Engineers@Leisure: Development rugby is simply awesome

  As a rugby player from schoolboy days up to the end of 2015 for the Randfontein Senior Club, I have seen the positive impact the sport can have on one’s life. I think all South Africans have experienced this in some form. We all have a passion for the game and there just isn’t […]

Engineers@Leisure: The otter trail

  The Otter Trail is a popular five-day backpack route which starts at the Storms River mouth at Nature’s Valley on the Garden Route. It stretches over 42,5 km, through indigenous forests, over rivers and along kilometres of coastline. Day one of the route entails a 4,8 km hike to the first hut, past the […]

Engineers@Leisure: The wonderful hobby of flying model aircraft

  With the Geomatics Indaba held at Barnstormers Model Flying Club in August 2015 becoming a historical event, it seemed appropriate to give readers and people who attended the indaba a little bit of background to the club and the sport/hobby side of flying model aircraft. Perhaps a good place to start might be to […]

Engineers@Leisure: Beer-brewing: A beer lover’s tale of the art

  I like beer – a lot. When I was growing up, “beer” was restricted to a handful of brands from the South African Breweries (SAB) stable, thanks to trade boycotts at the time. My taste for beer grew from experimenting with those tastes. Some stood the test of time, some didn’t – do you […]

Engineers@Leisure: A whale of a time in the Western Cape

  When I was approached  with an offer to join my best friend and her family on the Whale Trail in July, it seemed like the perfect reason to book a flight to Cape Town. Driving from Cape Town Airport, I joined Kristy and the rest of the Hesom at a holiday home in Malgas […]