Mr James Robert Bourne Lorimer

National Assembly

James Robert Bourne Lorimer

About James Robert Bourne Lorimer

Mr Lorimer was born in Johannesburg in 1962. He completed a BA degree at the University of the Witswatersrand and worked as a freelance journalist whilst studying. He worked as a news anchor on Radio 702 in 1994 and started Network Radio Services in the same year executing duties as its Chief Executive Officer. He became involved in politics in 2003 after being appointed as Tony Leon’s Media Director. He was subsequently promoted to the national media team fulfilling the role of Media and Research Director for the DA caucus in the Gauteng Legislature. Mr Lorimer served as the DA’s Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources in the Fifth Parliament (2014 - 2019)

2019 committee attendance as mp

79% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 14

2018 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 19

2017 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 23 meetings out of 27

2016 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 27

2015 committee attendance as mp

76% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 21

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

94% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 17

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
/-R18 000 Tickets to Mining Indaba Organisers
/-R10 000 Tickets to Joburg Indaba Organisers
/-R7000 Tickets to Junior Indaba Organisers

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Rooseveldt Park, Johannesburg /-1000m2 1/2 Share of Residential Home

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Organisers 1 Ticket to Mining Indaba (Cape Town) /- R22 000
Organisers 1 Ticket to Johannesburg Indaba /- R5000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential Home 1079 sq.m Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Organisers of Conference Ticket to Mining Indaba +-R29 900
Organisers of Indaba Ticket to Joberg Indaba +-R6 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Half share in property +-1 026sq.m. Roosevelt Park, JHB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Conference Organisers Ticket to Mining Indaba +-R16 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential Home [50% share] 1,093ha Roosevelt Park, JHB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Mining Indaba organisers Ticket to Mining Indaba +-R14 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential home [50% share] 1 093ha Roosevelt Park, JHB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Shrike Media [Dormant Co.]
Boundlesstrude [Dormant Co.]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential home [1/2 share] 1 026sq.m. Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Shrike Media Dormant Co.
Boundlesstrade Dormant Co.

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential Home [1/2 share] - 1026sq.m. Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Shrike Media Dormant Co.
Boundlesstrade Dormant Co.

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential House [50% share] +-1 000sq.m. Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Network Radio Services (Pty) Ltd Dormant Co.
Shrike Media Holdings (Pty) Ltd Dormant

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential - Erf 339 [Half share] Normal Roosevelt Park, JHB

Committee appearances

  • Implementation of Modified Cash Standards by Department; Quarterly Performance Reports 10 Sep 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) asked about the joint management committee meeting with Mozambique. Have the meetings been taking place? How many have there been? He then raised a question on air quality. Why had industry refused to supplement funds for the air quality monitoring plan?
  • SAWS & Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan 3 Sep 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) commented that the presenter had explained that Isimangaliso had had to deal with unauthorised development activities. How much of a problem was this? Furthermore, regarding the number of paid visits which ISPA was aiming for, what was the capacity of the Park to handle such numbers ...
  • SANParks and SANBI Annual Performance Plans & Quarterly performance 27 Aug 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) referred to the rhinos in Kruger and asked if the net number of rhinos is going up or down. Are we winning or losing the battle against poaching? Do we know how many rhinos are left in Kruger? How are they counted? Does SANParks still undertake ...
  • Induction Workshop 20 Aug 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) agreed and asked if there could be a continuation of the meeting.
  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Budget: Committee Report 10 Jul 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) referred to a paragraph on page two which spoke of the Department as a high performing organisation. He stated the paragraph was leaping to a conclusion which he disagreed with. Nowhere in the Draft Report was it mentioned that the Department had received adverse audit findings ...

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Enterprises 12 Dec 2018

    (1)(a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any ...
  • Questions asked to the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM 10 Dec 2018

    (1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under her department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Service and Administration 16 Nov 2018

    (1)(a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under her department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) Whether any ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Notices Of Motion 24 Jun 2014

    Deputy Speaker, 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 effective methods of preventing lengthy strikes in the mining sector and the impact that prolonged strikes have on our economy.

  • The Deputy President: 5 Mar 2014

    Mr Speaker, I have to say that on the other side of the House we were not too impressed by the Deputy President's efforts in this regard. We are hearing lots of talk but really not seeing much result. When the framework agreement was announced some eight months ago ...

All Plenary Appearances