Ms Zukiswa Veronica Ncitha

National Council of Provinces

Zukiswa Veronica Ncitha

About Zukiswa Veronica Ncitha

In 1990, Ms Ncitha was elected COSATU's Gender Convenor in the Border Region. In 1994 COSATU seconded her to the Office of the Premier to set up the Provincial Gender Machinery, which resulted in the establishment of the Office on the Status of Women in the province. She was subsequently elected as a member of the Provincial Women Coalition Committee. In 1999 she became an Executive Member of the National Women's Coalition, and in 2006 she participated in the formation of the Progressive Women's Movement. In 2007, Ms Ncitha became a member of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party (SACP), and was elected Convener of the Gender Transformation Commission. She represented the SACP in the historic Congress of the Left, which was held in Sweden, where she presented the Gender Transformation programme of the Party. In 2008 she was again included in the SACP delegation to CUBA to study that country's political, systematic and functional organization as a communist model. On 31 May 2011, Ms Ncitha was elected as the first Executive Mayor of the newly-established Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.

2019 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 19

2018 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 27

2017 committee attendance as mp

50% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 2

2016 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 4 meetings out of 4

2015 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

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Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Value Of Contract Period Of Contract State Entity Contract
R4000 Once Off Dept. of Public works Providing Plastic Bags . Contract handed over to my daughter
R9 949.55 Once Off Dept of Labour Binding Machine. Mr daughter's contract [Pumeza Megan Ncitha]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Description Extent Location
House 4 Bedroomed East London

Committee appearances

  • Committee Programme 10 Jul 2019

    The Chairperson apologised for her late arrival. She noted the Committee will have some hard work ahead and the upcoming term will be busy. She asked that moving forward, the Committee remains flexible.
  • Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on policy matters & Department’s 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan 10 Jul 2019

    Ms Z Ncitha (ANC, Eastern Cape) wanted to know the Department’s audit outcomes in this financial year. It was using a lot of consultants. Departments and companies were often cautioned not to use consultants, but here it seemed as if it was encouraged in a department that was short-staffed ...
  • Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation 2019/2020 Annual Performance Plans 9 Jul 2019

    Ms Z Ncitha (ANC, Eastern Cape) said there was a concerning number of illegal occupants on private land, and wanted to find out if the Department had any plans to curb the increase in illegal occupations in South Africa. She also enquired about the support that was given to municipalities ...
  • Election of Chairperson 26 Jun 2019

    Mr A Gxoyiya (ANC; Northern Cape) nominated Ms Z Ncitha (ANC; Eastern Cape) as Chairperson. Ms M Mmola (ANC; Mpumalanga) seconded the nomination. There were no further nominations and no objections.
  • Election of Chairperson 26 Jun 2019

    The Chairperson thanked the Secretary and thanked the Members of Parliament. She was humbled by the nomination for the position of Chairperson of the Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings.

All Committee Appearances


    No questions found

Plenary appearances

    No appearances found