R11M $1.5BN $5M
The total amount paid in bonuses to Eskom’s 10 top officials in 2014, according to a reply to Parliament by public enterprises minister Lynne Brown. This was in addition to their salaries of nearly R32.7m. The size of a deal (R18.6bn) that the Malaysian government signed with Canadian transport company Bombardier for 20 planes as part of its plans to launch a new airline, called flymojo. Malaysia has had three major airline disasters since March last year – flight MH370 in March 2014 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is still missing; flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine in July and flight 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore crashed into the Java Sea in December. The reward (R62m) for information leading to the recovery of 13 artworks that were stolen by two thieves dressed as police officers from a Boston museum 25 years ago. The masterpieces by artists including Vermeer and Rembrandt are estimated to be worth nearly $500m (R6.2bn).