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.(http://www.da.org.za)

2018 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 36 meetings out of 40

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 2017 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Nominal Value
Coronation Capital Plus Investec R371 000
Coronation Capital BS Investec R850 000
Coronation Balanced Fund Investec R325 000
Investec Managed Fund Investec R970 000
Balanced Fund B4 Investec R1 300 000
Coronation Balance Plus Allan Gray R125 000
Allan Gray Balanced Allan Gray R120 000
Coronation Global Man Allan Gray R230 000
Allan Gray Balanced Allan Gray R90 000

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
NGO Manny De Freitas Foundation

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Nominal Value
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R638 659.08
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R81 011.46
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R220 571.33
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R303 650.89

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Johannesburg Normal House
Cape Town Sectional Title Apartment

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Nominal Value
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R638 659.08
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R303 650.89
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R220 571.33
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R81 011.46

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Nominal Value
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R638 659.08
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R81 011.46
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R220 571.33
Preservation Pension Fund Investec R303 650.89

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
NGO Manny De Freitas Foundation

LAND AND PROPERTY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

PENSIONS

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

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Cape Town Sectional title Apartment

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Cape Town Sectional Title Apartment

Committee appearances

  • PRASA & Railway Safety Regulator 2017/18 Annual Reports 17 Oct 2018

    Mr M de Freitas (DA) expressed concern that basic infrastructure maintenance was not being carried out. Dilapidated lights at the train stations were not fixed, yet PRASA was making plans on modernisation. He advised PRASA to fix the challenges affecting rail today before projecting on fixing the problems of the ...
  • SANRAL, C-BRTA & SAMSA 2017/18 Annual Reports 16 Oct 2018

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked the CEO to confirm the options that the President had on e-tolls. He expressed concern that the solutions presented by SANRAL were punitive ones that would enrage the public and negate the positive media gains. He said the suggestions did not provide a financial ...
  • Burning of Metrorail Trains: PRASA strategy 9 Oct 2018

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) said based on news reports, it was apparent that PRASA wanted to prevent the plan of the RSR to suspend its operating licence, but the brief presented by PRASA could not justify why its operating licence should not be suspended. During the Parliamentary recess, he ...
  • Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill: deliberations 12 Sep 2018

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked where the clause was that spoke about money to be invested.
  • Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill [B17-2017]: deliberations 4 Sep 2018

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) said that it was concerning that the official was telling the Committee that the Bill was a skeleton; it was very flimsy to refer to the Bill as such. He lamented that the Committee was not afforded the opportunity to scrutinise the formulas. The Committee ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 25 Sep 2018

    With reference to his reply to question 457 on 8 March 2018, what (a) summary reports can be supplied by each province and (b) are the details of each report?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 25 Sep 2018

    (a) What are the details of incidents of taxi violence that have been recorded (i) in each province, (ii) in each month in the past three financial years and (iii) since 1 January 2018, (b) for how long did each incident continue in each instance, (c) what were the reasons ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 20 Sep 2018

    With reference to the reply to question 673 on 23 April 2018 regarding already built infrastructure to date, (a) what infrastructure has already been built, (b) by what date was each completed in each instance, (c) what were the set completion dates against planned dates, (d) what monitoring mechanisms took ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

All Plenary Appearances