Dr Blade Nzimande

Member of the National Assembly

Write a public message to this politician

Blade Nzimande

Dr Blade Nzimande on social media:

About Blade Nzimande

Dr Nzimande was born on 14 April 1958. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy specializing in Sociology from the University of Natal. Dr Nzimande lectured at the University of Zululand in 1985 and was a lecturer for Industrial Psychology at the University of Natal in 1987.

He has served as General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, and Minister of Transport. He has also held various leadership positions at SA universities. Dr Nzimande has also written a book titled "Children of Wars: The Impact of Violence on Schooling in Natal".

Source: (gov.za)

Constituency Offices

Not associated with any constituency offices

Contact Details:

Current positions:

Former positions:

Public messages sent to this politician

Fetching the latest messages to Blade Nzimande …

Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 9 meetings

2020 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 13 meetings

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 7 meetings

2018 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2018 committee attendance as mp

0% attendance rate (0 of 1 )

2017 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 3 meetings

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (4 of 4 )

2016 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 2 meetings

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.

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.

Dr B Nzimande (ANC) said he wanted to pick up on a point the Minister had emphasised. When the Committee ...

Dr B Nzimande (ANC) said he was brand new to the Committee, but he had a few issues. He commented ...

Ms Motara moved on to adoption of both reports and was seconded by Mr Nzimande (ANC).

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.

Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 3207 DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 28/08/2015 ...

Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 3168 DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 28/08/2015 ...

Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 3209 DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 28/08/2015 ...

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.

Hon Speaker, I just want to respond briefly to two statements. The hon member of the IFP should please not come and politicise whatever tensions and conflicts there are in ...

Thirdly, hon Speaker, hon Meshoe mustn't come here and pretend to be neutral on the Palestinian question.

At the heart of the problem in that part of the Middle East ...

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

PHAKAMANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

SCHOOL

PHUMELELE & BLADE NZIMANDE FOUNDATION

NPO FOCUSING ON LITERACY & RURAL EDUCATION

Value Description Source

N/A

N/A

N/A

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

N/A

N/A

N/A

Public/Private Source

PUBLIC

POLITICAL OFFICE BEARERS PENSION FUND

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

ORDINARY SHARE

YEBO YETHU (VODACOM)

1

R2000

Description of Journey Sponsor

N/A

N/A

Description of Benefit Source

N/A

N/A

Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

N/A

N/A

N/A

Type of Business Name of Employer

R2 401 633 Salary per annum

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

NPO

DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST (PATRON)

SCHOOL

PHAKAMANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

NPO

PHUMELELE & BLADE NZIMANDE FOUNDATION

Value Description Source

R16 500

HUAWEI MATE PRO 5G CELLPHONE

HUAWEI

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Public/Private Source

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

ORDINARY SHARES

YEBO YETHU (VODACOM)

R2000

Description of Journey Sponsor

Description of Benefit Source

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

N/A

N/A

N/A

Type of Business Name of Employer

2 401 633 Salary per annum

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

Value Description Source

R798.00

Beaded walking stick

DST

R580.00

Springbok skin

DST

R110.00

Wine

SA – Russian Federation

Book, sport bag and golf

South African Civil Aviation Authority

R1 780.00

Trolley bag

SADC Min Meeting

Source

Political Office Bearers Pension Fund Public

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Financial Sector Coalition Campaign (RESIGNED in 2009)

Section 21 Company

Chris Hani Institute (RESIGNED in 2009)

Section 21 Company

Phakamani Primary school

School

Phumelele and Blade Foundation Trust

(NPO) Non Profit Organisation

Dambuza Community Trust (Patron)

(NPO) Non Profit Organisation

Description Extent Location

Vacant Land

2 Hectares

Ashburton

Vacant Land

2 Hectares

Ashburton

House

2.085 Hectares

Ashburton

Foundation House

Donated to the foundation (9 Hectares)

Howick

Source

Political Office Bearers Pension Fund Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R2000

1

Yebo Yethu Vodacom

Ordinary Shares

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Financial Sector Coalition Campaign (Resigned in 2009)

Section 21

Chris Hani Institute (Resigned in 2009)

Section 21

Dambuza Community Trust (Patron)

NPO

Phakamani Primary School

School

Source Description Value

University of Fort Hare

Corporate Leatherbag

R3000

Motheo TVET College

Braai Utensils Set and Pencil

R200

Black Business council

Handmade Stone Plate

R1500

Description Location

House

Ashburton in Petermaritzburg

2 Rondavels

Kwa Dambuza in Pietermaritzburg

Source Description Value

South African Heritage Publisher

The People, Clans

R250

Lenkwane H Mathiyane

Dichotomy: Facts and Perceptions

R200

Samsung at MERSETA, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

R17 000

Mauritian Bird wooden carving [The Dodo]

