James Selfe

About James Selfe

James Selfe's plenary attendance record for Feb-Apr 2013 and 2012.

James was born in Pretoria and attended Bishops boarding School in Cape Town. Upon completing his secondary education he was called up for military training in the South African National Defence Force anti-aircraft division and progressed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. James started his political career in late 1978 by working in the research department of the Progressive Federal Party (PFP). He became the party’s Director of Communication in 1988. He joined the Democratic Party in 1992 in the capacity of Executive Director. After his election to Parliament in 1999 he became the party’s spokesperson on Provincial and Local Government. In 2004 he was re-elected to Parliament and became responsible for the Correctional Services Portfolio. He assumed his current post of Shadow Minister of Correctional Services upon his re-election to Parliament in 2009. (http://www.da.org.za).

Mr Selfe remains as one of the DA's shadow Minister for Justice and Correctional Services, as of June 2014

Committee appearances

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services — 24 Apr 2017

    (1) Was the position of Director: Policy and Research: Remand Detention Systems at the Head Office of his department advertised; if so, (a) on what date was the specified position advertised and (b) where; (2) how many applications were received for the relevant position; (3) (a) how many persons were ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services — 14 Mar 2017

    (1)What (a) facilities are available for prisoners at the St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth to receive contact visits and (b) are the relevant prison policies in this regard; (2) (a) what facilities are available in the specified prison for medical treatment of inmates and (b) how many (i ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services — 14 Mar 2017

    (1)(a) How many instances of physical abuse of inmates by wardens have been reported at the St Albans Prison in Port Elizabeth since 1 January 2014 to date and (b)(i) how many investigations into the cases were finalised and (ii) what was the outcome of each case;

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Plenary appearances

All Plenary Appearances

Currently

Formerly

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Nominal Value No
Units Allan Gray R87 937.76
Units Allan Gray Equity Fund Class A R24 843.99 66.199
Units Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B4 Class R45 929.62 458.434
Units Investec Opportunity Fund E Class R42 816.68 3 935.465
Units Old Mutual Balanced Fund B1 Class R67 945.88 4 591.310
Units Old Mutual Edge 28 Fund R165 415.93 86 613.440
Units Old Mutual Money Market Fund B1 Class R14 573.84 11 555.904
Units Old Mutual Growth Fund A R33 507.19
Units Old Mutual Money Market Fund A R6 342.31 6 342.31
Units Old Mutual Balanced Fund A R22 127.42 1 491.03

TRUSTS

Registration Number Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
IT 7191/02 Millennium Prosperity Trust Trustee None

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Democratic Alliance Yes Politics J Steenhuisen

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Muizenberg 396sq.m. Erf 86445
Wynberg 118sq.m. Property
Langebaan 674sq.m. Erf 286

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Units Allan Gray 84 117.00 R84 534.06
Units Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B-Class 485.862 R46 854.44
Units Investec Opportunity Fund B3 4 254.925 R40 414.98
Units Marriott Core Income B- Class 22 268.829 R24 974.49
Units Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C 4 792.040 R45 932.18
Units Allan Gray Equity Fund Class A 139.836 R46 555.70
Units Cash Management Acc [ULA] 75.763 R208.12

TRUSTS

Registration Number Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
IT 7191/02 Millennium Prospeity Trust Trustee None

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Democratic Alliance Yes Politics A Lotriet

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Langebaan 674sq.m. Erf 286
Muizenberg 396sq.m. Erf 86445
Wynberg 118sq.m. Property

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Units Allan Gray Money Market Fund 79 532.56 R80 649.24 [Market value]
Units Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B Class 485.862 R43 962.11
Units Investec Opportunity Fund B3 4 254.925 R38 421.97
Units Marriot Core Income B Class 22 268.829 R25 497.81
Units Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C Class 4 792.040 R38 320.99
Units Allan Gray Equity Fund Class A 139.836 R45 665.59
Units Cash Management ACC [ULA] 936.210 RR2 446.17

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Democratic Alliance Yes Politics DT George

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Langebaan 674sq.m. Erf 286
Muizenberg 396sq.m. Erf 86445
Wynberg 118sq.m. Property

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Units Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B 485.862 R35 988.67
Units Investec Opportunity Fund B3 4 254.9225 R33 536.04
Units Marriott Core Income B Class 22 268.829 R26 410.83
Units Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C Class 4 792.040 R34 478.73
Units Allan Gray Equity Fund 139.836 R34 100.39
Units Cash Management Acc [ULA] 1 263.848 R3 114.12
Units Allan Gray 75 076.02 R75 076.02

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Democratic Alliance Yes Politics A Watson

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Langebaan 674sq.m. Erf 286
Muizenberg 396sq.m. Erf 86445
Wynberg 118sq.m. Property

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nominal Value
485.862 Units Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B Class R29 797.58
4 254.925 Units Investec Opportunity Fund B3 R29 892.12
4 792.040 Units Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C Class R33 084.24
69 336.88 Units Allan Gray Money Market Fund R73 113.57 [Market value]

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Democratic Alliance Yes Politics A Watson

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Langebaan 674sq.m. Erf 286
Muizenberg 396sq.m. Erf 86445
Wynberg 118sq.m. Property

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
UNits Allan Gray 67 552.66 R68 461.14

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
emocratic Alliance Yes Politics I Davidson

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
+-R800 Festival Cape Town City Council

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Muizenberg 396sq.m. Erf 86445
Wynberg 118sq.m. Longwood Gardens
Langebaan 674sq.m. Erf 286

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Units Allan Gray Money Market Fund 64,629.50 Units R64,768.40

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Friedrich Naumann and Konrad Audenaeur Foundations Study tour of Germany

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Democratic Alliance Yes Politics D Kohler-Barnard

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
-R700 2 Tickets to CPT Inernational Jazz Festival Cape Town City Council
-R2000 Helicopter ride - Visit to soccer stadium and dinner x 2 First National Bank

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Langebaan 674sq.m. Erf 286
Muizenberg 396sq.m. Erf 86445
Wynberg 118sq.m. Longwood Gardens

2017 attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 5 meetings out of 6

2016 attendance as mp

63% attendance rate

Attended 10 meetings out of 16

2015 attendance as mp

28% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 47

2014 attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

47% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 36

Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
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