Mr Mergan Chetty

Member of the National Assembly

Formerly: National Council of Provinces

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Mergan Chetty

About Mergan Chetty

Mr Chetty previously served as a councillor in Pietermaritzburg for many years. He now is an MP for the DA in the National Assembly.

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate (21 of 24 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

76% attendance rate (19 of 25 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate (15 of 16 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate (31 of 38 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

68% attendance rate (21 of 31 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

69% attendance rate (33 of 48 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

77% attendance rate (33 of 43 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

95% attendance rate (18 of 19 )

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.

What they said in committee meetings:

What are committee meetings?

Committee meetings are planned events where real-world impactful work happens such as law-making, oversight and public participation - which are all cornerstones of the work our MPs do. Although often citizens focus on the public debate taking place in main chambers, the majority of MPs' time is spent working within committees. Here is a place to see what your committee is saying.

Mr M Chetty (DA) agreed that the Committee should meet with the Minister on Tuesday.

Mr M Chetty (DA) agreed with Mr Bergman’s proposal. Due to its importance and time constraints, the Committee needed to ...

Mr M Chetty (DA) said that he might need to leave around 11:00 or 11:15 for a similar meeting. He ...

Questions asked to ministers:

What are questions asked to ministers?

Written questions and feedback are essential tools used by MPs for oversight and hold the executive accountable. This oversight mechanism allows MPs’ to extract detailed information that would normally be difficult to comprehend through oral engagement. You can see the questions that your MPs are asking here.

With reference to the aftermath of the civil unrest and looting that took place in KwaZu[u-Natal in July 2021 and ...

With reference to his budget speech and the department’s policy statement on localisation dated 18 May 2021, (a) what are ...

(a) What are the 27 products referred to in his department’s policy statement on localisation dated 18 May 2021, wherein ...

Plenary appearances:

What are plenary appearances?

Plenary sessions are forums that have been created for the purpose of public debate and decision-making. This mechanism is used to convey the messages of our MPs within main chambers on important decisions, like how they vote.

Deputy Minister, there has been allegations that the current refugee crisis in South Africa has elements of human trafficking into it. Who is responsible for what is happening here and ...

NDP.

11 Jul 2019

Greetings and salutations hon Chair, hon Ministers, hon Deputy Ministers, hon members, diplomatic corps present, our guests in the gallery and fellow South Africans, hon Minister, it will be a ...

Declaration of interests

What are declaration of interests?

Annually, MPs are required by parliament to register their financial interests and gifts received in their official capacity. Due to the significant influence of the role that MPs take on, there may be times when their personal or business interests become in conflict with the duty prescribed to them as elected officials representing the public interest. You can see what interests your MPs declared here.
Value of Contract Period of Contract Details of Contract and Management thereof Name of State Entity

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Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

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Value Description Source

R 1200 R 1200

Frame Porcelain Container

Govt of Taiwan

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Pietermaritzburg

468 square metres

Public/Private Source

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Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

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Description of Journey Sponsor

Oversight to New York Embassy

Govt of SA

Description of Benefit Source

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Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

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Type of Business Name of Employer

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Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

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Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

N/A

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Pietermaritzburg, KZN

Description Sponsor

Meeting of all Members of Parliament of Indian Origin to commemorate 150 years of M.K Gandhi (Air Travel and Accommodation valued at R50 000)

Invitation from Indian Government via Indian High Commissioner to South Africa

Description Location

House

Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal

Description Location

House

Pietermaritzburg, KZN

Description Extent Location

House

800sq.m.

Pietermaritzburg

Description Extent Location

House

800sq.m.

Pietermaritzburg

Description Extent Location

House

800sq.m.

Pietermaritzburg