He is the politician in charge of Ward 10, arguably Knysna’s most important, which covers Central Knysna and runs from Eastford through White Location to Lower Olde Place.
Richard Dawson is a career politician past his sell-by date. He is biased, incompetent and undemocratic. He is the epitome of the arrogance the DA has shown in Knysna.
He refused to investigate the Knysna Tourism bankruptcy and went on to join their Finance committee which illegally approved funding the organisation’s debt with taxpayer’s money. He runs the Ward 10 committee illegally too. It isn’t allowed to be affiliated to political parties yet has become a functionary of the DA. His boyfriend, Dr. Colin Lang, and Dee Hollely, DA fundraiser and Constituency member, are committee members. He has skipped elections and illegally appointed new members.
He refuses to answer questions to the public about matters most important to their area.
For most of this administration, he was Speaker – it made him one of the 3 highest paid politicians in Knysna.
He must be held accountable. Democracy requires transparency!
Learn more about this matter in ‘The Illegal Control of Central Knysna’.