Category: Personal Ramblings

  • These guys deserve a Black Label beer!

    Another photo taken in Camps Bay, over the weekend, by my work colleague, Jorn Das. Some great action shots of the fire-fighting helicopters at work. For those of you that might not know, this is an effective method of dousing fires in South Africa. I did see some quite astonished looking tourists taking photos of […]

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  • Cape Town: Never a dull moment

    It’s already been talked about on many blogs, and there are definitely better pictures in the newspaper, but this was the view from the top of our building of the fires that burned on Table Mountain on Thursday. It’s amazing how the fire got so close to family homes, yet the firefighters, and firefighting choppers […]

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  • Eye opener: A beggar that made me feel proudly South African

    Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time, to witness something seemingly small, a fleeting moment, but a moment that can be hugely impactful. That happened to me last night at the garage in Claremont. I had just pulled up to the Quick shop to buy some electricity, I parked next to a big, […]

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  • Lights off on the N2? OR Turn off your TV?

    Have you ever wondered how much electricity your TV or other appliances are using when on standy? How about how much CO2 it is emitting? Bet you never thought of that one. In a recently published article on BBC News it is revealed that: “Britons waste the equivalent of around two power stations’ worth of […]

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  • Stay awake and be violent

    Please excuse the click bait… now what is this all about? Tik. In South Africa, “tik” (a.k.a. crystal meth”) is becoming increasingly popular, and is the latest buzz word, amongst teenagers and young adults. “Tik” is a drug, a drug that is known as “the stay awake drug, that makes you violent”. Otherwise known on […]

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  • A movie worth watching: Crash

    My boet watched this movie on the aeroplane the other week and said it was worth watching. So I took it out and watched it on the weekend. And its every bit as good as he and Roger Ebert, the famous movie critic, says it is. One of those movies that gives you the occassional […]

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  • 5500km roadtrip and I’m back home!

    I’m home! Can’t believe how the holidays flew by, but they always do. I can now admit I have seen most of the different landscapes South Africa has to offer. I have driven through the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, the Free State and Kwazulu Natal. Our journey took us to Bethlehem in the Free […]

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  • Hello Holidays!

    So the time has finally come where I can happily say, “I’m off!” It’s been a long year, but a good year, our company has grown from a massive 2 employees to a whopping 4, that means we’ve doubled in size! Our services are becoming more and more specific and we can focus on what […]

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  • Hand of Hope

    Its quite a picture, definitely blog worthy. But there is another motive behind this post. I went to SA Top Sites and looked for the sites getting the most hits. Liverpool FC: Official Site for South African Fans and Supporters of Liverpool FC was on top with an average of 3023.75 unique visitors a day. […]

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  • World Aids Day: 1 December 2005

    Thursday marks World Aids Day. You cannot chose to escape this day here in Cape Town, South Africa, you can no longer turn a blind eye and hope it will go away. An estimated 4.5 million South Africans were living with HIV in 2000. An estimated 6 million people are expected to die of AIDS […]

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