The PoN has just become a fully-fledged university, the Namibia University of Science and Technology. The Department of Mining and Process Engineering is growing well- six new staff have been appointed including three new Associate Professors/Professors from the Universities of Clausthal (Germany), Pretoria (South Africa) and Western Australia, all with useful practical experience, complemented by an excellent Russian materials scientist from Ekaterinburg and two engineers from industry [ both with master degrees]. A new building has just been completed, equipment is coming and lots of new plans are afoot. Expect to hear much more of this new University in future.
Meanwhile in neighbouring South Africa, the temperature today in the Winelands was a much more pleasant 30C, and we drove north east of Wellington, stopping off at the picturesque Doolhof Wine Estate, nestling under the Bainskloof Pass, before driving over the impressive pass for lunch in the small town of Tulbagh.
|Church Street, Tulbagh|