South Africa

Presidency Handbook published


On 18th November South Africa’s Cabinet approved the Presidential Handbook which provides guidelines on the services that should be provided for the President, Vice-President and their spouses and dependent children.

The preface of the handbook states that it has three objectives:

i. To ensure the provision of reliable and consistent support required for the President and Deputy President.

ii. To provide a concise operational guide to relevant government departmental staff with clearly indicated responsibilities and duties, and by implication, lines of accountability.

iii. To provide the authority for the relevant civil servants to make decisions and to empower departmental staff with respect to what is approved, permissible and what may fall outside of the level of support required to be given to the President and Deputy President.

You can read the complete handbook here.

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