North West officials cut back on bling
Johannesburg - The North West government will not buy new official vehicles for members of its executive council for the next six months, the office of the premier said on Thursday.
Acting spokesperson Lesiba Moses Kgwele said Premier Thandi Modise announced the measures at the end of her provincial executive council meeting on Wednesday.
He said that as part of the belt-tightening measures, there would also be no overseas travel for MECs unless circumstances were exceptional.
MECs would have one official cellphone and no printing of T-shirts and glossy budget speeches would be allowed.
Modise said year end parties for public servants would not be held at the cost of taxpayers.