The Finance Committee included Greg Vogt (Chairman of the Board), Glendyrr Fick (KT Office Manager), Grant Easton (Director of Finance for Knysna Municiplaity), Richard Dawson (DA), Basil Michaelides (Auditor), Ruth Casti (accountant) and Randi-Lue Pluim (financial director).
R20 000 is listed monthly under “New Monthly Unforseen Expenses”. Could those be the R20 000 payments to Greg Vogt? If so, how long was he receiving them? If not, then what is it for?
Additionally, there is R33 000 per month listed under “Consultants”. Add that to the R20 000 and the sum of R53 000 is more than ex-CEO Shaun an Eck was earning.
Why were there cash wages of R45 000 during this period, especially the month where it jumped from R5000 to R20 000.
Under Knysna Tourism’s Service Level Agreement (SLA agreement) with the Knysna Municipality, 20% of Tourism’s grant-in-aid has to be spent on development. Despite me bringing up this issue numerous times, here is Tourism spending a meagre R1000 monthly.
The purpose of the organisation is to advertise the town yet there’s no advertising listed under expenses.
The closing back account amount for the organisation was listed as minus R245 275 , an amount that would have been in the green if it wasn’t for the ‘New Monthly Unforseen Expenses’ and the ‘Consultants’ fees.
Note the warning note on the bottom left of the document: “Please note!!!!!!!! This means almost no spending at all!!!!!!!”
Do Tourism’s members know what’s happening in their company? Are they finding out???