Ms Hannah Shameema Winkler

National Assembly

Hannah Shameema Winkler

About Hannah Shameema Winkler

Ms Winkler became a Member of Parliament in 2019 and served in the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. She now serves in the Portfolio Committee on Tourism.

She has an Honours Degree in Politics. Learn more about her in this MP Corner interview.

2021 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate

Attended 7 meetings out of 9

2020 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 30

2019 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 21

Attendance Methodology

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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Committee appearances

  • Election of Chairperson; Engagement with Tourism Policy Review Panel 31 Aug 2021

    Ms H Winkler (DA) said she did not see any addressing of funding by the various levels of government, and this was a concern, especially at a local government level. There was always a concern that tourism was essentially an unfunded mandate, even though it was a huge sector for ...
  • SAT 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance 24 Aug 2021

    Ms H Winkler (DA) asked whether there has been any collaboration between the international community and South Africa on the standardisation of the health passport. Ms Winkler asked about what the outcome of the tourism advocacy collaboration with the Tourism Business Council of South Africa was.
  • Department of Tourism 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance 17 Aug 2021

    Ms H Winkler (DA) asked about the Tourism Incentive Programme underspending being returned to Treasury. How many tourist guides were paid out in total? Considering that the entire tourism sector is in disarray and small businesses are struggling, will there be a second round for tourist guides to apply? Will ...
  • Support provided by banking sector to tourism industry, especially SMMEs 1 Jun 2021

    Ms H Winkler (DA) wrote in the chat box that she had reception issues.
  • South African Tourism 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan 5 May 2021

    Ms H Winkler (DA) said that there was mention of quality control as one of the KPIs that was going to be implemented in the second quarter. ‘

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 15 Sep 2021

    Whether there is funding available from her department for community tourism organisations (CTOs) in rural areas as part of her department’s initiative to promote tourism in villages, towns and small dorpies (VTSDs); if not, how does her department plan to promote tourism in VTSDs without empowering local CTOs; if so, ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 15 Sep 2021

    What is her department’s strategy in light of an imminent COVID-19 fourth wave to protect the tourism sector from further decimation?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 15 Sep 2021

    (1)(a) What (i) tourism intern programmes does her department currently have underway and (ii) is total number of interns in each programme and (b) how are interns allocated to projects; (2) whether a community tourism organisation (CTO) can apply for interns from the specified intern programmes; if not, why not; ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 25 Feb 2020

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

    That the House -

    1) debates how it intends to, as a matter of urgency, discuss the state of our river health in South Africa as ...

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 26 Nov 2019

    Hon 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 need for Parliament to set a precedent and an example to South Africa and take proactive measures to prevent plastic pollution ...

All Plenary Appearances