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Stadium Design

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If you would like to use these models, contact me.

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Written by techran

October 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

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Pictures of Rhodes University Continued

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One of the many parks on campus.

One of the many parks on campus.

The symbolic Clock Tower

The symbolic Clock Tower

RU Theatre

RU Theatre

Department of Politics and International Studies

Department of Politics and International Studies

Outside the Economics and Economic History department.

Outside the Economics and Economic History department.

Written by techran

October 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

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Some of my favourite new/pending and under construction buildings in Cape Town

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Roggebaai Square. Construction pending.

Roggebaai Square. Construction pending.

Pepper Club. Under construction.

Pepper Club. Under construction.

One&Only. South Africas first six star hotel.

One&Only. South Africas first six star hotel.

Adderly/Strand: Pending as to when and if construction will commence.

Construction date is not yet known, but signs are that it is going ahead.

Construction date is not yet known, but signs are that it is going ahead.

Written by techran

October 9, 2009 at 12:23 am

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Pictures of Rhodes University

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Inside Barrat 2.

Inside Barrat 2.

Barrat lecture complex. The newest venue with 3 lecture halls. The main 2 seat around 430 students.

Barrat lecture complex. The newest venue with 3 lecture halls. The main 2 seat around 430 students.

On campus.

On campus.

The extension to the RU main library.

The extension to the RU main library.

The renowned Journalism Department at RU.

The renowned Journalism Department at RU.

Centenary House

Centenary House

Nelson Mandela Hall. The newest dining hall.

Nelson Mandela Hall. The newest dining hall.

Written by techran

October 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

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Google Wave Looks Amazing.

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Written by techran

October 4, 2009 at 1:40 am

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DStv Channel Breakdown

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This below table, as given by MyBroadBand.co.za on the 02/10/09 shows the [from left to right], EasyView, Select, Compact, Premium channels available via satellite in South Africa (Link).

The table shows what is available on the packages which are available for the following updated prices:

