“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.