Mr Suhla James Masango

Formerly: Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature and National Assembly

Suhla James Masango

About Suhla James Masango

Suhla James Masango was elected Deputy Chairperson of the Federal Council at DA Federal Congress 2020.

With roots in the Student Movement in the late 70s, James first joined the DA’s predecessor, the Democratic Party, in August 1994 and in 1995 he co-opted to the Mpumalanga Provincial Executive Committee.

James currently serves on the DA Federal Candidates Election Committee.

He served as a member of Parliament from 2004 to 2019.

His vast career includes being:

  • Elected constituency chairperson for Govan Mbeki Municipality in 1998, serving until 2004.

  • Elected provincial deputy chairperson for the Democratic Party in 2000.

  • Elected Ward 5 Councilor December 2000 for Govan Mbeki Municipality for the DA and indirectly elected as a councillor at Gert Sibande District Council.

  • Appointed the political administrator of DA Limpopo Province in late 2007 before handing over after the Provincial Congress in December 2008 to the newly elected leadership.

  • Appointed to the Federal Legal Commission of the DA from 2007 until 2015, serving on the Federal Executive Committee and Federal Council of the DA from 2005 until 2018.

  • Elected provincial chairperson in April 2005 and re-elected in 2007, 2009 and 2012, serving until April 2015 when he was elected provincial leader.

  • Elected DA national caucus chairperson in 2009, serving until November 2011 upon which time he was transferred to the Legislature and served as chief whip.

  • Elected DA national caucus whip in 2014, serving until August 2015 when he was transferred to the Mpumalanga Legislature to serve as Leader of the Opposition until 7 May 2019.

Mr Masango resigned from the National Assembly - effective 26 August 2015 and was then deployed to the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature.

Constituency Offices

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (1 of 1 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

59% attendance rate (13 of 22 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

79% attendance rate (11 of 14 )

2010 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (1 of 1 )

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.

What they said in committee meetings:

What are committee meetings?

Committee meetings are planned events where real-world impactful work happens such as law-making, oversight and public participation - which are all cornerstones of the work our MPs do. Although often citizens focus on the public debate taking place in main chambers, the majority of MPs' time is spent working within committees. Here is a place to see what your committee is saying.

Ms Masango (DA) put forward the motion to adopt the report and Ms Manganye (ANC) seconded the motion. Ms Ngwenya ...

Ms Abrahams (DA) stated that her points were covered in the observation section of the report and Ms Masango (DA) ...

Mr S Masango (DA) asked about the unrestricted court access mentioned in the submission. Courts were only approached when there ...

Questions asked to ministers:

What are questions asked to ministers?

Written questions and feedback are essential tools used by MPs for oversight and hold the executive accountable. This oversight mechanism allows MPs’ to extract detailed information that would normally be difficult to comprehend through oral engagement. You can see the questions that your MPs are asking here.

(a) What investigations have been conducted into motor vehicle testing stations (i) in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) ...

(a) What investigations have been conducted into motor vehicle testing stations (i) in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) ...

(a) What are the qualifications of the former head of Engineering at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Mr ...

Plenary appearances:

What are plenary appearances?

Plenary sessions are forums that have been created for the purpose of public debate and decision-making. This mechanism is used to convey the messages of our MPs within main chambers on important decisions, like how they vote.

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

That the House debates the illegally occupied and ...

Chair, we are speaking about ... [Interjections.]

Declaration of interests

What are declaration of interests?

Annually, MPs are required by parliament to register their financial interests and gifts received in their official capacity. Due to the significant influence of the role that MPs take on, there may be times when their personal or business interests become in conflict with the duty prescribed to them as elected officials representing the public interest. You can see what interests your MPs declared here.
No Name of Company Nature

135

Asonge (MTN)

Ordinary

70

(Sasol) Inzalo

Ordinary

50

Sasol

Ordinary

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Mkungu Transport

Transportation

Name Value Activity

Audtern

None

Bookkeeping

Description Extent Location

House

125sq.m.

Secunda

Land

1 000sq.m.

Evander

Land

+-3 000sq.m.

Devon

House

160sq.m.

Siyabuswa

No Name of Company Nature

37

Sanlam

Ordinary

135

Asonge (MTN)

Ordinary

70

Sasol Inzalo

Ordinary

50

Sasol

Ordinary

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Mkungu Transport Enterprises

Coal transportation

Name Value Activity

Audtern

None

Bookkeeping

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Siyabuswa