Amount of international and domestic flights undertaken by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and her predecessors using aircraft operated by the military, aircraft chartered by the military or commercial aircraft during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date

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QUESTION NO: 79 (NW87E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 1-2014 OF 17 JUNE 2014

Mrs A M Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

(1) How many (a) international and (b) domestic flights were undertaken by (i) her and (ii) her predecessors using (aa) aircraft operated by the military, (bb) aircraft chartered by the military or (cc) commercial aircraft during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) in respect of each specified flight, what was the (a) (i) date and (ii) place of (aaa) departure and (bbb) arrival and (b)(i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of such costs?

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REPLY:

1. The Minister has undertaken 33 international visits and 3 domestic destinations in the period in question (a) No domestic and international flight were undertaken by the Minister with an aircraft operated or chartered by the Military at any time during the period in question(b)(i)(ii). Various visits were undertaken by the Minister using commercial flights and in some instances a country was visited more than once in this period as from 01 April 2013 until 31 May 2014 including domestic travel to 3 provinces (cc)

2. The Minister undertook visits from South Africa to the various destinations  for official engagements (a) In total domestic and International visits amounted to R 2 372 571 for the period specified(b)(i). A breakdown of costs and dates is appended as annexes (A and B) (b) (ii).

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