Mr James Robert Bourne Lorimer

Formerly: 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

75% attendance rate

Attended 3 meetings out of 4

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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Currently

  • No current positions recorded.

Formerly

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Johannesburg 1079 sq.m Residential Home

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Committee appearances

  • Mineral Resources Portfolio Committee Legacy Report 13 Mar 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) commended Dr Nicol’s presentation and agreed with the fact that the Parliament needed a compliance monitoring module that worked, as this was an urgent issue. He disagreed with the proposal to drive transformation in the mining industry, however. He believed that transformation was a political ...
  • Department response to SAHRC Report on Mining Communities; DMR Quarter 2 & 3 performance 6 Mar 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) asked how DMR sees the harmonisation of MPRDA and IPILRA. When is this going to happen? Why has DMR ignored IPILRA in the licensing process and in mining regulation? There was a Section 54 process, it had clearly not worked, and there was a lot of ...
  • SA Human Rights Commission report on National Hearings on Underlying Socio-economic Challenges of Mining-affected Communities 20 Feb 2019

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) asked SAHRC to clarify what mining community meant. He suggested that SAHRC engage with other stakeholders such as the Chamber of Mines. He noted that SAHRC had many clear requirements that they were addressing in the investigations but suggested that it should prioritise requirements that ranked ...
  • Maledu Constitutional Court judgment and lessons learned 14 Nov 2018

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) asked DMR to state why the Pan African Mineral Development Company (PAMDC) still existed and why it took 30 years for the ZIZA rights complaint to be heard. He asked if the Mining Charter was currently enforceable and when judgement would be received on the Duduzile ...
  • Mineral Resources: High Level Panel recommendations 7 Nov 2018

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) asked when the Xolobeni judgement was expected. What was the status of IPILRA and has IPILRA been enforced in any other way? He wanted to ask that the Department respond to the judgement and what was it going to do. Could traditional councils be used to ...

All Committee Appearances

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