Ms Samantha Jane Graham

National Assembly

Samantha Jane Graham

About Samantha Jane Graham

Ms. Graham joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) as a member in 2007, however became an active member in 2009. She organised a DA branch in Aberdeen, a small town in Eastern Cape, and was elected as the Chairperson. In 2011, she was elected as a Councillor. She was re-elected in 2016 and served in the Portfolio Chairperson on Corporate Services and on the Executive Committee of the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality. She now serves as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly. Read more.

2021 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 8 meetings out of 9

2020 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 32 meetings out of 32

2019 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 18

Attendance Methodology

Recent meetings attended

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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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Committee appearances

  • Expropriation Bill: oral submissions day 2 25 Mar 2021

    Ms S Graham (DA) asked about clause 3(2) of the Bill, which allowed the Minister to expropriate property in cases where other expropriating authorities were reluctant to do so. Would that not usurp the separation of powers, or interfere with the spheres of government? It would allow one sphere of ...
  • DPWI & PMTE 2020/21 Quarter 3 performance 10 Mar 2021

    Ms S Graham (DA) said that slide nine of the presentation spoke of a Community Works Programme (CWP) under the EPWP. Are we claiming these work opportunities under the Department, or is this another project with the same name? Slide 11 of the presentation indicated that there should have been ...
  • MoU with provinces to ensure expeditious opening of shelters for GBVF survivors: DPWI briefing 3 Mar 2021

    Ms S Graham (DA) thanked the Department for the presentation and said what the Department is doing is admirable and it is thrilling for Members to be part of this fight against GBVF. She echoed the sentiment that the processes take far too long to implement and there needed to ...
  • Quarter 1 & 2 report; Committee Programme 17 Feb 2021

    Ms S Graham (DA) said she would have to leave the meeting early.
  • Expropriation Bill: discussion 3 Feb 2021

    Ms S Graham (DA) asked who was funding the public participation process. She expressed concern that there was no media plan, given that the public participation process should be widespread and inclusive. It was important that they reached the most vulnerable, who this process was seeking to “support and uplift.”

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Employment and Labour 8 Apr 2021

    (1)In view of the COVID-19 pandemic that will result in many companies having a substantially lower return of earnings for the current financial year which is going to affect their submissions in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Act 130 of 1993, in order to renew ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure 30 Mar 2021

    (1)With regard to the budget for the 2021-22 financial year, wherein the Independent Development Trust (IDT) is identified as being operational, what plans has she drafted and/or implemented to ensure the financial viability of the entity for the 2021-22 financial year; (2) whether the IDT will remain the implementing agent ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure 19 Mar 2021

    With regard to the Construction Health and Safety Examinations offered by the SA Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions, (a) what total number of persons are (i) waiting to write the examinations and (ii) in the process of registering for the examinations, (b) what are the reasons for ...

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Plenary appearances

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