International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maita Nkoana-Mashabane has pledged R1000 of her "hard-earned" cash to the African Union (AU).
According to ANA, Nkoana-Mashabane said she would pledge the amount at a fundraising dinner for the AU, hosted by President Jacob Zuma and AU chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Nkoana-Mashabane also reportedly said that Zuma and Dlamini-Zuma would urge African "captains of industry" to pledge larger sums.
The news comes as the AU looks for alternative ways to raise funds, as foreign donors accounted for most of the funds.
News of the pledge was met with a mixed reaction on social media, as some derided the amount as "lousy", while others praised Nkoana-Mashabane's "symbolic" move.