Yesterday was the start of National Transport Month, to be celebrated by yet another increase in the petrol price tomorrow and a transport conference next week.
I hadn’t meant to write about this earth-shaking event designed to keep us on the move, but a correspondent in Die Burger evoked in me a mood of nostalgia for a form of transportation that has seen better days – train travel.
So a light klap does not constitute violence against women.
You could have fooled me. But naturally I abide by the ruling of the SA Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Gender Equality that an interpretation of the Koran allowing men to beat their wives “lightly” is okay.
It's a pity reggae legend Bob Marley isn’t still alive – or maybe it’s just as well he isn’t. The Rastafarian singer would have been cut to the quick by that other Bob’s opinion of Jamaican men.
Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe last week called them chronic drunkards and partakers of marijuana. “The men want to sing and don’t go to colleges. Some are dreadlocked.” (Parliamentary deputy speaker Nomaindia Mfeketo’s very good friend, the late Blackman Ngoro, once described coloured people in much the same way).