Ms Beverley Ann Schafer

Western Cape Provincial Legislature

Beverley Ann Schafer

About Beverley Ann Schafer

Ms Schäfer was reappointed the Minister of Education in May 2019.

She achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from the University of Cape Town and later an LLB degree. Ms Schäfer practised as an attorney of the Cape High Court for 12 years before starting her political career as a ward councillor.

She joined the Democratic Party in 1999. In 2002, she was elected to the Cape Town City Council as a ward councillor for Ward 62. In the 2006 elections, she was elected ward councillor for Ward 73. She served in this position until her election to the National Assembly in 2009 and took office as a Member on 6 May 2009.

2019 committee attendance as mp

50% attendance rate

Attended 2 meetings out of 4

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 3 meetings out of 3

  • 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.

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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.



Committee appearances

All Committee Appearances


    No questions found

Plenary appearances

    No appearances found