“I hadn’t thought about what was wrong with Ellie, not even when i parked the car. Kids get sick. But unlike the old gettin sick, kids normally get sick to get stronger, their immune system and all that stuff. It was certainly a surprise when I saw her dead body and, because I didn’t know what to say at first, I got to have a good look. She was more startlin because she was on her back, lookin at me if she coulda looked. Her tiny face carried no astonishment or fear. It was blank with resignation, as if … ‘Click here to read full article…’
“Politicians are just the unnatural lubricant on the democracy-flavoured condom that government dons every time it tries to disguise the fact that it’s about to screw its citizens again”. Chris Roper’s famous article in video form, a scathing attack on the ridiculousness of South African politics, especially the citizen’s role of stupidity within it. Read the word form at ‘Suck on this, Honourable Member’.'Click here to read full article...'
R27.99. That was the special price of the Old Brown Sherry i bought at Tops. I drank half and, since i’m a lightweight, that proved enough for me to talk to myself… ACTION VS APATHY – DEMOCRACY NEEDS WORK I was feeling frustrated and trying to gather my thoughts. When i listened to the recording this morning, i was obviously talking to you as well. I ramble a bit but stand on several matters such as the childish people at Helen Zille’s meeting, apathy versus action and negative versus positive – i retain the conclusion that the value of our … ‘Click here to read full article…’
It was an experiment in the USA but the child actor must have been freezing for real. Look at all the people bundled up in warm clothes ignoring the cold, homeless child on the pavement. Ignored for two hours until A HOMELESS MAN offered help. There is apathy and willful in Knysna too. People who look to long at bad things around them without doing anything about it eventually don’t see anything at all. Maybe it’s their minds protecting their ego from thinking they’re helpless. But they’re not helpless. You’re not helpless. You can always help someone. And you can, … ‘Click here to read full article…’
“I’m sick of all the bitching from people who aren’t willing to sacrifice anything for a better world.” As a citizen journalist, i’ve opened the Knysna door and shown you dark rooms on the other side. One day, i’ll stop doing this, maybe this year, and the tragedy is that i will likely watch you vote in more bad people, maybe not knowing their names or what they represent, and then go on to moan about them as if you played no part in our horror show. Knysna is troubled and the world is in deep trouble. More storms are … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I don’t play hidden games in trying to win your favour. I’m only interested in what’s real and those of you seeking and admitting reality. Almost 5000 of you looked at the one-sentence post on my Facebook about the 7de Laan actor who was attacked in Knysna. Only 480 looked at the situation kids face in Rheenendal, our countryside. This, in similar comparisons, happens again and again and again and again and again… and again. Apathy is people more interested in their entertainment than truth, more interested in gossip than what they can do to improve our lives. Our lives … ‘Click here to read full article…’
What’s worse, South Africa’s rage or its apathy? This video, which has gone viral around the world (over half a million views on YouTube alone), shows an assault by a Bloemfontein taxi driver:'Click here to read full article...'
I’ve had many behind-the-scenes queries about my tactics since yesterday, mostly by people who believe that there is something wrong with Knysna Tourism and the Municipality. That oxymoron answers their questions: Problems do not get sorted if we do not stand up after our questions remain unanswered. If you’re from Knysna, you will be well aware of the pervasiveness of complainers not doers, especially amongst white folk. I understand that we do not live in simple times and we all carry burdens, fearing to add to the load. It is Fear that stops us and allows wrong to continue. It … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Initially, i began writing this as an introduction to a social project i was proposing to the new mayor of Knysna, the DA’s Georlene Wolmarans. Instead, it became an opinion about the poor state of Knysna and a mission statement for change. We are a society divided by colour, economics and abusers of power. We have to seek union. The mayor never saw me despite her electioneering “open door” policy. It reminded me of my recent, negative experience with Shaun van Eck, the CEO of Knysna Tourism. I will write about both these people over the next week. Right now, … ‘Click here to read full article…’