“Grootste diamant” te goed om waar te wees

My onmiddelike reaksie toe ek van die ontdekking van die “grootste” diamant hoor was moet dit nou net nie weer vir die Pommies gee nie! Maar nou reken ek dis miskien ‘n liegstorie.

Van die bestuur van die maatskappy wat die diamant ontdek het was betrokke by Holland Moorehouse, ‘n tyddeel maatskappy wat bankrot geraak het. Hulle was bekend vir hulle aggressiewe bemarking. Die kundiges in die veld reken ook dat alluviale diamante nie so groot raak nie omdat hulle gespoel word en so afgebreek word – wat vir my sin maak.

Ek weet Siener van Rensberg het vertel van die diamant, maar Siener soos Danie Krugel en Marietta Theunissen was ook maar ‘n bogspul. Tensy Carte Blanche anders dink 🙂 (lees vroeër post).

Review: Syriana

I saw Syriana for the first time last night. An outstanding if disturbing movie. I thought the story was superb, although I think there is more truth than fiction in the movie. I don’t want to give away anything so all I will say is that I unreservedly recommend this movie. 4½ stars.

Its official: Elke is walking!

Excactly 12 weeks after Elke started crawling she has started walking. She has actually taken steps before but they turned out to be flukes. Since yesterday she is taking small steps and often. Now the fun and games commence!

My Opel Meriva

My Opel Meriva
Opel Meriva Diesel

I was playing around with my camera when I took this photograph of my car, an Opel Meriva 1.7 CDTi. I love the car – it had some problems in the beginning but Kenrich Delta sorted it out – now it is good on fuel, comfortable, fast, has all the features you need and I think it looks fantastic! I will certainly consider an Opel as my next car as well.

Update: Turns out they never could fix the Meriva, so I settled for an Astra.

South Africa’s Border War by Willem Steenkamp

I have always been fascinated by the South Africa’s involvement in Angola. Maybe it is because I was the 1st year that missed Diensplig (mandatory National Service), but I remember knowing every piece of military hardware as a kid. I used to win many arguments with adults about arms & weapons.

Anyway my dad has just returned from another expedition for ImageAfrica to Angola and he has re-awakened my interest.

In this light I am desperately looking for South Africa’s Border War, 1966-1989 by Willem Steenkamp. If anyone has this book for sale, please let me know.

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