Mr Solomon Lechesa Tsenoli

National Assembly

Solomon Lechesa Tsenoli

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...

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 3 meetings out of 3

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 6 meetings out of 6

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 4 meetings out of 4

2016 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Return Flight and Accommodation for 2 nights in Dar- Es-Salaam - High Level Africa political Party meeting

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Bloemfontein 4 Bedrooms House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Parmed Medical Aid Scheme Health
TRE For Africa Health

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 4 Bedroomed Bloemfontein

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Return trip and accommodation to China Communist Party of China

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Ambassador of Vietnam Money - $300 $300
Ambassador Mini Ipad R4 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 4 Bedroomed Bloemfontein

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R20 000 1 SPP Property

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 4 Roomed Bloemfontein

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R20 000 1 SPP Property

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 4 Roomed Bloemfontein

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R20 000 1 SPP Property

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Isandla Institute Non profit organisation

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 4 Bedroom Bloemfontein

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R20 000 1 SPP Property

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Isandla Institute NGO

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 4 Rooms Mangaung

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R20,000 1 SPP Property

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Isandla Institute NPO

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 4 Bedroom Bloemfontein

Committee appearances

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Questions

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Plenary appearances

  • Appropriation Bill (Policy Debate) 25 Jul 2014

    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 to this House, and the Deputy Minister, hon Mashego-Dlamini, has also put emphasis on some of our areas of work ...

  • Appropriation Bill (Policy Debate) 25 Jul 2014

    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, good morning. Let me begin by re-emphasising what was said by the President of the ANC in January 2014, on ...

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