I contact you regards urgent matters to save our town. If you do not act now, even via a few minutes online, you leave Knysna open to serious damage. I am not exaggerating. This is not a meaningless chain letter. You may have heard the stories but not have acted upon them. Please act now. We have to protect Knysna. It’s so important that i’ve sent it to everyone, including those i have disputes with (because this is more important).
If you are a member of a conservancy or residents’ association, please ensure that this first section below is sent to all members.
SEISMIC EXPLORATION FOR GAS OFF KNYSNA’S COAST
You’ve heard the rumours and they are true – foreign companies want to put gas wells off our coast and our bright government is happy to let them do it. It will destroy our beautiful coast, from Plettenberg Bay to Mosselbay. It will destroy tourism which is worth more to us than whatever we will earn from oil companies. Our politicians and Municipality have done nothing about it but Ivan Keir, a local surfer, has a chance to stop them. He started an online petition which has got him a meeting on Monday with the companies involved. The goal is to stop their seismic exploration which is like fracking our seabeds. It could chase away the fish, dolphins and whales for years. It will cause damage. It is the first step towards gas wells. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
WE ALL HAVE TO SIGN THAT PETITION! Love your town. All that it requires is your edress and a message such as “Because environmental tourism is more important than energy companies destroying nature.” You can even copy that to save time.
Please spend the next 20 minutes sharing this email with as many people as you can!!! You really can make a difference if you choose to!
ISDF- WHO IS DECIDING OUR FUTURE? NOT YOU!
I’m disturbed by the chaos in Knysna and the utter contempt the Municipality is showing for residents’ associations and other organizations. My hope is that if you’re not already a reader of mine that i make you think out of the box so that you share your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree, with others. What happened at the ISDF Interaction meeting was a travesty. MAYOR GEORLENE WOLMARANS REFUSED TO ALLOW ANY INTERACTION from the public. I wish that all of you could have seen childish, unmayorlike and incredibly undemocratic tantrum. I have written 2 blogs that will inform you better. There will be a third part to complete it.
KNYSNA IS AMAZING!
Knysna is amazing – never forget that! It’s out of love for our home that we must make a stand for safety and honesty, reminding the politicians of all parties and the managers of the Knysna Municipality that they work for us…and i don’t recall us telling them that it was okay to increase the salary budget by 50% the past 3 years!
Right now the future of our town, for the next 30 years, is being decided without real public participation. Please educate yourself. Do not think along party or racial lines. Think for yourself. Think what’s best for your family and friends…and then make it happen. Love Knysna!
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