November 26, 2013
Politics stinks. These days in South Africa, this is a fairly common view. But, in the North West province in recent months, the expression has had a very real resonance. Because, especially as summer has begun to dawn, the seats of political power in the province have become decidedly smelly. So much so, that various […]
July 24, 2011
Gold mine ownership, especially in this day and age, is not for the faint hearted. Nor is it for those without deep pockets or without considerable expertise and experience. And gold remains, potentially, a very volatile commodity since it has little practical use outside of jewellery.
May 13, 2011
The massive earthquake off the coast of Japan in March triggered a ten-metre tsunami wave that swept up to 10km inland, devastating whole towns and villages. It also smashed into the Fukushima nuclear power plant causing widespread — and still ongoing — concern about the safety of such plants. This tragedy gave anti-nuclear power advocates […]