How many international and domestic hotels/guest houses were Minister and the Deputy Ministers accommodated during the period 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available

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QUESTION NO: 2017 (NW2263E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 21-2011 OF 5 AUGUST 2011

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

    (a) At how many (i) international and (ii) domestic hotels/guest houses were (aa) she and (bb) the Deputy Ministers accommodated during the period 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and;
    (b) what (i) was the (aa) name, (bb) star rating and (cc) city location of each specified establishment, (ii) was the (aa) duration and (bb) purpose of the stay in each case and (iii) (aa) was the total cost of the accommodation and (bb) is the breakdown of the accommodation cost in each case?

REPLY:

Ex officio Minister and the Deputy Ministers have to travel domestically and internationally complying with bilateral and multilateral commitments in fulfilling South Africa’s international obligations. The financial years 2009/10 and 2010/11 are covered in this reply.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane – international

a)(i)(aa) Minister international 61

b)((i)(aa) The Minister stayed at hotels including the InterContinental Group, the Marriot Group, Sun International, Hyatt Group, Hilton Group and Westin

b)(ii)(bb) Star ratings for these establishments range from 4 to 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include Washington and New York, Tripoli, Rome, Cairo and Sharm-el-Sheik, Mbabane, Luanda, Harare and Livingstone, Kinshasa, Khartoum and Juba, Caracas, Lusaka, Maputo, Colombo, New Delhi, Port-of-Spain, Addis Ababa, Accra, Beijing and Shangai, Geneva, Windhoek, Mexico City and Cancun, Arusha and Dar-es-Salaam, Brussels, Abuja, Paris and Nice, Kampala, Moscow, Maseru, Gaberone, Nairobi, Conakry, Brasilia , Abidjan and London.  Some of these countries were visited more than once during the reporting period.

(ii)(aa) The duration of these stays varied from one to five days with the exception of New York (United Nations General Assembly),  which was nine days and Addis Ababa (African Union Summit) eight days.

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil ministerial duties as per mandate of the Department which included accompanying the President on state visits and international summits.

(iii)(aa) Total cost of all accommodation for the period amounted to R2 888 388

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R47 351

Former Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma – domestic

a)(ii)(aa) Former Minister domestic 5

b)((i)(aa) The former Minister stayed at hotels including Twelve Apostels, Hilton, Karmichael Farm

b)(ii)(bb) Star ratings for these establishments range from 3 to 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include Cape Town, Durban, Drakensberg (Himeville)

 (ii)(aa) The duration of these stays varied from one to five days.

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil ministerial duties as per mandate of the Department
which includes attending and hosting visiting Foreign Ministers visiting South Africa.

(iii)(aa) Total cost of all accommodation for the period amounted to R30 826

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R6 165

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane – domestic

a)(ii)(aa) Minister domestic 40

b)((i)(aa) The Minister stayed at hotels including the Southern Sun Group, Belle Done Guest House, Cape Grace, Protea Hotel, Riverside Hotel, Sefapane Lodge, Arabella Western Cape, Beverly Hills, Cock House Guest House, Emnotweni Sun Hotel, Ermelo Inn, Garden Court, Hilton, Kichaka Game Lodge, Kloppenheim Country Estate, Radison Blu, The Guest House at Tuscany, The Westin Grand

b)(ii)(bb) Star ratings for these establishments range from 3 to 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include Cape Town, Witbank, Polokwane, Vanderbijl Park, Phalaborwa, Durban, Johannesburg, Grahamstown, Nelspruit, Ermelo, Kimberley, Machadodorp, Bloemfontein, Pretoria.

(ii)(aa) The duration of these stays varied from one to five days.

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil ministerial duties as per mandate of the Department which includes attending and hosting visiting Foreign Ministers visiting South Africa.

