Mr Thembinkosi Rawula

National Assembly

Thembinkosi Rawula

About Thembinkosi Rawula

Mr Rawula serves in the national leadership of the EFF, the Central Command Team Member responsible for Labour and Trade Union Relations. He has previously been involved with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) as the Eastern Cape Labour Coordinator in 2003 to 2006. He also worked as Human Resource and Capacity Building Advisor in 2014 and 2015. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from NMMU, a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Africa.

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2018 committee attendance as mp

54% attendance rate

Attended 7 meetings out of 13

2017 committee attendance as mp

53% attendance rate

Attended 31 meetings out of 58

2016 committee attendance as mp

53% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 40

  • 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]


Public/Private Source
Private Sanlam (Annuity Fund)


Nature Name of Company No Nominal Value
Shares Databay (Pty) Company not Functioning 1 100
Umqosi CC(Dormant) 1
Masiqhube Cc (dormant) 1


Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
General - Not Functioning DataBay (Pty)


Location Extent Description
Port Elizabeth Residential Property Residential
Port Elizabeth Erf 128 147 (40sq.m) Residential

Committee appearances

  • State Capture Inquiry into ex-Mineral Resources Minister: Terms of Reference / Witnesses; Committee DMR Budget Report 25 Apr 2018

    Mr T Rawula (EFF) asked if the evidence leader would be able to indicate whether meetings were to be open or closed. Ms Ebrahim had indicated that she herself and the Chairperson would act as evidence leaders. He asked about the position of the PC as a whole. He asked ...
  • Optimum Mine: Minister, DMR, NUM & business rescue progress reports 7 Mar 2018

    Mr T Rawula (EFF) addressed Mr Klopper on his attribution of the financial distress of the mines to the lack of transactional banking facilities. He asked what the justification was for using the Bank of Baroda which had no transactional banking capabilities and why the board of directors could not ...
  • SARS Commissioner on SARS Annual Report and Makwakwa 28 Nov 2017

    Mr T Rawula (EFF) wanted confirmation that the R930 000 was paid or not.
  • Eskom Inquiry: Zola Tsotsi 22 Nov 2017

    Mr T Rawula (EFF): You will agree with me there was a collaboration of executive authority (EA) and the Guptas which initiated the suspension of the executives. That initiative could not be placed at the board’s feet, as it had embraced the executive directors. This is evinced from the ...
  • Eskom Inquiry: Lynne Brown 22 Nov 2017

    Mr T Rawula (EFF): I also support that we write to them first before we subpoena them. I think also, amongst those names, the Minister of Finance should be added. He should be invited on the basis of the same resolution. An invitation should be extended to all those people ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 31 Aug 2018

    What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him and (b) (i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Mineral Resources 24 Aug 2018

    (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of entities reporting to him in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Mineral Resources 24 Aug 2018

    (1)(a) What total amount of land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him in each province is (i) vacant and (ii) unused or has no purpose and (b) what is the (i) location and (ii) size of each specified plot of land; (2) (a) how much ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

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