04 December 2017 - NW3748
Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour
Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a Travel with Flair (PTY) Ltd; if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) Whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?
1. The Department procured travel related services through Travel with Flair (PTY) Ltd). These included, but not limited to;
(i) Air Travel domestic and International
(ii) Air Travel Insurance
(iii) Car Hire
(v) Foreign exchange
(vi) Airport Connection Services
These are done within the well-defined treasury prescripts and within the confines of the current austerity measures.
2. The Department always opts for the most cost effective travel routes without compromising the need for officials’ state of readiness to participate and contribute meaningfully in the conferences, meetings for which the travel was intended.
All personal and officials that undertake travel are chosen on the strength of their capabilities and value addition.
Notwithstanding that the question is by and large open-ended in terms of defining the period for which the information is required, all officials who travel, do so within the limits of the budget.