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Are Politicians Allowed to Disobey Knysna Laws? — No Comments

  1. Citing the reason for breaking a law, because others are getting away with it, is promoting anarchy. Signage laws are petty, and it’s a pity that law enforcers need to waste time on them rather than the very important stuff, So to run around Hornlee, enforcing signage laws, is a bit ridiculous, but in the tourist centre of a tourist town, that most people share a common sense of aesthetic that sees the need to control signage – well so be it.
    (unless of course the residents of Hornlee, Northern suburbs etc. object to the ‘illegal’ signage around their homes)

  2. I do agree that the ANC must remove the posters if the law requires same, but the municipality must look at all the other unsightly shops all over town and that goes also for the Hornlee, Northern suburbs. The problem I do have with the enforcement of by-laws is that it only applies to town. If we talk about the history of the town, whose history are we talking about? We can have a thorough debate on the history of Knysna in order to set the record straight.

    • Enrico, you are absolutely correct in that laws are applied to selective areas. I’ve spoken about such, in different contexts, many times. Why i consider this different is because politicians are suppose to set a good example. You can’t pass a law and then disobey it yourself.

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