Ms Désirée Van Der Walt

National Assembly

Formerly: Limpopo Provincial Legislature

Désirée Van Der Walt

About Désirée Van Der Walt

Born in Polokwane in Limpopo, Ms van der Walt was a Member of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature for the Democratic Alliance. She was the Democratic Leader for the Limpopo Province until June 2012. She was in the corporate world through a banking institution for nine years. She is also a former National Spokesperson for Arts and Culture in the Democratic Alliance from 2004 - 2010. Ms Van der Walt was Ward Councillor in the Roodepoort City Council from 1995 - 2000. source: She has been the Shadow Deputy Minister for Basic Education and Public Service and Administration

2020 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 16

2019 committee attendance as mp

63% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 24

2018 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 21

2017 committee attendance as mp

61% attendance rate

Attended 25 meetings out of 41

2016 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 26

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 28

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

76% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 17

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Description Extent Location
House Holiday Home Langebaan
Pelican Str (The Cove)

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Description Extent Location
Residential house Normal Langebaan

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]


Description Extent Location
House Normal Langebaan

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]


Description Extent Location
House Normal Langebaan

Committee appearances

  • Amended School Calendar & Risk Adjusted Differentiated Approach: DBE briefing 25 Aug 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) asked if DG could provide percentages of the schools still not ready to reopen. As there were two grades being phased in from next week, the national and provincial statistics would be of great assistance. The school calendar stipulates that Matric exams would begin ...
  • Department of Basic Education 2019/20 Quarter 4 Performance 18 Aug 2020

    Ms van der Walt (DA) pointed to the ASIDI Quarter 4 outputs. Are we taking the correct action? Look at all the deviations, all the reasons for those and the corrective actions. That is where our challenges are. The underperformance by our contractors challenges the programme. We read about all ...
  • DBE, SACE & Umalusi on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan 7 Jul 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) wanted to know from SACE and Umalusi whether the two entities contributed to the Solidarity Fund; if so, what amounts were contributed? The Minister was quoted on a news bulletin saying that she might consider scrapping the current school year, when grades that were ...
  • Department Update on COVID-19 School Compliance measures, challenges and mitigations 30 Jun 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) thanked DBE, teachers, learners, principals and unions for thus far playing their part in a very difficult situation. She asked about the 1.5m distance in classrooms. If there are challenges with that, then what plans are in place? Has DBE been in contact ...
  • DBE & SACE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 12 May 2020

    Ms D van der Walt (DA) noted that SACE had some budget cuts; she wanted to know if it had started preparing where the cuts were, and how such cuts would affect them. How would it amend and adjust the budget? She thought that it was very noble to contribute ...

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Plenary appearances

  • GOVERNANCE - CLUSTER 3 27 May 2020

    Hon Speaker, can I go on?

  • GOVERNANCE - CLUSTER 3 27 May 2020

    Hon Minister, your department is facing severe budget cuts as we know and it will of course result in severely affecting many of the projects, infrastructural projects, even those you referred to earlier today. With regards to these 3475 schools that were identified with critical water supply challenges, one would ...

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