Dr Wilmot Godfrey James

Formerly: National Assembly

Wilmot Godfrey James

About Wilmot Godfrey James

Dr James graduated the University of the Western Cape with a B.A. Honours (cum laude) and then went on to achieve an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A. At the beginning of his professional life he served the higher education sector in South Africa, the U.S.A. and the U.K. He has served as director of Sanlam, Media24 and the Africa Genome Education Institute, and is the chairperson of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Immigration Advisory Board of South Africa. After spending 12 years as a Trustee of the New York based Ford Foundation, Dr James entered public life during 2008 and was elected to Parliament on 22 April 2009. His areas of policy interests are education, immigration and science & technology. He resigned in June 2017.

2017 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 22

2016 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 21

2015 committee attendance as mp

60% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 25

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

81% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 16

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R840 1 000 Ubuntu-Botho [Sanlam] Ordinary
R840 3 000 Ubuntu-Botha [Sanlam] Ordinary

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts
None Trustee Len Van Zyl Trust
None Trustee Cape Philharmonic Trust

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residence 660sq.m. Claremont

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Len Van Zyl Trust Music [Conducting]
Rowmoor Inactive [In process of being deregistered]
Cape Philharmonic Endowment Music

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Govet of Taiwan Packet of tea; Tea vase; Pen; Tea set R1 170
Govt of Taiwan Flower vase R200
Govt. of Taiwan 2 Framed pictures R400

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 660sq.m. Claremont

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R1 000 1 000 Ubuntu-Botho [Sanlam] Ordinary
R1 000 4 000 Ubuntu-Botho [Sanlam] Ordinary

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Visit to Singapore [7-15 Sept. 2014] Brenthurst Foundation
Visit to Taiwan - Dec. 2014 Govt of Taiwan

TRUSTS

Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts
Trustee/Beneficiary Forbes Family Trust
Trustee/Beneficiary James Family Trust

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R800 1 000 Ubuntu-Botho [WC] Ordinary
R800 6 142 Ubuntu-Botho [Gauteng] Ordinary

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Len Van Zyl Trust Conductor's Competition
James Family Trust Family Trust
Tesso Trading Science [Dormant]
Rowmoor Investments Electricity [Dormant]
Cape Philharmonic Endowment Music

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Taiwan Parliament Pen R250

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Home 660sq.m. Lynfrae

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R220 p/s 6 142 Ubuntu-Botho [Sanlam] Ordinary
R120 p/s 1 000 Ubuntu-Botho [Sanlam] Ordinary

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Return trip JHB-Taipei - Official visit Government of Taiwan
Return trip CPT-NYC-CPT to give lecture Ford Foundation

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Len van Zyl Trust Music - Conductor's Competition
James Family Trust Family Trust
Tesso Trading 1056 Science [Dormant]
Rowmoor Investments Electricity [Dormant]
Cape Philharmonic Endowment Trust Music

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Gupta Family [not accepted] Wedding Invitations R1 000
Government of Taiwan 3 x Tea sets +- R400 each = R1 200
Singapore Government Box of tea +-R150
Young President's Organisation Pen[Sheaffer] R1 000
Small Business Development PCDTI 2 x Baskets of goods +-R400 each = R800

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 660sq.m. Claremont

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R120 p/s 1 000 Ubuntu-Botho [Sanlam] Ordinary
R220 p/s 6 142 Ubuntu-Botho [Sanlam] Ordinary
R12 000 p/s 90 Fynbos Holdings Ordinary

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Home 660sq.m. Claremont
Plot 410sq.m. Scarborough

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
A Watson Non-profit Education Yes Africa Genome Ed. Institute
A Watson Export Yes Grape Co. of Paarl

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SABS Pen R300

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Fynbos Investment Holdings
African Cune Export
Cape Philharmonic Endowment Trust Endowment Trust Music
Sunland Fruit Export Export
Grape Company Export
Africa Genome Education Non-profit Education
Len van Zyl Trust Music [conducting]
James Family Trust Family Trust
Fynbos SPV1 Holding
Tresso Trading 1056 Science [dormant]
Fynbos SPV2 Holdings
Fynbos Foundation Non-profit Co. [Climate Change]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R210 per share 1 000 Ubuntu-Botho[Sanlam] Ordinary
R220 per share 6 142 Ubuntu-Botha [Sanlam] Ordinary
R12 000 per share 204 Fynbos Media Ordinary

