Ms Thoko Didiza

Member of the National Assembly

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About Thoko Didiza

Ms Angela Thokozile Didiza is currently serving as the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.

Ms Didiza served as Minister for Public Works from 22 May 2006 until 2008. Prior to this appointment, she was Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs from 17 June 1999 until 22 May 2006 and as Deputy Minister of Agriculture from May 1994 until June 1999.

Academic Qualifications:

Ms Didiza holds a BA degree majoring in Sociology and Politics 2003, Honours degree in Politics (2007), has obtained a Diploma in Personnel and Training Practice at Executive Education College in Durban 1989, Diploma in Journalism with Birnam Business College, Johannesburg 1991, and Diploma in Business and Financial Management at Executive Education College, Johannesburg. She also obtained a Certificate in Secretarial Course at Sached, Durban 1981 and a Certificate in Public Relations, Executive Education College, Durban 1990. She Matriculated at Ohlange High School, Inanda, Durban in 1981.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities:

Ms Didiza worked as a Programme Officer for Diakonia's Social Action Network unit from 1987 to March 1989, Coordinator of the National Youth Programme, South African Council of World Affiliated Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) from March 1989 until 1993 and as National Deputy General Secretary, South African Council of YWCA from 1993 until 1994.

Ms Didiza also served as a Treasurer of the Natal Women's Organisation in 1986, Women's Advisory Committee member of South African Council of Churches (SACC) in 1987, Executive member of Inter-church Youth, SACC in 1989, associate member of the Women's Development Bank in 1991 and National General Secretary, Women's National Coalition from 1992 until February 1994. She was also a Facilitator of International Youth Leadership Training, Oslo in Norway in 1992, alternative member, Executive SACC and a member of the council of the National Youth Development Forum in 1993. She served as an Executive member, SACC Development and Training ministries in 1993 and as a Young Global Leader in 2005.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 13 meetings

2020 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 12 meetings

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 3 meetings

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (4 of 4 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate (5 of 6 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (2 of 2 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate (5 of 7 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (2 of 2 )

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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13 Mar 2019

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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.
Value of Contract Period of Contract Details of Contract and Management thereof Name of State Entity

Nothing to declare

Nothing to Declare

Nothing to declare

Nothing to Declare

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Unknown

Ikhwezi Holdings – Construction Company

Value Description Source

Unknown

6 x Red wine Elsenburg, 1 Bottle of Whiskey

Office of the WC MEC of Agriculture

Unknown

1 Bottle of Amarula, 1 Canned Fish, 1 Canned Sardines, 1 branded pen

Oceana group

Unknown

Faith & Courage Book, Business Card Holder, Key Holder, Pen

University of Mpumalanga

Unknown

10 Pieces of African Print Material (Fabric

President of Togo

AFASA

1 Basotho Traditional Blanket , 1 Bottle of Wine,

Unknown

AGRI SA

1 Bottle of Red Wine, 1 Wine Opener

Unknown

Amadlelo

1 Basket of Toiletry

Unknown

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Bachelor Fat

20 Unilofts, Hill Crest, Pretoria

Residence

Double Store House

284 Anton Street, Grootfontein

Residence

Public/Private Source

Public - Preservation

Since Serving as an MP in 1994 – 2008

Private

Retirement Annuity –Old Mutual

Private

Retirement Annuity – Sanlam

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

As a result of Conversion

Old Mutual

900

Unknown

Sasol Inzalo

Sasol

Unknown

Unknown

MTN

MTN

Unknown

Unknown

Description of Journey Sponsor

Nothing to Declare

Nothing to declare

Description of Benefit Source

Nothing to Declare

Nothing to Declare

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Nothing to declare

Nothing to Declare

Nothing to Declare

Type of Business Name of Employer

Nothing to Declare

Nothing to Declare

Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

Nothing to declare

Nothing to Declare

Nothing to Declare

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

Value Description Source

Unknown

Fruit Basket

Fruit SA

Unknown

Flowers

Dept of Agriculture

Unknown

X5 Bottles of red wine

WC MEC of Agriculture

Unknown

Flowers

Minister Meyer, Joyene

Unknown

1 Bottle of Amarula

Oceana Group

Unknown

1 Can Pilchard fish

Oceana Group

Unknown

1 Can Sardines

Oceana Group

Unknown

1 Black pen

Oceana Group

Unknown

1 Black pen

South African Poultry Association

Unknown

1 Black powerbank

South African Poultry Association

Unknown

1 Black diary A3

South African Poultry Association

Unknown

Toiletry basket

National Empowerment Fund

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Small holding

Wagensrift – Gauteng

20ha

Shed and Chicken House

Bronkhorstspruit

Small Holding

Mafutseni, Swaziland

10ha

Residential

Grootfontein Estate

Public/Private Source

Public

GEPF

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

As a result of conversion

Old Mutual

900

Unknown

Sasol Inzalo

Sasol Inzalo

Unknown

MTN

MTN

Unknown

Description of Journey Sponsor

Charlotte Maxeke Lecture

University of Free State

Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

None

IOSA Tea (TLC)

