This is one of the better articles about the Cape Town water crisis. “As Day Zero approaches, nonsense is being spread.” This article by the staff of GroundUp cuts through the hysteria with facts and logic. FACTS & MYTHS ABOUT CAPE TOWN’S WATER CRISIS Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille has announced that Day Zero is now more likely than not. From 1 February, all households have to reduce their municipal water consumption to 50 litres per person per day. The World Wide Fund for Nature has published useful guidelines for preparing for Day Zero. As Day Zero approaches, there … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I don’t like Patricia de Lille – that doesn’t matter. I don’t know if she’s innocent or guilty but, practically, that also doesn’t matter. What matters is that the DA only seems to hypocritically pursue people when there’s a jostling inside the DA for power, when a faction has something to gain. They make us know that we, the Public, cannot rely on them, that we’re irrelevant to them whilst they involved in a power game we’re not invited to. I may call it a joke but it’s a very, very, very sick joke when the DA falls back on … ‘Click here to read full article…’
As my regular readers will know, i don’t support any political party. But, from time to time, i include views from others if i believe it’s relevant to a topical issue or if it offers an alternative to the mainstream of bias media. The goal, as always, is to remove the blind acceptance of status quo and encourage thinking for oneself. The author of this blog is Nico Smit, a supporter of the ACDP (African Christian Democratic Party). Ironically, we bumped into one another on News24 when i blasted South Africa’s political parties and stated that “religion is not moral … ‘Click here to read full article…’
To reveal where his money is spent is absolutely a publicity stunt… but a clever one by COSATU’s Tony Ehrenreich because many of us, now that the question has been asked, would like to know Helen Zille’s and Patricia de Lille’s income and how they spend it. And the question just became bigger after the DA screwed up, as reported by the Cape Argus, with: When asked if the premier and mayor would follow suit, Zille’s spokesman Michael Mpofu said Ehrenreich was free to do as he pleases: ‘We will not be drawn into his cheap publicity stunt.’ More than … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The press statement begins with: “The Eden District Municipality took the lead in fighting corruption by launching an Eden anti-fraud and anti-corruption hotline.” [Knysna and Plett fall under Eden District]. With history in mind, that would appear to be a joke. After all, their DA Mayor, Wessie van der Westhuizen, had a disciplinary committee vote unanimously that he should be removed as a councillor after he was found guilty on breaching the Municipal Finance Management Act and the Councillor’s code of conduct. Furthermore, a forensic report recommended that he be charged with corruption.'Click here to read full article...'
ATTENTION KNYSNA! This article will likely decide my little future but i’m hoping that it encourages a bigger future for all of us. No matter what political party you belong to, we all live in Knysna and want better lives that are safer and honest. Please give this your full attention! We have to stop Knysna falling apart. Politically, i’ve tried (and failed) alone. You and i cannot change the status quo overnight. South Africa is in a free fall. Knysna, for example, has one of the worst murder rates in the world (when compared to the murder ration in … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Whilst Oudtshoorn and Bitou stagger through a carnage of politicians bent on gaining power at all costs, Knysna has, relatively, escaped the negative spotlight it deserves. No resident wants to discourage tourists, business ventures or new home owners but the sheer scale of the problem insists that it be addressed before it reaches a point of no return. The implementation of the ISDF (Integrated Strategic Development Framework) may be that tipping point. What is the ISDF? It’s a plan to shape the future of Knysna. It will decide where houses and businesses go, how cultures will integrate, what areas will … ‘Click here to read full article…’