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Vincent van Walt's
Travel Journal

LevelSCOUT Four Years On


4th June 2020

Jo’s School, Cape Town


19th April 2020

Van Walt SA (Pty) Limited


18th April 2020

Jaume Ampuy 1920-2019


14th December 2019

Travels with Tracey


9th December 2019

Castles in the Sand


3rd October 2019

Company Blog

Where does the time go to …?

November is the new December? November and we are already in the run up to Christmas: TV ads; seasonal savings and short, dark, dank days. Before we know it the December holiday shutdown will be here and...

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Erg Chebbi, South Eastern Morocco

I had more possessions in my suitcase than the Berber family of ten I was staying with had in their entire home. Nonetheless, the children were well fed and their laughter indicating contentment. For the...

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Should you be off work if you have a cold?

Google this question and, no surprises, you get a whole heap of conflicting responses and not one definitive answer! Yet, as I write this blog – from home – I can’t help feel its best I’m here...

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Crying over spilt oil

With BP still in the news over the Gulf of Mexico, it comes as no surprise to be reminded of an earlier oil spill disaster – the Torrey Canyon. On Saturday 18 March 1967, this supertanker ran aground...

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Relaxing with friends

This week has not been my favourite. Enough said.

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Loncor, Yindi, Congo

The lanky Aussie pilot stepped out of the tiny helicopter, cursorily introduced himself as Bronte then disappeared on the back of a motorbike to find fuel. Meanwhile I was stood on the airfield apron at...

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Soil Solution Sampling and Water Sampling Filtration

There is a requirement to filter samples on site for all metals analysis. This is done with a .45 micron filter. The filtration is a requirement for METALS only and other analyses must be made WITHOUT...

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Addicted to Technology

Last night I slept at an hotel on the Welsh border. The place looked nice enough although rather deserted. I settled down in my room to watch  TV but was greeted by a message "No Signal". I switched on...

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Know your customers and competitors too!

Knowing your competition is an essential part of business. Monitoring their activity is a key part of any communication strategy. Stealing a march on their ideas – hugely satisfying, but with good competition...

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