Ms Phumzile Thelma Van Damme

Formerly: 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, during this time, served as Shadow Minister of Communications.

Ms Van Damme resigned as a member of the National Assembly on the 20th of May 2021. She resigned from the Democratic Alliance on 26 June 2021.

For more information about this Member, please read about her in this blog post.

Currently

  • No current positions recorded.

Formerly

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]

TRAVEL

Description of Journey Sponsor
Gathering of CEO’s and Public Figures. Value:unknown Deloitte CEO kikao

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
High Level Visit to Germany for Election Day German Government
Study tour to Brussels and the Hague to learn about the ICC Friedrich Naumann Foundation

BENEFITS

Source
Avicenna Academy of Leadership

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

TRAVEL

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

BENEFITS

Source
British Airways
SAA (Airways)

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

TRAVEL

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

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Communications 6 Jan 2021

    Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her sponsored any events over the past two financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what (i) was the nature of the specified event, (ii) date was it held, (ii) total ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Communications 28 Dec 2020

    Whether her department awarded any tenders to any non-South African companies (a) in the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2020; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the name of each business to whom the tender was awarded, (b) ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Communications 24 Dec 2020

    Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her sponsored any non-governmental organisations in the past two financial years; if not, what is the position in this regards; if so, for each specified organisation, what (i) was the monetary value of each sponsorship and (ii) were the reasons ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • QUESTIONS FOR ORAL REPLY SOCIAL SERVICES 11 Sep 2019

    Deputy Speaker ...

  • WRC19. 10 Jul 2019

    Hey, she said so. Princess Stella's attitude was unfortunately not limited to the red carpet. It became patently clear that the Minister thought herself to be a fairytale princess to whom all must bow.

    Her approach and treatment of the SA Broadcasting Corporation, SABC, is indeed of one who considers ...

All Plenary Appearances