Politics is rough. In my experience in Eden District, South Africa, it’s rarely for the people it’s suppose to serve. It’s both the ANC and DA against the public (my site is filled with examples). The word ‘politician’ should denote respect but instead it’s become a swear word amongst the general public. There seems to be corruption everywhere, from Plettenberg Bay, through my beloved Knysna, to Oudtshoorn. I’ve spoken to you about Hardy Mills, the attorney before. He’s good at his job; a fine municipal lawyer and a strong litigator. On a personal level, he’s an intelligent and fun conversationalist, … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Yesterday, i was called, last moment, for another meeting regarding my court case next Wednesday – it became a fire-filled, excellent moment! I’ll tell you why soon enough but first some background. For the newcomers here, the CEO of Knysna Tourism, Greg Vogt, has laid a charge of crimen injuria against me, Mike Hampton, and applied for a protection order. The latter case appears in court at 9am on Nov 5 2014. This is about Knysna Tourism and Knysna Municipality versus all of us. This is only one charge of several i’m facing. They all have the same motive. They … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Knysna is bound to sit upright when they discover who our legal teams are. But, first- -two of the people who have laid charges of harassment and crimen injuria against me are Greg Vogt, the CEO of Knysna Tourism, and Magda Moos, DA Constituent and Deputy Chair of the Western Cape Police Board. I’ve already explained these charges and why it’s a golden opportunity to get answers. ‘Answers’ because i firmly believe that this is just more tactics by the Knysna Municipality and the DA to stop me digging for the truth about what led to Knysna Tourism’s bankruptcy, who … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The war for Plettenberg Bay started with Adam van Rhyner, the Deputy Mayor, switching his vote from DA to ANC. It has become a mammoth battle of moves and counter-moves that has so far only managed to drain the public’s money. On the weekend, in the COPE disciplinary hearing of Adam van Rhyner, COPE failed to produce their coalition agreement with the DA. More disturbingly is that the DA Speaker, Annelize Olivier, soon refused to answer questions and walked out, forcing her testimony so far to be struck from the record. Too me secrets, too many lies in Plett – … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I’m guaranteed an entertaining conversation in those rare moments Hardy Mills stops in Knysna. I’d been trying to get him to sit down for months so, when he gave me a ten-minute warning for an oyster breakfast at 34 South, i was quick to say yes. As a specialist in municipal law, his name pops up more than anyone else’s when there’s a political catastrophe in Eden District (Garden Route & Klein Karoo). That alone is sufficient to make him a well-known figure but the difference between a hero and a villain is often determined by who he is representing … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Hardy Mills is the lawyer representing the ANC and COPE in Plettenberg Bay in the matter of the DA not allowing the Opposition to calling a Special Meeting so that they, as a majority, can take over the Bitou Municipality. It is appreciated that he has kept the media informed the past week. He sent this brief message earlier today: Judge Gamble postponed the matter till 29 July 2014 for hearing. He said that because the court is currently in recess (meaning there’s only two judges available) till the 25th, the 29th will be the first suitable date. He found … ‘Click here to read full article…’
When COPE’s Adam van Rhyner took his swing vote away from the DA and gave it to the ANC, he was intending for the ANC to take over the reigns of power in Bitou. But the Speaker, Annelise Olivier, denied their right, under Section 29, to call the Special Council Meeting that would have undoubtedly transferred power. That led to a whirlwind of accusations and court action the past 4 days. In ‘Bitou’s Speaker’s Court Action Details’ i shared with you the DA’s argument for why the meeting should not be held. I now share with you the ANC’s counter-argument, as … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This was to be a short status update on FB with a link to an article about the proposed Plett Small Boat Harbour development but, since it became lengthy, i’ve posted it here, thinking it relevant to you considering i’m about to mention the controversial name, “Hardy Mills”, again. I know druggies, alcoholics, waitrons, marketers, politicians, business owners etc. but the one relationship guaranteed to spin the rumour mill is the one with Hardy Mills,'Click here to read full article...'
Before i tell you how i uncovered Mark Allan’s fake identities that were used to defame me and support Knysna Tourism, i will give you background on how we met. In 2011, Mark Allan approached me with project ideas that the i chose not to be involved in. I had previously blogged twice for him but there was no need to write the content for his websites, or find others to do the writing for him, as i had my own, more successful websites. I even tried to be nice about it by offering to rebuild a smart website for … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I’ve said it before and i’ll keep on saying it: The war between the DA and the ANC has only one outcome – the public loses! The crisis in Oudtshoorn is the perfect example. It’s utterly bizarre that the political and social earthquakes being experienced in Eden District (which includes Oudsthoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay) have been mostly absent from mainstream media. Falling under the Western Cape, it’s predictable (or should i say unforgivably understandable) that the heat between opposition forces would be the hottest in the only DA-led province.'Click here to read full article...'