Mr Nqabayomzi Lawrence Saziso Kwankwa

National Assembly

Nqabayomzi Lawrence Saziso Kwankwa

About Nqabayomzi Lawrence Saziso Kwankwa

What is your political background? I was born and bred in the Eastern Cape and I grew up in a politically inclined family as my maternal grandfather was a political activist. I was formerly a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and participated in South African Student Congress (SASCO) activities although I prioritised my academic work over political activities. I left the ANC in 2006 and then joined the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in 2007. More here...

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

2018 committee attendance as mp

79% attendance rate

Attended 19 meetings out of 24

2017 committee attendance as mp

19% attendance rate

Attended 19 meetings out of 101

2016 committee attendance as mp

19% attendance rate

Attended 26 meetings out of 134

2015 committee attendance as mp

17% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 166

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

25% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 61

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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 2017 [Source]


Value Description Source
R400 Wall Clock St Paul, Anglican Church


Location Description
Mitchells Plain Residential Property
King Williams Town Plot

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]


Location Extent Description
Mitchell's Plain Normal Residential property
Mnqaba Village Plot
Ngxwalane Village, King Williams Town Residential property

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Location Extent Description
Mitchells Plain Normal Residential property
Mnquba Village Plot

Committee appearances

  • Denel on forensic investigations instituted and charges laid against those implicated; Legacy Report 5 Dec 2018

    Mr N Kwankwa (UDM) was worried with the trend of interacting with the new boards of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), when the former had orchestrated a wide scale mess. What was the loss to Denel as a result of the activities of the previous board, in quantitative terms? What were the ...
  • SABC investigation: SIU briefing; SABC Board progress on section 189 of Labour Relations Act 27 Nov 2018

    Mr N Kwankwa (UDM) noted that SABC was saying that the cost cutting measures are not enough and there is need for recapitalization. There should be a discussion on recapitalization otherwise there will be a back and forth. SABC should tell the Committee what it has and what surplus there ...
  • Eskom 2017/18 Annual Report; Eskom Corporate Plan 21 Nov 2018

    Mr N Kwankwa (UDM) asked if some of the IPPs do achieve their socio-economic objectives entered into with the Economic Development Department. Are there consequences when they fail to adhere to these? What has happened to the politicians that aided and abetted the looting at Eskom? Municipal debt is not ...
  • SABC Board on implementation of section 189 of Labour Relations Act 13 Nov 2018

    Mr N Kwankwa (UDM) agreed with Mr Bongo that retrenchment should be the last resort. He said that the SABC officials should have presented options to the Committee, showing that they had conducted thorough research on funding models. At the last meeting, the SABC officials had been given a task ...
  • SABC turnaround strategy; MDDA & SABC Boards: shortlisting of candidates 25 Sep 2018

    Mr N Kwankwa (UDM) appreciated the comprehensive turnaround, as presented. What was crucial would be its effective implementation going forward. The challenge was having a bloated management team, with a number of personnel floating in the system without adding much value. Top management salaries would also need serious consideration and ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education and Training 17 Oct 2018

    By what date will she commit to finalise the payment of the outstanding (a) salary from April 2010 to October 2017, (b) the promised pension arrangement and (c) promised leave gratuity as undertaken by her department on 26 October 2017 to Mr Dyafta (details furnished)?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 24 Nov 2017

    Whether, pursuant to his statement that any recommendation about the possibility of extending or broadening the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) should be brought to his attention in line with his mandate as the Minister of Finance and in light of the need to ensure better alignment of ...
  • Questions asked to the President of the Republic 9 Oct 2017

    In light of the fact that no African country submitted a report at the 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) held in January, which required that all African countries present reports on the measures they have undertaken to implement the recommendations of the report of the High Level Panel ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances


    Speaker, thank you very much and I am sorry for wasting your time. I had raised my hand before the President took to the podium but when I realised that you did not see me or pick up my hand, I decided to put it down.

    Mine was to really ...


    Madam Speaker, hon members and fellow South Africans, Human Rights Day is a reminder of the sacrifices our struggle heroes and heroines, who lost their lives during the Sharpeville massacre, made for our freedom and democracy. These struggle icons fought bravely to extricate themselves and us, their progeny, from the ...

All Plenary Appearances