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- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

- Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

- In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of toast.

- If you toss a coin 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

- Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

- Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours.

- Slugs have noses.

Newsletter » 29 Principals linked wit financial irregularities

An astounding R 10 million or more is spent a year on forensic investigations, fraud detection reviews and tender compliance by The Education Department in Gauteng. One hundred and fifty nine audits were led by the department in the past 5 years. On the 20th of November 2014, reports revealed twenty nine principals have been accused in wrongdoing. 

There were particular discoveries made against schools for governance, financial mismanagement, noncompliance with policies, lack of evidence for expenditure and tender irregularities. Additionally, the forensic audits were concealed from the public and not even the schools were allowed to access them. " School governing bodies which exposed these financial irregularities are being dissloved and are denied access to these reports", said Democratic Alliance MPL Khume Ramulifho. Furthermore, Ramulifho accused eduction MEC Panyza Lesufi of shielding fraudsters and corrupt officials. Ramulifho added the effect of mismanagement had adverse effects on schools and creates a negative reflection on prinipals, what happens to those principals who really care for their schools? Write to us regarding your views? 

Source: City Press October 2014.