Ramaphosa unimpressed with ministers' perks, demands more cuts

Ramaphosa unimpressed with ministers' perks, demands more cuts

President Cyril Ramaphosa is unimpressed by the cuts made to politicians' perks in the ministerial handbook. Ramaphosa has reportedly sent the guideline back to be revised.

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South Africa is currently in an 'unemployment crisis', according to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

So it comes as no surprise that the president was unhappy with the ministerial handbook, which outlines the expenses permitted to the nation's officials.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that the guide details how politicians travel, the amount of staff they hire, as well as catering and office budgets.

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Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu says that Ramaphosa was unhappy with changes made to the handbook, telling 702:

"We have had a ministerial handbook that has been in the making for nine years now and towards the end of the last term, the book got to the president's table for signing and then it was turned back."

Mchunu says that the handbook seeks to reduce the purchasing of luxury vehicles, ensuring that the government is not viewed to be 'exploiting the last cent of the fiscus'.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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