Cost to South Africa's participation in the Caribbean Diaspora
FOR ORAL REPLY
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16 OF 27 MAY 2005
D H M Gibson (DA) to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
What was (a) the
total cost to South Africa's participation in the Caribbean Diaspora Conference
held in Kingston, Jamaica from 16 to 18 March 2005 and (b) spent in respect of
(I) travel, (ii) accommodation, (iii) security and (iv) hospitality?
total cost of South Africa's participation in the South African, African Union
and Caribbean Diaspora Conference thus far has been US$ 220 426.68. It is difficult
to give a breakdown of the amounts spent as requested by the Honorable Member,
because part of the expenditure was carried by, among others, the Jamaican Government,
who were responsible for security. This amount, however, includes an expenditure
of US$ 114 539.07 on air tickets and US$ 39 200.94 on accommodation, while US$
23 845.81 was spent on promotional material distributed during the Conference,
as well as US$ 20 000.00 for Events Management.