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Oh Ducky... you're Absolutely Ferbulous!

NEWSWATCH: Gareth Cliff, DJ and Idols judge, has lent his voice to a Disney show and will be the voice of Ducky Mo-Mo in the Disney production Phineas and Ferb, reports Channel24, and Mail & Guardian reports that the Free State claims it didn't pay R140m for a website, but only R40m... Now that's a relief.
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  • Channel24: Gareth Cliff lends voice for Disney show... Cliff will join the ranks of celebrities such as Michael J Fox, Ben Stiller and David Beckham to have provided their voices for the hit show.

    Cliff provides the voice for travelling salesman Ducky Mo-Mo. The episode is set to air locally on Disney XD (DStv channel 304), reports channel24.

    On his website Cliff says he's "thrilled to play a cameo role in Phineas and Ferb".

  • Mail & Guardian: Free State: We paid R40m, not R140m, for our website... It's a tough job, but someone has to do it... winning the tender to redesign a provincial website for the low, low price of just R40m, that is...

    I suppose that's R100m better than the R140m media reports have claimed the redesign cost, but it's also a great deal more than the R12m or so that one expert reckons was the most paid for a website - and that was for a very secure site.

    Take a look here and ask yourself: Does this look like R40m worth?

    According to the Mail & Guardian report, the bid submitted by the company awarded the tender was significantly higher than the bids submitted by two other companies.

    Etienne Bruwer, owner of web development company Jam Factory, told the newspaper the amount charged for the website was "ridiculous", says Mail & Guardian.

Posted on 5 Mar 2013 06:55

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