Mr Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

National Assembly

Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

About Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

Floyd Shivamby is the current Chief Whip and the Deputy President of the EFF. Born in Malamulele, Limpopo Province and a resident of Gauteng Province since 2002, Floyd Shivambu is a political activist, revolutionary, Freedom Charter Defender, writer, blogger, Publisher, and was a Spokesperson (2008 to 2012) for the ANC Youth League and member of its National Executive and Working Committees (2008 to 2012).

He was a student leader at Wits University (SRC President between 2004 and 2005), National Coordinator of the process that led to the launch of the South African Union of Students. Shivambu served in the National Executive of SASCO, National Committee of the Young Communist League and in the National Executive Committee and National Working Committee of the ANC Youth League.

He also served as a member of the African National Congress’ Economic Transformation and Communications NEC sub-committees. As President of the Students’ Representative Council at Wits University, he served in its Council and Senate (2004 and 2005), was a Students Representative in the Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) chaired by RSA Deputy President Mlambo Ngcuka (2006 to 2007) and Board Member of the National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme between 2008 and 2012. (source:

2018 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 39 meetings out of 43

2017 committee attendance as mp

34% attendance rate

Attended 44 meetings out of 129

2016 committee attendance as mp

21% attendance rate

Attended 30 meetings out of 141

2015 committee attendance as mp

20% attendance rate

Attended 27 meetings out of 137

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

33% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 63

  • 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

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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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Committee appearances

  • Eskom 2017/18 Annual Report; Eskom Corporate Plan 21 Nov 2018

    Mr F Shivambu (EFF) said the biggest concern is the possibility of Eskom being privatised. The Committee wants clear communication from Eskom executives that no attempt will be made to do so. How much does Eskom spend on power purchases from IPPs and how much do they make out of ...
  • Committee Report on Financial Sector Transformation Report: Treasury response 21 Nov 2018

    Mr F Shivambu (EFF) wanted to know about the processes towards finalisation of the Banks Amendment Bill. This was not spoken to during the previous meeting. Members would want some clear guidance following the engagements on the Bill. He believed finalisation of the Bill was part of this week’s ...
  • Financial Matters Amendment Bill: briefing; Committee Report on Fiscal Framework 20 Nov 2018

    Mr F Shivambu (EFF) suggested that the approach be that Treasury presents the Bill in its entirety. A presentation of the entire legislation would help the Committee do justice. He added Members have a right to address all the fundamental aspects of the piece of legislation.
  • Section 25 review of Constitution: deliberations 15 Nov 2018

    Mr F Shivambu (EFF) proposed that the following be the final recommendation:
  • Section 25 review of Constitution: deliberations 14 Nov 2018

    Mr F Shivambu (EFF) referred to page 2 which stated that traditional leaders supported the amendment of the Constitution. He said there are those who supported it and those who were against. The statement should be corrected since it is too general. He pointed to page 3 which stated that ...

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 8 Oct 2018

    What process did the SA Reserve Bank follow in order to move clients from VBS Mutual Bank to Nedbank; (2) was a tender to move the clients advertised; if not, what factors were considered for the selection of Nedbank; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the SA ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 7 Aug 2018

    (1)With reference to his reply to question 168 on 24 May 2018, was a tender advertised when a certain person (name furnished) was appointed as a consultant; if not, how was the specified person appointed; if so, on what date was the tender advertised, adjudicated and finalised; (2) on ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 11 Jul 2018

    (1)Did a certain person (name furnished) ever sign any internal memoranda of the National Treasury; if so, (a) in what capacity did the specified person sign, (b) what was the subject of each memorandum signed and (c) who delegated the powers to sign internal documents; (2) whether the specified ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NO451E 4 Mar 2015

    Come back with Hansard. There won't be any withdrawal or any apology.

  • NO451E 4 Mar 2015

    It is a fact we must remind you of. [Interjections.]

All Plenary Appearances