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

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 16 Nov 2020

    (1)With regard to the additional social workers, (a) how have the 1 089 social workers been deployed, (b) in which provinces are they delivering services, (c) under which national and/or provincial services and (d) who is paying their salaries; (2) whether she will provide Ms L L van ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 16 Nov 2020

    With regard to the special Covid-19 grant to the amount of R350, what (a) total number of persons have been paid to date, (b) is the cumulative amount paid out so far, (c) total number of persons have been rejected in total, (d) total number of appeals are being considered ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Home Affairs 12 Nov 2020

    In light of the fact that the Public Servants Association of South Africa has accused his department of victimising and harassing its Director of Law Enforcement, (name and details furnished), what are the details of the job description of a Law Enforcement Officer within his department; (2) whether he has ...

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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.

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