Hannah Shameema Winkler

National Assembly

Hannah Shameema Winkler

About Hannah Shameema Winkler

Ms Winkler became a Member of Parliament in 2019 and serves on the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. She has an Honours Degree in Politics. Learn more about her in this MP Corner interview.

2020 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate

Attended 9 meetings out of 11

2019 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 21

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Committee appearances

  • Commercial Fishing organisations: Fish SA; WWF & AquaCulture 17 Jun 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) asked about absorbing small-scale and subsistence fishing rights into the aquaculture industry. There was oversubscription, and limited fish stocks in many areas. The PC had engaged with communities in the Western Cape, where this issue was very contentious. In Saldanha Bay, there were some aquaculture projects ...
  • State of small scale fishery and areas of improvement for sustainable small scale fishery 4 Jun 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) asked why some subsistence fisherfolk in KZN were unable to qualify for or access small scale fishing permits? A concern raised by the presenters which the Committee has raised with the Department was the reintroduction of a subsistence fishing category that incorporates many of those excluded ...
  • Committee Report on Budget Vote 32 20 May 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) reiterated what Mr Singh and Mr Paulsen said, but said there are further factors. There must be more transparency on how small scale fishing rights are allocated. Many subsistence fishers, that should be receiving those rights, are instead using a recreational fishing permit. This does not ...
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan 15 May 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) shared her concerns as a resident of KwaZulu-Natal about the small scale fishing rights. She said it seemed to be a grey area, a mini hard-core recreational activity, which had led to many who did not consider the permit, or to apply for those permits because ...
  • South African Weather Service & SANBI 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 7 May 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) said that when visiting the website, she had noticed many of the stations had an offline status, some of which were located in air pollution hotspots. She asked why this was so. What collaboration was taking place between SAWS and municipalities and air quality monitoring officials ...

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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 result ...

  • 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 ...

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