Mrs Marian Robin Shinn

Formerly: National Assembly

Marian Robin Shinn

About Marian Robin Shinn

Ms Shinn was born, raised and completed her education in Zimbabwe. She moved to South Africa in 1971 to start a career in journalism at the Rand Daily Mail. Ms Shinn has worked as a journalist for various newsrooms including The Star, Sun Tribune, Sunday Times and Sunday Express, where after she proceeded into IT trade journalism. This shift led Ms Shinn to win the first IT Journalism of the Year Award in 1984. Ms Shinn joined the Democratic Party in 1998 and served as chairperson of the party’s branch in Ward 64 and is a member of the South Peninsula constituency. Ms Shinn served as Shadow Minister of Telecommunication Communications and Postal Services for the DA in the Fifth Parliament (2014 - 2019). Source: DA (http://www.da.org.za).

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2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 5 meetings out of 5

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 27 meetings out of 27

2017 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 25

2016 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate

Attended 27 meetings out of 29

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 21

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 16

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Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Unit Trust Allan Gray 450 663 R2 246 277

SPONSORSHIPS

Description Source
Voyager Platinum Card SAA Airways

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Muizenberg, Cape Town 588 sq.m Residential

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Unit Trusts Allan Gray 254,875 R1 981 358

BENEFITS

Description Source
Voyager platinum card SAA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Muizenberg, CPT 588sq.m. Residential property

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray Annuity

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Unit Trust Allan Gray 203 782 R600 340.95

BENEFITS

Description Source
Gold Card SAA
Silver Card BA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Cape Town 588sq.m. Residential [1/2 share]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray Annuity

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Unit Trusts Allan Gray 201 775 R561 419

BENEFITS

Description Source
Voyager Platinum Card SAA

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Cape Town 588sq.m. Residential house [1/2 share]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray Annuity

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Unit Trust Allan Gray 2 064.91 R525 605.49

BENEFITS

Description Source
Voyager Gold Card SAA

SPONSORSHIPS

Extent Description Source
-R17 500 [Course fee Participation in telecomms policy course at Wits University Telkom

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Cape Town 588sq.m. Residential House [1/2 share]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R1 160.00 1 Night at Graham Hotel Rhodes University

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Cape Town 588sq.m. Residential House [1/2 share]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray Annuity Payment

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Unit Trust Allan Gray 1970 R427 380.07

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Rhodes University Return flight to Grahamstown for speaking engagement - Cost R2 403.00

BENEFITS

Source
British Airways
Saouth African Airways

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Andare Avanti Yes Once-off editing of business proposal A Watson

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray annuity payment

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nominal Value
1839.53 Allan Gray R355 216.02

BENEFITS

Description Source
Gold Card British Airways
Gold Card South African Airways

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Ceased trading Webwords CC
Ceased trading Task Force CC

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Muizenberg 588sq.m. Residential [50% share]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Unit Trust Allan Gray 1,799 R311,251

BENEFITS

Description Source
Gold card British Airways

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
CC [Ceased trading] Webwords
CC - [Ceased trading] Application Development Vendor Task Force

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
Unknown 5 Day trip to Israel SA Israel Forum
Unknown 4 Day workshop eGovernment in SADC United Nations

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Muizenberg 588sq.m. Residential [1/2 share]

Committee appearances

  • SA Connect progress report 12 Mar 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked about the danger that USAASA (Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa) and SA Connect overlapping in their work. Was USAASA’s work totally different or how were the two integrated? Were the same installers being used by USAASA and SA Connect? What was ...
  • SAPO update on social grants and backlog challenges 5 Mar 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked that since SASSA business had been secured and universal service obligations had been funded, was any other business needed? Could SAPO operate profitably with just that government business? Public-private partnerships seemed an afterthought when looking at the budget. Had government as shareholder not bought into ...
  • Cost to Communicate: ICASA briefing 26 Feb 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) highlighted that she had a problem with the Committee using its time to discuss and issue which belongs to another committee. Although it is a very serious issue, it is not the responsibility of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services to deal with the ...
  • Department Telecommunications and Postal Services: Mar-Dec 2018 performance 19 Feb 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked why the National Employment Coordination Centre existed. On slide 6, on funding for phase 2 of the SMS, can you please explain the difficulty being had in coming up with figures for this? On SA Connect, she would have thought that Treasury has some challenges ...
  • Communications Amendment Bill: adoption & Department report-back on committee recommendations; Legacy & Annual Report 12 Feb 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) thanked the Minister on her decision to withdraw the bill and for recognising the role of industry as the main driver of the sector. She asked if the wireless open-access network (WOAN) and the Rapid Deployment Program would be withdrawn entirely and whether ICASA’s independence ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services 3 Dec 2018

    With reference to his reply to question 679 on 23 April 2018, (a) what is the current status of the legal case in the matter between .ZA Domain Name Authority and the ZA Central Registry, (b) what attempts at mediation of the issue have been held since the Deputy Minister ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services 3 Dec 2018

    Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1529 on 4 June 2018, the full costs of hosting the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecom World Conference in Durban in September 2018 was covered by sponsorships received; if not, (a) what amount of the total cost was not covered by sponsorships ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services 3 Dec 2018

    (1)   With reference to his reply to question 1528 on 4 June 2018, what (a) total costs did his department incur and (b) is the detailed breakdown of the total costs incurred in covering the travel expenses of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) delegation for its attendance at (i) pre-event ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 3 Mar 2015

    House Chairperson, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House debates regulatory incentives, innovative taxation methods, and reducing bureaucracy in all spheres of government to accelerate the rate of broadband implementation in South Africa.

  • LEGAL NIGHTMARE IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SECTOR (Member's Statement) 26 Feb 2015

    Chair, a legal nightmare for the information and communications technology sector was created eight months ago when President Zuma split asunder the Department of Communications to create a broadcasting empire for a loyal cadre. This led to a turf war over which department is responsible for the much delayed transition ...

All Plenary Appearances