Status on the vehicles, aircrafts and  properties currently owned by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation    

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 416

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 4 OF 26 FEBRUARY 2010

Mr K S Mubu (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

(a) What (i) vehicles, (ii) aircraft and (iii) properties are currently owned by her department and (b) with regard to each item, (i) when was it purchased, (ii) how much did it cost and (iii) for what reason was it purchased?    
In respect of part (a) and (b):

(i) Vehicles:

The Department presently owns 143 Official Vehicles, valued at R 40 611 455.95 and 306 service vehicles, valued at R 42 029 010.85. The vehicles are purchased by the Department to either serve as official vehicles for Heads of Missions abroad, service vehicles for missions abroad, transport for official purposes at Head Office or vehicles for use by the Minister and Deputy Ministers

(ii) Aircraft:

The Department does not own any aircraft

(iii) Properties: 

The Department owns a total of 26 chanceries, 29 official residences, 41 staff houses (which includes 3 staff complexes), 1 consulate building and 17 plots of vacant land, presently valued at approximately R 4.5 billion. All of these properties are used or will be developed to be used as office accommodation or residential accommodation by DIRCO officials being posted abroad

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