08 March 2019 - NW130
Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training
With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?
The Department of Higher Education and Training is not responsible for the payment of travel privileges as contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook regarding former political beneficiaries in terms of Chapter 10 of the Handbook (Annexure A) travel privileges are administered and paid for by Parliament and the Secretary of Parliament may accordingly be approached or contacted for the provision of relevant details and administration relevant to these privileges.
In terms of Chapter 9, Paragraph2.2.1 approved travel expenditure defined within the application parameters of “special privileges” for former Ministers, Deputy Ministers and their spouses respectively, are indicated as follows:
(a)(i) Minister, Dr B Nzimande:2017/18 financial year – R92 328 – 00; and
Minister, Prof HB Mkhize: 2017/18 financial year – R47 472 – 00