Responds regarding payment of all international accommodation for all government departments

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QUESTION NO: 3666  (NW4448E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 40-2011 OF 18 NOVEMBER 2011

Mr N DU TOIT (DA) TO ASK TH EMINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

  1. Whether, reference to the reply to paragraph (a)(i) of question 2005 on 13 October 2011, her department (a) identifies, (b) manages, (c) executes and (d) pays for all international accommodation for all government departments; if not , why not; if so,

  2. (a) at how many international hotels/guesthouses were (i) the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and (ii) her Deputy Minister accommodated during the period 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what was the (i)(aa) name, (bb) star rating and (cc) city location of each specified establishment, (ii)(aa) duration and (bb) purpose of the stay in each case and (iii)(aa) total cost of the accommodation and (bb) is the breakdown of the accommodation cost in each case?

REPLY:

  1. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) facilitates the accommodation and related requests of South African Ministers for their travelling abroad, through our diplomatic missions.  Thereafter all supporting vouchers and information related to such travel are forwarded to the relevant department.

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