Hopefully last night’s meeting regarding the proposed law for public drinking in Knysna was a brain opener for those new to Knysna politics and how our local government works (or is that “doesn’t work”?). Personally, it was important to me to have the public witness a fraction of the challenges i’ve faced in trying to get answers and sense out of our politicians and municipal employees. We were in Council Chambers for a rare Ward 10 (Knysna Central) public participation meeting regarding the topic that found social media ablaze the past week. It culminated in an apparently inflammatory meeting with … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Knysna residents (including me) have held their breath since the German cargo ship, Kiani Satu, ran aground on Thursday, just south of Buffalo Bay, alongside the Goukamma Nature Reserve (-34.0656°/ 22.9078°). The worry is that an oil spill would threaten an area renowned for its nature and natural beauty as well as damage an already fragile, tourist-based economy. SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety) took over from NSRI and Captain Nigel Campbell issued statements to the press which provided a broad overview. The Knysna Municipality has inefficiently been quiet the 4 days up until now.'Click here to read full article...'