Gobonamang Prudence Marekwa

Member of the National Assembly

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Gobonamang Prudence Marekwa

About Gobonamang Prudence Marekwa

Ms Gobonameng "Bonny" Marekwa was born in Kimberley. She actively participated in union activities before becoming a Shop Steward in 1995. She was elected Treasurer of COSATU Northern Cape and Free State Region from 2001 until 2008. She holds a Diploma in Education, Certificates in Economic Development and Personnel and Training Management. She was awarded an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration and went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2023 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate (55 of 61 )

2022 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate (63 of 74 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (3 of 3 )

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The Chairperson welcomed Ms T Makata (ANC) as a new Committee member. She replaced Ms Marekwa (ANC) who would become ...

Ms G Marekwa (ANC) noted that institutions like the South African Human Rights Commission are part of the NPM, which ...

Ms G Marekwa (ANC) said she understood other Members’ views, and fully supported the Minister’s suggestion.

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What progress has her Office made in monitoring the extent of the financial inclusion of women in the financial sector ...

What (a) measures have been taken to reinforce security at the borders of the Republic in the fight against sophisticated ...

Plenary appearances:

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Declaration of interests

What are declaration of interests?

Annually, MPs are required by parliament to register their financial interests and gifts received in their official capacity. Due to the significant influence of the role that MPs take on, there may be times when their personal or business interests become in conflict with the duty prescribed to them as elected officials representing the public interest. You can see what interests your MPs declared here.
Name of State Entity Details of Contract and Management thereof Value of Contract Period of Contract

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Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity





Value Description Source

Do not know the value

I received a gift set in form of souvenirs and a seasons greeting card in January 2022.

From the office of the US Consul General, regional labour office.

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property


Riviera Kimberley

Cost +-R1,3 mil ABSA bond

Town house

Roodepoort Johannesburg

+-R562 500 Union Housing allowance R6916-00

Public/Private Source

Public In process in place to transfer to the new pension fund.


Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

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No Shares

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Description of Journey Sponsor

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No Sponsored travel.

Description of Benefit Source

In process to have phone transfer to my name

I have a union lap top, iPad, and Wi Fi data

Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

Classes started in July 2021 ending March 2022 as per programme.

Union as an affiliate of the trade union federation COSATU

I am registered for an Advance course on Research and information Management through the DITSELA

The registration process started in 2021 and was only completed in January 2022. First block starts February 28 2022 and it a 3 years part time course.

POPCRU will be paying for my studies

Registered for an Honours degree course through the the Global Labour University (GLU) facilitated by the Wits University.

Working on a process to change cell phone into my name or take over the contract.

Union Lap top, cell phone,iPad and WiFi data

Type of Business Name of Employer

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No Employment

Monthly Salary stopped Amount of R332-00 (Surcharge) was deposited to my account

Paid R17 856-12. I raised the matter with the union early January and in February 2022 to stop payments. Was informed by the finance office that they are working on the pay roll system


Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

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Details of all benefits derived Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number

Amount of 29818-78 was paid to my account on the 25 November 2021 Another R77 250-81 on 20 December 2021. This was the first time to receive board / meeting fees since 2019.

POPCRU Trust (Resigned)


IT 12558 / 07

Amount of R40232-63 paid to my account on the 24 January 2022.

PGCMS (Resigned)


2012/129375 /07