HEARSAY

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“We must ex­pose cor­rup­tion at all costs so that the money that should be di­rected to the poor­est of the poor isn’t stolen by ‘ten­der­preneurs’ and peo­ple re­ly­ing on Govern­ment con­tracts.” – Na­tional Union of Mine Work­ers’ LE­SIBA SESHOKA. “Even if the most eco­nom­i­cal model were to be ap­plied, the fig­ure would still equate to a to­tal of R197bn – a num­ber close to South Africa’s en­tire per­sonal in­come tax con­tri­bu­tions.” – NI­COLA THERON, di­rec­tor of eco­nomic re­search con­sul­tancy Econex, pre­sent­ing a study show­ing how Govern­ment’s pro­posed Na­tional Health In­surance scheme may cost up to R216bn. “It’s pretty much runof-the-mill stuff for us, land­ing at air­ports all around the world. But this air­port is rather mag­nif­i­cent.” – LES WAHL, the SA Air­ways pi­lot who landed an Air­bus 340-600 on the inaugural flight into Dur­ban’s King Shaka In­ter­na­tional Air­port. “This will be the biggest strike in the his­tory of South Africa.” – CHRIS DE VOS, gen­eral sec­re­tary of the United Trans­port and Al­lied Trade Union, com­ment­ing on a planned strike trig­gered by wage in­creases that could bring SA’s trans­port sys­tem to a grind­ing halt from 10 May.

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