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Plot 410sq.m. Scarborough
Home 660sq.m. Claremont

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
IO Davidson Export Yes Grape Co. of Paarl
IO Davidson Non-profit Education Yes Africa Gnome Ed. Institute

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Fynbos Investment Holdings
African Dune Export
Sunland Fruit Export Export
Grape Company Export
Africa Genome Education Non-profit Education
Len Van Zyl Trust Music [Conducting]
Trust Endowment Trust Music
James Family Trust Family Trust
Fynbos SPV1 Holding
Tresso Trading 1056 Science [dormant]
Fynbos SPV2 Holdings
Fynbos Foundation Non-profit Co. Climate Change

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R210ps 1,000 Ubuntu-Botho/Sanlam Ordinary
R220ps 6,142 Ubuntu-Botho/Sanlam Ordinary
R12,000ps 204 Fynbos Media Ordinary

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Tresso Trading 1056 Science [Dormant]
Fynbos Investment Holdings
African Dune Export
Fynbos SPV2 Holdings
Sunland Fruit Export Export
Grape Company Export
Africa Genome Education Non-profit Education
Len van Zyl Trust Music [Conducting]
Cape Philharmonic Endowment Trust Endowment Trust Music
Fynbos Foundation Non-profit Co. Climate Change
James Family Trust Family Trust
Fynbos SPV1 Holding

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Plot 410sq.m. Scarborough
Home 660sq.m. Claremont

Committee appearances

  • Rates and Monetary Amounts Bill & Sugary Beverages Tax: public hearings 31 May 2017

    Dr W James (DA) said the health case for the levy was solid. The issue was whether the levy would have the desired behavioural consequences, and if there was empirical rather than desktop evidence to give credence to this. He added that Treasury would have to consider ring-fencing the levy ...
  • Obesity and non-communicable diseases: Department of Health briefing 24 May 2017

    Dr W James (DA) thanked NDoH for the presentation. No country comes to mind which has un-health burden that can be a good comparison with South Africa unless Mexico. NCDs are rising more than infectious diseases. The question is to avoid repeating the mistake of last year and rather budget ...
  • Committee Report on Health Budget 11 May 2017

    Dr W James (DA), in his proposals sent through the Committee secretary, suggested a change in wording, to “the Committee would like to see faster progress in transformation within the South African Medical Research Council…” instead of saying “the Committee noted with concern the slow progress in transformation…”.
  • Health Department; Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases on their Annual Performance Plan 4 May 2017

    Dr W James (DA) welcomed the development of a National Health Commission which had been a long time coming. Joint evaluation for the global health security was also very welcomed – when was this scheduled to happen? Support for the Nelson Mandela Children Hospital seemed to be in good shape and ...
  • NHLS, Office of Health Standards Compliance & Council for Medical Schemes Annual Performance Plan 3 May 2017

    Dr W James (DA) asked how the NHLS is going to manage the transition in public health in South Africa once the National Public Health Institute of South Africa (NAPISA) kicks in. A number of units are going to be lost in the process, so how will that loss be ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 5 Jun 2017

    What progress has been made in the evaluation of the capacity of the South African health security under the Global Health Security Agenda, using the Joint External Evaluation tool?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 13 Mar 2017

    How many (a) directors-general, (b) deputy directors-general, (c) chief directors and (d) directors were employed in each provincial department of health of (i) Eastern Cape, (ii) the Free State, (iii) Gauteng, (iv) KwaZulu-Natal and (v) Limpopo at the end of each of the past 10 financial years?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 13 Mar 2017

    How many (a) directors-general, (b) deputy directors-general, (c) chief directors and (d) directors were employed in each provincial department of health of (i) Mpumalanga, (ii) North West, (iii) Northern Cape and (iv) Western Cape at the end of each of the past 10 financial years?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

All Plenary Appearances