Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo

National Assembly

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo

About Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo

2018 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 48 meetings out of 53

2017 committee attendance as mp

69% attendance rate

Attended 31 meetings out of 45

  • 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.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Accommodation Hauzen Guest House (Pty)Ltd

Committee appearances

  • Nursing colleges re-opening: Chief Nursing Officer on progress & Update on curriculum & collaborations with DHET 5 Dec 2018

    Dr S Thembekwayo (EFF) asked about the salaries for nurses still to be trained and those in training. She asked how it was possible to implement clinical training platforms at hospitals where in fact there was no infrastructure. There were many nurses who had qualified over a long period of ...
  • SA's Fathers report; South African Integrated Programme of Action Addressing Violence Against Women and Children; Legacy Report 29 Nov 2018

    Ms S Thembekwayo (EFF) asked SGJ to state if it had any way to investigate the effect of the behaviour of men in polygamous marriages and marriages were men had extra-marital affairs. She noted that apart from male-female relationships, same-sex relationships existed in the country and asked SGJ how it ...
  • Parmed Report Draft: consideration 27 Nov 2018

    Dr S Thembekwayo (EFF) stated the EFF was not supporting the adoption of the report because of the exclusion of Option 2 although it does not have problems with Option 1.
  • Parmed Report Draft: consideration 26 Nov 2018

    Dr S Thembekwayo (EFF) remarked the Committee had seen the first and second draft. She said the third draft was crafted in such a manner that was so obvious that members would just accept the structural adjustments as they were, and this was not acceptable at all.
  • Committee Report on Parmed 14 Nov 2018

    Dr S Thembekwayo (EFF) said that this coming Friday, 16 November 2018, would be an alternative option for a meeting day. She responded to Mr Marais’ comment and stated that she agreed with the sentiments expressed by Ms Mokwele regarding the recommendations. On page 29 (see document) on point 11 ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 8 Oct 2018

    (1)(a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 8 Oct 2018

    (1)Whether his department outsourced the provision of male circumcision services at its facilities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, to whom; (2) (a) whether the contract was advertised; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the names of persons and/or entities ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 8 Oct 2018

    (a)(i) What number of employees in his department work on health issues associated with air pollution and (ii) in what capacity does each specified employee work and (b) can he provide Dr S S Thembekwayo with an organogram in this regard?

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Plenary appearances

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