Mayor Georlene Wolmarans and Deputy Mayor Esmé Edge have taken digs at me in the Knysna-Plett Herald this week. Attempts to discredit me are not the same as earning credit by answering the tough questions! They have also misrepresented facts so as to distance themselves from problematic issues. I correct them in 6 points but request that you please pop over to read Wolmarans’ interview online (you’ll see my comments there too): 1. Regards me, Mayor Georlene Wolmarans cannot speak of ‘balance’ and ‘both sides’ when some DA councillors and Municipal Manager Lauren Waring have banned communication with me for … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I have a challenge for the DA, in particular Helen Zille and Alan Winde who have failed to acknowledge the struggles Knysna is experiencing. Accepting my challenge with positive intention, decision and action would stop the majority of my criticism of the DA. It would even make me vote for you. I say that sincerely.
The ISDF tender topic has been a heated affair but has dwindled from regular conversation whilst we wait for the authorities to make decisions (justice is slow…but it is moving). However, it resurfaced with a comment by someone calling his or her self Curious. I’ve labelled it as an “attack” as it was done anonymously. I can’t recall anyone who wasn’t anonymous (or an acquaintance of a person i’ve criticized) ever making a valid counter argument on any topic on this website. Knysna expresses a lack of bravery to stand by one’s opinion. And, as per usual, the actual topic … ‘Click here to read full article…’
In approximately 2008, Cobus Venter, who was part of Dr. Chris Mulder’s Uitzicht team and introduced at the open day as the manager-to-be of the Uitzicht plantation, became plantation manager of PG Bison. The Western Heads Protection Group (WHPG) had collected some funds and wanted to approach Barlows with a plan to manage the fynbos on the Uitzicht land once it had been harvested. PG Bison refused to harvest their trees, despite the notice given four years earlier and despite the fact that the trees on their land of the same age had been harvested years ago. Initially we were … ‘Click here to read full article…’