23 September 2008

Happy Heritage Day

Heritage Day, September 24, is a Public Holiday on which South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their cultural heritage and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

Guess What !!!!

Photo Madness

This is when you have to much time on your hands LOL - Had a blast !!!

Take 5 !!

Its for you ...

Have a drag :)

Does this hurt?

Gimme a drag

Listen !!

Come here !!

Flowers Anyone ?

ZAKUMI: Our official 2010 Soccer Mascot unveiled

626 days before the start of the first African FIFA World Cup™ at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on 11 June 2010, the cloud of secrecy surrounding the Official Mascot has been lifted.

Embedded in a vibrant African-themed live TV show that was broadcast nationwide, Zakumi today (22 September 2008) made his official debut in front of an audience of millions on South Africa's primetime SABC Coca-Cola Soccer Zone.

The Official Mascot, a leopard, has been designed and produced exclusively in the host country. The name is a composition of "ZA", standing for South Africa, and "kumi" translating into "10" in various languages across Africa. Inspired by his football idols, Zakumi has dyed his hair green as he felt it would be the perfect camouflage against the green of the football pitch.

Mbeki: The saga continues

Deputy-president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is set to lead an exodus of cabinet ministers who are unhappy with the ANC national executive committee (NEC) decision to axe President Thabo Mbeki

Despite this, ANC president Jacob Zuma is expected to reassure ANC deployees in government that the party wants them to remain in their positions.

This comes after the decision of the all-powerful ANC NEC to sack Mbeki following Judge Chris Nicholson's ruling that suggested that Mbeki, or some in his executive, might have interfered with the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to charge Zuma.

Mbeki is alleged to have approached a constitutional court to appeal against inferences made by the judge who threw out graft charges against Zuma citing political interference. Some political observes believe Mbeki's move is to clear his perceived tarnished reputation as well as that of his cabinet.
My view is that this could not have come at a worste time in our democracy - as 2010 is looming around the corner and investment is crucial for the success of this country. The next view weeks will have a definite deciding factor on what the future may hold for us - waiting like sitting ducks while the politicians play their game.

19 September 2008

Intersting Fact: Facebook

Facebook was originally named TheFaceBook and it was developed by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. The first use of the FaceBook was on the Harvard campus and it was limited only to Harvard students. Soon the FaceBook spread like wild fire around the other major U.S. Universities. Mark Zuckerberg dropped the Harvard and pursued his facebook dream to become one of the 4th most-trafficked websites in the world with more than 90 million active users. The FaceBook website is built on PHP-MySQL technology and it is probably the most popular PHP website ever built. Interesting fact is that the facebook.com domain was purchased for $200,000 and FaceBook has more than 24 million photos uploaded daily.

17 September 2008


I have always said that Capetonians are weird:
* Without the Table Mountain they will not know which why they are driving
* But little do they know the effect that the mountain has on their psychy ... look at pic ...need I say more :)

(No Capetonian were harmed in the writing of this post)

Joburg Pride

Pride is upon us again - and this year the line up is better than ever. You must have been living under a rock or in "Twee-buffels-met-een-skoot-doogeskiet-Fontein" if you don't know that Legendary RuPaul will be performing at the Therapy Viva La Glam afterparty

Here is the Pride route we are walking this year - click on title and go visit the official Joburg Pride website !! See you all there :)

Andante Guest House - Bloemfontein

I recently had to go to Bloemfontein to do a presentation at the University (UOFS). I wondered where to stay - and was refered by a friend. I really did not expect much (coming from the the big city - and we have seen it all) -but was a pleasantly surprised.

Not only was the room where I stayed at Adante Guest house "WORLD CLASS", but the friendly staff and home-like environment made me feel at home. The best of all - it is affordable !!

Owners of Andante - You have converted me and I will never stay anywhere else whenever I am in Bloem. Thank you for your warm hospitality.

Click on the title to go to their website

Peugeot Design Contest 2008

These vehicles are all entries to the Peugeot Design Contest 2008. Designers were asked to create a concept car for the cities of the future, concentrating on environmental awareness, social harmony, interactive mobility and economic efficiency


11 September 2008

Rainbow in my Room

Spring is here and a rainbow should do the trick to reminding you of the worlds most beautiful colours in the world.

This amazing product uses multi-coloured LED's to recreate the brilliant colours of a rainbow and nature's most beautiful light show. You can transform your room into a magical and colourful world by projecting the beautiful rainbow arc onto walls and ceilings.

A sure way to make any room a happier and relaxing place to hang out! Includes an auto shut-off mechanism when not in use, and an instruction sheet with fun rainbow facts. Now that kids grow out of toys earlier and earlier.

Rainbow-in-My-Room will appeal to kids into their tween, teen years and cool adults too. Perfect for pyjama parties and sleepovers and probably load shedding.

Clever Graffiti

I got this from Izak - found it very amuzing :)

10 September 2008

Michelangelo's sculpture of David

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City were delighted to welcome Michelangelo's sculpture of David for a two year "all American" exhibition

After a two year visit to the United States ....
Michelangelo's David is returning to Italy...

World Mayor: Helen Zille is in the Top 5


Public voting for World Mayor 2008 has now ended. Between January of this year and the end of June more than 200,000 people from around the world cast their votes for and commented on mayors who they thought worthy of the 2008 Award. While all of this year’s 50 long-listed mayors have made significant contributions to the well-being of their communities, eleven of them stand out in terms of number of votes and persuasiveness of supporting statements received.

You have supported Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, for World Mayor 2008. The winner together with all other results will be announced next month. Mayor Zille has won great support from within and outside Cape Town and will be among the top five mayors of the world.

They are (listed in alphabetical order of their cities}:
• Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa
• Leopoldo Eduardo López, Mayor of Chacao, Venezuela
• Göran Johansson, Mayor of Gothenburg, Sweden
• Jaime Nebot, Mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador
• Marides Fernando, Mayor of Marikina City, Philippines
• Ulrich Maly, Mayor of Nürnberg, Germany
• Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix, USA
• José Fogaça, Porto Alegre, Brazil
• Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, Mayor of Tehran, Iran
• Salvador Gandara, Mayor of Villa Nueva, Guatemala
• Elmar Ledergerber, Mayor of Zurich, Switzerland
Click on the title to visit the World Mayor website - and keep an eye on the winner.
Well done Ms Zille - we did not have any doubt that you will make it this far.