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.



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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]


Description Extent Location
Residential 3 Bedroomed House Parklands, Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Description Location
Residential Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]


Source Public/Private
South African Police Service Public

Committee appearances

  • ESKOM: hearing on 2019/20 Annual Report & Investigations 23 Feb 2021

    Ms V Mente (EFF) wanted to warn Eskom and try to clarify the Committee’s position in terms of accepting the excuse that Eskom had given. The Committee should not be seen as setting a precedent that when institutions were not ready they could ask for an apology and be excused. ...
  • National Treasury on deviations and expansions for national departments & entities 16 Feb 2021

    Ms V Mente (EFF) said that she had two concerns. She also wanted a list of those Departments and entities that had ignored the directive from the OCPO. She wanted the Committee to think about the issues it was currently facing and specifically issues around the pandemic. It had presented ...
  • SIU investigations into Covid19 PPE procurement by state institutions 10 Feb 2021

    Ms V Mente (EFF) said that she had a concern with the collusion that took place between the Department and the primary service provider to inflate prices. There was a tendency for certain businesses that did not have the proper criteria to be in business with the State. However, these ...
  • SOE Audit Outcomes 2019/20 3 Feb 2021

    Ms V Mente (EFF) said that her satisfaction would only come when the Committee had both parties, DBSA and the Auditor-General, on the same platform. When she looked at the audit findings and the concerns that were raised by the Auditor-General, it did not relate to the findings of the ...
  • Beitbridge border fence investigation update: Public Works Minister 2 Feb 2021

    Ms V Mente (EFF) said that she needed clarity on recommendation number two. The recommendation spoke about repairs to the fence. She had a dilemma. The fence that the Committee saw was actually a residential fence not a fence meant for a border. That was as far as the SIU ...

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  • Questions asked to the President of the Republic 5 Jan 2021

    Whether, since the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) released a report on the forced sterilisation of HIV-positive women, he has held any meeting(s) with the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities to determine their actioned response to the CGE Report; if not, why not, since he has continuously ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 25 Sep 2020

    What number (a) of litigation matters with regard to forced and/or coerced sterilisation have the National Prosecuting Authority dealt with in the period 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2019 and (b)(i) of the specified matters were settled out of court and (ii) what did the specified settlements entail; (2) what ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 31 Aug 2020

    (a) What number of public health facilities in the country are designated facilities for sterilisation, (b) what is the name of each specified facility and (c) where is each facility located?

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Plenary appearances


    Hayi ndifuna ukuxelela uMbhexeshi oyiNtloko ukuba...

    USOMLOMO: Hayi xa ufuna ukuxelela umntu...

    English: do not raise a point of order.

  • 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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