When city executive councillor JP Smith urged the public to “take ownership and speak up when they witnessed criminal acts”, I don’t think he meant you should get the practitioners of anti-social behaviour into a headlock.
Yet that’s what my friend George (not his real name) did last week, and the man wasn’t even stealing council bricks, the activity which made Smith so cross.
The DA really must do something desperate to catch up with God, who seems to have been contracted out to the ANC without any tenders being called for.
By now it is common knowledge that if you produce your ANC membership card to St Peter at the Pearly Gates he will wave you through. Also that President Jacob Zuma announced he saw himself “like Christ” because his detractors wished to crucify him. And that after visiting the River Jordan in Israel, he told believers “if I look at anyone, he or she will be blessed”.
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.