R186 billion in irregular expenditure from South African municipalities in a decade

Johnvgb

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Where government is concerned, their entities are a piggy bank. Just dip in and help yourself comrade. No checks & balances. Oink oink off to the trough.
 

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Lol wait what? You are confusing me now… 1 billion has 9 zeros, where is the extra one? Or is this my 30% mathemetatics failing me here.

EDIT: just a note, Im running on very litte sleep here, so I dont take any responsibilty for any kark I post
So did some googling, originally:
A billion was a million million, but that was to big for the Americans, who define a billion as a thousand millions
(1,000,000,000,000) Original
(1,000,000,000) USA
The question is what version does South Africa use?
Source:
 

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So did some googling, originally:
A billion was a million million, but that was to big for the Americans, who define a billion as a thousand millions
(1,000,000,000,000) Original
(1,000,000,000) USA
The question is what version does South Africa use?
Source:

I honestly did not think of it like that. Thanks ;)

In Afrikaans we have Miljard, which is 10^9 and Biljoen which is 10^12 so it does make sense.

I also found this:
1 million seconds is about 11.6 days
1 us billion seconds is about 32 years
1 uk billion seconds is about 32,000 years
 

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And you wonder why politicians are getting shot by their comrades ... they stand to make money, not chump change ..
 

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I honestly did not think of it like that. Thanks ;)

In Afrikaans we have Miljard, which is 10^9 and Biljoen which is 10^12 so it does make sense.

I also found this:

So did some googling, originally:
A billion was a million million, but that was to big for the Americans, who define a billion as a thousand millions
(1,000,000,000,000) Original
(1,000,000,000) USA
The question is what version does South Africa use?
Source:
No wonder Zuma was confused. :)
 

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This was from the previous report 2018/2019...
NW/FS/LP hopeless, NC,MP,EC not that far behind.
GP and KZ relatively strong but regressing, only standout is WC showing improvement.
 

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This was from the previous report 2018/2019...
NW/FS/LP hopeless, NC,MP,EC not that far behind.
GP and KZ relatively strong but regressing, only standout is WC showing improvement.
For me the WC may be the best of the lot, but it is like a D average student being the top of the class.

Sign of the times. This is the best we get.
 
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