Mr Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature

Formerly: National Assembly

Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

About Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

Mr Mzwenqaba Bhanga is the former Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay. He was 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 was 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.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2017 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate (5 of 7 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate (7 of 8 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (16 of 16 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

80% attendance rate (12 of 15 )

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What they said in committee meetings:

What are committee meetings?

Committee meetings are planned events where real-world impactful work happens such as law-making, oversight and public participation - which are all cornerstones of the work our MPs do. Although often citizens focus on the public debate taking place in main chambers, the majority of MPs' time is spent working within committees. Here is a place to see what your committee is saying.

Mr B Bhanga (DA) says the DTA stated that it is amenable to changing the title of the Bill. What ...

Mr B Bhanga (ANC) stated that he would like the Department to finish its presentation and members not to interject ...

Mr B Bhanga (DA) said he was not sure when the Department report from the Gauteng indaba would be ready, ...

Questions asked to ministers:

What are questions asked to ministers?

Written questions and feedback are essential tools used by MPs for oversight and hold the executive accountable. This oversight mechanism allows MPs’ to extract detailed information that would normally be difficult to comprehend through oral engagement. You can see the questions that your MPs are asking here.

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to question 1320 on 20 May 2016, ...

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to question 1319 on 20 May 2016, ...

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to question 1318 on 20 May 2016, ...

Plenary appearances:

What are plenary appearances?

Plenary sessions are forums that have been created for the purpose of public debate and decision-making. This mechanism is used to convey the messages of our MPs within main chambers on important decisions, like how they vote.

Chairperson, today, on the day of Human Rights, we have heard the most racist speech from the hon member. [Interjections.]