Ms Pinky Sharon Kekana

National Assembly

Pinky Sharon Kekana

About Pinky Sharon Kekana

Ms Pinky Kekana was born in Bela-Bela. Kekana has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree (specializing in Education and teaching). Kekana's experience as a secondary school teacher fuelled her passion for education and South African’s young people. She is committed to improving opportunities for young South African’s, from all walks of life.

Kekana was elected to the Provincial legislature in 1999 and was re-elected in 2009. She has served as the Executive Mayor of Waterberg District and a MEC for Roads and Transport as well as a MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism.

21 May 2014 on she was elected to be a member of National Assembly. As a member of parliament, Ms Kekana served on the following committees: Standing Committee on Finance (National Assembly Committees), and, Ad Hoc Committee on the Filling of Vacancies in the Commission for Gender Equality

In 2015 she was elected in African National Congress Women's League National Executive Committee and was subsequently deployed to be the Secretary-General of the Pan African Women Organisation ("PAWO"). In her capacity as Secretary-General of PAWO, Kekana is committed to ensuring that all African women, particularly girl children are empowered.

She currently serves as the Deputy Minister of Communications and as someone from a rural town, Kekana understands and recognizes the vital importance of bridging the Digital divide between people living, working and travelling in regional and remote parts of the country and those in metropolitan cities.

Our society is rapidly moving towards using cutting edge technology and more people are getting access to the internet year on year. Kekana believes that rural South Africans should have access to 21st-century communications to run their businesses, complete their studies and connect with family and friends.

2018 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 14 meetings

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 3 meetings out of 3

2017 committee attendance as mp

59% attendance rate

Attended 41 meetings out of 70

2016 committee attendance as mp

65% attendance rate

Attended 40 meetings out of 62

2015 committee attendance as mp

70% attendance rate

Attended 40 meetings out of 57

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

74% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 27

  • 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]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company
Sasol
Whiphold
MTN
Sawima
Sawimih

BENEFITS

Source
DIRCO - New York (S

SPONSORSHIPS

Extent Description Source
/- R50 000.00 Travel to UNGA in New York plus Accommodation DIRCO

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Private Co. Mookodi Trading
Private Co. Sinovuno Resources
Private Co. Contractalot
Private Co. Lutracol Capital

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Polokwane 1500sq.m House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company
Sasol
Whiphold
MTN
Contractalot
Sawima
Sawimih

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Private Co. Mookodi Trading
Private Co. Sinovuno Resources

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Polokwane 1 500sq.m. House
Modimolle 1 000sq.m. Land

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company
Sawimin
Sawima
Sasol
Wiphold
Constractalot

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Private Co. Mookodi Trading
Private Co. Sinovuno Resources

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Polokwane 1 500sq.m. Residential
Modimolle 1 000sq.m. Site

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company
Sawimih
Sawimar
Sasol
Wiphold
Contractalot

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Construction/Gen. projects Basadi Ke Maatla
General dealer Mookodi Trading
General dealer Basadi Ba Tinghitsi Investments
General dealer Ditlou Women Business Enterprise
General dealer Kgolagano Investment
General dealer Maseboto Business Enterprise
General dealer Reikemetse Business Enterprise
General dealer Singilani General Trading
General dealer Seperfecta Trading 706
General dealer Terrace Drive Properties
General dealer Wildgolf Development
General dealer Big Cedar Trading

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Polokwane +-1 200sq.m. Dwelling
Modimolle 1 000sq.m. Site/Land

Committee appearances

  • Pre-Budget briefing by Parliamentary Budget Office 20 Feb 2018

    Ms P Kekana (ANC) identified the need for clear synergies between the Mandate Paper, SONA commitments, and the Budget. Some degree of integration between these documents and pronouncements had to be reflected in the Budget. She commended the PBO for assisting in informing the engagements on the Budget going forward ...
  • Steinhoff International challenges 31 Jan 2018

    Ms P Kekana (ANC) asked about the effectiveness of the JSE in policing market abuse. Has anyone been prosecuted so far? Is there need for more stringent regulations to limit complexities?
  • SARS Commissioner on Makwakwa; Symington & SARS intelligence unit 5 Dec 2017

    Ms P Kekana (ANC) asked if the Hawks investigations were still ongoing and if SARS was aware of any progress on them. She asked if it was possible for the Hogan Lovells report to be made available to the Committee and in the same token respecting client- attorney confidentiality considerations.
  • SARS Commissioner on SARS Annual Report and Makwakwa 28 Nov 2017

    Ms P Kekana (ANC) asked if SARS had submitted its 2017/18 Annual Report and if there was still an impasse between the AG and SARS about the bonuses. She also requested clarity on the perception by the public that SARS was withholding tax refunds.
  • SARS Commissioner on SARS Annual Report and Makwakwa 28 Nov 2017

    Ms P Kekana (ANC) asked for clarity on the SARS policy on payments of bonuses and suspension, specifically on the SARS policy that stipulates that employees on suspension could not receive bonuses.

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Plenary appearances

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