Mr Gordon Mackay

Formerly: National Assembly

Gordon Mackay

About Gordon Mackay

Mr Mackay matriculated from the University of Liverpool. Before entering the political sphere, Mr Mackay worked with UNICEF. He is currently the DA's Shadow Minister for Energy.

2018 committee attendance as mp

0% attendance rate

Attended 0 meetings out of 1

2017 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 22

2016 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 19

2015 committee attendance as mp

75% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 16

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 16

Attendance Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Description Extent Location
Flat /-77 sq.m Observatory, Cape Town
Flat (50% ownership) /-60 sq.m Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Flat /-67 sq.m Craighall, Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]


Description Extent Location
Flat +-64sq.m. Johannesburg
Flat +-77sq.m. Observatory
Flat [50%] +-60sq.m. Braamfontein, JHB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Description Location
Sectional title [50%] Braamfontein
Sectional title Cape Town
Sectional title Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]


Description Location
Flat [50%] Braamfontein, JHB
Flat Craighall, JHB

Committee appearances

  • Minister of Energy on government’s plans in energy sector Day 2 22 Nov 2017

    Mr G Mackay (DA) commented on the changing membership in the Committee and high turnover since he had started. He felt that the robust engagement with the executive in the Committee was a strength, and had always been well regulated by the Chairperson. The previous minister had always engaged robustly ...
  • Minister of Energy on government’s plans in energy sector Day 1 21 Nov 2017

    Mr G Mackay (DA) expressed his disappointment with the presentation, since he had been “hyped up” about seeing the draft IRPs, since these were the building blocks towards a legitimate procurement process. The Committee knew no more about an IRP update than it did before the briefing. The Minister had ...
  • SA National Energy Development Institute + National Nuclear Regulator on 2016/17 Annual Report 14 Nov 2017

    Mr G Mackay (DA) expressed concern about the State Security Agency investigation, noting that nothing had been said about this in the presentation. The first issue he wished to address was the appointment of the chairperson, given the controversy around her. He requested clarity on who had nominated her, what ...
  • NECSA & National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute Annual Reports 7 Nov 2017

    Mr G Mackay (DA) congratulated Dr Kemm and his team for the work that they were doing as there was a significant improvement in the performance of NECSA over the past two years. NECSA was an important depository of scientific knowledge in South Africa and there was need to protect ...
  • NERSA Annual Report, with Minister & Deputy 31 Oct 2017

    Mr G Mackay (DA) observed that a lot of what the Minister had to say had little to do with NERSA. The new Minister had indicated that the long-standing IRP which had been postponed for release from August 2017 to January/February next year had been moved forward again to this ...

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Energy 15 Dec 2017

    Given that the National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA) originally instructed Eskom to reveal its coal contracts and costs in its latest tariff application for 19.9%, (a) why did NERSA reverse this decision and allow Eskom to blackout the coal contracts and costs and (b) who instructed NERSA to reverse ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Energy 27 Nov 2017

    (1) What are the details of the (a) processes followed to appoint a certain person to a certain position (name and details furnished),(b) criteria that need to be met to fill the chairpersonship and (c) energy –related qualifications that the specified person holds to be a suitable candidate to fill ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Environmental Affairs 13 Nov 2017

    (a) On which date did Eskom approach her department to conduct environmental impact assessments for Duynefontein as the preferred site to establish another nuclear power station as part of the Government’s new nuclear build programme, (b) what are the details of the grounds on which her department approved the specified ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 4 Mar 2015

    House Chair, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House debates the role of independent power producers and their potential role in resolving South Africa's ongoing and deepening energy crisis.

  • Appropriation Bill 21 Jul 2014

    I call on the Minister to come clean on the extent to which the energy crisis is affecting the nation. The idea that Kusile and Medupi will mean a return to business as usual is for South Africa both troubling and misleading.

    The Minister's own officials have privately admitted that ...

All Plenary Appearances