How many international flights and domestic flights were undertaken by Minister and Deputy Ministers during the period 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available

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QUESTION NO: 1943   (NW2181E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20-2011 OF 5 AUGUST 2011

Mr J SELFE  (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

(a)
How many (i) international flights and (ii) domestic flights were undertaken by (aa) her and (bb) her deputy ministers using (aaa) military aircraft, (bbb) chartered aircraft or (ccc) commercial aircraft during the period 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) what class did she and her deputy ministers travel in each case and (c) what amount did her department spend with regard to each specified flight?

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(a)   (i)   International flights

(aa) Minister

(aaa)   Military Aircraft:  None.

(bbb)  Chartered Aircraft: The Minister undertook fourteen (14) Charter flights at a total cost of R10 393 299 during the period 01 April 2010 to 30 June 2011.

(ccc)   Commercial Aircraft: The Minister undertook twenty six (26) International Commercial Flights on Business Class, Fourteen (14) trips with a First Class component and three(3) trips with a component of Economy Class, at a total cost of R2 394 433.00, during the period 01 April 2010 to 30 June 2011.

(bb) 1.  Deputy Minister: Ebrahim

(aaa)   Military Aircraft: None.

(bbb)  Chartered Aircraft: None

(ccc)   Commercial Aircraft: The Deputy Minister undertook twenty three (23) International Commercial flights of which eight (8) were First Class, fourteen (14) were Business Class and one (1) was Economy Class at a total cost of R984 795.00, during the period 01 April2010 to 30 June 2011.

2. Deputy Minister: Fransman (include former Deputy Minister van der Merwe until 31 October 2010)

(aaa)   Military Aircraft: None

(bbb)  Chartered Aircraft: None

(ccc)   Commercial Aircraft: The Deputy Minister undertook two (2) International Commercial flights on Business Class at a total cost of R110 492 , during the period 01 April 2010 to 30 June 2011.

(ii) Domestic flights

(aa)     Minister

(aaa)   Military Aircraft: None

(bbb)  Chartered Aircraft: None.

(ccc)   Commercial aircraft: The Minister undertook twenty (20) Domestic Commercial flights on Business Class at a total cost of R138 135.00, during the period 01 April 2010 to 30 June 2011

(bb) 1. Deputy Minister: Ebrahim

(aaa)   Military Aircraft: None

(bbb)  Chartered Aircraft: None

(ccc)   Commercial Aircraft: The Deputy Minister undertook twenty seven (27) Domestic Commercial flights of which twenty (25) were on Business Class and two (2) on Economy Class at a total cost of R 197 341.00, during the period 01 April 2010 to 30 June 2011

2. Deputy Minister: Fransman (include former Deputy Minister van der Merwe until 31 October 2010)

(aaa)  Military Aircraft: None

(bbb) Chartered Aircraft: None

(ccc)  Commercial Aircraft: The Deputy Minister undertook thirty (30) Domestic             Commercial flights of which twenty nine (29) were on Business Class and one (1) was on Economy Class at a total cost of R219 312.80, during the period 01 April 2010 to 30 June 2011

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