Government or official credit cards issued to the Minister, Deputy Ministers, and other officials within the Department International Relations during the 2011/12 and 2012/13 financial years and since 1 April 2013

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1326 (NW1656E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 19-2013 OF 31 May 2013

ADV LH MAX (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 (i) in the (aa) 2011/12 and (bb) 2012/13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013; if so, in each instance, what is the (aaa) (aaaa) name and (bbbb) job title of each person to whom a credit card was issued, (bbb) credit limit, (ccc) outstanding amount as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (ddd) monthly expenses incurred for each month since receiving the credit card. (eee) reason for such a person being issued with a credit card and (fff) uses that such a credit card is intended for;

2) whether the credit limit of any specified credit card was exceeded at any time since it was issued; if so, (a) whose credit cards are over the limit and (b) what is the reason for the credit card exceeding the limit?

REPLY:

The following are the relevant details for official credit cards issued in the Department for the period after the period covered in Parliamentary question 2227 which was answered by the Department on 15 November 2011:

1)

Name:                                                Minister, Ms ME Nkoana-Mashabane
Job title:                                              Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Credit limit:                                         R10 000
Outstanding:                                        Zero
Monthly expenditure:                          

Monthly Expenditure
YEAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
YEAR 1 (2011/12) - - - - - - - - - - - -
YEAR 2 (2012/13) - - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL - - - - - - - - - - - -

Reason for card being issued: Due to Minister’s official responsibilities and duties, she may from time-to-time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and or dinners.
Uses intended for: Official entertainment

Name:                                                 EI Ebrahim
Job title:                                              Deputy Minister
Credit limit:                                         R10 000
Outstanding amount:                           .Zero
Monthly expenditure:                          

Monthly Expenditure
YEAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
YEAR 1 (2011/12) - - - - - - - 144.08 1 441.02 - 5 879.00 659.00
YEAR 2 (2012/13) 773.50 662.50 - 573.32 - - 4 507.80 908.04 - 3 532.35 770.00 -
TOTAL 773.50 662.50 - 573.32 - - 4 507.80 1 052.12 1 441.02 3 532.35 6 649.00 659.00

Reason for card being issued: Due to Deputy Minister’s official responsibilities and duties, he may from time-to-time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and dinners.
Uses intended for: Official entertainment

Name:                                                ML Fransman
Job title:                                             Deputy Minister
Credit limit:                                        R10 000
Outstanding amount:                           .Zero
Monthly expenditure:                          

Monthly Expenditure
YEAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
YEAR 1 (2011/12) - - - - - - - 3 806.38 6 947.99 1 989.00 3 301.30 -
YEAR 2 (2012/13) 1 615.00 9 979.70 9 450.77 5 918.74 1 726.30 6 502.00 10 552.60 1 461.00 6 609.00 1 039.00 5 469.22 -
TOTAL 1 615.00 9 979.70 9 450.77 5 918.74 1 726.30 6 502.00 10 552.60 5 267.38 13 556.99 3 028.00 8 770.52 -

Reason for card being issued: Due to Deputy Minister’s official responsibilities and duties, he may from time-to-time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and dinners.
Uses intended for: Official entertainment

Name:                                                Amb JM Matjila
Job title:                                             Director-General
Credit Limit:                                        R10 000
Outstanding amount:                           .Zero
Monthly expenditure:                          

Monthly Expenditure
YEAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
YEAR 1 (2011/12) - - - - - - - 2 944.00 400.00 3 240.00 6 792.41 1 925.00
YEAR 2 (2012/13) 9 621.55 9 188.48 1 457.90 4 112.98 3 150.64 764.29 3 757.66 3 151.80 370.00 - 1 538.00 2 251.50
TOTAL 9 621.55 9 188.48 1 457.90 4 112.98 3 150.64 764.29 3 757.66 6 095.80 770.00 3 240.00 8 330.41 4 176.50

Reason for card being issued: Due to Director-General’s official responsibilities and duties, he may from time-to-time be required to host foreign dignitaries for lunches and dinners.
Uses intended for: Official entertainment

2) Not applicable

 


 

 

 

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