Ms Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

National Assembly

Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

About Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

Veronica Mente, 38, 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.

2018 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 27

2017 committee attendance as mp

54% attendance rate

Attended 34 meetings out of 63

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.

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]


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 President of the Republic 5 Sep 2018

    (a) What number of international trips has he undertaken since taking office and (b) who has accompanied him on each trip that is not a member of the Government?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Trade and Industry 24 Aug 2018

    What are the top five products in each category and Rand value that South Africa (a) imported and (b) exported in each of the past five years?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Energy 22 Aug 2018

    With reference to his reply to question 1363 on 23 May 2018, what percentage of shares in Main Street (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Ramizone (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Amstilinx (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Amstilite (RF) (Pty) Ltd are owned by BTSA Netherlands Cooperatie U.A, Ramizest and Friedshelf 1294 respectively?

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 ...

All Plenary Appearances