Mr Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

Member of the National Assembly

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About Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

Mr De Freitas was born in Namibia and moved with his family to South Africa at the age of seven. He has been a member of the Democratic Alliance since 1993. He served the CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa) for many years and is presently serving on its Board of Governors. Mr De Freitas currently sits on the World Council for Portuguese Communities. In 1999 he was elected as Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. He has an extensive track record of community involvement and has served on boards of various organisations, including Portuguese Community Radio, the Board of Editors of the international LIBEL magazine and Youth Encounter Spirit Southern Africa. Mr De Freitas was elected as Member of Parliament in April 2009 and served as the Shadow Deputy Minister for Transport until February 2012. In May 2014 Mr de Freitas was re-elected to Parliament.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate (20 of 27 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate (14 of 19 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate (21 of 27 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate (18 of 20 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (39 of 43 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (34 of 37 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

70% attendance rate (23 of 33 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

77% attendance rate (20 of 26 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate (16 of 16 )

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.

What they said in committee meetings:

What are committee meetings?

Committee meetings are planned events where real-world impactful work happens such as law-making, oversight and public participation - which are all cornerstones of the work our MPs do. Although often citizens focus on the public debate taking place in main chambers, the majority of MPs' time is spent working within committees. Here is a place to see what your committee is saying.

Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked before embarking on this step, are there any other steps that the Committee could ...

Mr M de Freitas (DA) questioned the legal attitude. He stated that there is no requirement to wait for a ...

Mr M De Freitas (DA) suggested the cancelled presentation should be included in the programme of the Committee for a ...

Questions asked to ministers:

What are questions asked to ministers?

Written questions and feedback are essential tools used by MPs for oversight and hold the executive accountable. This oversight mechanism allows MPs’ to extract detailed information that would normally be difficult to comprehend through oral engagement. You can see the questions that your MPs are asking here.

With reference to the South Rand Hospital in Johannesburg, what (a) is the current staff complement, (b) was the absentee ...

(a) What total budget and/or grants were provided to the South Rand Hospital in Johannesburg (i) in the past three ...

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a)(i) 734, (ii) 1429 and (iii) 1608 on 13 October 2020, (b) ...

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.

House Chair, the initiative of the Tourism Safety Monitors which the department is running has been introduced in all the provinces and except for

Hon House Chair, firstly, allow me to congratulate the Chairperson of our portfolio committee for the initiative in hosting this important workshop. It is exactly this type of co-ordination and ...

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

Johannesburg

Free Standing House 496m2

Apartment

Cape Town

Sectional Title 47m2

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Johannesburg

Free Standing House 496m2

Apartment

Cape Town

Sectional Title 47m2

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Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Johannesburg

Free standing house

Apartment

Cape Town

Sectional Title

Description Extent Location

House

Free Standing House

Johannesburg

Apartment

Sectional title

Cape Town

Description Extent Location

House

Free Standing house

Johanesburg

Apartment

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Description Extent Location

House

Free standing

Johannesburg

Apartment

Sectional title

Cape Town

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R371 000

Investec

Coronation Capital Plus

R850 000

Investec

Coronation Capital BS

R325 000

Investec

Coronation Balanced Fund

R970 000

Investec

Investec Managed Fund

R1 300 000

Investec

Balanced Fund B4

R125 000

Allan Gray

Coronation Balance Plus

R120 000

Allan Gray

Allan Gray Balanced

R230 000

Allan Gray

Coronation Global Man

R90 000

Allan Gray

Allan Gray Balanced

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Manny De Freitas Foundation

NGO

Description Extent Location

House [free standing]

Normal

Johannesburg

Apartment [Sectional title]

Cape Town

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R638 659.08

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R81 011.46

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R220 571.33

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R303 650.89

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Johannesburg

Apartment

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R638 659.08

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R303 650.89

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R220 571.33

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R81 011.46

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Manny De Freitas Foundation

NGO [non profit]

Description Extent Location

Apartment

Sectional title

Cape Town

House

Stand alone house

Johannesburg

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R638 659.08

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R81 011.46

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R220 571.33

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

R303 650.89

Investec

Preservation Pension Fund

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Manny De Freitas Foundation

NGO

Description Extent Location

Apartment

Sectional title

Cape Town

House

Stand alone house

Johannesburg

Source Public/Private

Preservation Pension Fund - Investec

Private

Preservation Pension Fund - Investec

Private

Preservation Pension Fund - Investec

Private

Preservation Pension Fund - Investec

Private

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Manny De Freitas Foundation

Non profit company

Source Description Value

China Rail Corporation

Samsung Camcorder

+-R3 000

Huawei [China]

Huawei U8220 Mobile phone

+-R3 000

Description Extent Location

Apartment

Sectional title

Cape Town

Description Extent Location

Apartment

Sectional Title

Cape Town