Bernice Swarts

National Assembly

Bernice Swarts

About Bernice Swarts

2021 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 32 meetings out of 35

2020 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 52 meetings out of 54

2019 committee attendance as mp

39% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 31

Attendance Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]


Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body
Tom Berry Enterprises – Consulting, Delivering and Supply Director


Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property
Residential Mpumalanga Private Home

Committee appearances

  • DIRCO & ARF Quarter 3 & 4 2020/21 performance; Update on consequence management 2 Sep 2021

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) asked DIRCO to explain to the Committee in detail what the real impediments were for finalising the plans in programme 1. Does DIRCO have capacity challenges or is it a matter of not prioritising the task. DIRCO is failing to live up to the energy it ...
  • Update on consequence management cases; DIRCO & ARF Quarter 3&4 2020/21 performance 25 Aug 2021

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) agreed with Members regarding the issue of DIRCO having a record of submitting poor-quality documents after its deadlines. It is clear that the Minister and senior executives are repeatedly undermining the Committee and its oversight role by not preparing for meetings with the Committee.
  • DENEL SIU investigations: hearing 24 Aug 2021

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) was concerned that no consequence management had been conducted on the investigations done by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENSafrica). This meant that the payments made to those firms were fruitless and wasteful. She asked how much money had been paid to those firms for ...
  • DIRCO’s takeover of custodianship of state owned properties abroad:: DIRCO & DPSA briefing 18 Aug 2021

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) said DIRCO would never understand what the Committee expected from them. The Committee was just moving in circles with DIRCO. Information requested from DIRCO about its properties was never received by the Committee. There had been a simple request from the Committee for a milestone report ...
  • Negotiations on COVID-19 vaccine waiver at WTO 1 Jun 2021

    Ms B Swarts (ANC) appreciated the presentation which showed that the waiver was a good test of SA’s economic diplomacy and it should ensure that it used its soft power to the fullest. What institutional mechanisms were in place for DIRCO and dtic to deliver on government’s economic priorities as ...

All Committee Appearances


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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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