Today, the controversial Knysna Mosque project took another step towards realisation. Credit to the persistence of the Muslim community as they fought unrealistic, public opinion. Although i have, in the macrocosm, strong views about religion as division and, in the microcosm, agreed with certain complaints such as that against broadcasting, i never signed the petition that did the rounds as it was never bothered to conceal distasteful discrimination. In our society, protected by the Bill of Rights, all must be allowed to practice their faith. “Section 15 states that everyone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I despise BEE for the same reasons i despised apartheid. Racism, of all sorts, is impractical to building a nation. Undoubtedly, there is great need to uplift poor people in South Africa but to raise one up by putting down another of a different colour isn’t balance, it’s impractical and just plain wrong. Of the things i’m critical of the ANC, it’s second, in importance, only to corruption. Likewise, the same applies to the DA who’ve abandoned their liberal policies in pursuit of black power.'Click here to read full article...'
Irony is woven into South Africa’s political fabric. But, even for someone as immune to it as I am, this week’s debate on affirmative action hosted by the Black Management Forum took irony to a new level. The topic focused on affirmative action’s impact 20 years into our democracy. The BMF’s point of departure was that affirmative action has not been effective enough. Therefore the state must strengthen interventionist and punitive measures in the economy to compel enterprises to comply with strict racial quotas. I agreed that the coercive approach had not benefited the vast majority of “outsiders”, while enriching … ‘Click here to read full article…’
If you missed it, Part 1 is here. Knysna is troubled. My sincere lust for her excitements are tempered by her darkness. As with the world, the Recession looms over her. However, the shadows here are deeper than most. Knysna is a tourist based economy. Once upon a time, she relied on the timber industry but the Credit Card Boom gave birth to holiday homes; beautiful like bees on the flowers of weeds. One result was rates from the Overextended…but absentee owners do not make community spirit or awareness. And what uses are “riches” if it only means more shit … ‘Click here to read full article…’