Cabinet members exceed generous spending cap on state vehicles

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Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Phumulo Masualle, each received an Audi A6 worth R783 000 in March last year. Photo: Getty Images
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Phumulo Masualle, each received an Audi A6 worth R783 000 in March last year. Photo: Getty Images

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Of the country’s 59 ministers and deputy ministers, 22 have bought a new vehicle since March 2019, collectively spending R19 million.

Eleven of them also paid more for their new vehicles than they are allowed. According to the ministerial handbook, since the end of 2019, ministers are allowed to spend up to R700 000 on a new car.

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