At a minimum these Ministers should be taxed for the benefits which extend beyond themselves. If you bring the wife and she add R100k to the trip, then you should get taxed for that R100k as a benefit.
There is zero ****ing reason why you should get to take the wife and kids on a business trip for free.
7.1.2 Members, their spouses and dependent children who out of necessity cannot
remain at home are entitled to accommodation and subsistence at expense
of the relevant Department (in any hotel or hostelry) when fulfilling official
duty away from their ordinary places of residence, also as well as in cases
where spouses fulfil official duties on their own
In Nene's case, that expense is really not bad. Only R125,000 on travel expenses since his reappointment? That's cheap. Half a million between 2014 and 2015, when he was traveling internationally? That's not enough for one cross-country trip for Lindiwe Sisilu. His wife seems really nice too.