Priciest footballer earns R400 a minute
HOW can a football player be worth $130m?
Gareth Bale is 24 years old and will be earning around R400 per minute for the next year. He’s just been traded from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid and the transfer of $130m, roughly R1.3bn, is the richest in history. As a comparison, Bryan Habana is probably South Africa’s rugby player earning the most money playing offshore and gets paid around R650 000 per month to play for Toulon in France.
Full Story: https://www.fin24.com/Economy/The-priciest-footballer-20130902
Road of death lies at government’s door
I AM sad today, sad and angry. Because of another 29 people who died needlessly on the notorious R537 Moloto Road.
Yes. Because there has been an alternative on the table for years, an alternative that would have prevented the deaths of countless commuters on this road of death. And make no mistake, many people have died on this road in the past 10 years alone. Thousands more have been horribly injured.
The alternative option, approved as long ago as 2006, is building a railway line.
So, umpteen times I have asked government officials - ranging from two ministers of transport, two deputy ministers, two directors general in the department to the chairperson of the portfolio committee on transport - the question: when will the Moloto corridor train get built?
Full Story: https://www.fin24.com/Economy/Road-of-death-lies-at-governments-door-20131112