Liezl Linda van der Merwe

Member of the National Assembly

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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. Ms van der Merwe has served on a number of portfolio committees including Communications, Social Development and Women in the Presidency, amongst others. She has also served on the joint committee for Ethics and Members' Interests, and the joint committee on Multi-Party Women's Caucus

Born on 1 October 1980, in Goodwood in the Western Cape, van der Merwe attended Panorama Primary School and Paarl Gymnasium High School where her interest in history and politics developed. Ms van der Merwe holds a Diploma in Journalism. She 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 served as the Director of Communications. She then became a member of the IFP’s National Council – the IFP’s highest decision making body in-between conferences.

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.

Read more about Liezl in our MP Corner blog.

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What they said in committee meetings:

What are committee meetings?

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Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) thanked the Content Advisor for the summary.

Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) made a few suggestions largely in support of what Ms Masango had raised. She ...

The Committee Secretary said that there were apologies from Ms L van der Merwe (IFP), who is travelling, and Adv ...

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What are questions asked to ministers?

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With reference to the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal where, according to the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, ...

Whether, in light of the fact that over the past year there have been reports linking a senior official of ...

With regard to the requirements for late registration of abandoned and/or orphaned children living with a relative and the submission ...

Plenary appearances:

What are plenary appearances?

Plenary sessions are forums that have been created for the purpose of public debate and decision-making. This mechanism is used to convey the messages of our MPs within main chambers on important decisions, like how they vote.

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 ...

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, ...

Declaration of interests

What are declaration of interests?

Annually, MPs are required by parliament to register their financial interests and gifts received in their official capacity. Due to the significant influence of the role that MPs take on, there may be times when their personal or business interests become in conflict with the duty prescribed to them as elected officials representing the public interest. You can see what interests your MPs declared here.
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Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Door de Kraal, Bellville

1104sqm

Vacant land

Rooi Els

1757sqm

Public/Private Source

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Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Family Trust

PZ van der Merwe Family Trust

33%

Minimal

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Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Family Trust

PZ vd Merwe Trust

33%

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Description of Journey Sponsor

Democracy for Madrid Study Tour

KAS

Oxford Study Tour at the University of Oxford

FORB

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Dwelling

Sutherland Northern Cape

2141m²

Vacant Land

Rooi Els Western Cape

2800m²

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

-

33%

Van Der Merwe Family Trust

Family Trust

Description Extent Location

Vacant Land

2800m2

Rooi Els

Dwelling

4000m2

Sutherland

No Name of Company Nature

33%

PZ Van Der Merwe Family Trust

Discretionary

Description Sponsor

Study Tour to Germany (March)

KAS

Study Tour to Taiwan (September)

Taiwan

Study tour to Ivory Coast

KAS

Source Description Value

Taiwanese Representatives to South Africa

Vivo Smart HR Garmin

R2800

Description Extent Location

Land

2800sq.m

Rooi els , Cape Town

Land

757sq.m

Kuilsriver, Cape Town

Name of Company Nature

P2 Van der Merwe Trust

Family Trust

Description Location

Apartment

Cape Town

Vacant land

Rooi Els

Vacant land

Kuilsrivier

Name of Company Nature

Van der Merwe Trust

Family Trust

Description Extent Location

Vacant land

1 040sq.m.

Rooi Els

Vacant land

757sq.m.

Kuilsrivier

Name of Company Nature

PZ van der Merwe Tust

Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

South African Strategic

Consultancy

Description Extent Location

Plot

1 240sq.m.

Rooi Els

Plot

757sq.m.

Kuilsrivier

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

South African Strategic

[Partnership]

Name Value Activity

South African Strategic

Not more than R5 000pm

Consultancy

Description Extent Location

Plot

1 840sq.m.

Rooi Els

Plot

757sq.m.

Kuilsrivier

Description Extent Location

Plot

757sq.m.

Kuilsrivier