a.k.a. Miss Tomfoolery was the originator of the … ‘Click here to read full article…’