1) The Department of Public Service and Administration does not have a mandate to perform lifestyle audits for members of Cabinet. This is the mandate of the Presidency. In March 2022, the Presidency responded to this question in Parliamentary Question 702.
2. The response was as follows: “The introduction of lifestyle audits for Members of the Executive has taken far longer than originally anticipated. While we have begun with lifestyle audits for senior public servants, it is important that we extend this practice to Members of the Executive.
Much work has been done on the approach and methodology to lifestyle audits of Members of the Executive. However, the finalisation of this work is being held in abeyance pending the submission of the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. This is so that any additional measures required to strengthen Executive accountability and conduct can be considered holistically.”