Whether any senior officials of the department intend to visit New Zealand during the 2011 Rugby World Cup Tournament

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QUESTION NO. : 3066  (NW3588E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 31-2011 OF 14 OCTOBER 2011
  
(Mr SJ Masango (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation):
  1. Whether (a) she, (b) the Deputy Ministers and (c) any senior officials of her department intend to visit New Zealand during the 2011 Rugby World Cup Tournament?  if so
  2. What is the (i) (aa) name, (bb) rank and (cc) position or designation of each specified person accompanying (aaa) her, (bbb) the Deputy Ministers and (ccc) each specified senior official and (ii) (aa) nature and (bb) official reason for the visit; 
  3. What (a) total amount will be spent or has been spent on the trip and (b) is the (i) description and (ii) detailed breakdown of the amounts that will be spent or have been spent on (aa) accommodation, (bb) travel and (cc) subsistence costs?
REPLY:

  1. No, neither the Minister nor either of the Deputy Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation visited New Zealand nor intend visiting New Zealand during the 2011 Rugby World Cup tournament.

    Only one senior official of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation accompanied Deputy President Motlanthe to New Zealand on 9-11 September 2011 for the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup and the bilateral meetings with the Governor-General, Prime Minister and business leaders.  He is Mr S Ngombane, Deputy Director-General: Asia and Middle East. 

    Mr Ngombane was the guest of the New Zealand government therefore his accommodation expenses were paid for by the government of New Zealand.

  2. (a) R70 183.74
    (b)   (aa) none
            (bb) Travel: R 63.543.00
            (cc) Subsistence costs: R 6.640.74

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