Ms Désirée Van Der Walt

National Assembly

Formerly: Limpopo Provincial Legislature

Désirée Van Der Walt

About Désirée Van Der Walt

Born in Polokwane in Limpopo, Ms van der Walt was a Member of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature for the Democratic Alliance. She was the Democratic Leader for the Limpopo Province until June 2012. She was in the corporate world through a banking institution for nine years. She is also a former National Spokesperson for Arts and Culture in the Democratic Alliance from 2004 - 2010. Ms Van der Walt was Ward Councillor in the Roodepoort City Council from 1995 - 2000. source: whoswho.co.za. She has been the Shadow Deputy Minister for Basic Education and Public Service and Administration

2019 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 15

2018 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 21

2017 committee attendance as mp

61% attendance rate

Attended 25 meetings out of 41

2016 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 26

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 28

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

76% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 17

  • 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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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Holiday Home Langebaan
Pelican Str (The Cove)

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential house Normal Langebaan

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Langebaan

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Langebaan

Committee appearances

  • Department on: Teaching and Learning International Survey & Comprehensive Sexuality Education 17 Sep 2019

    Ms D Van der Walt (DA), on CSE, referred to slide 13 under grade 5. A point on that slide talks about sexual grooming where it is written “I can say no.” Ms Van der Walt moves from the assumption that this is for girls and asks if this we ...
  • Safety & Security in Schools: DBE & SAPS briefings 10 Sep 2019

    Ms D Van Der Walt (DA) said schools ought to be provided with a pool of specialised therapists to provide support to learners. Having taverns, adult sex shops and gambling facilities close to schools was problematic. Zoning should be implemented effectively to ensure such businesses are not located close to ...
  • SACE & Umalusi 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan 27 Aug 2019

    Ms D Van der Walt (DA) asked SACE who were on the system. Were they new or old teachers? If they were new teachers, since when. For the fees for foreign and South African teachers, she asked if the Committee could be provided with a breakdown on how many foreign ...
  • DBE 4th Quarterly Performance Report & Impact of SONA 20 Aug 2019

    Ms D van Der Walt (DA) said that according to the presentation, the ECD had opened online registrations and had expected about 42 000 applications. However, it had received 70 000 applications with approximately 54 000 completing the online training. To receive almost double the expected applications was an achievement ...
  • Basic Education Budget: Committee Report 12 Jul 2019

    The Chairperson welcomed all present and a new Member of Parliament Mr C Sibisi (NFP). The Chairperson acknowledged apologies from the absent Ms N Tarabella-Marchesi (DA), Ms D Van Der Walt (DA) and Ms N Mashabela (EFF).

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 25 Mar 2019

    (1)(a) What number of boreholes were drilled by Mopani District Municipality in Ward 3, Tzaneen in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years, (b) what number of boreholes were drilled in each village of the specified ward, (c) who was the contractor in each case, (d ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Service and Administration 25 Mar 2019

    With regard to the 3 655 officials that were found guilty of misconduct related to corrupt activities reported through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline and the recovery of R420 million from perpetrators in the period 1 September 2004 to 31 March 2018 as stated in the Public Service Commission Report tabled ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Service and Administration 25 Mar 2019

    With reference to the number of Senior Management Service members in the national departments who received gifts and/or sponsorships to the value of R5 103 874,26 as contained in the Public Service Commission Report released in February 2019, (a) which (i) directors-general, (ii) heads of departments, (iii) deputy ...

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Plenary appearances

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