Mervyn Alexander Dirks

National Assembly

Mervyn Alexander Dirks

About Mervyn Alexander Dirks

Mr Dirks is the Chief Whip of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). His involvement in politics dates back to the 1970s when he spearheaded the Happy Valley rent boycotts against the apartheid local councils and its race-based local authorities. He was a member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the 1980s, where he organised in the Midlands region, together with affiliate grass roots organisations of the UDF, until joining the African National Congress (ANC) in later years.

In 2000, Mr Dirks was a member of the ANC Regional Executive Committee for Moses Mabhida region in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), and in later years served as the ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) member for ANC in KZN. Read more about Mr Dirks

Source: Parliament website.

2021 committee attendance as mp

76% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 17

2020 committee attendance as mp

73% attendance rate

Attended 29 meetings out of 40

2019 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 23

2018 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate

Attended 10 meetings out of 14

2017 committee attendance as mp

49% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 43

2016 committee attendance as mp

45% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 40

2015 committee attendance as mp

27% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 45

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

73% attendance rate

Attended 8 meetings out of 11

Attendance Methodology

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.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
No Regrets Trading Final Deregistration
Redlands Suite 5 Final Deregistration
INVESTRAC 21 Final Deregistration
Commshelf 24 Final Deregistration
Cliesta Investment Close Corporation
Facilitator Trading Final Deregistration
Pacific Breeze Trading 5 Final Deregistration
Bradbury Trading 30 Final Deregistration
Mish Lake trade and investment 73 Private Company
Leicester Football Club Final Deregistration

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 1000m2 Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal
Vacant Land 1000m2 Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Investrac 21 Final Deregistration
Commshelf 24 Final Deregistration
Cliesta Investment Close Corporation
Facilitator Trading Final Deregistration
No Regrets Trading Final Deregistration
Redlands Suite 5 Final Deregistration
Pacific Breeze Trading 5 Final Deregistration
Bradbury Trading 30 Final Deregistration
Mish Lake Trade and Investment 73 Private Company
Leicester Football Club Final Deregistration

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 1000sq.m 41 Magnolia Road, Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg
Vacant Land 1000sq.m Melsetter Road

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Investrac 21
Leicester FG Soccer
Pacific Breeze 517
Guesta
Misty Lake
Bradburr
Redlands Suite 5
Commshelf 24
Facilator Trading

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential 1 000sq.m. Pietermaritzburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company No
Cozitime 40

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg
Vacant land 1 000sq.m. Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg

Committee appearances

  • ESKOM Inquiry: discussion on way forward 7 Apr 2021

    Mr M Dirks (ANC) stated that the dilemma was that Eskom had decided to conduct an investigation and had already commenced on this process by appointing Council. This created a dilemma in that the Committee had taken a decision to do an inquiry, and now there was an inquiry within ...
  • DENEL TRANSNET Annual Report, deviations, expansions & SIU investigations: hearing 10 Mar 2021

    Mr M Dirks (ANC) asked a question relating to revenue. The CEO gave the Committee a breakdown of the revenue. The CEO failed to mention the revenue coming in, in terms of weapons being supplied to Yemen - that was causing mayhem in that country. Denel’s joint venture partner in ...
  • SIU Investigation into SAA & DENEL 3 Mar 2021

    Mr M Dirks (ANC) stated that he was impressed with the work done by the SIU. It was important that the implicated officials and wrongdoers were held accountable for their actions and the irreparable damage that had been done to the state-owned entity, SAA.
  • Eskom Annual Report, deviations, expansions & SIU investigations: hearing 3 Mar 2021

    Mr M Dirks (ANC) agreed with the Chairperson that the issues being discussed in today’s meeting had a material bearing on what the letter from the Chief Procurement Officer stated. The Committee could not brush the matter aside and continue. There were serious allegations that were raised by the CPO ...
  • ESKOM: hearing on 2019/20 Annual Report & Investigations 23 Feb 2021

    Mr M Dirks (ANC) intervened on a point of clarity. He did not understand meant what Prof Makgoba meant when he said that another letter was sent to Eskom to present.

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Plenary appearances

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