was at the grindrod annual *****tail function in cape town on tuesday, which they hold every year as a precursor to one of their boardmeetings. interesting crowd and mood. was a bit more special this year, given the centenary celbration of grindrods birth. optimism was probably the overriding sentiment rather than caution. nice speeches from the CEO, my own MD and mr grindrod himself on the history of how his grandfather founded the company back in 1910 and that it almost never came to be. good luck and happy birthday GND.