Mr Robert Alfred Lees

National Assembly

Formerly: National Council of Provinces

Robert Alfred Lees

About Robert Alfred Lees

Mr Robert Alfred Lees went to school in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) and matriculated in 1969. He obtained a certificate in electronics from the Natal Technicon and then went on to read for a BCom degree at the University of Natal (Now KZN) in 1998. He worked for Dunlop Tyres as a trainee manager and then Management Accountant. Mr Lees then moved to Consol as General Manager of the Bags & Sacks Division. In 1990 he established an accounting practise in Ladysmith, KZN. Over some 36 years he has worked in the Emnambithi/Ladysmith area amongst all communities - this area forms his constituency for the DA. Mr Lees is heavily involved with commercial farming and land reform. His first five years in Parliament were as a permanent delegate in the NCOP and as a Member of the Select Committees of Finance and Appropriations.

2019 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 24

2018 committee attendance as mp

98% attendance rate

Attended 57 meetings out of 58

2017 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 73 meetings out of 82

2016 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 56 meetings out of 62

2015 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 41 meetings out of 43

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

93% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 14

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  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Member Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC 50% R50
Member Nambithi Trading Enterprises CC 100% R100
Member RNS Agencies CC 100% R100

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Farm Security (Dormant) Ladysmith Farmers Security

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
Unknown Book Chinese Consulate

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Ladysmith /- 3 hectares Portion 9 of 8 of farm eendvogel Vley 1264

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R100 100% RNS Agencies CC Member
R50 50% Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC Member
R100 100% Nambithi Trading Enterprises CC Member

TRUSTS

Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits Name Of Trusts
Trustee None Mermaranch Trust
Trustee None Kingwall Family Trust

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Ladysmith Farmers Security Farm Security

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Por 9 of 8 Farm Eendvogel Vlei 1264 /-3 Hectares Ladysmith

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R50 50% Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC Member
R100 100% Nambithi Trading Enterprises CC Member
R100 100% RMS Agencies CC Member

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Ladismith Farmers Security Farm Security

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Por 9 of 8 of Farm Enedvoge Vlei 1264 +-3ha ladysmith

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value Name of Company No
R50 Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC 50%
R100 Nambithi Trading Enterprises CC 100%
R100 RMS Agencies CC 100%

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
None Trustee Kingwall Family Trust 1003/96

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
ladysmith Farmers Security Security [Dormant]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Por. 59 of 18 of Farm 1,1565ha Ladysmith

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R50 50% Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC Member
R100 100% RMS Agencies CC Member
R33,34 33,345 Roseleigh Farms CC Member
R100 100% Nambiti Trading Enterprises CC Member

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Ladysmith Farmers Security Farm Security Services

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Portion 9 of 8 of Farm Eendvogel +-3ha Ladysmith

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R50 05% Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC Member
R100 100% RNS Agencies CC Member
R33,34 33.34% Roseleigh Farms CC Member
R100 100% Nambiti Trading Enterprises CC Member

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Ladysmith Farmers Security Farm Security Services

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Portion 9 of 8 of Farm Eendvogel Vley 1264 +-3ha Ladysmith

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R50 50% Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC Member
R100 100% RNS Agencies CC Member
R33,34 33,34% Roseleigh Farms CC Member
R100 100% Nambiti Trading Enterprises CC Member

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Ladysmith Farmers Security Farm Security Services

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Alf Lees & Associates CC Nil Accounting/Bookkeeping

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Port 9 of 8 of Farm +-3ha Ladysmith

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R100 100% CC "
R33,34 33.34% Roseleigh Farms CC "
R50 50% Brushware CC Membership Share
R100 100% RNS Agencies CC Membership Share

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Ladysmith Farmers' Security Farm Security Services

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Alf Lees Associates CC Nil Accounting/Bookkeeping

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Por. 9 of 8 of Farm +-3ha Ladysmith

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R50 50% Ladysmith Industrial Brushware CC Shares
R100 100% Nambithi Trading Enterprises CC Shares
R100 100% RNS Agencies CC Shares
R33.34 33.34% Roseleigh Farms CC Shares

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Ladismith Farmers' Secuirty Farm Security Services

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Alf Lees Nil Accounting/Bookkeeping

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Por. 9 of 8 of Farm +-3ha Ladysmith

Committee appearances

  • Bojanala District; Lekwa-Teemane; Madibeng; Mamusa; Mafube; Masilonyana audit outcomes: hearing 11 Sep 2019

    Mr R Lees (DA) said they had been told that there were two officials who had been suspended as a result of the VBS scandal. He asked if they had resigned or if they were among the three directors who had resigned.
  • Steinhoff Investigation update 4 Sep 2019

    Mr A Lees (DA) said that the Steinhoff collapse was the biggest collapse in SA history. But the company was still trading and so there was still a chance for some shareholders to get the money back. Despite the fraud, there was some merit in trying to save the company ...
  • Municipal Audit Outcomes 2016/17: Auditor-General briefing 16 Jul 2019

    Mr A Lees (DA) asked why the AG was not in attendance. On the expanded mandate which came into effect on 1 April 2019, presumably the AGSA had issued binding statements to municipalities subsequently. Was this the case? Audit outcomes were getting worse and there was need for real consequences ...
  • Committee Legacy Report 9 Jul 2019

    Mr A Lees (DA) agreed with Mr Dirks on some of the big issues that need to be dealt with, however he wanted to focus on the general operating structure of the Committee before tackling the key problems. Mr Lees suggested the Committee operate in the same way it has ...
  • Election of Chairperson 2 Jul 2019

    Mr R Lees (DA) said that there lies a huge responsibility on the shoulders of the Chairperson and that he hopes the Chairperson is free to perform his duties without pressure from the majority party, or from his own party. He believed that the Chairperson had the capacity to perform ...

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 24 Jul 2019

    (1) What are the relevant details of any funding paid by the National Treasury from the Government to the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; (2) what are the relevant details of any envisaged payments by the Government to SABC from 1 July 2019 ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 24 Jul 2019

    (1) What are the relevant details of any funding paid by the National Treasury from the Government to the SA Airways (SAA) from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; (2) what are the relevant details of any envisaged payments by the Government to SAA from 1 July 2019 to ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure 8 Jul 2019

    (1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Police to question 3737 on 15 January 2019, (a) what are the (i) dates, (ii) details of contractors and (iii) costs of the latest renovations done at the Van Reenen Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) what number of days ...

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Plenary appearances

  • Notices Of Motion 24 Jun 2014

    Deputy Speaker, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House debates the employment of South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) members by the IEC to run national, provincial, and local government elections.

  • Co305E 16 May 2012

    Hon Chair, hon Deputy Minister, with regard to the 119 vacancies for CEOs and the process which is now being followed to fill those vacancies, does that process require that all 119 applicants who will get those positions will have some medical training, as is now required by law? If ...

All Plenary Appearances