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

2020 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 12

2019 committee attendance as mp

63% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 24

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

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  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
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  • 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 Update on COVID-19 School Compliance measures, challenges and mitigations 30 Jun 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) thanked DBE, teachers, learners, principals and unions for thus far playing their part in a very difficult situation. She asked about the 1.5m distance in classrooms. If there are challenges with that, then what plans are in place? Has DBE been in contact ...
  • DBE & SACE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 12 May 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) noted that SACE had some budget cuts; she wanted to know if it had started preparing where the cuts were, and how such cuts would affect them. How would it amend and adjust the budget? She thought that it was very noble to contribute ...
  • DBE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry 5 May 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) acknowledged that everyone was in a difficult situation. It was unclear, within the process of planning, how the provinces were performing. She asked that the Minister address any COVID-19 directives or information; when will the Committee see anything in the gazette? She was concerned ...
  • Schooling during COVID-19 Lockdown: update with Deputy Minister 28 Apr 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) asked about the dates set for return to school. She was “nervous” that the provinces are where the implementation of the plans will happen. Could the DG please tell the Committee that all nine provinces are absolutely ready to start next week? If the ...
  • ICT Roll-Out: Department of Basic Education briefing; Coronavirus measures 17 Mar 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) requested further details on the response she had received from the Minister about ICT. The Minister had stated that the total cost of gadgets delivered to 645 schools to date was R24.9 million. The report showed that 4 697 schools received gadgets. What ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 29 Jun 2020

    What are the reasons that her department has not published a Government Gazette regarding the reopening of schools for (a) senior management teams, (b) education support personnel and (c) teachers regarding (i) the processes and/or procedures pertaining to the resumption of school attendance by learners, (ii) disinfecting the schools ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education 29 Jun 2020

    (1)       What number of applications by (a) educators and (b) non-educators are still awaiting processing for (i) incapacity leave and (ii) ill-health retirement in each province; (2) in respect of each province (a) what are the reasons that each backlog exists, (b) what is being done to address the backlog ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education 29 Jun 2020

    With regard to the 3 475 schools that were identified by her department as schools with critical water supply challenges, (a) what are the names of the specified schools in each province, (b) who will provide the schools with water supplies, (c) what water resources will be delivered and installed ...

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Plenary appearances

  • GOVERNANCE - CLUSTER 3 27 May 2020

    Hon Speaker, can I go on?

  • GOVERNANCE - CLUSTER 3 27 May 2020

    Hon Minister, your department is facing severe budget cuts as we know and it will of course result in severely affecting many of the projects, infrastructural projects, even those you referred to earlier today. With regards to these 3475 schools that were identified with critical water supply challenges, one would ...

All Plenary Appearances