Expensive wine, rugby tickets and a Range Rover: This is what MPs declare


The latest register of MPs’ declared interests was published this week.

A Range Rover worth R730 000, tickets to the Rugby World Cup and four-star accommodation in France, plane tickets to New York, a painting worth R50 000 and Australian wine worth almost R10 000 made the list of declared gifts this time .

Expensive perfume and hardwood were also declared parental habit.

Naledi Pandor, minister of international relations and cooperation, received a World Cup engraved tea set worth R45 000 from the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to South Africa.

According to Pandor, pres. Cyril Ramaphosa gave the necessary permission for her to keep this expensive tea set.

Pandor also received, among other things, a leather bag worth R11 000 during the Belgian royalty’s state visit to South Africa and a Samsung Galaxy watch worth R6 000 during a G20 meeting in India.

Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, received a R50 000 painting (delivered to his home) and a bottle of Australian wine worth R9 719,16 as a present.

ANC MP Godfrey Phumulo Masualle got two cars from “family” present; A 2015 Range Rover worth R730 000 and a 2009 BMW 750 worth R240 000.

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, received, among other things, a Chinese tea set worth R4 329 from the Chinese Minister of Trade and a leather briefcase worth R3 495 during a meeting in Eswatini in June.

Siviwe Gwarube, chief whip of the DA, declared a paid trip worth R82 000 to Zambia, Kenya and Rwanda. This trip was for African Liberal Network’s account.

John Steenhuisen, leader of the DA, in turn received tickets for the Durban July and an excursion during which rhinos were stunned at the Kilima private nature reserve.

Adj. Pres. Paul Mashatile and Enoch Godongwana, the finance minister, also declared their interests for the very first time.

Mashatile’s interests include two houses in Sandton and Midrand respectively.

Mashatile also revealed that he has policies and investments with Old Mutual worth R34 304 219. The vice president’s gifts include a Samsung cell phone, vodka, nuts and books.

Godongwana, in turn, declared three properties, as well as a Huawei tablet that he received as a gift from the Chinese ambassador to South Africa, Chen Xiaodong.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan declared 60 financial interests, including shares in the Mr Price Group, Sasol Ltd, Absa Bank, FirstRand, Standard Bank Group, Vodacom, Shoprite, Anglo American, Capitec Bank, Naspers and Aspen Pharmacare.

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, declared shares in Media24, Investec and Old Mutual among others.

Former Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has declared shares in Vodacom and MTN.