Ms Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

National Assembly

Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

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 LAMEC (Labour Community Advice Media and Education Centre) in Khayelitsha. The organisation is a part of World Workers Media Production and has educated union activists in media production since 1997.

2019 committee attendance as mp

33% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 3

2018 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 33 meetings out of 40

2017 committee attendance as mp

57% attendance rate

Attended 38 meetings out of 67

2016 committee attendance as mp

44% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 41

2015 committee attendance as mp

33% attendance rate

Attended 7 meetings out of 21

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 9 meetings out of 9

  • 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.

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]


Location Description
Cape Town Residential

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]


Public/Private Source
Public South African Police Service

Committee appearances

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister in the Presidency 26 Mar 2019

    (1)Did her Office cancel the Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT); if so, why; (2) (a) what amount has been spent on the MPAT and (b) can this spending be considered wasteful expenditure; (3) has she found that the MPAT has produced the desired results since its implementation; if not ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Service and Administration 25 Mar 2019

    (a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 20 Mar 2019

    Whether, in follow up to the reply to question 3906 of 2018 on 15 January 2019 and with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, entities reporting to her implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Ndp. 21 Jul 2014

    Sihlalo, ndiyabulisa eNdlwini. [Hon Chairperson, I greet you all in the House.]

    The EFF rejects this budget proposal based on the following observations. From the beginning of this Parliament, both the hon Minister in the Presidency ... [Interjections.]

  • Ndp. 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 can vouch for the assistance granted to it due to this hotline.

    Turnaround times have to be as quick as ...

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