Mrs Marian Robin Shinn

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. Marian 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 Marian to win the first IT Journalism of the Year Award in 1984. Marian joined the DP in 1998 and served as the Chairperson of the party’s branch in Ward 64 and is a member of the South Peninsula constituency. Ms Shinn is currently serving as the Shadow Minister of Telecommunication Communications and Postal Services for the DA. Source: DA (http://www.da.org.za).

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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 15 meetings out of 15

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  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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

  • Electronic Communications Amendment Bill: discussion 4 Dec 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) said her understanding was that the bill was in disarray, and needed to be withdrawn. She asked that ICASA be focussed on the allocation of the high demand spectrum and that the concerns of the offtake of network operators should be resolved quickly.
  • Electronic Communications Amendments Bill: public hearings 30 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked why there was a need to split the network into wholesale and retail. What value would WOAN add to the SA market? She was concerned that the WOAN would become a monopoly. Was WOAN going to be a reseller of spectrum and if so, why ...
  • Electronic Communications Amendments Bill: public hearings 29 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) said as Members of the outgoing Committee, they had an onerous obligation to put forward a plan for the next Committee on how to progress on the Bill. She highlighted that the Committee owed the next Committee a comprehensive report on all the inputs gathered from ...
  • Electronic Communications Amendment Bill: public hearings 27 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked if SENTECH wanted WOAN to be an SOE and if so why.
  • Electronic Communications Amendments Bill: public hearings 26 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) said that Research ICT Africa had submitted comments on the draft Bill and wanted to know why the organisation had not submitted comments to the ECA Bill. She asked whether there would be competition if ICASA was properly empowered and resourced, and if the objectives of ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services 17 Sep 2018

    (1)   Whether the (a)customer.service@postoffice.co.za and (b) jimcustomerservices@postoffice.co.za email addresses are still functional; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (2) What are the details of the (a) number of emails received by each email address in each month from 1 ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services 17 Sep 2018

    Whether the 35277 track and trace number of the SA Post Office is still operational; if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, what are the details of the (a) number of track and trace requests received in each month since 1 March 2018 and (b)(i ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services 4 Jun 2018

    (1) Whether (a) his department and entities reporting to him and/or (b) any other government department will be underwriting the costs of staging the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Information Communication Technology (ICT) event to be held in Durban in September 2018; if so, (i) what will it cost ...

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