R/€ = 14.49
R/$ = 10.50
Au 1294.90 $/oz
Pt 1407.50 $/oz
Apr 18, 2014
In 2013, Easter fell at the end of March. Good Friday was March 29 and Easter Sunday March 31. In 2014, the dates shifted a lot, with Good Friday being April 18 and Easter Sunday April 20. Churches around the world have an Easter problem, which they would like to...
Apr 11, 2014
Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest scientists of all time. He developed amazing mathematics, such as calculus, and also developed laws of physics related to motion, gravity, light, heat and more. Newton was a great intellect – there is no doubt about that...
Apr 04, 2014
The Nuclear Africa 2014 nuclear power conference unfolded extremely well and according to plan. The conference was designed to achieve objectives and was intentionally laid out with a plan in mind.
Mar 28, 2014
Congratulations have to go to gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti for the amazing malaria programme that the company has piloted in West Africa. The programme, which the company started in Ghana, is now spreading to other African countries. Malaria is still one of...
Mar 21, 2014
I was invited to be a guest speaker at a National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) seminar in Bloemfontein. The topic was energy supply. All types of energy were addressed, mainly from the scientific perspective. A few things that worried me were that a few...
Mar 14, 2014
I was at a meeting in Sandton with a group of people. It started first thing in the morning and a group was standing around, having morning coffee before proceedings started. The topic of traffic came up, and a few people noted that there seemed to be fewer cars on...
Mar 07, 2014
It was interesting watching some of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I watching on TV and so had the benefit of the super close-ups and the replays of the drama.
Feb 28, 2014
The World Champion chess grand master Garry Kasparov has just completed another tour of a number of African countries. He managed to either visit or meet representatives from 20 African countries.
Feb 21, 2014
There is an expression that our world is becoming a smaller place. Yes, modern communications and travel does make it considerably easier to travel from the bottom of Africa to the ports of Europe than was the case half a century ago. Now one can send messages over...
Feb 14, 2014
Here I sit, enjoying a long warm summer in Pretoria. Some nights I go home, and in the dark I jump in into my swimming pool and lazily float around, looking up at the millions of starts shining brightly in a cloudless sky.