Earlier this week, i published strong words against Knysna DA Councillor, Richard Dawson. I’d meant to follow up with a campaign of explanation and action but so many other issues landed on my desk that i was unfortunately delayed. With two meetings today, another film crew in town, more municipal meetings, a court case and an affidavit preparation for another case, i expect my best intentions for next week to be diverted again so let me squeeze in some facts now. Chuck any bias you have into your coffee cup and flush it down the loo. Do you believe in … ‘Click here to read full article…’
DA Councillor, Richard Dawson, must be removed from office. He is the politician in charge of Ward 10, arguably Knysna’s most important, which covers Central Knysna and runs from Eastford through White Location to Lower Olde Place. Richard Dawson is a career politician past his sell-by date. He is biased, incompetent and undemocratic. He is the epitome of the arrogance the DA has shown in Knysna. He refused to investigate the Knysna Tourism bankruptcy and went on to join their Finance committee which illegally approved funding the organisation’s debt with taxpayer’s money. He runs the Ward 10 committee illegally too. … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Feedback: Mayoral Meeting May 22 2014 Owing to the notable absence of the distribution of information from Knysna Municipality to the public, i attended the Mayoral meeting last Tuesday. Again, contrary to normal procedure, i wasn’t given the minutes of the meeting (despite requesting such) but, at some point, they were referenced on a big screen. These proceedings are mostly boring (for a long while, i was the only member of the public there and there were zero reporters in sight) but can sometimes offer insight into what is going to happen in the main Council Meeting (the next one … ‘Click here to read full article…’
As promised in Liar, Liar, Your Pants on Fire, here’s what happened with Helen Zille at the DA meeting in The Loft at the Knysna Yacht Club. This is what the Cape Argus and the Knysna-Plett Herald excluded, the latter proving once-and-for-all, through cowardice, that they are a propaganda tool for the ruling party of our town and that getting their advertising cash is more important than the truth. I express deep disgust with strong words because it’s a newspaper’s duty to report not distort. Whether you like or dislike what happened, newspapers are not suppose to fudge the facts. … ‘Click here to read full article…’
“I WILL MAKE IT MY BUSINESS to bring upon you the same wrath that you brought upon Shaun van Eck [ex-CEO of Knysna Tourism], using all the channels at my disposal, including my own e-mailing database of 1,8 million world-wide hospitality guests that I have acquire over the past 22 years as IT/Software Marketing Consultant to SAA, Sun International, Southern Suns, Conservation Corporation of Africa, to name some of my bigger profile clients. You have been apprised. Now lets see if you have the balls to deal with this one. I’m certainly not holding my breath, that’s for sure.” – … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Where were they? What positions do they hold now? Is it possible that political bias rewards Knysna Ward Committee members? As mentioned several times on this blog, there are people who are failing Knysna because of political bias. Looking at the photo above, i can’t help but wonder if there’s reward for ignoring the public. Municipalities and Ward Committees are not weapons for political parties. If they were, municipalities would not be staffed by the general public and ward committees would not exist. They are there to serve everyone! Unfortunately, in South Africa, it’s clearly evident that political parties and … ‘Click here to read full article…’
ATTENTION KNYSNA! This article will likely decide my little future but i’m hoping that it encourages a bigger future for all of us. No matter what political party you belong to, we all live in Knysna and want better lives that are safer and honest. Please give this your full attention! We have to stop Knysna falling apart. Politically, i’ve tried (and failed) alone. You and i cannot change the status quo overnight. South Africa is in a free fall. Knysna, for example, has one of the worst murder rates in the world (when compared to the murder ration in … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Before i get to the nitty-gritty figures, let me remind you that that has been the attitude of the Knysna Municipality of Knysna, particular the Democratic Alliance and their partner in crime, Municipal Manager, Lauren Waring. On this blog, i’ve rammed that point home because the DA’s Original Lies to Knysna were the election promises of austerity, transparency and an open-door policy. The Public Does NOT Have the Right to Know'Click here to read full article...'