Responds regarding whether officials have been issued with a government or official credit card

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QUESTION NO: 2227   (NW2602E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 25-2011 of 19 AUGUST 2011

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Mr J Selfe (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

    1. Whether (a) she, (b) her deputy ministers, (c) any specified officials and (d) any other persons have been issued with a government or official credit card during the period 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what are the relevant details for her, her deputy ministers and each holder of a credit card in respect of the (i) name, (ii) job title, (iii) credit limit, (iv) outstanding amount as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (V) monthly expenses incurred for each month since receiving the credit card, (vi) reasons for such persons being issued with a credit card and (vii) uses that such a credit card is intended for;
    2. Whether any such credit cards are over their credit limit; if so, (a) whose credit cards are over the limit and (b) what is the reason for the credit cards exceeding the limit;
    3. Whether any action has been taken against such persons for exceeding their credit card limits; if not, why not if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY

  1. The following are the details of the Department credit card holders


A. MINISTER

  1. Name:  ME Nkoana-Mashabane
  2. Job title: Minister of International Relations & Cooperation
  3. Credit limit: R10 000
  4. Outstanding amount: Zero
  5. Monthly expenditure:  Within the limit (Refer to attached annexure)
  6. Reasons:  Due to the Minister’s responsibilities and duties as Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, she may from time-to-time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and/or dinners in restaurants.
  7. Uses intended for:  Official Entertainment


    B. DEPUTY MINISTER 1
  1. Name: EI Ebrahim
  2. Job title: Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation
  3. Credit limit: R10 000
  4. Outstanding amount: Zero
  5. Monthly expenditure: Within the limit (Refer to attached annexure)
  6. Reasons: Due to the Deputy Minister’s responsibilities and duties as Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, he may from time to time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and/ or dinners in restaurants.
  7. Uses intended for: Official Entertainment


    B. DEPUTY MINISTER 2
  1. Name: ML Fransman
  2. Job title: Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation
  3. Credit limit: R10 000
  4. Outstanding amount:  Zero
  5. Monthly expenditure: Within the limit (Refer to attached annexure)
  6. Reasons: Due to the Deputy Minister’s responsibilities and duties as Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, he may from time to time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and/ or dinners in restaurants.
  7. Uses intended for: Official Entertainment


    C. DIRECTOR GENERAL
  1. Name: MJ Matjila
  2. Job title: Director-General of International Relations & Cooperation
  3. Credit limit: R10 000
  4. Outstanding amount: Zero
  5. Monthly expenditure: Within the limit (Refer to attached annexure)
  6. Reasons: Due to the Director General’s responsibilities and duties as Director General’s of International Relations & Cooperation, he may from time to time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and/ or dinners in restaurants.
  7. Uses intended for: Official Entertainment


    D. FORMER DEPUTY MINISTER 2
  1. Name: SC Van Der Merwe
  2. Job title: Former Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation
  3. Credit limit: R10 000
  4. Outstanding amount:  Zero
  5. Monthly expenditure:  Within the limit (Refer to attached annexure)
  6. Reasons:  Due to the Deputy Minister’s responsibilities and duties as Deputy  Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, she may from time to time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and/ or dinners in restaurants.
  7. Uses intended for: Official Entertainment


    E. FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL
  1. Name:  A Ntsaluba
  2. Job title:  Former Director- General Minister of International Relations & Cooperation
  3. Credit limit:  R10 000
  4. Outstanding amount: Zero
  5. Monthly expenditure: Within the limit (Refer to attached annexure)
  6. Reasons: Due to the Director General’s responsibilities and duties as Director General’s of International Relations & Cooperation, he may from time to time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and/ or dinners in restaurants.
  7. Uses intended for: Official Entertainment

2. Monthly Expenditure Report on credit card for the period 01 April 2010 to 30 August 2011 is hereby attached as Annexure 1.
3. Not applicable, refer to Annexure 2

ANNEXURE 1

MONTHLY EXPENDITURE 2010/2011

NAME

Apr-10

May-10

Jun-10

Jul-10

Aug-10

Sep-10

Ms Maite Nkoana Mashabane

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Ms Susan C Van Der Merwe

            1,298.51

0.00

             851.56

 5,356.55

0.00

0.00

Mr Ebrahim I Ebrahim

            1,126.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 8,547.10

Mr ML Fransman

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba

0.00

0.00

          1,350.00

 6,518.57

 350.00

 5,197.00



NAME

Oct-10

Nov-10

Dec-10

Jan-11

Feb-11

Mar-11

Ms Maite Nkoana Mashabane

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Ms Susan C Van Der Merwe

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Mr Ebrahim I Ebrahim

0.00

0.00

 1,069.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Mr ML Fransman

0.00

0.00

0.00

 3,420.00

    335.00

 3,009.30

Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba

 7,989.00

 7,220.08

    740.58

 3,977.00

 5,835.00

 5,367.23

MONTHLY EXPENDITURE 2011/2012

NAME

Apr-11

May-11

Jun-11

Jul-11

Aug-11

Sep-11

Ms Maite Nkoana Mashabane

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Ms Susan C Van Der Merwe

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Mr Ebrahim I Ebrahim

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 365.00

0.00

Mr ML Fransman

2,643.00

2,596.00

6,901.00

350.00

1903.05

      0.00

AMB JM Matjila

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

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