Minister Mchunu explains reasons for massive cuts to minister's perks

Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has announced the proposed changes to the Ministerial Handbook.

The new cost-cutting measures include a R700,000 cap on new cars for ministers.

Members of the executive and their spouses travelling by air must travel in economy class for all official domestic travel as well as international travel where the travel time is less than two hours.

Africa Melane standing in for Eusebius McKaiser Speaks Minister Mchunu about the new recommendations.

The ministerial handbook is a public document, it will be publicised and people will get to see the changes. At its publication, it doesn't silence South Africans from making comments. It is not a closed thing, we can have ongoing conversations.

Senzo Mchunu, Minister - Public Services and Administration

If you got appointed and there is a vehicle already in office, you are not expected to change that vehicle. You have to use that vehicle.

Senzo Mchunu, Minister - Public Services and Administration

Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis says the savings from the new ministerial handbook will not cover the countries debts.

Minister Mchunu would look pretty silly if this was not implemented. It has to be inforced.

David Lewis, Executive director - Corruption Watch

Some of the perks they got were ridiculous.

David Lewis, Executive director - Corruption Watch

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