A thrilling and informative Women’s Day Event creates awareness of the Defence Reserves among women in business

Update: An article I wrote about this event was published on the Reserve Force Division website. Here is the PDF document. In a previous post about some of the challenges of taking photographs at military events, I mentioned an exciting Women’s Day Event that was organised by the Defence Reserves Provincial Office Western Cape (DRPOWC)…

Preparing for the departure of the KAT containers

Background On 6 May 2009, four containers arrived at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Observatory, Cape Town. These weren’t just normal containers, though. These were very special containers: high-tech, RFI-shielded containers, especially designed and outfitted to accommodate all the complicated equipment that will be needed to  control, operate and process the data from…

Aaaak! Aaaaak! Aaaaaaarrrk!

Imagine the scene: It’s just after 5h00 in the morning. The world outside is wet, sodden, soaked through after a whole day of rain, rain, rain. It was still raining when you went to bed, and you were aware of it raining through the night. You’re snuggled deeply underneath the duvet, head buried under the…

Resurrecting our herb garden

Throughout the long, cold, wet winter, I had neglected my herb garden quite badly. As a result, almost all of my herbs had died and even the hardier ones only barely survived the cold, the wet, the wind, the damp, the mould, the fungus, the aphids, the snails, the slugs, the hadedas, the cats, the…

The baffling terminology of shares

A few days ago, Standard Bank sent us the following public offer regarding Nedbank Group Ltd Preference Shares (NBKP): “Nedbank Group Ltd intends issuing non-core Tier 1 perpetual, non-cumulative, non-redeemable, non-participating preference shares by way of a public offer to raise ZAR1 billion. The Nedbank preference shares will pay a dividend of 75 percent of…