Easy View: R20

Select: R148

Compact: R219

Premium: R499

M-Net (101)
M-Net Movies 1 (103)
M-Net Movies 2 (104)
M-Net Stars (105)
M-Net Action (106) M-Net Action (106) M-Net Action (106)
Hallmark Channel (108) Hallmark Channel (108) Hallmark Channel (108)
TCM (109)
M-Net Series (110) M-Net Series (110) M-Net Series (110)
kykNET (111)
Magic World (112) Magic World (112) Magic World (112) Magic World (112)
Sony Entertainment (113) Sony Entertainment (113)
Africa Magic (114) Africa Magic (114)
Africa Magic+ (115) Africa Magic+ (115)
BBC Entertainment (120)
Vuzu (123)
E! Entertainment (124)
Zone Reality (125) Zone Reality (125)
Animax (126)
SABC 1 (131) SABC 1 (131) SABC 1 (131) SABC 1 (131)
SABC 2 (132) SABC 2 (132) SABC 2 (132) SABC 2 (132)
SABC 3 (133) SABC 3 (133) SABC 3 (133) SABC 3 (133)
e-TV (134) e-TV (134) e-TV (134) e-TV (134)
Soweto TV (150) Soweto TV (150) Soweto TV (150)
M-Net HD (170)
BBC Lifestyle (180) BBC Lifestyle (180)
Travel Channel (181)
The Home Channel (182) The Home Channel (182) The Home Channel (182)
The Style Network (183) The Style Network (183)
Fashion TV (184) Fashion TV (184) Fashion TV (184)
Big Brother Africa (198)
SuperSport Blitz (200) SuperSport Blitz (200) SuperSport Blitz (200) SuperSport Blitz (200)
SuperSport 1 (201)
SuperSport 2 (202)
SuperSport 3 (203) SuperSport 3 (203)
SuperSport 4 (204) SuperSport 4 (204)
SuperSport 5 (205)
SuperSport 6 (206)
SuperSport 7 (207)
SuperSport Maximo (208)
ESPN (230) ESPN (230)
ESPN Classic (231)
Telly Track (232) Telly Track (232)
SuperSport Action (247)
Discovery Channel (250)
BBC Knowledge (251)
The History Channel (254)
Crime and Investigation (255)
National Geographic (260) National Geographic (260) National Geographic (260)
Nat Geo Wild (261)
Animal Planet (264) Animal Planet (264)
Ignition (265)
Cartoon Network (301) Cartoon Network (301)
Boomerang (302)
Disney Channel (303)
Nickelodeon (305) Nickelodeon (305)
Cbeebies (306)
Koowie (307)
Mindset Learn (319) Mindset Learn (319) Mindset Learn (319) Mindset Learn (319)
Channel O (320) Channel O (320)
MTV (321)
MTV Base (322) MTV Base (322)
VH-1 (323)
MK (324)
Trace TV (325) Trace TV (325)
One Gospel (331) One Gospel (331)
TBN (341) TBN (341) TBN (341) TBN (341)
Rhema TV (343) Rhema TV (343) Rhema TV (343) Rhema TV (343)
Islam Channel (347) Islam Channel (347)
BBC World News (400)
CNN (401) CNN (401) CNN (401)
Sky News (402) Sky News (402)
eNews (403) eNews (403)
Euro News (404)
Russia Today (405)
Al Jazeera (406) Al Jazeera (406) Al Jazeera (406) Al Jazeera (406)
Parliamentary Service (408) Parliamentary Service (408) Parliamentary Service (408) Parliamentary Service (408)
CNBC Africa (410) CNBC Africa (410) CNBC Africa (410) CNBC Africa (410)
Bloomberg (411)
Summit TV (412)
Weather 24 (415) Weather 24 (415) Weather 24 (415)
RAI International (430)
BVN (431)
ERT (432)
Deutsche Welle (406)
CCTV4 (447)
CCTV9 (448)
RTP International (501)
TV5 Monde Afrique (607)

Written by techran

October 2, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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More Internet domains for South Africa

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Staff Reporter Sapa | 17 September, 2009
From MyBroadBand

South Africans could soon choose to register their websites by using city specific and other domains

South Africans could soon choose to register their internet sites by using city specific domains, or speciality fields like sport instead of the .co.za domain, the .za Domain Name Authority said on Thursday.

This was due to the boom experienced in the .za domain, said .za Domain Name Authority general manager, Vika Mpisane in a statement.

“The number of internet users now using the South African domain co.za has passed the 500,000 milestone and is increasing at an impressive rate as more and more people register.

“The authority is looking at offering South Africans more secure and easily identifiable options in .za… a limited number of new domains may be opened to provide users with a wider choice including city specific domains,” said Mpisane.

Apart from considering domains like sport, food and local city-specific ones, the authority was also considering re-opening domains like web.za and net.za, said Mpisane.

“The recent experience globally has shown that city-specific domains may generate a lot of excitement in the market. The Authority will be willing to explore the possibility of adding city-specific domains in .za,” he said.

To avoid issues of trademark and brand name abuse which were likely to hinder the expansion as cyber squatters attempt to profit from confusing or abusing known brands online, the authority will get the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Regulations extended to cover other .za domains, said Mpisane.

The ADR process currently covers the .co.za domain only, the largest under the .za banner.

He said the boom on the .za domain was due to South African businesses being aware of the benefits of registering with their country’s domain name.

“There are vital reasons to register a .za domain name. Not only do you enjoy the benefit of your country of location being easily identifiable online, as opposed to .com or .org where you are somebody somewhere in the world, you also know that any legal disputes over your name will be settled locally.

“This is not the case with non-South African domains — when you register a .biz, .com, or .net names, you are exposed to foreign jurisdictions which might have severe cost implications.

Written by techran

September 17, 2009 at 6:39 pm

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