Engineers@Leisure: Middle East Meanders, part 2

  In part one of this series, based on a recent tour I took of Israel and Egypt, I discussed our travels from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem via Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Nazareth and Bethlehem. The second day started with what came to be a typical wake-up call in Israel. It was either the church […]

Engineers@Leisure: Middle East Meanders, part 1

  This saga covers a journey through Israel, Palestine and Egypt undertaken in May 2016. Although primarily a Christian pilgrimage, the itinerary included visits to archaeological, historical and scenic sites, and many of the places visited were of engineering interest. Download the pdf here

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 […]