Pretoria: The Presidential Handbook has been officially released publicly, says the Presidency.
“The Presidential Handbook provides guidelines for the administrative, logistical, security and general support services to be rendered by the State to the President, his or her spouse and dependent children, and the Deputy President and his or her spouse,” the Presidency said.
The Presidential Handbook guides decision-making by public servants.
The handbook was released following a commitment to publish it before 30 November. The commitment was given in court last month.
The objective of the handbook is to ensure the provision of reliable and consistent support required for the President and Deputy President.
It is also aimed at providing a concise operational guide to relevant government departmental staff with clearly indicated responsibilities and duties, and by implication, lines of accountability.
Furthermore, the handbook provides the authority for the relevant civil servants to make decisions and to empower departmental staff with respect to what is approved, permissible and what may fall outside of the level of support required to be given to the President and Deputy President
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS