Ms Thandi Ruth Modise

Member of the National Assembly

Formerly: National Council of Provinces and North West Provincial Legislature

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About Thandi Ruth Modise

Thandi Ruth Modise was elected the Speaker of the National Assembly on 22 May 2019 until 5th August 2021.

She now serves as the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.

Ms Modise served as the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP)in the Fifth parliament. Prior to that, she served as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence. She also currently serves as Chancellor of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

In 1976, she slipped into Botswana to join the ANC and was later transferred to Angola where she received military training. Having undergone military and political training, Ms Modise was the first woman to return to South Africa to organise the townships to fight against the apartheid regime. She was arrested in 1979, and received an eight-year jail sentence, which she served at Kroonstad Prison.

Ms Modise served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC from 2007 to 2012. She also served as a member of its National Executive Committee, but has remained committed to the Huhudi community. She started the ANC Womens’ League (ANCWL) branch in Huhudi and is a founder member of the Lesedi Community Clinic. She served on the ANC National Executive from 1994 to 2012, and was Deputy President of the ANC Women's League from 1994 to 2004 and served as its President in 2004.

While in Kroonstad Prison, Ms Modise completed her matric and a BCom degree in Industrial Psychology and Economics. She was released in 1988.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 3 meetings

2021 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (2 of 2 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (3 of 3 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (5 of 5 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (2 of 2 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (3 of 3 )

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.

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 Modise (ANC, North West) said her challenges had been covered by members, but she would like to know ...

The Chairperson noted that the main problem among South Africa’s SOEs which had to be addressed, were their borrowing powers. ...

Ms T Modise (ANC, North West) said Denel was a very important entity for the country, but the situation raised ...

Questions asked to ministers:

What are questions asked to ministers?

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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.

Mr Speaker, Chairperson of the NCOP, hon members, ladies and gentlemen, my respect goes to the Mandela and Sisulu families. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, our father, the commander-in- chief of uMkhonto ...

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.
Public/Private Source

Public

Special Pension

Private

Multi Florid

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Ordinary

SANLAM

± 700

Unknown

Charity

TRM Health Trust

Unknown

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Private Company

E Five Telecommunication Resigned

Deregistration Process

NTIDI Trading CC

Charity

Ilitha Labantu Holdings – Resigned

Deregistered

Stairway Corporate finance – Resigned

Value Description Source

Unknown

Flowers

Ambassador of Russia – 09/08/2018

Unknown

Book: The True Story of Heavenly Culture, world, Peace, Restoration of light: Peace and Cessation of War

International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) – 19/09/2018

Unknown

Tin of the Moon Cakes

Consulate General of the Peoples Republic of China Cape Town – 28/09/2018

Unknown

Silver Brochure

South African and Chilean Friendship Group – 06/11/2018

Unknown

Box of Chocolateria

South African Chilean Friendship Group – 06/11/2018

Unknown

Camara de Dipudos de ChileCertificate and the Award

Jaime Mulet Martinez- President en Ejercio – 06/11/2018

Unknown

Book – Collections and Documentation centre in Chile

Museum of memory and Human Rights – 07/11/2018

Unknown

Argentina – our land, our landscape written by Florian Von der Fetch and Juan Pablo Balin

Argentinian Senator – 29/10/2018

Unknown

White and blue Plate with a stand in a large Maroon storage box

Speaker of Turkey – 30/10/2018

Unknown

Picture of President Mandela and Alfred Nzo in Chile

Jaime Toha Gonzalez-H Dipuo DE LA Republica – 06/11/2018

Unknown

Glass

President in the office of the Chamber of Deputies – 06/11/2018

Unknown

Copper plate on a stand

Palestine Delegation – 28/11/2018

Unknown

3x boxes of Meddhi Dates

Ambassador of Algeria – 04/12/2018

Unknown

Framed artwork (Landscape)

Ms Matvienko, MP, (Chairperson of the Federation Council – 09/12/2018

Unknown

Decorated cup and Saucer

Ms G. Karelova, MP (Deputy Chairperson) – 09/12/2018

Unknown

Coffee table book

Mr V. Poletaev – Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council Committee on the Rules of Procedure and Parliamentary Governance and Member of the group for cooperation between the federation Council of the

Federal Assembly of the Russians Federation – 10/12/2018

Unknown

Wooden Decorated Ornament and African Institute Publications

Prof Abramova -Director of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences – 10/12/2018

Unknown

Silver plated Bowl

Mr MS Saranji – Chairman pf the Senate of Pakistan – 11/12/2018

Unknown

Blue and white Tea Set with fold trimmings

Ambassador to SA in Russia – Thusi – 12/12/2018

Unknown

Silver bowl-small size

Saleem Mandviwalla – Deputy Chairman, Senate of Pakistan – 06/01/2019

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Edenvale

Normal

Farm

Potchefstroom

-

House

Mafikeng

Normal

Source Public/Private

Special Pension

Public

Multi Florid

Private

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

Unknown

/-700

Sanlam

Ordinary

Unknown

-

TRM Health Trust

Charity

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

E Five Telecommunications - Resigned

Private Company

Ntidi Trading CC

Deregistration Process

Illitha labantu Holdings - Resigned

Charity

Stairway Corporate Finance - Resigned

Deregistered

Source Description Value

Ambassador of Russia

Flowers

Unknown

International Peace Youth Group(IPYG)

Book: The true story of Heavenly culture, World peace, restoration of light: Peace and Cessation of war

Unknown

Consulate General of the Peoples Republic of China - Cape Town

Tin of the Moon Cakes

Unknown

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Edenvale

Farm

-

Potchefstroom

House

Normal

Mafikeng

Source Public/Private

Multi Florid

Private

Special Pension

Public

No Name of Company Nature

/- 700

Sanlam

Ordinary

TRM Health Trust

Charity

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Ntidi Trading CC

Deregistration Process

E Five telecommunications

Private

Ilitha Labantu Holdings CC

Deregistration Process

Stairway Corporate Finance

Private - Deregistered

Ilitha Labantu Holdings Private

Charity - Resigned

Source Description Value

Speaker of Lok Shaba

Black Velvet Wall decorator

Unknown

Marshal of the Senate - Mr Stanislaw Karczewski

Porcelain Dancing Dolls in a box

Unknown

Deputy Marshall of the Sejm - Mr Ryszard Terlecki

Framed Artwork

Unknown

Dep Marshall of the Senate - Mrs. Maria Koc

Pure Silk Scarf

Unknown

Prime Minister - Mrs. Beata Szydlo

Clutch Bag ( Zebra Colors)

Unknown

Minister of Labour

Book - Poland an invitation to a journey Unknown

Governor in Gadanski

Framed artwork

Unknown

Mr. Al Romanovich, Deputy Chairman, state Duma

Porcelain Ornate with Houses of State Duma

Unknown

Mrs. VI Matvienko, Chairperson of the Federation Council

Boxed Samour

Unknown

Mr. EV Mishin, Head security Affairs, Federal Protective Service

Encased Porcelain Vase

Unknown

Mr SE Donsky, Minister of Natural Resources

Book on Mineral Resources

Unknown

Mr SV Makarov, Speaker of St Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Framed Artwork of Marinsky Palace, St Petersburg Book of Marinsky Palace, St Petersburg

Unknown

Mr. GS Poltavchenko, governor of St Petersburg

Framed Artwork of St Petersburg Framed Picture with Chair of the NCOP plus disc from Committee for External relations plus pin

Unknown

Galina N Karelova, Deputy Chairperson

Gold and Black neck Piece Red Floral Russian Doll (Ornament)

Unknown

Mr. GS Poltavchenko, Governor of St Petersburg

Brown Small bag - Bottega Veneta

Unknown

Dr Abukar Bukola Saraki - President of the Senate Federal Republic of Nigeria

Watch Note Books

Unknown

Mr. Stanleslaw Karcezewski - Marshall of the Senate

The Road to Freedom

Unknown

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Mafikeng

Farm

Potchefstroom

House

Normal

Edenvale

Source Public/Private

Multi Florid

Private

Special Pension

Public

Name of Company No Nature

Sanlam

+-700

TRM Health Trust

Chairty

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

NTIDI Trading

CC [Deregistration process]

E Five Telecommunications

Private [Regisned]

Ilitha Labantu Holdings

CC [Deregistration process]

Stairway Corporate Finance

Private [Deregistered]

Ilitha Labantu Holdings

Private [Charity - resigned]

Source Description Value

Speaker of Malaysia

Pearls Necklace

Unknown

"Ambassador of Poland, Excellency Ms Anna Raduchowska-Brochwisz

Book and necklace

Unknown

Member of Mauritius - Parliament

Traditional Indian Dress

Unknown

SABC

Cape Town International Jazz Festival ticket

Unknown

Speaker of Brazil

Information Book about Brazil

Unknown

Dep. Chair of the Russian Federation

Small plate and its magnet

Unknown

Speaker of China

Floral desk pen set

Unknown

Speaker of Lok Sabha

Black velvet wall decorator

Unknown

Description Location Extent

Farm

Potchefstroom

Houe

Edenvale

Normal

House

Mafikeng

Normal

Source Public/Private

Multi Florid

Private

Special Pension

Public

Name of Company No Nature

Sanlam

+-700

TRM Health Trust

Charity

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

NTIDI Trading

CC [Deregistration process]

E-Five Telecommunications

Private [Resigned}

Ilitha Labantu Holdings

CC [Deregistration process]

Stairway Corporate Finance

Private [Deregistered]

Ilitha Labantu Holdings

Private - Charity [Resigned]

E-Five Transport

Private [Resigned]

Source Description Value

Amb. of the Republic of Korea [H.E. Mr Lee Yoon]

Scarf

Unknown

Amb. of the Republic of Korea

Information booklet about Korea and Korean Red Ginseng tea box

Unknown

Dep. Chair of the Council of the Federation of the Federal assebly of the Russian Federation

2 Botts of Wines and Cognac

Unknown

Dr H Akhmad Muqowam - Head of Delegation from Indonesia

Wooden picture frame and 2 scarves

Unknown

Dr Veronica Nataniel Macomo Ndlovu - Speaker of Mozambique

Cashew nuts and picutre frame

Unknown

Speaker Bangladesh Parliament

Red overthrow

Unknown

Amb. of the People's Republic of China in the RSA - Mr Tian Xuejun

Scarf and Green tea

Unknown

Description Location

House

Edenvale

House

Mafikeng

Farm

Potchefstroom

Source Public/Private

Multi-Florid

Private

Special Pension

Public

No Name of Company Nature

-700

Sanlam

Demutualisation

TRM Health Trust

Charity

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

E-Five Telecommunication

Private [Resigned]

E-Five Logistics

Private [Resigned]

Ilitha Labantu

Private : Charity [Resigned]

Ntidi Trading

CC [Deregistration process]

Stairway

Private [Deregistered]

Source Description Value

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea: H.E. Mr Lee Yoon

Scarf

Unknown

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea: H.E. Mr Lee Yoon

Information booklet about Korea Korean Red Ginseng Tea Box"

Unknown

Description Location

House

Edenvale

House

Mafikeng

Farm

Potchefstroom