Whenever you open a newspaper or watch the news another child or women has been raped or murdered. Our society has reached a place where it prays on the lives of women and children. Their blood are calling out to God and He will call us to account. (Exodus 22:21-24). We are calling the community to action. Enough is enough. It’s time for men to take a stand. It’s time for all God fearing people to take a stand. It’s time for the community to a stand and to say NOT IN MY NAME and NOT UNDER OUR WATCH. We … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I sent Mayor Eleonore Bouw-Spies questions regarding Knysna crime. Unfortunately, she hasn’t responded, again denting her election promises of transparency and communication. I don’t believe that politicians, especially a mayor, get to ignore one of our biggest problems and fears. Sure, the SAPS are primarily responsible but it’s become far too easy for elected leaders to pass all the responsibility onto them. It’s even worse if the Democratic Alliance does it because that’s basically shifting the blame onto the ANC, a convenience of politics. A real leader doesn’t do that. A real leader leads the best they can. Knowing where … ‘Click here to read full article…’
“A retired couple from Hornlee in Knysna say money doesn’t have to stand in the way of living in your dream home, no matter what your financial status. According to them, all you need is a little creativity. Philip and Florence Davids turned their government subsidised, 5m x 6m “hop huisie” into a four-bedroom home complete with a deck looking out over their neighbourhood with nothing but a dream of comfort and a limited budget. The couple, who lived as backyarders for years until they were selected as beneficiaries in a Hornlee West housing development 14 years ago, say they … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Is Hornlee and its mostly coloured residents invisible to the rest of Knysna? It’s places such as The Heads, the Waterfront and the estuary that springs to mind when visitors think of Knysna. Being a tourist and retirement based economy, many locals think the same but may add in pubs, restaurants, boats etc. Even when we think about poverty tourism, those trips where rich people pay to see poor people, we think about Concordia and Khayalethu, not Hornlee. But what we’re supposed to do, as a community, is think most about people. Without people, our town wouldn’t be desired or … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Keith Hollis (Leisure Isle) and Ralph Stander (Hornlee) spoke at the Ward 9 public participation meeting (held in Hornlee) regarding the proposed public drinking areas during the holiday season. Although both men made several sensible points, the body language of the public suggests disagreement before beginning i.e. whites on one side of the hall, coloureds on the other.'Click here to read full article...'
Seven months’ worth of reparation and upgrading work has come to an end at the Hornlee sport grounds in Ward 6, next to the Hornlee Library just off the N2. Knysna Mayor Georlene Wolmarans explained that the pitch had been exposed to severe over use. “An extensive amount of soccer matches are played on these grounds, and the state of the pitch had deteriorated to such a degree that practising or playing on it was potentially hazardous to the players.” “The municipality held a number of meetings with the local football association in order to ascertain the state of the … ‘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...'
Thanks to Mike Wood, the author, for his first contribution to Knysna Keep. It is always welcoming to find someone who can see both sides. We have to bridge the divide between Knysna central, its islands and the poor areas that surround them. Concordia, Khayalethu, Smutsville and Hornlee are Knysna suburbs too! Last night I had supper with departing friends at a well known, up-market Thesen Island restaurant. It’s the first time I’ve been back for a year and a half. Why? Because I’d imposed a personal boycott. How so? Well, the last time I took my other half there … ‘Click here to read full article…’
You can download this as an MP3 (on PC, right-click, Save) Or go here to get the whole Truth Talks #1 CD Tik is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world and nowhere more concentrated than on the Cape Flats in the Western Province of South Africa where in 1 in every 10 children have tried it. It’s reached my little home town of Knysna, 450km up the Eastern coast, eating at our slogan, “The Beautiful Town”, and scaring me shitless. I’m forced to refer to outside resources as the reason for me blogging is because of the … ‘Click here to read full article…’