First of all don’t misunderstand: We love our village and the people in it!!!
But when it comes to politics it’s a different story ….. ‘Hear’ us out.
Recently we went to the annual meeting of the Stanford Ratepayers Association. This village ‘institution’ is revitalised after the old committee ‘chucked the whole show’. Revitalised also to keep the political opposition (=ANC) out; hence no committee-members from the ‘coloured’ and ‘black’ areas. It’s election year in South Africa so there is a lot at stake and, after all, 60 percent of the incoming municipal rates are sourced from the ‘white’ side of the village. We were at the meeting with a mission (will come to that). To get an idea of the committee we suggest to look at a Youtube of the old British TV-series ‘Dad’s Army‘ (Enjoy!!! 😉 ) The meetings starts promising with the mentioning of the chair…
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