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Naledi Pandor Has Revealed Important Information To The Public

Serve Naledi Pandor said the cycle to shut down these missions abroad began last year and would proceed with this year.

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Resistance groups have throughout the long term censured the office for keeping various discretionary missions abroad, it was not manageable to say it.

In a composed answer in Parliament after inquiries by IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Pandor expressed that during the 2021/22 monetary year they would save R71.7 million.

In the 2022/23 monetary year the office would save R161.6m.

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The discretionary missions that have been closed down are in Trinidad and Tobago; Finland; Romania; The Vatican; Belarus; Fiji; Oman; the Consulate-General in Chicago, US; the Consulate-General in Milan, Italy; Fiji and Peru.

"The course of conclusion of these discretionary missions included both political commitment with the host nations as well as true conciliatory correspondence, and assistance of the difference in strategic and community, movement and consular authorization to new non-occupant nations," said Pandor.

"Formal solicitations for non-private license and simultaneousness were submitted to 25 nations and associations, which all have their own inner cycles and methodology relating to authorization. The conclusion of non-private license of seven nations is still in process."

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Pandor had shown a couple of years prior that a portion of the missions would be shut to limit costs.

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