Mr Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

National Assembly

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

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 from when he served as Shadow Minister for Home Affairs. In May 2014 Mr de Freitas was re-elected to Parliament and was appointed as Shadow Minister of Transport.

Source: Democratic Alliance

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2020 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 18

2019 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 20

2018 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 39 meetings out of 43

2017 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 34 meetings out of 37

2016 committee attendance as mp

70% attendance rate

Attended 23 meetings out of 33

2015 committee attendance as mp

77% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 26

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 16

  • 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.

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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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Free Standing House Johannesburg
Apartment Sectional title Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Free Standing house Johanesburg
Apartment Sectional Title Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Free standing Johannesburg
Apartment Sectional title Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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 AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Manny De Freitas Foundation NGO

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House [free standing] Normal Johannesburg
Apartment [Sectional title] Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Johannesburg
Apartment Sectional Title Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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 AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Manny De Freitas Foundation NGO [non profit]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Apartment Sectional title Cape Town
House Stand alone house Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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 AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Manny De Freitas Foundation NGO

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Apartment Sectional title Cape Town
House Stand alone house Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Preservation Pension Fund - Investec Private
Preservation Pension Fund - Investec Private
Preservation Pension Fund - Investec Private
Preservation Pension Fund - Investec Private

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Manny De Freitas Foundation Non profit company

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
China Rail Corporation Samsung Camcorder +-R3 000
Huawei [China] Huawei U8220 Mobile phone +-R3 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Apartment Sectional title Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Apartment Sectional Title Cape Town

Committee appearances

  • South African Tourism 2019/20 Quarter 4 performance 25 Aug 2020

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) referred to the problem that the SAT had in the France office and asked how the entity ensured that what needed to be done in the offices abroad were done and also ensure that targets were met.
  • Department of Tourism 2019/20 Quarter 3 & 4 performance 28 Jul 2020

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) referred to slide 43 of the presentation. He said it talks about service providers not keeping up to standard. If service providers are not performing well, the service providers must be penalised. He wanted to know how this can be improved.
  • Tourism Budget: Committee Report 16 Jul 2020

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) referred to the ‘Obstacle to Transformation’ in the Report, and suggested that it should be included that government should create a conducive environment for tourism to transform and grow. Under the heading ‘Tourism recovery’, the Report stated that even when the recovery sets in, the ...
  • South African Tourism 2020/21 Special Adjustments Budget 14 Jul 2020

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked if the reduction of the budget would not result in the repurposing of the staff
  • Department of Tourism on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan 9 Jul 2020

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked how the 12-24 months timeframe is arrived at. Many countries have already opened borders and tourism has already started. He asked what empirical evidence there is to base the 12-24 month timeframe on. He also asked what is being done and how it is ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 23 Sep 2020

    (a) Which training courses, conducted through her department, have been run (i) in the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020, (b) where were the training courses run, (c) how were students identified, (d) what number of students attended, completed and did not complete each training course ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 21 Sep 2020

    What (a) steps has her department taken to ensure accessibility of tourism sites in the past three financial years to date, (b) are the details of the success achieved in this regard, (c) are the details of how accessibility of tourism sites is measured, (d) are the details of the ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 21 Sep 2020

    What (a) are the details of any organisation that has been supported by her department in the past three financial years to date, (b) is the nature of the support provided to each organisation, (c) is the total amount of monetary support given to each organisation, (d)(i) are the ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

All Plenary Appearances