“I hadn’t thought about what was wrong with Ellie, not even when i parked the car. Kids get sick. But unlike the old gettin sick, kids normally get sick to get stronger, their immune system and all that stuff. It was certainly a surprise when I saw her dead body and, because I didn’t know what to say at first, I got to have a good look. She was more startlin because she was on her back, lookin at me if she coulda looked. Her tiny face carried no astonishment or fear. It was blank with resignation, as if … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Knysna has an ongoing problem with it’s sewerage plant, what is more kindly referred to as a Waster Water Treatment Plant. Compounding the problem is pollution traveling from mostly poor communities via river into its most prized environmental resource, the Knysna Estuary. The town has become reliant on tidal flow to wash effluence away. Considering the hills surrounding the estuary, it could be said that Knysna Central is the toilet bowl of the Garden Route. When it’s flushed, it’s contents are eventually going to land up in the sea. The problem is that waterways are not sealed pipes so skid-marks … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I’ve never seen Knysna Municipality clean Salt River. Since i love it, and it’s important to our estuary, i clean it. Took me two months to heal after standing on half a glass bottle submerged in the marshy part. But the Municipality really needs to clean the litter on the side of Old Cape Road (Oukaapsweg) and the N2, near our waterways where the homeless get high and don’t give a damn about our environment. Why are there no inspectors checking on the road cleaners? Are there inspectors?'Click here to read full article...'
It was International Coastal Clean-up Day on rainy Saturday so i opted to do my share on sunny Sunday, retrieving litter out of Knysna’s Salt River which feeds into the Knysna Estuary. I’d meant to organise some teens to join me but recent politics has zapped all my time. But we don’t need an excuse to clean up our environment, not even a special anti-pollution day. Unfortunately, there are people who don’t care about our town’s natural beauty and our health so its up to us to make up for them. Further motivation is that our tourist based economy relies … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The challenges of maintaining infrastructure was given a new twist after the Knysna-Plett Herald reported that a Knysna plumber had discovered a water pipe burst 1.5m below the bed of the Salt River (although shallow, it’s only accessible during low tide). Although Knysna Municipality was quick on the scene after it was reported, no one knows how long the pipe was broken. If the estimate of 100 litres of water loss per minute is correct, that would amount to 6 000 liters per hour, 144 000 liters per day and 4.3-million litres per month.'Click here to read full article...'