South African politics seems to be based most on the promises and lies about providing houses to the poor. Kararata, a poor town falling under the Knysna Municipality, appears to be the latest victim… and possibly a metaphor for greater government admitting to itself that their housing plans have failed. Karatara, population 1000, is out of sight, 14km inland from Sedgefield and 35km from Knysna Central. It should play host to tourists wanting to explore the scenic Seven Passes route between George and Knysna, but few travel that final section which has fallen into disrepair. If rumours are correct, Karatara … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Is this the biggest news in Knysna’s history since colonialists sadly realised that there were trees to be chopped and elephants to be shot in our forests? “We are going to make sure that there is schooling, facilities for a clinic, police station, recreational facilities, to make sure that people enjoy the kind of decent life that everybody else around enjoys. Knysna is very well known as a holiday destination. You come to Knysna and what you find is beauty around. You except where the black people live and that cannot be right , 21 years down the line.” – … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The Knysna Council approved various development proposals at the last meeting which will add much needed housing to the Knysna Municipal area. Executive Mayor Georlene Wolmarans said that as housing is one of the country’s biggest challenges, this is good news. “The development in Hlalani will include 273 houses and 2 church sites with access to the N2 via the Noetzie Road. This site, part of which was originally a dump site has been problematic for some time and I am very happy that the formal development plan has been approved. The area is situated on relatively steep slopes and … ‘Click here to read full article…’
From Noetzie’s reservoir to Fisherhaven, a much needed housing project is on its way for Hornlee in Knysna. The first phase will erect 359 houses, approximately one third of the target: 40m² BNG units (less R3500 salary earners) – 92 FLISP (T3501-18000 salary earners) – 267 bonded units Open Market (above R18001 salary earners) – not determined'Click here to read full article...'