What one can do with R246m

 At has been said and or written about the R 246 million that has been spent on the private residence of the President of our country in Nkandla, but on a lighter note, let us consider what could have been done with the money, had it not been spent in this ‘irregular and unlawful manner!’

·         A child can be fed for one month costing R30, so 8,2 million children could have been fed for a month;

·         Antiretroviral treatment cost R 113 per month, so 2 176 991 HIV positive citizens of the country, could have been treated for a month;

·         Seventeen schools, equipped with a library, science laboratory and tanks for fresh water, could have been built;

·         Aid to 2,46 million people that are victims of rape, could have received counseling that costs R 100.00 per person per month;

·         1 581 nurses could have been paid for a year where a nurse earns R 155 557 per year;

·         1 328 recently qualified teachers could have been paid for a year, where a recently qualified teacher earns R 185 184 per year;

·         69 589 15GB-iPads could have been supplied to learners in school with each iPad costing R 3 535;

·         2 894 RDP houses would have been built, where a house is estimated to cost R 85 000;

·         The first year study of:

o    6 588 BSc students (average R 37 340 per student per year);

o    8 044 BA students (average R 30 580 per student per year);

o    6 577 BCom students (average R 37 400 per student per year)

could have been paid for;

·         1 863 SAPS officers could have been paid for a year, where a SAPS member earns R 131 999 per year;

But now, all of this R 246 million went to one person and his family, where it could have had and made a dramatic impact on the lives of many more – how selfish can one person be!!! ***********

pat.m.rachidi 2014-08-20 08:27:20 AM
well said
Kimberley Hubert 2014-08-20 08:30:09 AM
So true. Our corrupt president and his fire pool... sigh.
Jeremy Mahila 2014-08-20 08:38:55 AM
Truth is some people defend those who r wrong n there is nothing that we can do nor say unless we act on it
Masedi Chichindua 2014-08-20 08:55:17 AM
Can anyone think a men like that actually care, for the poorest of the poor...Think again.
Lor Dantebellum 2014-08-20 09:13:02 AM
Yet the masses stll support him by their vote (WTF ?)
Chase Cameron 2014-08-20 09:34:17 AM
I'd spend it all on a big diamond ring and matching earrings.
Cafe-Ambivalence 2014-08-20 09:44:52 AM
What is worse was that the money he spent wasn't even his. It BELONGED TO THE PEOPLE and he spent it on himself. This is why we say that he stole the money.
CALAMITYSA 2014-08-20 10:05:16 AM
Change the ANC culture
Steven Bresler 2014-08-20 10:23:04 AM
I think a better question would be: What could we have done with the countless amount of money (probably in the billions) that was wasted on a number of issues, money stolen through the tender process, unused budgets and so on? I think that 20 years after the birth of democracy most if not all South Africans would have had proper housing, a reliable public transport system, proper medical and better education.
CraigJoseph 2014-08-20 10:35:53 AM
Very well put! I wonder how much more of taxpayers money has been wasted on all the independent reviews, of the NPA's Nkandla report?