Ms Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

Member of the National Assembly

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About Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

Ms Mente began her professional career as a bodyguard to the then mayor of Cape Town. She was a "barefoot lawyer" in the township of Khayelitsha and assists workers who have had their rights abused in different ways in the work place. Ms Mente was one of 15 volunteers who worked with the advisory office Labour Community Advice Media and Education Centre (LAMEC) in Khayelitsha. The organisation is a part of World Workers Media Production and has educated union activists in media production since 1997.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

54% attendance rate (15 of 28 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

59% attendance rate (35 of 59 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate (33 of 49 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

59% attendance rate (17 of 29 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate (33 of 40 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

57% attendance rate (38 of 67 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

44% attendance rate (18 of 41 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

33% attendance rate (7 of 21 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate (9 of 9 )

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.

Ms V Mente (EFF) raised her concern regarding the lack of coordination between the government departments.

Ms V Mente (EFF) also agreed that these contracts were an enabler of corruption. Did AGSA have a system that ...

Ms V Mente (EFF) wanted to understand the scope of work Committee members will be doing besides the visits. She ...

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.

What total number of (a)(i) persons are employed in the SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) the specified persons are ...

What (a) are the relevant details of the communications expenditure on COVID19,

Whether, since the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) released a report on the forced sterilisation of HIV-positive women, he has ...

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.

Hayi ndifuna ukuxelela uMbhexeshi oyiNtloko ukuba...

USOMLOMO: Hayi xa ufuna ukuxelela umntu...

English: do not raise a point of order.


21 Jul 2014

Centralising procurement is not a solution, because it will just increase the red tape and centralise corruption. The Presidential Hotline management is in such a poor state that no area ...

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


Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body


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Public/Private Source


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Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property


Cape Town


Description Extent Location


3 Bedroomed House

Parklands, Cape Town

Description Location


Cape Town

Source Public/Private

South African Police Service