Parlimentary Question: Police: VIP protection

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QUESTION NO 1245

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 26 APRIL 2010
(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11- 2010)

Date reply submitted : 18 May 2010
1245 Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) (a) How many members of the SA Police Service are employed in the VIP Protection Unit and (b) how many vehicles are utilised by this unit;
(2) (a) how many individuals are currently receiving VIP protection and (b) what categories of people are entitled to VIP protection;
(3) (a) in which salary category do VIP (i) bodyguards and (ii) drivers fall and (b) what are the respective salary brackets in rand for these salary categories?

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REPLY:
(1)(a) 1555.
(1)(b) 614.
(2)(a) 211.
(2)(b) 1The South African Police Service is tasked in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to provide a VIP Protection Service to the Executive of South Africa both at National and Provincial levels as set out in Cabinet Memorandum 1A of 2004 dated 10 November 2004 which includes Ministers, Deputy Ministers, National Speaker, Deputy National Speaker, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Members of the Executive Councils, the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice, the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Speakers of various Provincial Legislatures, Deputy President of Supreme Court of Appeal and Judge Presidents.
(3)Bodyguards and drivers fall in the following categories within the mentioned salary brackets (only basic salary):

Constable R 74,452.00

Sergeant R119,514.00

Warrant Officer R149,874.00

Captain R189,636.00

Lieutenant Colonel R238,872.00

Colonel R432,729.00



Reply to question 1245 approved by Minister