This Handbook is a guideline for benefits and privileges, to which Members and their families are entitled, in the execution of their duties. These benefits and allowancesrefer to both the time during term of office and in some cases to the time thereafter.The Handbook incorporates the Executive Code of Ethics, which regulates probityin public life.The guidelines with regard to administrative and support services, and the benefits,privileges associated with occupying these offices, provide assistance in ensuringgood governance in line with the Code. The Handbook seeks to sensitise memberson the security measures that have to be observed in co-operation with the NationalIntelligence Agency and Safety and Security Services.The interpretation of anything relating to these guidelines rests with Cabinet. Anyperson interpreting this Handbook should consult Cabinet Secretariat when in doubt.In the event of the latter having doubts about the interpretation of the provision(s)in question, the matter should be referred to Cabinet. All staff members providing support services to the portfolios mentioned above areexpected to acquaint themselves thoroughly with the provisions contained in theseguidelines. Specialised training can be provided for members of staff through theSouth African Management Development Institute (SAMDI). Anything not mentioned in these guidelines does not form part of the benefits,allowances and support services envisaged for Political Office Bearers.
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