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 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

  • IEC & GPW 2021/22 Annual Performance Plans 7 May 2021

    Mr Eddie Mathonsi, the Secretariat of the Committee, noted the apologies tendered by Chairperson Bongo and Ms L van der Merwe (IFP). This necessitated the election of an Acting Chairperson for this meeting. If more than one person is nominated, the Committee would have to vote.
  • SASSA & NDA 2021/22 Annual Performance Plans 5 May 2021

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) applauded the Department of Social Development and the SASSA for approaching Parliament and the National Treasury to ensure the extension of the SRD-grants. The Department of Social Development should provide the Committee with an estimated date on when this matter would be finalised.
  • Department of Social Development 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan 4 May 2021

    The Chairperson noted the apologies from Ms N Mvana (ANC), Ms D Ngwenya (EFF), Ms L van der Merwe (IFP), and Ms M Sukers (ACDP). It was noted that the delegation from the Department would join the meeting after the briefings by the AGSA.
  • Department of Home Affairs 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan 4 May 2021

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) congratulated DHA for including the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) target. She echoed Mr Tshwaku about efficiency and the offices’ failure to reply to emails. She asked the GBV awareness campaign entails that DHA plans to do across the country and if it will be hosting ...
  • AGSA on Special COVID-19 Audit Reports; DSD 2020/21 Quarter 3 performance; Children’s A/B: discussion on contested ECD clauses 17 Mar 2021

    There were apologies from the Deputy Minister, Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) and Ms D Ngwenya (EFF). The Chairperson wished Ms Ngwenya a speedy recovery. Ms Sukers said she would have to leave the meeting and return at a later stage because of commitments to two Committees that were ...

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Small Business Development 4 May 2021

    1) Following her statements in September 2019, that the Government intends to regulate the participation of foreign nationals in some sectors of the economy, (a) what total number of small businesses are owned by foreign nationals and (b) is she confident that they comply with all South African laws and ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 3 May 2021

    In light of the fact that her department did away with the issuing of food parcels when it became riddled with corruption and a voucher system was introduced (details furnished), what is the current status with regard to these food vouchers?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Home Affairs 8 Apr 2021

    Whether he has found that there is a general increase in individuals who have transgressed their visa and other requirements and remained in the Republic beyond their allotted dates over the past five years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the relevant ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Appropriation Bill 16 Jul 2014

    Hon Chairperson, hon Minister, hon chairperson of our committee, MPs, our guests in the gallery, you are all greeted.

    Let me also take this opportunity on behalf of the IFP to convey our condolences to the ANC on the passing of the Deputy Chairperson of the ANC Women's League. May ...

  • Women Empowerment And Gender Equality Bill (Second Reading Debate) 4 Mar 2014

    Deputy Speaker, on a point of order: What the member is saying is not correct. In fact, throughout the committee process I made submissions and I articulated our concerns. So, what she is now saying is not the truth.

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