Status on the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, the Deputy Ministers, the Director-General or any of her staff who attended, accepted an invitation and/or received tickets to the 2014 Soccer World Cup in their official capacity

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QUESTION NO: 803 (NW890E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 6-2014 OF 25 JULY 2014

Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

(1) Whether (a) she, (b) the Deputy Ministers, (c) the Director-General or (d) any of her staff (i) attended, (ii) accepted an invitation and/or (iii) received tickets to the 2014 Soccer World Cup in their official capacity; if so, what are the relevant details including the (aa)(aaa) names and (bbb) positions of those who attended and (bb) breakdown of the amounts spent by his department on (aaa) travel, (bbb) accommodation, (ccc) entertainment and (ddd) any further specified expenses;

(2) What is the breakdown of the amount spent by her department or any persons accompanying (a) her, (b) the Deputy Ministers, (c) the Director-General or (d) any of her staff to attend the 2014 Soccer World Cup including (i) travel, (ii) accommodation, (iii) entertainment and (iv) any further costs? NW890E

REPLY:

(1) Minister ME Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, attended the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup Final as part of the official delegation of President JG Zuma, who was invited to attend the final by the President of Brazil.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane attended the Soccer World Cup Final on the side lines of the 6th BRICS Summit which took place from 15-16 July 2014 in Fortaleza and Brasilia respectively.

(2) Financial implications

There were no financial implications.

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