Ms Tarnia Elena Baker

Formerly: National Assembly

Tarnia Elena Baker

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About Tarnia Elena Baker

Ms Baker died tragically on 6 October 2017.

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I got involved with the Democratic Alliance in 2010 as a volunteer and loved it. One thing led to another and in the 2011 local elections I stood as a ward candidate, won the ward and so began my political journey as a councillor. I loved every aspect of my work both in council and the community and so in 2013 when the party invited applicants to apply for the 2014 national elections, I thought I would apply just for the experience of it all. More...

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (14 of 14 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate (17 of 21 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate (2 of 2 )

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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 T Baker (DA) highlighted the need for the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to make presentations to the Committee on ...

Ms T Baker (DA) said that the Director General at the last meeting had been an embarrassment, and did not ...

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.

Has she authorised a certain company (name furnished) to undertake listed water use despite the suspension of its water use ...

Whether the report of the Motau Task Team that was set up by her to investigate procurement irregularities has been ...

(1)Whether any Suikerbos pump sites were (a) stripped and/or (b) upgraded during the past five financial years; if so, (i) ...

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 Chair of the NCOP, hon Speakers and guests, the reason we celebrate Human Rights Day is precisely because we are human.

As South Africans our rights are enshrined in ...

Deputy Speaker, on the next sitting day of the House I shall move:

That the House debates the effects that the increased number of raw sewage spills into our rivers ...

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.
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+-1 000sq.m.


Vacant land

+-1 000sq.m.

KwaZulu Natal

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1 000sq.m.

Pennington - KZN

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House on +-1 000sq.m. property

Secunda, Mpumalanga