R3 000

Black Business Council

Decorated handmade stone plate

R1 500

University of Fort Hare

Corporate couture brown engraved leather bag

R3 000

Description Location

Private residence

Pietermaritzburg

2 x Rondavels

Pietermaritzburg

Vacant Land

Pietermaritzburg

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Phakamani Primary School [Patron]

School

Financial Sector Campaign Coalition

Section 21

Source Description Value

Memela Pratt

Book [A prisoner in the garden]

R120

Ekurhuleni East College

3 Legged African pot on a stand R200

[UNIVEN] University of Venda

Hector Peterson wooden statue

R350

Mozambican Minister of Education

Wooden statue

R450

Public Service Commission

African beaded red + black vase R350

Description Location

Private Residence

Pietermaritzburg

2 Rondavels

Pietermaritzburg

Source Public/Private

Momentum

Private

Momentum Wealth Withdrawal

Private

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Financial Sector Campaign Coalition

Section 21

Chris Hani Institute

Section 21

Dambuza Community Trust [Patron]

NPO

Phakamani Primary School [Patron]

School

Source Description Value

W & R Seta

1 x Set of pens

R500

Description Location

2 x Rondavels

Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg

Private Residence

Emmarentia, JHB

Private Residence

Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg

Source Public/Private

Momentum Early Retirement

Private

Momentum Wealth Withdrawal

Private

Source Description Value

NUM Congress

Chalice vase

Unknown

UNESCO TVET Conference

Chinese vase and 2 arts scrolls

Unknown

Min. of Education and Human Resource - Mauritius

Handmade glass painting

Unknown

Min. of Education - Jamaica

8 x Books on History of Jamaica

Unknown

ALW Organizing Committee Mpumalanga Province

Personalized mug

R60

Mr Y Yoshizwa - Japan Amb. in SA

Sony Cybershot camera

R3 500

Description Extent Location

Land

2ha of land

Ashburton

2 x Rondavels

Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg

Residential House

Emmarentia

Source Public/Private

Momentum Construction

Private

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Financial Sector Campaign Coalition

Section 21

Chris Hani Institute

Section 21

Dambuza Community Trust [Patron]

Non-profit Organisation

Source Description Value

SADTU National Congress

Green tie

R200

CIPSET Launch

Rain jacket

R390

CIPSET Launch

Crafted denim bag

R250

African Green Campus Institute

Wine set

R400

DHET HSS Conference

Business card holder, Pen & Key holder R200

QCTO

3 in 1 [Pen, Memory stick & Laser pointer

R200

Description Extent Location

Land

2ha

Pietermaritzburg

2 Rondavels

1/4 acre

Pietermaritzburg

Source Public/Private

Momentum - Construction

Private

Source

Robert Gumede Family Keni Foundation Charter flight from Pretoria-Nelspruit-JHB

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

[Patron]

Non-profit Organisation

Coalition

Section 21 [Resigned]

Chris Hani Institute

Section 21 [Resigned]

Source Description Value

ISETT SETA

stick

R750.00

Ticket to watch Sharks

R300.00

Local Organising Committee

matches

Unknown

South West Gauteng College

Tie, T-shirt and Pen

R300.00

[Canada]

5 x Musical CD's

R500.00

Education Minister - Chinese

Tea set, Dish, Sild scarf

$150

Government

Keni Foundation

Charter to Nelspruit and back

R80 000

SEIFA

Book voucher

R200.00

SASCE Launch

1 Set of glasses

R450.00

Universities

Generation"

R400.00

Education

Passport holder and 2 pens

R300.00

University of Western Cape

Pen & Pencil set

R500.00

Annual Conference

Set of pens

R150.00

Description Extent Location

Land

2ha

Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg

Roundavels

Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg

Residential

Johannesburg

Source Public/Private

Momentum

Private

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Financial Sector Campaigns Coalition

Sectin 21

Chris Hani Institute

Section 21

Dambuza Community Trust [patron]

NGO

Source Description Value

University of Western Cape

Pen

R500

ISETT SETA

Office desktop kit, Mouse

R750

Ticket to watch Sharks

R300

LOC

Tickets to watch Soccer World Cup matches

-

South West Gauteng College

Tie, T-shirt

R300

Description Extent Location

Land 2 Rondavels

2ha of land 2 rondavels

Emmarentia, JHB