Liezl Linda van der Merwe

National Assembly

Liezl Linda van der Merwe

About Liezl Linda van der Merwe

Ms Liezl Linda van der Merwe was first elected to serve as a Member of Parliament in May of 2012 at the age of 33. During the past seven years, van der Merwe has served on a number of portfolio committees including Communications, Social Development and Women in the Presidency, amongst others. Born on 1 October 1980, in Goodwood in the Western Cape, van der Merwe attended Panorama Primary School and Paarl Gymnasium High School. It is at school, where her interest in history and politics developed. Ms van der Merwe holds a Diploma in Journalism and is currently furthering her studies in politics and public service and administration. Ms van der Merwe, first joined the IFP in 2006 upon her return from London where she worked for UK broadcaster ITV. Prior to this, she worked for online news publications. In the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), van der Merwe serves a member of the IFP’s National Council – the IFP’s highest decision making body in-between conferences - and as the Director of Communications. Van der Merwe regards herself as an activist for the rights of women and children and as a strong advocate and believer in servant leadership.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value
Family Trust PZ vd Merwe Trust 33% N/A

TRAVEL

Description of Journey Sponsor
Democracy for Madrid Study Tour KAS
Oxford Study Tour at the University of Oxford FORB

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property
Dwelling Sutherland Northern Cape 2141m²
Vacant Land Rooi Els Western Cape 2800m²

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
- 33% Van Der Merwe Family Trust Family Trust

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Vacant Land 2800m2 Rooi Els
Dwelling 4000m2 Sutherland

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nature
33% PZ Van Der Merwe Family Trust Discretionary

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Study Tour to Germany (March) KAS
Study Tour to Taiwan (September) Taiwan
Study tour to Ivory Coast KAS

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Taiwanese Representatives to South Africa Vivo Smart HR Garmin R2800

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Land 2800sq.m Rooi els , Cape Town
Land 757sq.m Kuilsriver, Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company Nature
P2 Van der Merwe Trust Family Trust

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
Apartment Cape Town
Vacant land Rooi Els
Vacant land Kuilsrivier

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company Nature
Van der Merwe Trust Family Trust

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Vacant land 1 040sq.m. Rooi Els
Vacant land 757sq.m. Kuilsrivier

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company Nature
PZ van der Merwe Tust Trust

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
South African Strategic Consultancy

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Plot 1 240sq.m. Rooi Els
Plot 757sq.m. Kuilsrivier

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
South African Strategic [Partnership]

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
South African Strategic Not more than R5 000pm Consultancy

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Plot 1 840sq.m. Rooi Els
Plot 757sq.m. Kuilsrivier

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Plot 757sq.m. Kuilsrivier

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 7 Oct 2021

    What measures has her department put in place to prevent unsafe baby and child abandonment that has been reported to contribute to death, disability and illegal adoptions?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Home Affairs 23 Sep 2021

    1)What is the current total number (a) of children who are undocumented in the Republic and (b) of the specified children are born to (i) South African parents and (ii) foreign nationals; (2) what does his department intend to do to address the problem of children being rendered vulnerable due ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 23 Sep 2021

    In light of the fact that her department has noted that there is a fine line between adoption and the sale of a child, what total number of cases (a) is her department aware of where South African children have been trafficked through adoptions and (b) were intercountry adoptions?

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Plenary appearances

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