Dr Makgathatso Charlotte Chana Pilane-Majake

National Assembly

Makgathatso Charlotte Chana Pilane-Majake

About Makgathatso Charlotte Chana Pilane-Majake

Dr Chana Pilane-Majake is Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration from 27 February 2018.

She has been a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa since 21 May 2014.

She holds a Doctorate in Literature and Philosophy from the University of South Africa, a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the then University of Natal (now called University of KwaZulu-Natal), an Honours and Bachelor’s degrees from the then University of the North (now called University of Limpopo) and a Diploma in Development Studies from Stanford University, California, USA.

She was previously appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) in 2002, a position she held for eight years before joining VIP Consulting Engineers as Executive Director for Human Resources, where she worked until her deployment to Parliament. Before joining the CGE, she worked for a bilateral programme between South Africa and the European Union – the EU Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa – as a consultant and project officer, assisting in funding human rights organisations promoting the culture of human rights in South Africa.

She is a scholar with extensive lecturing experience at the then universities of the North and University of Natal respectively, teaching Human Rights and Development Studies. In her voluntary capacity, she is a founder member of a number of schools for children with disabilities. Dr Pilane-Majake has been extensively involved in inviting and organising major international and national events that promote human rights in South Africa.

She has served on different boards in pursuance of political, economic and social justice for the people of South Africa. During the struggle,through the United Democratic Movement and the South African Black Social Workers’ Association, a channel that used to make contact with the African National Congress (ANC) leadership in exile, she worked tirelessly on the ground on a number of development projects with women, children and detainees.

At the height of political violence in KwaZulu-Natal, where she lived at the time, she worked as a peace broker and counsellor for displaced families, particularly the Chemoreng Displaced Families at Glebe Hostel in Umlazi and Malukazi, south of Durban. She was also part of the National Coordination Committee for the Repatriation of South African Exiles from 1992 to 1994.

Dr Pilane-Majake also has extensive knowledge and understanding of the Southern African Development Community, African Union and United Nations (UN) systems. She has participated in a number of the UN Commission on the Status of Women sessions at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.

She has also published a number of articles in various journals and was instrumental in the development of the SA Gender Training and Resource Manual that has been widely used by the National Gender Machinery in promoting gender transformation in South Africa.

As a member of the ANC, Dr Pilane-Majake has served in various capacities in structures of the movement for the liberation of the people of South Africa.

She served as a member of the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee; Ad Hoc Committee for Code of Judicial Conduct (for judges); Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee; Constitutional Review Committee; Portfolio Committee for Women; Whip for the Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee, and Cluster Whip for Peace and Stability.

Source: Public Service and Administration

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 2 meetings

2018 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2017 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 55 meetings out of 61

2016 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 40 meetings out of 45

2015 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 43 meetings out of 49

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  • 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

DISCLAIMER: This information has been obtained via the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. PMG makes every effort to compile reliable and comprehensive information, but does not claim that the data is 100% accurate and complete.

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Formerly

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
MTN MTN 774 shares R120.00 per share
ABSA Investec R200 000
Standard Bank Fundisa R30 000
Liberty Life Hospital Plan R2800

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
(Board Member (Volunteer) Moral Regeneration Movement
Trustee (Voluntary Service) Bertha Gxowa Foundation
Director(Dormant) Chaprica Development Consultants
Voluntary Service Waterkloof Boulevard Home Owners Association (Board Member )
Board Member (Voluntary Service) Waterkloof Boulevard HWA Nature Valley

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Durban 27sq.m Flat
Pyramid 12 Hectares Farm/Plot
Waterkloof Ridge 390sq.m House
Waterkloof Ridge 350sq.m House (Daughter)
Atterigdeville 350sq.m House (Late Mother)

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Momentum

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Asonke Shares MTN 774 R120 p/s
Investment ABSA R100 000
Investment Fundisa R20 000
Investment Momentum R1 400 p/m

