Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Hottest Place on Earth…

Early in April 1992, another student engineer, known as a blouie, arrived in Maun to help with the material quantity evaluation. Bradley du Plooy was about twenty; the antithesis of the usual technical engineering student in that his beer intake … Continue reading

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River Crossings

Among the many talents of the Korean company, Daewoo Corporation, there was a construction division which built some of the roads in Botswana, notably a large part of the tarred road to Maun from Francistown, which was in progress when … Continue reading

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Belly Dancing for Christmas

Both 18 years old by now, Sheila’s son, Nicholas Simkin and my daughter, Nicci, started writing their matric examinations back in South Africa in late October, 1991. My survey team was strengthened by the addition of Abel Makoena, a delightful … Continue reading

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