04 September 2018 - NW2260
Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Energy
(1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1816 on 15 June 2018, (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied him on any official international trip since he was appointed as the Minister of Energy; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to his department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2434E
(1) In undertaking the international trips under question, I was accompanied neither by my spouse nor any adult member of my family.
(2) All the international trips I undertook were approved by the President as per the relevant provisions in the Ministerial Handbook.