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
NGO Moral Regeneration Movement [Board Member]
NGO Bertha Gxowa Foundation [Board Member]
NGO Waterkloof Home Owners Ass. [Board Member]
Chafrica Development [Director] Family CC [Dormant

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Waterkloof Ride, Pretoria 390sq.m. House
Waterkloof Ride, Pretoria 300sq.m. House [Daughter]
Attridgeville 250sq.m. House {late mother]
Durban 27sq.m. Flat
Pyramid, Pretoria 12ha Farm

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Momentum

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Shares MTN 774 R215 000
Investment Acc ABSA R210 000
Fundisa R22 500
Momentum R220 000

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Moral Regeneration Movement Board Member
Bertha Gxowa Foundation Trustee
[Dormant] Chafrica Development Consultants [Director]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria +-390sq.m. House
Atteridgeville +-250sq.m. House [late mother]
Durban + -27sq.m. Flat
Pyramid, Tshwane 10,5h Farm
Hammanskraal [Sold] +-100sq.m. House [late mother]
Water Kloof Ridge 350sq.m. House [daughter]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nominal Value Nature
Asonke [774] MTN R120
ABSA R900 000 Investment
FUNDISA R22 000 R200
Momentum R160 000 R500
Momentum R22 000 Once off
Momentum R250 000 R1 350

SPONSORSHIPS

Extent Description Source
R12 000 PHD Research UNISA

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Bertha Gxowa Foundation Trustee
Chaprica Development Consultants[Dormant] Director
NGO Director - Women's Centre
Moral Regeneration Movement Board Member
Member of the Provincial Executive Committee [ANC]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R90 Pen SAA
R100 Letter opener Transnet
R150 Pen set Medupi
R90 Pen & Memo book DENEL

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria +-250sq.m. House
Durban +-27sq.m. Flat
Waterklffo Ridge, Pretoria +-189sq.m. House [Daughter]
Atteridgeville, Pretoria +-80sq.m. House [Late mother]
Hammanskraal +-40sq.m. House [Late mother]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nominal Value Nature
Asonke 774 MTN +-R120 p/s
Momentum R20 000 R200 p/m
Momentum R150 000 R500 p/m
Momentum R200 000 R1 300 p/m
Fundisa R20 000 R200 p/m

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Betha Gxowa Foundation - [Trustee]
Moral Regeneration Movement [Board Member]
Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee - ANC [Member]
Chaprica Development Consultants [Dormant]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria +-390sq.m. House
Hammanskraal +-100sq.m. House
Durban +-27sq.m. Flat

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Asonge MTN 774 +-R120.00 p/s
Investment ABSA +-R850 000.00
R200pm FUNDISA R20 000.00
Momentum Once off R20 000.00
R1 300.00pm Momentum R200 000.00
R500pm Momentum R150 000.00

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Moral Regenation Movement Member of the Board
Bertha Gxowa Foundation Trustee
African National Congress Member of the Provincial Executive Committee
Benchmark Foundaiton - Board Member [Resigned]
[Dormant] Director: Chaprica Development Consultants

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Durban 27sq.m. Flat
Hammanskraal 40ha Farm
Waterkloofridge Pretoria +-250sq.m. House
Atteridgeville +-80sq.m. House [Mom's]
Kadube, Hammanskraal 40sq.m. House
Waterkloof Rdige 189sq.m. House [Daughter's]

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 18 Nov 2016

    In light of the fact that the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster’s efforts to reduce the number of remand detainees in correctional services, estimated to be 40 000, which have not managed to yield the desired results, what additional measures is he, as the Executive responsible for three ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Appropriation Bill 17 Jul 2014

    Chair, I rise on a point of order.

  • Appropriation Bill 17 Jul 2014

    Chair, is it parliamentary for a member to cast aspersions on members of this Parliament without really having any substantiation for them? The member has said that Members of Parliament are implicated in the reports that he mentioned. That does not have any substance. [Interjections.]

All Plenary Appearances