Ms Dianne Kohler Barnard

National Assembly

Dianne Kohler Barnard

About Dianne Kohler Barnard

Ms Kohler Barnard, before joining the DA in 2004, 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.

Ms 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 Kohler Barnard was appointed to the senior position of the DA's Shadow Minister for Police. She was also the DA’s representative on the SADC observer mission to Zimbabwe for elections in the country.

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2019 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 13

2018 committee attendance as mp

98% attendance rate

Attended 59 meetings out of 60

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)

80% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 20

  • 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

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 5 Apr 2019

    What is the status of the investigation intD CAS 415/8/2018 opened at the Lyttleton Police Station?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 1 Mar 2019

    (a) What is the total amount of Mr Robert McBride’s legal costs which his department was ordered to pay in terms of the ruling in the Constitutional Court case of McBride v Minister of Police and Another (CCT255/15) [2016] and (b) on what date did his department pay ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 14 Dec 2018

    What is the total number of convictions secured in each province for the (a) possession, (b) sale, (c) manufacture and (d) use of drugs (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16, (cc) 2016-17 and (dd) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

All Plenary Appearances