Mathew John Cuthbert

National Assembly

Mathew John Cuthbert

About Mathew John Cuthbert

Mr Cuthbert serves as the DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister for Trade, Industry and Economic Development. Some of his achievements include being the youngest councillor in Ekhurhuleni. He holds a Bachelor of Political Science, a Post-graduate diploma in Business Administration at the Wits Business School, and is currently pursuing his Master of Management with a focus on economic policy at the Wits School of Governance. Read more here.

2020 committee attendance as mp

97% attendance rate

Attended 31 meetings out of 32

2019 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 27

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

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Committee appearances

  • National Lotteries Commission outstanding matters 2 Sep 2020

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) attempted to engage but owing to load shedding at his location, connectivity was extremely poor.
  • Minister on Black Industrialists programme 1 Sep 2020

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) stated that the Minister had responded to his Parliamentary Questions, PQ 1707, in which the Minister had informed him that the United Industrial Cable Company had received roughly R64 million. However, as a result of a tender not received from Eskom, and they had not had ...
  • Copyright and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bills: deliberations 26 Aug 2020

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) stated that the DA agreed to the proposal. He was happy to adopt responses at a later stage.
  • Update on government’s COVID-19 interventions 19 Aug 2020

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) said that the Department had paraded the Competition Commission’s exploits in making sure that the capitalist pigs were not exploiting the masses, which was the way that the situation was framed and the narrative driven, but very little had been done about State-owned Enterprises (SoEs ...
  • Minister on ongoing crisis in the steel and sugar industries 28 Jul 2020

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) wished Minister Patel well and hoped that his family was safe. His Economics lecturer had told him not to think in binaries. The world had moved on from the Cold War period where there was free economy fundamentalism versus a command control economy. Every time the ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition 21 Sep 2020

    Whether his department ever investigated allegations of the awarding of incentives through the Industrial Financing Branch to family members of certain persons (names furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what was the outcome in each case and (b) will he furnish Mr M ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition 21 Sep 2020

    Whether he will furnish Mr M Cuthbert with a list of official overseas trips that a certain person (name furnished) has taken during her tenure at his department, including the (a) cost, (b) destination and (c) purpose of each trip; if not, what is the position in this regard; if ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Trade and Industry 21 Sep 2020

    (1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1107 on 22 June 2020, a certain person (name furnished) (a) took and (b) was approved for sabbatical leave on more than one occasion prior to 9 February 2018 to 8 February 2019; if so, what are the relevant details (2 ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

All Plenary Appearances