Amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on catering and entertainment during the 2012-13 Financial Year; and since 1 April 2013

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QUESTION NO: 1229 (NW1475E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 17-2013 OF 24 MAY 2013

MRS PC DUNCAN (DA) ASKED THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

What amount has her department spent on (a) catering and (b) entertainment in the (i) 2012-13 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2013?

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REPLY:

a. The item “Catering” is used to budget for National Day receptions at South Africa’s 126 missions abroad in furtherance of South Africa’s foreign policy. The Department has set a specific budget limit according to the categories of missions and the expenditure is capped within the approved limits.

b. Entertainment expenditure includes expenditure incurred at the 126 missions in furtherance of South Africa’s foreign policy and in line with a Mission’s approved Annual Performance Plan. Entertainment tariffs are set and revised annually.

In respect of 2012/13 financial year, the following expenditure has been incurred:-

Catering            R 18,7 million.
Entertainment    R 12,8 million.

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