Mr John Henry Steenhuisen

National Assembly

John Henry Steenhuisen

About John Henry Steenhuisen

Mr Steenhuisen (born 25 March 1976) currently serves as Chief Whip of the Opposition as a Member of the National Assembly representing the Democratic Alliance. He also previously served as Leader of the Opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

Mr Steenhuisen was born in Durban and attended Northwood Boys High School.

Mr Steenhuisen was elected to the then Durban City Council in 1999 at the age of 22, making him one of the youngest councillors in the city's history. In 2006 he was elected the caucus leader of the Democratic Alliance's official opposition as a member of the eThekwini Municipal Council and served on its Executive Council.

He represented Durban North in the eThekwini Municipal Council, and its predecessor Durban City Council, for 10 years until being elected to the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature in the 2009 general election. He was subsequently elected provincial leader of the Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal during the party's 2009 Provincial Congress until 18 October 2010. Mr Steenhuisen continued to serve as an MPL and DA caucus leader until his move to the National Assembly in July 2011.

Mr Steenhuisen currently serves as the Democratic Alliance's leader for the iLembe constituency area and is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament.

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 2 meetings out of 2

2018 committee attendance as mp

62% attendance rate

Attended 8 meetings out of 13

2017 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 19

2016 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 18

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 6 meetings out of 7

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

0% attendance rate

Attended 0 meetings out of 1

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Recent meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Public Member of the Public Office Bearers Pension fund

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
/- R2000 Cigars(Cuban) S.M Ikin
/-R2500 Accommodation Northstar Asset Management

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Northstar Asset Management Yes Consultancy to Asset management Firm Mr M Waters

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Activity Name
Asset Management Northstar Asset Management

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Public Public Office Bearers Pension Fund

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Chemspec 7 500 R3 000
Ordinary Chemspec 7 500 R3 000

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R2 000 Durban July tickets Gold Circle Racing
+-R1 000 Silver bear ornament Canadian Parliamentary Delegation
+-R400 Cuban cigars Mr Tim Brauteseth, MP
+-R500 Parker Pen Mr Michael Bagraim, MP
+-R300 Laptop bag Uzwelo Bags
+-R300 Sunglasses, Sweets, Keyring Nolands Inc.

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Public Public Office Bearers Pension Fund

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Chemspec 27 000 R2,793

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Description Source Value
Paperweight Mr Dov Fedler
Cigars [Cuban] Mr D Stubbe R400
Tie Mr GR Davis R200
Durban July tickets Gold Circle Racing R800
Cigars Mr & Mrs Faber R400

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary shares Chemspec 7 500 R15 000
Member Spillane Educational Trust

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R300 Box tickets S.A.B.
R2 000 Durban July tickets Gold Circle Racing

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Ordinary Chemspec 27 937 R10 000

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
R Collins Hospitality, flight to Mochaba Camp, Botswana

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R400 Box tickets SA Breweries
R1 000 Durban July tickets Gold Circle
R5 000 Botswana Accommodation R Collins

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature No
Shares 4 800

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
SAB Flight to and from George to Cape Town for brewery tour

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R6 000 SAB Tour - Accommodation SA Breweries
R3 000 Polo travel bag SA Breweries
R1 000 Durban July tickets Gold Circle
R400 Box tickets SA Breweries
R400 Box tickets Outdoor Network

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R1 500 Enclosure Gild Circle Racing

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Communications 3 Dec 2018

    (1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised (2) Whether any artworks under the department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial ...
  • Questions asked to the The Minister of Public Works 19 Nov 2018

    (1) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of art works owned by the Government and housed at government properties; (2) Whether any art works owned by the Government have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018 ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 16 Nov 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 ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NO412E 4 Mar 2015

    Madam Chair, I would like to address you in terms of Rule 67. The sub judice rule, as I said earlier, refers to matters where there is a judicial decision pending and where issues discussed in the House may tend to prejudice the outcome of the case. In relation to ...

  • Da Leader Challenges President Jacob Zuma To Public Debate (Minister's Response) 13 Mar 2014

    ... could share with the ANC rent-a-crowd, in the gallery, to please not clap their hands.

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