Dr Blade Nzimande

National Assembly

Blade Nzimande

About Blade Nzimande

Dr Nzimande is the current Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology. He also served as the Minister of Transport having previously been relieved of his post as Minister of Higher Education and Training on 17 October 2017. He was born on 14 April 1958. The current General-Secretary of the South African Communist Party, Dr Nzimande holds a Doctorate in Philosophy specializing in Sociology from the University of Natal. Dr Nzimande lectured at the University of Zululand in 1985 and was a lecturer for Industrial Psychology at the University of Natal in 1987. He had served Parliament as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education and held various leadership positions at SA universities. He has written a book titled "Children of Wars: The Impact of Violence on Schooling in Natal". Source: (gov.za)

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 7 meetings

2018 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2018 committee attendance as mp

0% attendance rate

Attended 0 meetings out of 1

2017 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 3 meetings

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 4 meetings out of 4

2016 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 2 meetings

  • 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.

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source
Political Office Bearers Pension Fund Public

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Financial Sector Coalition Campaign (RESIGNED in 2009) Section 21 Company
Chris Hani Institute (RESIGNED in 2009) Section 21 Company
Phakamani Primary school School
Phumelele and Blade Foundation Trust (NPO) Non Profit Organisation
Dambuza Community Trust (Patron) (NPO) Non Profit Organisation

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Vacant Land 2 Hectares Ashburton
Vacant Land 2 Hectares Ashburton
House 2.085 Hectares Ashburton
Foundation House Donated to the foundation (9 Hectares) Howick

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source
Political Office Bearers Pension Fund Public

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R2000 1 Yebo Yethu Vodacom Ordinary Shares

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Financial Sector Coalition Campaign (Resigned in 2009) Section 21
Chris Hani Institute (Resigned in 2009) Section 21
Dambuza Community Trust (Patron) NPO
Phakamani Primary School School

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
University of Fort Hare Corporate Leatherbag R3000
Motheo TVET College Braai Utensils Set and Pencil R200
Black Business council Handmade Stone Plate R1500

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
House Ashburton in Petermaritzburg
2 Rondavels Kwa Dambuza in Pietermaritzburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
South African Heritage Publisher The People, Clans R250
Lenkwane H Mathiyane Dichotomy: Facts and Perceptions R200
Samsung at MERSETA, Samsung Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge R17 000
Mauritian Bird wooden carving [The Dodo] R3 000
Black Business Council Decorated handmade stone plate R1 500
University of Fort Hare Corporate couture brown engraved leather bag R3 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
Private residence Pietermaritzburg
2 x Rondavels Pietermaritzburg
Vacant Land Pietermaritzburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Phakamani Primary School [Patron] School
Financial Sector Campaign Coalition Section 21

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Memela Pratt Book [A prisoner in the garden] R120
Ekurhuleni East College 3 Legged African pot on a stand R200
[UNIVEN] University of Venda Hector Peterson wooden statue R350
Mozambican Minister of Education Wooden statue R450
Public Service Commission African beaded red + black vase R350

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
Private Residence Pietermaritzburg
2 Rondavels Pietermaritzburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Momentum Private
Momentum Wealth Withdrawal Private

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Financial Sector Campaign Coalition Section 21
Chris Hani Institute Section 21
Dambuza Community Trust [Patron] NPO
Phakamani Primary School [Patron] School

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
W & R Seta 1 x Set of pens R500

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
2 x Rondavels Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg
Private Residence Emmarentia, JHB
Private Residence Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Momentum Early Retirement Private
Momentum Wealth Withdrawal Private

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
NUM Congress Chalice vase Unknown
UNESCO TVET Conference Chinese vase and 2 arts scrolls Unknown
Min. of Education and Human Resource - Mauritius Handmade glass painting Unknown
Min. of Education - Jamaica 8 x Books on History of Jamaica Unknown
ALW Organizing Committee Mpumalanga Province Personalized mug R60
Mr Y Yoshizwa - Japan Amb. in SA Sony Cybershot camera R3 500

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Land 2ha of land Ashburton
2 x Rondavels Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg
Residential House Emmarentia

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Momentum Construction Private

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Financial Sector Campaign Coalition Section 21
Chris Hani Institute Section 21
Dambuza Community Trust [Patron] Non-profit Organisation

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SADTU National Congress Green tie R200
CIPSET Launch Rain jacket R390
CIPSET Launch Crafted denim bag R250
African Green Campus Institute Wine set R400
DHET HSS Conference Business card holder, Pen & Key holder R200
QCTO 3 in 1 [Pen, Memory stick & Laser pointer R200

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Land 2ha Pietermaritzburg
2 Rondavels 1/4 acre Pietermaritzburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Momentum - Construction Private

SPONSORSHIPS

Source
Robert Gumede Family Keni Foundation Charter flight from Pretoria-Nelspruit-JHB

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
[Patron] Non-profit Organisation
Coalition Section 21 [Resigned]
Chris Hani Institute Section 21 [Resigned]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
ISETT SETA stick R750.00
Ticket to watch Sharks R300.00
Local Organising Committee matches Unknown
South West Gauteng College Tie, T-shirt and Pen R300.00
[Canada] 5 x Musical CD's R500.00
Education Minister - Chinese Tea set, Dish, Sild scarf $150
Government
Keni Foundation Charter to Nelspruit and back R80 000
SEIFA Book voucher R200.00
SASCE Launch 1 Set of glasses R450.00
Universities Generation" R400.00
Education Passport holder and 2 pens R300.00
University of Western Cape Pen & Pencil set R500.00
Annual Conference Set of pens R150.00

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Land 2ha Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg
Roundavels Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg
Residential Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Momentum Private

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Financial Sector Campaigns Coalition Sectin 21
Chris Hani Institute Section 21
Dambuza Community Trust [patron] NGO

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
University of Western Cape Pen R500
ISETT SETA Office desktop kit, Mouse R750
Ticket to watch Sharks R300
LOC Tickets to watch Soccer World Cup matches -
South West Gauteng College Tie, T-shirt R300

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Land 2 Rondavels 2ha of land 2 rondavels Emmarentia, JHB

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education and Training 28 Aug 2015

    Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 3207 DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 28/08/2015 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER 34 OF 2015) Prof B Bozzoli (DA) to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training: 1) What is the failure rate in each subject ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education and Training 28 Aug 2015

    Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 3168 DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 28/08/2015 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER 34 OF 2015) Mrs C Dudley (ACDP) to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training: 1) Whether he is aware of students who graduated ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education and Training 28 Aug 2015

    Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 3209 DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 28/08/2015 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER 34 OF 2015) Mr Y Cassim (DA) to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training: 1) (a) How many staff members teaching in adult ...

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Plenary appearances

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