Earth Hour somehow passed me by without my noticing this momentous event. It happened on Saturday more than a week ago, just one day after it was announced via a Cape Town City Council media release on March 28 that the city had been made the Global Earth Hour Capital for 2014.
Apparently we beat 162 cities including Chicago, Cleveland, Seoul, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Antwerp.
Hey, there’s more to being a traffic cop these days than you realise.
If you think it’s just a question of jumping on your motorbike and roaring off into the distance, or waving your arms about at an intersection when the traffic lights fail, or ordering an erring motorist to “step out of your vehicle, please”, then think again.
At first Dirk Smit, speaker of the Cape Town City Council, saw pink, then he saw red. Both sightings ended in expulsions from the council chamber yesterday.
Mayor Patricia de Lille had antagonised ANC members by reminding them that in terms of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, coloured people could only hold nine percent of management jobs in companies of more than 150 employees in spite of constituting 49 percent of the Western Cape’s population.