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

50% attendance rate

Attended 5 meetings out of 10

2018 committee attendance as mp

75% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 32

2017 committee attendance as mp

45% attendance rate

Attended 27 meetings out of 60

2016 committee attendance as mp

29% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 55

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.

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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

TRAVEL

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

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company
Family Trust P2 Van der Merwe Trust

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company
Family Trust Van der Merwe Trust

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company
Trust PZ van der Merwe Tust

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Consultancy South African Strategic

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Kuilsrivier 757sq.m. Plot

Committee appearances

  • 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 ...
  • Department of Social Development July to Dec 2018 performance; Social Worker Employment Grant 20 Feb 2019

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) complimented the Minister on her honesty, outlining that things are not perfect, but that it is a work in progress. Hopefully in the new dispensation the President would not cut the Department of Social Development, but rather make it bigger. She asked for clarity ...
  • Shortlisting of candidates; Correspondence 19 Feb 2019

    Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) said that there were four weeks left in that term of Parliament and the Committee had a very important job in front of them. The fact of the matter was that all was not well at the Commission for Gender Equality where there were ...
  • First Term Committee programme; Western Cape oversight report 13 Feb 2019

    Ms L van der Merwe (IPF) apologised for her late arrival. She said social workers are performing a critical role in our society, but the Department of Social Development is not employing the people that were trained with statistics. The Department of Social Development should have for example agreed with ...
  • Election of chairperson 24 Oct 2018

    Ms L Van der Merwe (IFP) nominated Ms G Tseke (ANC).

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • 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?
  • 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 Women in the Presidency 17 Sep 2018

    (1)What is the total number of international trips that (a) she and (b) her department’s officials undertook since she took office on 26 February 2018; (2) what was the total costs of each international trip in terms of the airline used, class of travel, travel and subsistence budget ...

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, at the outset in this debate it is important to note that the aims and objectives of the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, also known as the Wege Bill, are laudable and should be commended.

    The Wege Bill enters into a legal landscape abounding with legislation aimed ...

All Plenary Appearances