QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO.: 601
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 7 MARCH 2011
Mr J J van der Linde (DA) to ask the Minister of Economic Development:
(1) (a) Which travel agencies or travel service providers does his
department use currently and (b)(i) how and (ii) when were they
appointed in each case;
(2) what was the (a) budgeted amount and (b) actual amount paid to each
specified service provider for departmental travel expenditure in the
(i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10 financial years?
(1) Since its establishment, the Economic Development Department (EDD)
has been supported by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)
for corporate management related services. (a) Currently, EDD makes
use of the services of Nexus Travel, which previously traded as Harvey
World Travel. (b)(i)Nexus Travel was appointed by the dti through an
open tender process, (ii) with effect from 1 July 2010.
Since its establishment in July 2009 till 30 June 2010, EDD made use
of Harvey World Travel which was also appointed by the dti through an
open tender process on 1 July 2008.
(2) EDD had (a) budgeted R4,300,000.00, for Travel and Subsistence for
(iii) the 2009/2010 financial year. A total expenditure of
R3,639,867.53 was recorded as at end of March 2010. Out of the
R3,639,867.53, (b) R2,539,671.20 is the actual amount paid to Nexus
(i) and (ii) are not applicable as EDD was only established in July