Today, the controversial Knysna Mosque project took another step towards realisation. Credit to the persistence of the Muslim community as they fought unrealistic, public opinion. Although i have, in the macrocosm, strong views about religion as division and, in the microcosm, agreed with certain complaints such as that against broadcasting, i never signed the petition that did the rounds as it was never bothered to conceal distasteful discrimination. In our society, protected by the Bill of Rights, all must be allowed to practice their faith. “Section 15 states that everyone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The 101-minute Section 80 Governance and Planning Committee found Councillor Dyanti (ANC) absent without leave. Deputy Mayor Esme Edge (DA) was absent with permission. Councillor Michelle Wasserman (DA) is currently on a leave of abscence for non-disclosed reasons. CORNUTI’S RESTAURANT COURT CASE Discovery affidavits have been filed in the case of Knysna Municipality versus Cornuti’s Ristorante which fell into severe arrears in its rental of the public property found on the East Head. Logan Martin Attorneys, on behalf of Knysna Municipality, has applied for a trial date. ASSISTANT TO DEPUTY MAYOR RESIGNS Luna Swart, the Executive Assistant to the Deputy … ‘Click here to read full article…’
As expressed in ‘New R6.6m Financial Crisis for Knysna’, the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee meeting held in the Knysna Council Chamber was hair-raising. It was again confirmed that the DA and Municipal Manager Lauren Waring have been lying to the public about Knysna’s financial stability. It’s so easy to twisted the situation out of context by saying, for example, that we have billions in assets… but when you realise that potholed roads and bursting pipes are part of those ‘assets’ then you understand the situation better.'Click here to read full article...'
A Special Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee Meeting was held in the Knysna Council Chambers this morning at 9am. Scheduled for 2 hours but finished within half an hour when the DA and opposition disagreed on priorities. Committees exist for different portfolios and currently consist of 6 members; 3 from the DA and 3 from the opposition (ANC, COPE & an Independent). If there’s disagreement,the 3 versus 3 means that nothing gets done. Stephen de Vries claimed that the agenda was incorrect as they’d expected to attend a Special meeting wherein roads were prioritised. He accused the DA of backtracking … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Imagine driving from Knysna to Cape Town in 3 minutes instead of 5 hours. That’s the difference between a standard 1mb/s Telkom installation and the proposed 100mb/s broadband plan for Knysna. It’s a nightmare for anyone suffering from electromagnetic sensitivity but to the majority it will be a dream made reality. The Planning and Development Department of the Knysna Municipality has proposed a fiber optic network for the town. The 120km of super fast access to the internet would connect via long haul line to George. Within the municipality, microwave will link individual areas together. “The fiber cable that is … ‘Click here to read full article…’