Mr Roland Athol Price Trollip

Formerly: Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature and National Assembly

Roland Athol Price Trollip

About Roland Athol Price Trollip

Athol Trollip is the former Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay.

Born in 1964 in Bedford, Athol was the fifth generation born on the family farm, Mount Prospect. He attended school at Woodridge College in Port Elizabeth and matriculated in 1981. He held various leadership positions in the school and on the sports fields.

He went on to study Agricultural Management at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, after which he travelled abroad working as a student farmer in Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.

Athol served his local community on a number of committees and was awarded honorary life membership of the Bedford Farmers Association and Bedford Club. He also served on the Regional Soil Conservation Committee and was an executive member of the Eastern Cape Agricultural Union.

Both Athol’s father and grandfather were actively involved in politics. His grandfather was a member of Parliament for the United Party, and his father was a candidate for the Provincial Council for the PFP and served on the Smaldeel District Council.

Athol was first elected as a public representative for the DP in 1995 and served as an executive member of the Amathole District Municipality. He was then elected to the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature in 1999 and served two terms there until 2009.

In 2009 he was elected to the National Assembly and subsequently elected to lead the DA as the leader of the official opposition until 2012. Athol then returned to the legislature in the Eastern Cape and was elected to his third term as leader of the official opposition in the legislature in 2014.

Athol was elected as federal chairperson at the DA Federal Congress in May 2015, a position he still holds.



Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]


Multi Choice


Location Extent Description
East London 3 Bedroom Townhouse
Eastern Cape 5 Bedroom Holiday Home

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]


Description Source
Annual subscription on DSTV VIP programme DSTV


Location Extent Description
East London 3 Bedroom Townhouse
Eastern Cape 5 Bedrooms Holiday Residence [50%]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]


Sponsor Description
Taiwanese Government Visit to Taiwan, focussing on health care provision, agriculture and education.
Taiwanese Government Attended an International Conference in Korea - World league for Freedom and Democracy
Tibetan Govt. in exile Attended the 5th Tibetan International parliament in exile in Rome
Freiderich Naumann Foundation Attended German Election and a Conference - Participant


Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Dormant Trust Mount Prospect Farm Trust


Value Description Source
R6,000 DSTV Decoder Subscription Mr Glen Marques [Mnet]
R1,000 Digital photo album WLFO - Korea
+-R600 Mont Blanc ballpoint pen Former Prime Minister of Belgium - Mr Martin
Unknown Coffee table book French Ambassador
R350 Bott. of brandy [Xmas gift] Taiwanese Liaison Office
R200 2 Bott. of Wine Taiwanese Liaison Office
R250 Bott. of Whisky [Xmas gift] USA Consulate
R1,500 1 Traditional Taiwanese painting Dep. Chairman of DPP and Deputy Speaker of Taiwanese Legislative Yuan


Location Extent Description
East London 3 Bedroom Residential property [Townhouse]
Eastern Cape - Holiday House [1/2 share]

Committee appearances

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 26 Apr 2013

    (1) With reference to the alleged shooting and killing by the SA Police Service (SAPS) of Khosiyethu Mgoqi during service delivery protests in the Sengu municipal area on 15 February 2013, what steps have been taken by the (a) SAPS and (b) Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) since the fatal ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform 19 Apr 2013

    (1) On what basis has the annual rental of a certain person (name furnished), the current lessee from his department of the farm De Hoop or Mutton Destiny in the Hofmeyer District in the Eastern Cape, increased from R33 000.00 pa to R155 000.00 pa; (2) has his ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform 16 Nov 2012

    (1) Whether his department is involved in any food production initiatives on (a) revitalised parastal land, (b) communal land and (c) land reform properties; if not, which departments are responsible for soil preparation, planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops planted on specified land; if so, (i) what are the relevant ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Farewell To Mr R A P Trollip 31 May 2013

    On a point of order, Chair: My tongue did slip. I meant the Chief Surveyor General. So, my tongue did slip.

  • Farewell To Mr R A P Trollip 31 May 2013

    Sihlalo, malungu ahloniphekileyo, zindwendwe zethu, ndifuna ukuthi namhlanje, Mphathiswa, ndiyayincoma le bhulorho kwaye nomsebenzi ndiwubonile phaya. [Kwaqhwatywa.] Into entle intle. [Hon Chairperson, hon members, distinguished guests, hon Minister, I would like to say I commend this bridge, and I have also seen the job done there. [Applause.] Let us give ...

All Plenary Appearances