Ms Dianne Kohler Barnard

National Assembly

Dianne Kohler Barnard

About Dianne Kohler Barnard

Ms Barnard hails from Port Elizabeth. Prior to joining the DA in 2004, she worked as a radio and print journalist and has traveled abroad extensively. She previously worked for the SABC and SAfm radio. She became the Chairperson of BEMAWU-KZN (Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union) in 2001. Whilst employed at the SABC she became one of the founding members of the inaugural SABC HIV/Aids Committee and also served on the Gender Committee, the Security Task Force and Regional Management Committee. After being re-elected to Parliament in 2009, Dianne was appointed as the Shadow Minister of Police. [Source: DA (http://www.da.org.za)]

Kohler-Barnard moved to politics in response to increasing state interference in the management of the SABC. She was elected to Parliament with the Democratic Alliance in 2004, and was initially spokesperson on Arts and Culture. She was subsequently appointed opposition spokesperson on Health. During this time she became a vocal critic of incumbent Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, particularly over her support for controversial German vitamin salesman Matthias Rath. Subsequently, Ms Barnard was appointed to the senior position of Shadow Minister for the party on Police. She was also the DA’s representative on the SADC observer mission to Zimbabwe for the last two elections in that country. [Source: Wikipedia]

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2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 43 meetings out of 43

2017 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 25 meetings out of 30

2016 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 26

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 30 meetings out of 35

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

78% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 18

  • 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.

DISCLAIMER: This information has been obtained via the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. PMG makes every effort to compile reliable and comprehensive information, but does not claim that the data is 100% accurate and complete.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 R168 000
Ordinary Malbak 7370 R52 500
Ordinary Highpine 998 R147 000
Ordinary Board Syndicate Two 30 R23 100

BENEFITS

Source
SAA Airways
British Airways

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Morningside, Durban 1500 sq.m Residential
Umhlanga, Durban 500 sq.m Residential

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 -R160 000
Ordinary Malbak 7 370 -R50 000
Ordinary Highpine 998 -R140 000
Ordinary Board Syndicate Two 30 -R22 000

BENEFITS

Source
SAA
BA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Morningside, Durban 1 500sq.m. Residential
Umhlanga, Durban 500sq.m. Residential

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 +-R150 000
Ordinary Malbak 7 370 +-R47 000
Ordinary Highpine 998 +-R138 000
Ordinary Board Syndicate Two 30 +-R20 000

BENEFITS

Description Source
Executive Club Miles BA
Voyager miles SAA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Morningside, Durban 1 500sq.m. Residential
Umhlanga, Durban 500sq.m. Residential

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 +- R130 000
Ordinary Malbak 7 370 +-R43 000
Ordinary Highpine 998 -R132 000
Ordinary Board Syndicate Two 30 -R17 000

BENEFITS

Description Source
Executive Club miles BA
Voyager miles SAA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Morningside, Durban 1 500sq.m. Residential
Umhlanga, Durban 500sq.m. Residential

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 +-R120 000
Ordinary Malbak 7 370 +-R40 000
Ordinary Highpine 998 +-R120 000
Ordinary Board Syndicate Two 30 +-R15 000

BENEFITS

Description Source
Voyager miles SAA
Executive Club points BA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Morningside, Durban 1 500sq.m. House
Sunningdale, Durban 500sq.m. Duplex

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 +-R110 000
Ordinary Malbak 7 370 +-R37 000
Ordinary Highpine 998 +-R110 000
Ordinary Board Syndicate Two 30 +-R10 000

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Parliament Canada/UK - Police Portfolio Committee oversight visit
Parliament Oversight visit to North West Province
Police Portfolio Committee Oversight visit to Port Elizabeth, and Gauteng Province

BENEFITS

Source
SAA
BA

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
Unknown 1 Gold pen NW Province SAPS Management during Portfolio Committee oversight [All members received as corporate gifts]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Durban 1 500sq.m. House
Umhlanga 800sq.m. Duplex

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 +-R105 000
: Malbak 7 370 +-R26 000
: Highpine 998 +-R95 000
: Board Syndicate Two 30 +-R5 000
Shares Mpact 38

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Berlin 21-26 May 2011

BENEFITS

Description Source
Voyager miles SAA
Exceutive Club miles BA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Sunningdale, Durban 500sq.m. Duplex
Morningside, Durban 1 500sq.m. House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Anglo American 384 + - R100 000
Ordinary Malbak 7370 +- R25 000
Ordinary Highpine 998 + - R95 000
Ordinary Board Syndicate Two 30 +- R5 000

BENEFITS

Description Source
Voyager miles SAA
Executive Club points BA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Morningside, Durban 1 500 sq.m. House
Umhlanga 3 Bedroomed Duplex

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 3 Sep 2018

    Why was CAS 115/08/2015 that was opened at the Port Shepstone Police Station closed by the National Prosecuting Authority?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 5 Jun 2018

    What (a) total amount has his department spent on the Counter-assault Unit in each of the past three financial years and (b} has been the capacity of the specified unit in terms of personnel for each specified financial year?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 5 Jun 2018

    (1) What (a) are the details of the charges contained in and (b) is the current status of the investigation into each docket (details furnished); (2) whether any suspects have been (a) questioned and/or (b) arrested; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) what are the ...

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