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WALK ABOUT what’s going on : ‘LIVE’ pics @ 2013 DESIGN INDABA FROM Wednesday – throughout the event on my facebook page :


Design Indaba 2013 EVENT DETAILS

Friday, 1 March, 2013 – 10:00 to 20:00
Saturday, 2 March, 2013 – 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday, 3 March, 2013 – 10:00 to 18:00

@ Cape Town International Convention Centre
South Africa›Cape Town

Tickets available at the door or from Computicket
Adults: R70
Pensioners and students: R50 (at the door only)
Ages 10-18: R40 (at the door only)
Under 10s: Free

.Olowsdotter ware : Fashion Show – 14:OO @ arena Friday


entrance/exit/sections/arena/ floor plan : for fashionistas et al.

Design Indaba Conference 2013

The best of global creativity, share their experience, on one stage. Wednesday 27 February to Friday 1 March 2013. 

Design Indaba Expo 2013

The best of South African creativity, all in one place. Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March 2013.

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

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Photography by Odette Herbert
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LINK Photos – CTN Designer Glitterati Strut Their Stuff @Design Indaba 2011.

LINK Photos – CTN 2011 Design Indaba It’s A South African Love-Inn Design Delights Eye Feast.

LINK Design Indaba 2011 – Cape Town.

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LINK Photos – Cape Town CTICC Design Indaba VIP Treatment For Trumpet Blowers – Media Girls & Boys.

LINK Photos – Cape Town Designer Glitterati Strutting Their Stuff @Design Indaba.

LINK Design Indaba 2011 – Cape Town.


Bill Mitchell’s Alternative Olympic Games Medal Tally – 2012
2016 BRAZIL  http://www.billmitchell.org/sport/medal_tally_2016.html

Last computed: August 7, 2012 – 12:39 EAST (End of Day 10)

1st (38) Grenada
28 (3) United Kingdom
40 (16) South Africa
45 (1) China
53 (2) United States

Aug 14, 2008 @ 13:13

Official medal rankings “only reflect world power, derived from economic might” so says Bill Mitchell, Professor of economics – give the man a platinum medal!

Abso bloody lutely! Its so obvious now that I heard about it last week – on BBC World radio – I love those people in London they are switched on and ask the right questions – most of the time

Thank goodness for our Proff. who must have made a mammoth effort to crunch the numbers, pass it through the formulas, to construct a live, fairer medal chart, for all to see – And bless the BBC and Google for finding him! [I have no shares nor relatives or friends who work in either company by the way nor am I looking to work for them!]

Image source: Bruce in Beijing [Flickr]

So, guess who are the top 3 Countries on Prof. Mitchell’s medal chart?

The official medal ranking 13th August was: China 1st – US 2nd – South Korea 3rd

When actually the medal rankings based on GDP and population numbers of each country is radically different [see Mitchell’s ranking chart]

China37th – with a population of 1,321,851,888 (July 2007)
one billion three hundred and twenty one million etc

United States27th – population: 301,139,947 (July 2007)
Three hundred and one million, etc

South Korea7th – Population: 49,044,790 (July 2007)
Forty-nine million etc

Well done South Korea!

If this ranking system was implemented would the so called “super” powers pull out of the olympics?

Why hasn’t this ranking been used?
Might it be that the Top brass of the olympic committee is also made up of the G8 countries? And if not the super powers are bound to hold the equivalent of the veto!

I have done no research what so ever in finding out the olympic power demographics!
I’m sure it’s been done

LINKBill Mitchell’s Alternative Olympic Games Medal Tally – 2008
By GDP – By Population – By GDP Per Capita – By Team Size – By Gender

LINKThe REAL Olympic medal count – Mitchell’s [NOT Eco. Power/pop. based]

LINK – Olympic medal count [World Eco Power/pop. based]

LINK – Widget olympic medal counter – A/mac [World Eco Power/pop. based]

LINK – Widgets – Google search result for ‘Widget medal counter’ – Take your pick! ______ [Grrrrrrrr I’ve tried & failed – I’m seriously IT challenged!] Good luck 🙂

LINK – Olympic official website

LINK – Olympic event schedule – [Blue=Game. Orange=Final]

LINK – BBC Sport Olympics


LINKS – To my other posts on the Olympics

●Hitler’s propaganda olympics 1936: Show the world aryans are the super race – thank goodness for black, Jesse Owens – LINK
●China olympics: Zapiro – spells it out – LINK
China olympics: finally after mammoth search to find who directed yesterdays spectacular show – it’s film director Yimou Zhang – he’s THE manLINK
●China: Olympics kick off show – was amazing! – LINK
Beijing China: Finally Olympics begin today @ midday [GMT] – & at last that bleeping torch gets switched offLINK
●China: most blocked internet sites are unbanned during olympics – LINK
●What has the olympic torch, Hitler & the five rings got in common? LINK

I’m seriously cynical about the Olympics
The girl and boy athletes are just brilliant at what they do
but the pain and the ambition to get there is scary!

Is it health to be that driven?
And why are the tennis pros Williams and Federa there?
I thought the olympics was for amateurs?
It’s a sham.

National pride? What’s that all about?
Nationalism – creates an us and them – that’s healthy for world peace and harmony!

I’m really not interested in sport so I don’t know why i’m even thinking about these things!

Might it be that I’m seeing parallels to the 1936 Olympics – fascism, nationalism, recession, inflation, depression of the world economies, food prices, oil prices, war etc etc corruption etc etc violence, genoside etc ect

Mitchell’s Definition: GDP – Gross Domestic Product ●Read on>>
Continue reading ‘●Olympics: What is the REAL medal tally? The one linked to each country’s GDP and population – that’s what!’

“It is important that we have the inner richness to be able to look up at the stars or the moon and compose a poem once in a while. When we open wide our minds and fix our gaze on the universe, we fix our gaze on our own life.” Daisaku Ikeda

Photography by Odette Herbert

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LINK Design Indaba 2012 – Cape Town.


The place where you are now is vital. Never avoid what you must face. Challenge your circumstances and steadily persevere. The path toward victory opens from where you stand.

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher Daisaku Ikeda
LINK – Daily Quotes

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