Bernice Swarts

National Assembly

Bernice Swarts

About Bernice Swarts

2020 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 36 meetings out of 38

2019 committee attendance as mp

39% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 31

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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Committee appearances

  • Investigation findings regarding Beitbridge fencing by DPWI: SIU & National Treasury briefings 25 Aug 2020

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) expressed disappointment that everything presented indicates that the Minister’s staff was involved in the site inspection. Mr Solomons led the delegation and she asked if Ms Melissa Whitehead would remain on the Minister’s staff or if she would be held accountable. In the last ...
  • DIRCO on recent developments in the Middle East, including proposed Israeli annexation of West Bank 19 Aug 2020

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) said that by Mr Bergman saying he is happy that he got educated somewhere else and referring Members to the atlas is really disappointing for a person who has been in a democratic South Africa for so many years to actually better appreciate his education compared ...
  • SABC on deviations and expansions 28 Jul 2020

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) commented on debt collecting agencies, noting that the last time SABC appeared before the Committee, she had asked why it had external people collecting and why so many of them. For example, if the collectors were collecting the R30 million, SABC got a particular percentage. In ...
  • DIRCO Quarter 4 Report; DIRCO Budget: Committee Report 16 Jul 2020

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) said DIRCO had to clarify the changes to infrastructure projects in the revised APP. The Department should have a project management unit (PMU). She asked if a PMU would be able to implement what it was supposed to do rather than just do maintenance, as R200 ...
  • DIRCO & ARF 2019/20 Quarter 4 Report; Briefing on conflict hotspots in Africa 26 Jun 2020

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) said her questions were mainly around what affected South Africa currently. The AU had set a goal of “silencing the guns” by 2020, which would not be achieved. Why did had it thought it would ever achieve this goal of silencing the guns when conflict hotspots ...

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Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 10 Sep 2019

    House Chairperson, I hereby give notice that, on the next sitting day of the House, I shall move on behalf of the

    ANC that that the House debates African countries' need to work together to promote peace and stability while addressing trade obstacles, climate change, corruption [Inaudible] security and the ...


    Hon House Chairperson, hon Minister of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, Minister Dr Naledi Pandor, all Ministers and Deputy Ministers, hon Chairperson of the committee, hon Mahambehlala, hon members, esteemed Guests, ladies and gentlemen and fellow South Africans.

    It is indeed a special pleasure and honour for me ...

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