Benefit policy reviews of spouses of political office bearers

The Presidency will engage the South African Police Service to discuss the harmonisation of benefit policies in light of the recent announcement of the procurement of vehicles for the Spouses of the President.

The discussions with SAPS will take place as part of the on-going review of benefit policies within government informed by the depressed economic climate and the spirit of spending public funds prudently as announced by President Jacob Zuma in the State of the Nation Address and expanded upon by the Minister of Finance in the budget speech.

The discussions will take into account the transport benefits of Spouses of serving principals and also those of former presidents and deputy presidents.

The Presidency is also currently reviewing the security benefits of Presidents and Deputy Presidents in line with the report of the Public Protector and the recent Constitutional Court judgement.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

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