Ms Tarnia Elena Baker

Formerly: National Assembly

Tarnia Elena Baker

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...

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 14

2015 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 21

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 2 meetings out of 2

  • 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 2016 [Source]


Description Extent Location
House +-1 000sq.m. Mpumalanga
Vacant land +-1 000sq.m. KwaZulu Natal

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Description Extent Location
Land 1 000sq.m. Pennington - KZN

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]


Description Extent Location
Residence House on +-1 000sq.m. property Secunda, Mpumalanga

Committee appearances

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Water and Sanitation 19 Oct 2017

    Has she authorised a certain company (name furnished) to undertake listed water use despite the suspension of its water use licence as a result of an appeal in respect of that licence pending before the Water Tribunal; if not, what enforcement action is her department taking to stop the specified ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Water and Sanitation 9 Oct 2017

    Whether the report of the Motau Task Team that was set up by her to investigate procurement irregularities has been finalised; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what date is it expected to be finalised; if so, will she furnish Ms T E Baker with a copy of ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Water and Sanitation 21 Sep 2017

    (1)Whether any Suikerbos pump sites were (a) stripped and/or (b) upgraded during the past five financial years; if so, (i) which pump sites were stripped or upgraded, (ii) when were they stripped or upgraded, (iii) what amount was the contractor paid in each case and (vi) what is ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances


    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 the Constitution. Chapter 2 of the Bill of Rights states that the state must respect, protect, promote and fulfil these ...

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 26 Feb 2015

    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 is having on the environment and the health of the communities that reside in areas alongside these polluted rivers.

All Plenary Appearances