Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro

Things are clearly not as bad over at Treasury as every economist worth their mettle would have us believe, especially looking at how much of our tax money some cabinet ministers are splashing out on their new wheels.

Recall that, earlier this year we reported on new – as in a day after being made mayors by the party – ANC mayors treating themselves to million Rand SUVs, but this is on some next level. You’d think our economy was one of the G8.

Anyway, here are the names of the ministers and their new toys.

 Rob Davies, minister of trade and…uhm, industry

2 Toyota Fortuners: R1 249 507.88

Nathi Mthethwa, minister of arts and culture

2 BMW 5 series’: R1 482 725.91

Faith Muthambi, minister of communications

1 BMW X5: R1 065 000

Ngoako Ramatlhodi , minister of public service and administration

1 Ford Everest: R714 500

Buthi Manamela, deputy minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation

1 Audi Q7: R971 42376

Ayanda Dlodlo, deputy minister of public service and administration

1 Audi A7:R750 000

1 Audi A8:735 000

Must be nice!