Mr Solomon Lechesa Tsenoli

Member of the National Assembly

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About Solomon Lechesa Tsenoli

Mr Tsenoli is the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. He is currently a member of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party (SACP).

Mr Tsenoli served as Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform from October 2011 and then as Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs from July 2013 until the May 2014 elections.

From 1999 to 2004 he served as Member of the Executive Council responsible for Local Government and Housing in the Free State Provincial Government.

Mr Tsenoli has a long history of political activism in communities, youth and civic organisations.

He was the Publicity Secretary of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in Natal, the founding National Deputy President and later President of the South African National Civics Organisation (SANCO) and was an active member of the ANC underground.

He was associated with and later served as Chairperson of the Khanya African Institute for Community-Driven Development from 2001 to 2009.

From 2009 to 2013 Mr Tsenoli served on the board of directors of the Isandla Institute, a public interest think tank concerned with democratic urban settlements, and convenor of a number of dialogue initiatives, such as the Good Governance Learning Network.

Mr Tsenoli has certificates in adult education, public policy, facilitation and is a graduate of The International Program of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland on Organisation and Systems Development. Below is a list of some of the certificates he has acquired:

Systems Thinking & Capacity Development for Leadership & Transformation Certified Practitioner for Groups in Trauma Release Exercise Effective Leadership in 21st Century Thinking Partnership Course Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues The Cape Cod Training programme Organisation and systems Development Thinking Skills Training Workshop Development Planning for Community Leaders Advanced Facilitator Training HIV/AIDS Leadership for Results Development and Public Policy Programme of Instruction for Lawyers Community Adult Education

*Just before the 2019 elections, the Deputy Speaker sat down with the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) to reflect on the Fifth Parliament and on what the future holds. Read...

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (4 of 4 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (4 of 4 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (6 of 6 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (4 of 4 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (1 of 1 )

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The Chairperson asked Mr Xaso to clarify why he used the term “office bearer” alongside that of “Speaker.” Although Members ...

The Chairperson tendered the apologies of the Speaker who was not well, which is why he stepped in her place, ...

Mr L Tsenoli (ANC), Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, said the Executive Authority could not be expected to "swallow" ...

Questions asked to ministers:

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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.

[pic] Private Bag x802, PRETORIA, 0001 Tel: (+27 12) 334 0705 Fax: (+27 12) 326 4478 Private Bag x9123, CAPE ...

[pic] Private Bag x802, PRETORIA, 0001 Tel: (+27 12) 334 0705 Fax: (+27 12) 326 4478 Private Bag x9123, CAPE ...

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.

Chairperson, hon Ministers Nkwinti and Zokwana, hon Deputy Ministers, special delegates and invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, hon Minister Nkwinti has already presented the budget policy speech of our department ...

Chairperson, hon Ministers and Deputy Ministers present here, hon Members of the NCOP, officials, our partners in Rural Development and Land Reform, distinguished guests, fellow South Africans, ladies and gentlemen, ...

Declaration of interests

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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.
Value Description Source

R40 000 R30 000 R30 000

Food Parcels PPE’s Printing Materials

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Bloemfontein

7 Rooms

Description of Journey Sponsor

Return trip to Germany

SACP

Return trip to Tanzania

Chinese Communist Party

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Bloemfontein

4 Bed Rooms

Description Sponsor

Return Flight and Accommodation for 2 nights in Dar- Es-Salaam - High Level Africa political Party meeting

Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

Description Extent Location

House

4 Bedrooms

Bloemfontein

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Parmed Medical Aid Scheme

Health

TRE For Africa

Health

Description Extent Location

House

4 Bedroomed

Bloemfontein

Description Sponsor

Return trip and accommodation to China

Communist Party of China

Source Description Value

Ambassador of Vietnam

Money - $300

$300

Ambassador

Mini Ipad

R4 000

Description Extent Location

House

4 Bedroomed

Bloemfontein

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R20 000

1

SPP

Property

Description Extent Location

House

4 Roomed

Bloemfontein

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R20 000

1

SPP

Property

Description Extent Location

House

4 Roomed

Bloemfontein

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R20 000

1

SPP

Property

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Isandla Institute

Non profit organisation

Description Extent Location

House

4 Bedroom

Bloemfontein

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R20 000

1

SPP

Property

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Isandla Institute

NGO

Description Extent Location

House

4 Rooms

Mangaung

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R20,000

1

SPP

Property

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Isandla Institute

NPO

Description Extent Location

House

4 Bedroom

Bloemfontein