Question NW48 to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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27 February 2017 - NW48

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether (a) he and/or (b) any member of his family were accommodated in (i) any form of (aa) hotel, (bb) guest house and (cc) bed and breakfast and/or (ii) any other form of rented accommodation at his department’s expense since his appointment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aaa) was the reason, (bbb) were the costs and (ccc) was the duration of each of the specified accommodations in each case?


The Department of Public Works (DPW) was requested to provide state owned accommodation to Minister van Rooyen with effect from 1 January 2016. The process was not finalized timeously as expected hence DPW communicated an apology for delay through the letter dated 24 July 2016, see Tag A. DPW further committed to incur Minister’s hotel costs of R968 562.00 as the State owned residence was allocated from 1 June 2016.

(a) Minister






(aa) hotel, Accommodation while waiting for official residence (To be paid by Department of Public Works)

Official interim accommodation

R968 562

89 nights


(aa) hotel


R140 438

33 nights


(bb) Guest House



2 nights

(b) Any member of his family

(aa) None (bb) None (cc) None

or (ii) None

Not applicable


0 night

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