POLITICS

I spent R515,118 staying in Cape Town hotels- Nyanda

Minister says his official residence was not ready for occupation until April 2010

PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 903
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23 March 2010
QUESTION PAPER NO: 8
DATE OF REPLY: 29 March 2010

Mrs J D Kilian (Cope) to ask the Minister of Communications [Siphiwe Nyanda]:

1.) With reference to the Ministerial Handbook and entitlements of Executive members, on what date (a) was his ministerial residence in Cape Town allocated to him and (b) did he take occupation of the residence;

2.) whether he has moved into the ministerial residences in (a) Cape Town and (b) Pretoria; if not, why not, in each case; if so, when in each case;

3.) (a) what costs have been incurred for temporary hotel accommodation, (b) what is the breakdown of the costs, including the rate per suite per day, that were incurred by his department, to accommodate (i) him, (ii) his support staff, (iii) his additional staff and (iv) his bodyguards in hotels in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria and (c) on what dates were they so accommodated in each specified hotel?

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REPLY:

1)(a) May 2009. 

(b) No, the house was not ready for occupation.

2) (a) Yes,  during April  2010.

(b) Not applicable.

3) (a) R 515,118.92 from April 2009 until March 2010

(b) The Department recently change travel agents and is still in the process of  reconciling its travel books. This information will only be known at a later stage.

Issued by Parliament, April 30 2010

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