Liezl Linda van der Merwe

National Assembly

Liezl Linda van der Merwe

About Liezl Linda van der Merwe

What is your political background and what attracted you to your political party? From age 10, I took a keen interest in politics. During the 80s, at the height of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, I read everything I could find about the leaders of our struggle. It was during this time that I first became interested in Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). More...

2019 committee attendance as mp

63% attendance rate

Attended 10 meetings out of 16

2018 committee attendance as mp

75% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 32

2017 committee attendance as mp

46% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 61

2016 committee attendance as mp

30% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 56

2015 committee attendance as mp

41% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 51

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

44% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 34

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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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

  • Social Development Budget: Committee Report 10 Jul 2019

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) said going to the houses of grant recipients would be a huge task for the Committee. It should conduct proper investigations to establish why the recommendations had not been implemented. Were SASSA and SAPO staff performing their obligations? The Committee should engage SASSA and ...
  • Election of Chairperson 2 Jul 2019

    Ms L Van der Merwe (IFP) stated that she would make it easy for the Secretary and Mr Roos, as she was a Full Member. She seconded the nomination of Ms Khanyile.
  • Election of Chairperson, DHA, IEC & Government Printing Works 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan 2 Jul 2019

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) agreed with Mr Pambo. She said it felt as if important information had been skipped. She suggested that while the information was still fresh, it would be better to engage with the first presentation before moving on to the next.
  • CGE board interviews: deliberation 14 Mar 2019

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP):, 38, 37, 13, 58, 76, 15, 43, 71 and 79.
  • Interviews 13 Mar 2019

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) commended Ms Lemmer for her passion for women empowerment. She pointed that the CGE was experiencing similar challenges that she was facing in her projects; such as lack of resources, lack of budget - handsprung in executing its mandate. She asked Ms Lemmer if she ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Women in the Presidency 11 Mar 2019

    Whether she has complied with the Constitutional Court ruling in which the court had found her liable for not applying an executive supervising role particularly after the SA Social Security Agency failed to comply with previous orders and instructed her to pay a portion of the legal fees; if not ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 4 Oct 2018

    1) Whether he has been informed of any allegations of abuse of power and sexual harassment levelled against a certain person (details furnished); if so, (a) has he instituted an investigation into the allegations and (b) what steps has he taken to remedy the situation; 2) what measures exist within ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 4 Oct 2018

    (a) What is the total number of graduates who were trained as social workers at the expense of the Government and (b) of the specified number of graduates, what is the total number of social workers who are still unemployed?

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 ...

  • 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.

All Plenary Appearances