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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2021 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 13

2020 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 27

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 Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property
House Johannesburg Free standing house
Apartment Cape Town Sectional Title

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

  • Election of Chairperson; Tourism Transformation Council of South Africa 7 Sep 2021

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked for the definition of transformation. Is it only to meet the B-BBEE score card, or are there other factors?
  • SAT 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance 24 Aug 2021

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked for more information from the international office on the impact of the lootings on SA Tourism. He lamented that rural areas are undermarketed for tourism and asked what the marketing strategy was and how the issue can be mitigated.
  • Department of Tourism 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance 17 Aug 2021

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) expressed interest in the comments made by the Rail Tourism Study. The study had been abandoned because South Africa is not in a position to develop rail tourism infrastructure at the moment. He asked NDOT to share if it had approached other relevant departments about ...
  • Support provided by banking sector to tourism industry, especially SMMEs 1 Jun 2021

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) said that there was a need to educate small business owners on what their roles and obligations were, and what was required of them. There were so many good businesses that existed, but the business owners were not in a position to understand how banks ...
  • South African Tourism 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan 5 May 2021

    Mr M De Freitas (DA) asked: As the CEO said South Africa has to aggressively market itself and get back on track in trying to get to where it was before. South Africa cannot do this on its own.

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation 23 Jun 2021

    (a) What outreach programmes were put in place by the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority for young people to encourage their interest in tourism and related sectors (i) in the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 January 2021, (b) what targets have ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation 17 Jun 2021

    What (a) are the reasons that (i) no applications for tour guides have been processed since the implementation of the new computer system of the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority and (ii) the system is (aa) hard copy and (bb) online driven and (b) ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation 17 Jun 2021

    (a) How are tour guide trainers and educators assessed by the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority as qualified, (b) what criteria are used to ensure that trainers meet the highest standards, (c) what are the set standards, (d) what qualifications are required in order ...

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Plenary appearances

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