(iii)(aa) Total cost of all accommodation for the period amounted to R354 026

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R8 850

Former Deputy Minister S van der Merwe – international

a)(i)(aa) Former Deputy Minister – international 7

b)(i)(aa) The former Deputy Minister stayed at hotels including the Lidhotel, Conrad Hotel, Inter Continetal Group, Shangri-La Hotel, St Regis Hotel and Le Meridien Hotel

b)(i)(bb) Star ratings for these hotels range from 4 to 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include Caracas, Brussels, Latvia, Madrid, Sydney, New York and Dakar

(ii)(aa) The duration of the stays varied from one to five days

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil the Deputy Ministers official duties

(iii)(aa) Total cost of all accommodation for the period indicated was R128 874

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R18 382

Former Deputy Minister S van der Merwe – domestic

a)(ii)(aa) Former Deputy Minister domestic 3

b)((i)(aa) The former Deputy Minister stayed at hotels including New Holme Karoo Guest farm, Quarry Lake Inn, The Kimberley Club

b)(ii)(bb) Star ratings for these establishments range from 3 to 4 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include Gariep in the Karoo, East London, Kimberley
 (ii)(aa) The duration of these stays varied from one to four days.

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil deputy ministerial duties.

(iii)(aa) Total cost of all accommodation for the period amounted to R3 404

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R1 134

Deputy Minister M Fransman – international

a)(i)(aa) Deputy Minister – international 2

b)(i)(aa) The Deputy Minister stayed at hotels including the InterContinental Group

b)(i)(bb) Star ratings for these hotels range from 4 to 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels were Geneva and Addis Ababa

(ii)(aa) The duration of the stays ranged from one to five days

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil the Deputy Ministers official duties

(iii)(aa) Total cost of accommodation for the period indicated was R25 595

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R12 797.50

Deputy Minister M Fransman - domestic

a)(ii)(aa) Deputy Minister domestic 8

b)((i)(aa) The Deputy Minister stayed at hotels including Interncontinental, Sheraton, Sandton Sun

b)(ii)(bb) Star ratings for these establishments: 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include Johannesburg and Pretoria

 (ii)(aa) The duration of these stays varied from one to four days.

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil deputy ministerial duties

(iii)(aa) Total cost of all accommodation for the period amounted to R39 107

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R4 888

Deputy Minister E Ebrahim - international

a)(i)(aa) Deputy Minister – international 29

b)(i)(aa) The Deputy Minister stayed at hotels including the Marriott Group, Sheraton Group,
InterContinetal Group, Hilton Group, Peninsula Hotel, Losby Gods Hotel, Millennium Plaza Hotel, Dorchester Hotel, Hotel Avenida, Four Seasons Hotel, Nairobi Serena Hotel, Shangrila Hotel, Safari Hotel, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Hotel Tivoli, Esteghial Hotel, Lido Hotel, St Regis Grand Hotel, Movenpick Towers Hotel

b)(i)(aa) Star ratings for these hotels range from 4 to 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include, Chicago, Tunis, Cairo, Ankara, Oslo, New York, Madrid, London, Maputo, Sirte, Addis Ababa, Damascus, Nairobi, Abu Dhabi, Windhoek, Havana, Lisbon, Teheran, Caracas, Rome, Abuja and Doha.

(ii)(aa) The duration of the stays ranged from one to five days

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil the Deputy Ministers official duties.

(iii)(aa) Total cost of accommodation for the period indicated was R589 770.43

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R20 336.89

Deputy Minister E Ebrahim – domestic

a)(ii)(aa) Deputy Minister domestic 23

b)((i)(aa) The Deputy Minister stayed at hotels including Southern Sun, The Commodore Legacy, The Westin Grand, Cape Grace, Coastlands on the Ridge.

b)(ii)(bb) Star ratings for these establishments: 5 star

b)(i)(cc) The location of these hotels include Durban, Cape Town.

 (ii)(aa) The duration of these stays varied from one to four days.

(ii)(bb) The purpose of each stay was to fulfil deputy ministerial duties

(iii)(aa) Total cost of all accommodation for the period amounted to R89 999

(iii)(bb) Average cost per stay was R3 913

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