Question NW654 to the Minister of Trade and Industry

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14 March 2018 - NW654

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

What (a) are the reasons that the Chief Executive Officer of the SA Bureau of Standards has a (i) driver and (ii) bodyguard and (b) is the total cost of paying the (i) driver and (ii) bodyguard in each month?


According to information provided by the SABS management:

a) (i) The SABS Chief Executive Officer has a driver as an approved benefit by decision of the SABS Board.

(ii) The SABS CEO does not have a bodyguard despite the fact that the SABS 2015 security assessment recommended one.

b) (i) The cost to the fiscus of the driver is in line with the remuneration framework for SABS drivers.

(ii) Does not apply.

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