Consultant (resigned)

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Trustee

Unknown

None

Ohlange Institute

Trustee

Unknown

None

No Name of Company Nature

Unknown

Old Mutual

RA

Unknown

Old Mutual

Shares

Unknown

Momentum

Pension Pres

Unknown

Closed

Endowment

Description Extent Location

Residential House

1 Hectares

Pretoria

Flat

Bachelor

Pretoria

Small Holding

10 Hectares

Matutseni, Swaziland

Farm/Small Holding

20 Hectares

Bronkhorstspruit

Type of Business Approved Employer

Company

Yes

Total Life Changes (TLC) Network Marketing

Source Description Value

Botswana Parliament

African Bowl

Unknown

Botswana Parliament

Tinned Food X3

Unknown

Botswana Parliament

1 X Bottle Honey

Unknown

Parliament of Lesotho

1 X Basotho Blanket

Unknown

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

SNZ Trust

Trustee

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Trustee

Parmed Medical Aid

Trustee

Moreski Consultant 4 CC

Deregistration Process

Ohlange Institute

Trustee

Umcebo Farm Enterprises

Not Active

MIE(Management Integrity Evaluation)

Resigned

Name of Company Nature

Old Mutual

RA

Closed

Endowment

Old Mutual

Shares

Momentum

Pension Pres

Description Extent Location

Residential House

1 Hectares

Pretoria

Flat

Pretoria

Small holding

10 Hectares

Mafutseni, Swaziland

Farm/ small Holding

20 Hectares

Bronkhorstspruit

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Not Supplied

Network Marketing Company (Health and skin Products)

No

Total Life Changes (TLC)

Source Description Value

Deputy speaker of Cameroon

African Cloth

Unknown

Kings College - London

Return Airline Ticket

Unknown

London

Accommodation

Unknown

Western Cape Legislature

Traditional pot with stand

Unknown

Western Cape Legislature

Black T-Shirt

Unknown

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Ohlange Institute

Trustee

Moreski Consultant 4 CC

Deregistration Process)

Umcebo Farm Enterprise

No Active farming

SNZ Trust

Trust

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Trustee / Trust

MIE (Management Integrity Evaluation)

Resigned

Parmed Medical Aid

Trustee

Name of Company Nature

Old Mutual

RA

[Closed]

Endowment

Old Mutual

Shares

Momentum

Pension Preservation

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Umcebo Farm Enterprise

No active farming

SNZ Trust

Trust

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Trustee/Trust

MIE [Management Integrity Evaluation

[Resigned]

Parmed Medical Aid

[Trustee]

Ohlange Institute

[Trustee]

Moreski Conultant 4

CC [Deregistration process]

Source Description Value

Eastern Cape Legislature

Artwork handmade frame

Carrol Boyes

Gift voucher

R1 000

Eastern Cape

Designed shawl

Carrol Boyes

Gift voucher

R1 000

Ohlange Institute

Framed school art; Powerbank; Voda t-shirt & cap; Flops/sandal

Description Location Extent

Residential house

Pretoria

Flat

Pretoria

Small holding

Mafutseni, Swaziland

10ha

Farm/small holding

Bronkhorstspruit

20ha

Name of Company Nature

Old Mutual

RA

Closed

Endowment

Old Mutual

Conversation

Momentum

R Preservation Option

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Umcebo Farm Enterprise

Not active - farming

SNZ Trust

Trust

Moreski Consutlant 4 CC

Consulting

MIE [Management Integrity Evaluation]

[Resigned]

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Trustee/Trust

Description Location

House

Pretoria

Farm/small holding

Bronkhorstspruit

Small holding

Mafutseni, Swaziland

Flat

Pretoria

Name of Company Nature No

Old Mutual

R.A

Old Mutual

Endowment

Old Mutual

Conversion

900

Momentum

R. Preservation Option

Description Sponsor

JHB-DRB for a Residential academic programme

CIDA [San Trust]elbourne University Graduate programme

Participating in the programme as Chair of session and presenter

ALC

Source Description Extent

ALC - June

Flight ticket & Accommodation

Return ticket to Nairobi, SA

CIDA - May

Academic fees [2014]/Flight to Durban to attend residential 1 week programme. DRB-JHB + accommodation at Maharani

Fees were given direct to provider [Melbourne Univerity]

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Umcebo Farm Enterprise

Not active - farming

SNZ Trust

Trust

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Trustee/Trust

Moreski Consultant 4 CC

Consulting

M I E [Management Integrity Evaluation

Management Integrity Evaluation

Description Extent Location

House

1ha

Pretoria

Flat

Bachelor

Pretoria

Farm/small holding

21ha

Bronkhorspruit

Small holding

10ha

Mafutseni, Swaziland