MY SERVANT, WAKE UP. Mmmm, whose there? [yawn] Is there someone at the door? I AM YOUR GOD. I AM EVERYWHERE… INCLUDING AT THE DOOR. My Lord, My Lord, you’ve heard my prayers! Oh, what joyous morning in Knysna. NOT SO JOYOUS, MY SERVANT CALLED JUDAS But… err… My Lord, i fear you have the wrong house. DO YOU CHALLENGE THE LORD AND HIS SENSE OF DIRECTION? DO NOT, FOR I AM EVERYWHERE AS I AM CERTAIN I TOLD YOU BEFORE. I would never challenge my Dear Lord… it’s just… that… my name is Gerald. NO, IT IS NOT. I … ‘Click here to read full article…’
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (PR) COUNCILLORS ACDP Shakespeare Arends ANC Ndoda Aubrey Tsengwa ANC Titi Elizabeth Gombo ANC Claudine Denise Croutz ANC Millicent Ntombise Naki DA Georlene Wolmarans DA Luzuko Tyokolo DA Martin Young DA Ivan Sibusiso Kwinana KUC Welcome Salaze WARD COUNCILLORS Ward 1 – DA (Laveal Davis) Ward 2 – DA (Cathy Weideman) Ward 3 – ANC (Mncedisi David Skosana) Ward 4 – Independent (Velile Waxa) Ward 5 – DA (Eleonor Spies) Ward 6 – COPE (Elrick van Aswegen) Ward 7 – ANC (Mandla Matiwane) Ward 8 – ANC (Victor Molosi) Ward 9 – DA (Mark Willemse) Ward 10 – … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Five surgeons are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on. The first surgeon, from Johannesburg, says, ‘I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.’ The second, from Durban, responds, ‘Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded.’ The third surgeon, from Cape Town, says, ‘No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order.’ The fourth surgeon, from Pretoria chimes in: ‘You know, I like construction workers…those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over.’ … ‘Click here to read full article…’
My Facebook page and associated websites are about connecting people. They supports local businesses & promote tourism. We also get to have fun. But the serious side, social ills and politics, is even more important because so few are prepared to step into that mess even though it affects our lives more than anything else. My belief is that we have to commit to both the light and the dark to truly love our town. As you well know, the dark side gets me into trouble. I cut down a lot on my online activity this past week as i … ‘Click here to read full article…’
In case you don’t know my story and my fight with the Democratic Alliance, i offer this preface… I’m the owner of www.KnysnaKeep.org and www.LoveKnysna.com. I alleged corruption and maladministration in Knysna. Thinking that the DA were the good guys, i reported it to them. Unfortunately, 4 years, 5 months and 1 day later, there has been no punishment for those involved. Instead, some have been promoted. The problem, i believe, is that DA politicians were deeply involved and that the DA is more interested in its image than it is in justice. I consider it a cover-up, a monstrosity … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Consider this a prelude before i share with you a letter from a concerned citizen of Knysna. “Follow the money” is a modern adage that rings true. So does wondering if Knysna’s Municipal staff and politicians are worth the monies they earn in a town with a population of only 68 000 people. Knysna is not alone in its problems. If you are South African, there’s a good chance that you’re asking similar questions where you live.'Click here to read full article...'
Knysna is in trouble. Many of you were already suffering but the Recession has made it far worse. The cracks in our town are showing; empty shops, more beggars and the weight of depression that so many wear on their faces. During our period of need, the politicians have turned their backs on us. They don’t address important topics such as unemployment, food prices, homes being auctioned, crime and drugs. BUT they still earn their big salaries. Instead of getting angry, people have too often given into despair, some becoming isolated. Others point fingers of blame in the wrong directions.'Click here to read full article...'
If you missed it, Part 3 is here. There is a great need to place blame where it belongs. There are exceptions to almost everything but the stereotypical politician, at least every one i’ve met so far, literally plays a game with our lives whilst earning fat pay cheques and power that can be abused. If you remove your cultural blinds, you’ll realize that the DA and the ANC have failed us. COPE and the ACDP are a joke. The only major item Knysna politicians agreed upon was a pay increase. This after they’d said there was no money but … ‘Click here to read full article…’
My drug-dealing neighbour tried to kill me. Then my super “christian” landlords (for both of us) wouldn’t return my deposit and rent (but took money from my attacker’s friend and told me that i shouldn’t have interfered) – that’s with lawyers now. Two cops threatened to arrest me and never placed evidence into Evidence, an example of corruption or gross inepitude that persisted several times. I may have had an apology from higher-ups in the SAP, and gotten the case into the chief prosecutor’s hands, but it is a battle that, for the past 5 weeks, has left me without … ‘Click here to read full article…’