Ms Benedicta Maria Van Minnen

National Assembly

Benedicta Maria Van Minnen

About Benedicta Maria Van Minnen

2021 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 30 meetings out of 33

2020 committee attendance as mp

87% attendance rate

Attended 34 meetings out of 39

2019 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 23

Attendance Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]


Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body
Farming Activities RHJ Farm Investments cc Members Interests 15%


Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property
Apartment and Parking Bay Gardens – Cape Town 46m²

Committee appearances

  • ESKOM expansions, Annual Report, and investigations: hearing 31 Aug 2021

    Ms B Van Minnen (DA) said that because the documents were not handed in on time, Members had been unable to read through the documents adequately.
  • DENEL SIU investigations: hearing 24 Aug 2021

    Ms B Van Minnen (DA) said that the Members were being told that Denel was technically insolvent. If that was the case, she asked why, looking at the lack of a tax clearance, the figures, the application from SAAB, the issue of the salaries, Denel was still trading. Were there ...
  • RAF 2019/20 audit hearing 18 Aug 2021

    Ms B Van Minnen (DA) said that the model that is used by the RAF on the regulatory overhaul is not the best and has structural problems; a regulatory overhaul thus needs to be properly established. She asked about the regulatory overhaul that has been proposed and what the time ...
  • Eskom: Tabling of disciplinary hearing report & hearing on deviations and expansions 29 Jun 2021

    The Chairperson welcomed attendees from Eskom and the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). He said that the meeting would have two parts. First, the Eskom board would present an internal report. Then the Committee would proceed with its hearing on Eskom deviations and expansions, led by Ms N Mente (EFF) ...
  • Eskom: Tabling of disciplinary hearing report & hearing on deviations and expansions 29 Jun 2021

    The Chairperson said that he fully agreed that the conditionally supported deviations also had to be discussed so that the Committee could assess Eskom’s compliance with the conditions. He also agreed that this assessment could not wait six months. He suggested that the hearing should proceed – the Committee should ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Enterprises 4 Aug 2021

    In view of his department’s presentation in October 2020 in which Parliament was informed that Denel is currently insolvent and had recorded a loss of R1,7 billion for the 2019-20 financial year, thereby increasing negative equity to more than R2 billion, (a) what is the current financial situation and (b) has Denel ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Enterprises 4 Aug 2021

    Whether Denel has complied with the court order instructing it to settle the outstanding payments after organised labour approached the Labour Court for relief, in light of the presentation by his department to Parliament in October 2020 wherein it was stated that due to the weak financial position and reduced ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Enterprises 2 Aug 2021

    (a) Is Denel undergoing a section 189 process with regard to its employees and (b) is it able to pay severance packages to employees?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • WEDNESDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2019 3 Dec 2019

    House Chair, can the Minister assure the House that unions and organised labour will not be permitted to hijack potential necessary reforms and restructuring, including rightsizing the labour force, thereby placing at risk not only the future viability of Eskom but also the economy of the Republic as we are ...

  • - VOTE 24 6 Nov 2019

    House Chair, this is the department responsible for the hot topic of land reform in South Africa. It has a mandate of creating and maintaining an equitable and sustainable land dispensation. It must act as a catalyst in rural development to ensure sustainable rural livelihoods, decent work and continued social ...

All Plenary Appearances