Mr Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature

Formerly: National Assembly

Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

About Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

Mr Mzwenqaba Bhanga is the leader of the opposition (DA) in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature. He read for a Public Management qualification at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) where he is completing research in maritime studies.He is a former National General Secretary of the South African Students Congress (SASCO). He was also a deputy chairperson of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL). He once chaired the regional branch of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in the Eastern Cape.

2017 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate

Attended 5 meetings out of 7

2016 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 7 meetings out of 8

2015 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 16

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

80% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 15

  • 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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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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Committee appearances

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Communications 6 Jun 2016

    (1)(a) What is the current status of discussions about the requirement of households to have a current SA Broadcasting Corporation TV Licence in order to receive government-subsidised set-top boxes and (b) with whom are these discussions being held; (2) are amendments to (a) the Broadcasting Act, Act 4 of ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Communications 6 Jun 2016

    (1)(a) What is the current cost estimate of (i) producing and (ii) installing 5,2 million (aa) set-top boxes and (bb) antennae and/or satellite dishes, (b) what funding has already been allocated by the National Treasury for these purposes, (c) where will these funds be drawn from and ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Communications 6 Jun 2016

    Whether any action is being taken against (a) the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) (i) officials and/or (ii) board members, both current and previously employed, as well as (b) service providers contracted by USAASA to manage the evaluation of all bidding companies and the allocation ...

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Plenary appearances

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