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southafricalogoThe Star reports that Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has revealed that the revised ministerial handbook will slash some of the perks and benefits enjoyed by members of the Cabinet, premiers and MECs.  

The revision of the ministerial handbook has been in the making for over nine years.  The minister indicated that President Cyril Ramaphosa had formed a task team consisting of representatives of his department as well as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille to review the ministerial handbook.  “That process got completed about a month ago or so.  We handed the outcome of our work to the president for consideration and the president applied his mind,” Mchunu said.  He said they had considered the fiscal situation and what was desirable, and had decided that the cost set aside for ministerial vehicles would be R700,000, and that no more travel claims would be entertained.  Ministers and their deputies would be expected to travel on economy class on their domestic travel, but business class would be retained on international travel.  Mchunu advised that the government would only pay R5,000 for services at ministerial houses.  Security upgrades at private residences of ministers would be discontinued.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mayibongwe Maqhina at Independent News


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