Ms Phumzile Thelma Van Damme

National Assembly

Phumzile Thelma Van Damme

About Phumzile Thelma Van Damme

Ms Van Damme majored in Political Science and Law at Rhodes University. She joined the DA as a political staffer a few months after the 2009 election and worked as a DA staffer both for the party and DA-run governments for five years largely in research and media. She is the former Head of Parliamentary Research and Communications for the DA. She was elected to Parliament in 2014 and is currently serve as the DA Shadow Minister of Communications.

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2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 7 meetings out of 7

2018 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 27

2017 committee attendance as mp

69% attendance rate

Attended 34 meetings out of 49

2016 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 32 meetings out of 43

2015 committee attendance as mp

58% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 24

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate

Attended 7 meetings out of 8

  • 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]

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Friedrich Naumann Foundation Study Tour on ICC to Netherlands and Belgium

BENEFITS

Source
British Airways
SAA (Airways)

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
Unknown Capoe Town Jazz Festival [1 day pass] SAB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Dialogue Forum: Emerging Markets to represent the DA Forum held in Beunos Aires, Argentina

Committee appearances

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Questions

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Plenary appearances

  • DISRUPTIONS OF STATE OF THE NATION AND STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESSES (Member's Statement) 24 Feb 2015

    Hon Chairperson, directly after the disruptions during the state of the nation address, Sona, several ANC Cabinet members were apoplectic about the disruptions that took place in this august House.

    Most notably, the Minister in the Presidency told the world that the disruptions were disappointing, an embarrassment to the nation ...

  • Appropriation Bill 16 Jul 2014

    Hon Chairperson, hon Minister, hon Deputy Minister, members of this House, firstly, on behalf of the DA, I would like to wish all those injured on the SA Airways flight to Hong Kong a speedy recovery. We hope that the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, Dirco, is providing all ...

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