Guide for Members of the Executive (Ministerial Handbook) 2019
APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE DATE: 8 JUNE 2019
1. Travel by Ministers and Deputy Ministers
1.1 Ministers and Deputy Ministers may travel on official visits abroad if these are essential, in the national interest and with due regard to the availability of Departmental funds.
1.2 In view of the official duties of Members in the Republic, the extent and duration of visits abroad should be limited to the absolute essential.
1.3 Ministers and Deputy Ministers should approach the President in writing to request approval for the intended visit and in the event of a planned official visit abroad, such request should be at least two weeks prior to departure. Such request, in the case of a Minister, should be accompanied by a request for the appointment of an Acting Minister.
1.4 Noting that Deputy Ministers cannot act for Ministers, Ministers should make prior arrangements with a colleague to act in his/her stead and direct a letter to the President in this regard.
1.5 Arrangements should be made, as far as possible, in such a way that Ministers or Deputy Ministers are not absent from office for a period of more than two consecutive Cabinet meetings.
1.6 Ministers and their Deputies should as far as possible, not be abroad at the same time.
1.7 Ministers and Deputy Ministers may be accompanied by their spouse (or an adult family member instead) on, no more than two (2) international trips per financial year if-
(a) the trip undertaken is longer than 3 days; or(b) the Minister or Deputy Minister is invited to attend official duties accompanied by a spouse or adult family member.1.8 Ministers and Deputy Ministers should inform the Minister and Department responsible for International Relations and Cooperation timeously of intended international visits in order for the Department responsible for International Relations and Cooperation to render the necessary support to the Minister or Deputy Minister while abroad.1.9 Ministers and Deputy Ministers and their spouses are entitled to diplomatic passports for visits abroad. The Protocol Division of the Department responsible for International Relations and Cooperation is responsible for obtaining visas for Ministers and Deputy Ministers and their spouses, provided applications are made timeously.1.10 The President may, on the advice of the Minister responsible for State Security, approve that specially trained persons be made available to accompany a Minister or Deputy Minister as security staff. Such security staff may travel in the same class and mode of transport as those whom they are accompanying for protection. In cases where the Minister or Deputy Minister is responsible for a security/intelligence Department, the relevant Department may provide such Minister or Deputy Minister with security staff. Missions abroad should be advised in sufficiently in advance when security staff accompany a Minister or Deputy Minister, in order to facilitate their seamless entry into a host country.
1.11 Ministers and Deputy Ministers may be accompanied by departmental staff and /or special advisers, after taking cognisance of necessary prudent financial considerations as well as the allocation of official tasks. In addition to the departmental staff, no more than 2 support staff should accompany a Minister or Deputy Minister abroad. South African Missions abroad are available, within the constraints of their capabilities, to render support services to travelling Ministers and Deputy Ministers, provided prior notice of the visit is given.
Patricia de Lille verwys na die “Ministerial Handbook”, wat wederhelftes en kinders se reise voorskryf en waarop hul geregtig is, asook die prosedure. Alle voornemende besoeke van Ministers en Adjunkte behoort en moet sowat 2 weke voor die “amptelike” besoek ‘n aansoek en motivering by die President indien vir amptelike goedkeuring en mits daar fondse beskikbaar is.
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