Mr Derrick America

National Assembly

Derrick America

About Derrick America

Mr. America previously served as a lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for labour law and business courses from 1995 to 2009. He graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 1999 with an BCom honours degree and earned his MBA from the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia in 2001.

For more about this Member, read his blog post.

2018 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 23 meetings out of 24

2017 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 25

2016 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 24

2015 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 22

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 16

  • 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]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Public GEPF
Private Sanlam - Glacier

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No
Ordinary Sasol Inzalo 70

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Brackenfell 1050 sq.m House: Erf 7182
Stellenbosch, Cape Town 57 sq.m Flat: Erf 7603

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Public GEPF
Private Sanlam - Glacier

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No
Ordinary Sasol Inzalo 70

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Taiwanese Government Oversight and study tour to Taiwan from 1-6 Dec 2015

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Stellenbosch 57sq.m. Flat - erf 7603
Brackenfell 1 050sq.m. House - erf 7182

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Public GEPF
Private Sanlam - Glacier

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No
Ordinary Sasol Inzalo 70

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Brackenfell 1 050sq.m. House - Erf 7182
Stellenbosch 57sq.m. Flat - Erf 7603

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Public GEPF

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No
Ordinary Sasol Inzalo 70

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Vredekloof, Brackenfell 1 050sq.m. House - Erf 7182

Committee appearances

  • UIF Labour Activation Programme 14 Jun 2018

    Mr D America (DA) wanted to know what happened to learners who had completed their theoretical training. Were they currently at work or sitting at home? He also requested clarity on whether the LAP had made follow up visits to companies where jobs had been saved to see if the ...
  • Compensation Fund Turnaround Plan; Horse Racing Industry investigation 13 Jun 2018

    The delegation of Ms T Tongwane (ANC), Mr D America (DA) and herself had arrived in Geneva on Thursday 31 May to join the rest of the South African delegation, led by the Minister of Labour. The first session was held on 1 June, where the delegation had represented the ...
  • Department of Labour Quarter 3 performance 23 May 2018

    Mr D America (DA) said that last year there had been serious financial challenges, and the Committee had been promised that the matter would be fully investigated. When would it get a report of the employee’s misconduct?
  • Labour Bills: proposed amendments & adoption; with Deputy Minister 16 May 2018

    Mr D America (DA) said the DA believed the Commission must consist of independent persons not associated with any parties which might have an interest in the outcome of the deliberations.
  • Race-horse groomers engagement 2 May 2018

    Mr D America (DA) noted that as it seemed that the recognition agreement had not been signed yet for SAGA the Committee unfortunately had no power to compel any employer organisations to recognise the entity. Concerning unfair treatment of grooms in terms of labour practise including unequal wages; had the ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 31 Aug 2018

    With reference to the educator strike action (details furnished), were the strikes protected in terms of notice that was given; if not, what disciplinary action was taken against the educators who participated in the illegal strike?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 18 Jul 2018

    With reference to her reply to question 1347 on 23 May 2018, (a)(i) on what specific date did the SA Council of Educators (SACE) initiate discussions with the Department of Social Development to gain access to the Child Protection Register and (ii) what progress has been made in this ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 3 Jul 2018

    With reference to her reply to question 887 on 3 May 2018, what are the names of the (a) 14 schools in the Eastern Cape, (b) 12 schools in the Free State, (c) 33 schools in KwaZulu-Natal, (d) 22 schools in Limpopo, (e) 34 schools in Mpumalanga, (f) 21 schools ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

    No appearances found