The government is leaving behind the victims of the Knysna Fire. After 23 days, no accommodation provided and serious questions remain unanswered. The public hasn’t been allowed to attend municipal meetings regarding the fire. Even the public Section 80 meetings have excluded the fire as a topic. I applaud the Knysna Municipality for reconnecting services but that isn’t an excuse to ignore so much more e.g. questions about donations, the fairness of distribution and the theft thereof. When i, Mike Hampton, made a call for fire victims to organise, our politicians immorally ran a propaganda campaign against me. The subsequent … ‘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…’
Written by a REFORMED politician. “The premise of this letter is that I LOVE SOUTH AFRICA. I spent 30 years in the fight for a just and free society. I was not alone. We fought for a society where everyone is equal before the law. We fought for the righteous Bill of Rights and the noble principles espoused in the Freedom Charter. We thought that we had won that fight only to find out that we have put the wolf in charge of the sheep and the wealth of the country. We sacrificed too much to allow one SKOLLIE and … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Are you in? Very tough month ahead. Will post some more tomorrow but, over August, will be blogging far less so that i can prepare for court cases. All of this would mean nothing if i failed at those. Far bigger things at play regards Knysna and some baddies need defeating. Unfortunately, so many catastrophes happening right now e.g. Peter Roberts, a DA councillor, standing up to his own party to protect the taxpayer (Oudtshoorn), the ANC having been accused of stealing R16million from the Cango Caves (Oudtshoorn), Adam Rhyner’s disciplinary hearing (Plett), Stuurman’s quitting the ANC with rumours of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
How can we have faith in the future if the same people choosing it for us have failed us in the past? We can’t. The answer is a no-brainer but there’s no wonder that the people who failed us refuse to accept the answer. More unacceptable is if they choose to compound their mistake (or is that crime?). This is the catch-22 of intentions Knysna squats in. The future of Knysna is to be decided by a new concept for South Africa – the ISDF (which translates into the cumbersome name of Integrated Strategic Development Framework – something such as … ‘Click here to read full article…’
In a different vein, but as a follow-up to Do Not Be Controlled, here’s a video submission from one of our readers that encourages you to WAKE UP. Become an aware and compassionate citizen not only for the sake of our community, our pretty Knysna, but for yourself and your family too. Love your home through action.'Click here to read full article...'