White elephant country

White elephant country When politicians want something they don't seem to care what it costs. Noseweek brings you six of the best - or worst - bank-breaking vanity projects we neither need nor want

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Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2008-10-14 13:10:05
Yissis and already the one blerrie submarine is up on bricks!
Submitted by : John Fourie of Morningside on 2008-10-05 14:23:35
Looks like the Nat gravy train, now driven by those other Nationalists, the ANC is costing us dearly.
Submitted by : Anthony Krijger of Westville on 2008-09-26 07:56:42
We fit the pieces together and we get to dig the hole. And we can't even do that on time. The Midrand leg was scrapped and now all we are going to get is the Airport Sandton leg.

A normal train would have been a fraction of the cost and long been completed by now.

Editor's Note
Submitted by : Henry Harington of ASHBURTON on 2008-09-25 17:12:14
I don't know what you are complaining about - its OPM - other peoples' money that these people play with and squander. And before someone mutters under their breath something about "Typical of Africa" I suggest you take an eyeful of Wall Street and the agonies in the US Congress as they try and find money to fill the holes created by Wall Street bankers playing with OPM.

Oversight, oversight, everyone needs oversight. WIthout it we tend to overlook and overlook the way we are being screwed.

Henry Harington
Submitted by : Kevin Kevany of Auckland on 2008-09-25 12:39:13

Kevin K


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