The Rooivalk (Red Kestrel) attack helicopter is wholly designed and built in South Africa. It is considered by some to be a more capable airframe than other attack helicopters like the Apache but has not been purchased by any air force other than our own. I don’t claim to fully understand why but suspect it may be that the total package of airframe, avionics and weapons system simply doesn’t have the maturity and support offered by other aircraft. This forum post goes into more depth on the development and success or failure of the programme.
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One shouldn’t have to see litter like this everywhere you go. When will everyone learn that it is in all of our interest that we not litter?
During a photowalk along Gordons Bay beach I came across this homeless man sitting on a bench in the weak winter sun. He wasn’t very talkative but kindly acceded to my request to take his picture.
This picture is #5 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at www.100strangers.com.
Read more about Elliot the Coke Man at Ads Mitchell: Huge Coca Cola Man Takes a Seat in Cape Town.
There was quite an impressive sunset last night. I couldn’t be anywhere that I could take any really nice shots so this one taken from my car by cell phone will have to do.
Not too many days left until the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off here in South Africa. I’m not really a sports fan but I’m even getting caught up by the excitement and though I have bought no match tickets I’ll surely watch many matches on television.
The design of the official match ball is called Jabulani and I saw this giant version at the V&A Waterfront the other evening.
The new Cape Town Stadium, built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup seen against a backdrop of Signal Hill, with Table Mountain in the distance.