“Face it, if you’re the average citizen, you don’t control your future. Not because you can’t but because you’re lazy. You’re like almost everyone else who allows others to make important decisions for them. Then you bitch about the Government at a braai, or during the intermission of a rugby or soccer game. And you feel ok cause you’re drinking a beer in the company of other whiny bitches.
If I just described you, the biggest question in your life should be, “Who do I want to control my future?” Would your answer include politicians and property developers?
Since 2013, the DA-led Knysna Municipality has supported an illegal tender that was the first major step towards determining the future of its residents. Instead of calling the objective something comprehensible, such as ‘The Plan for Our Future’, they went with ‘Integrated Strategic Development Framework’. My opinion makes it the ‘Insane Selfish Developers Fraternity’. But for you, I’ll just call it by its acronym, the ‘ISDF’.
The ISDF is supposed to become the blueprint for Knysna for the next 30 years. It determines everything from where development will be permitted and infrastructure erected, where people will work and live. That’s disturbing considering that the tender was illegally awarded to those who never won the bid, and that many involved were in conflict of interest.
Knysna was said to be the test case for the Western Province. Don’t think of the Western Cape as somehow less meaningful for only being part of South Africa. It’s an area the size of Greece with a population greater than Denmark or Ireland’s. This is about more than Knysna. It’s about what the DA might do anywhere they rule, and that they consider the rights of property developers to be more important than us. It’s likely about power wanting more power…”
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