Mr Derrick America

Member of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature

Formerly: National Assembly

Derrick America

About Derrick America

Mr. America previously served as a lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for labour law and business courses from 1995 to 2009. He graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 1999 with an BCom honours degree and earned his MBA from the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia in 2001.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate (25 of 32 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

73% attendance rate (54 of 74 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate (63 of 72 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

77% attendance rate (36 of 47 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

97% attendance rate (30 of 31 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate (22 of 25 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate (20 of 24 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate (18 of 22 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate (14 of 16 )

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.

Mr D America (DA) said that, even though the Committee had discussed the possibility of visiting these legislatures to observe ...

Mr D America (DA) wanted to know what underlying assumptions had been considered when the determination of 42 seats was ...

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.

What number of vacant funded posts are in the waste management department within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) what are ...

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, ...

With reference to the Edleen Primary School, situated in the City of Ekurhuleni, (a) why is the school in such ...

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.

No appearances found

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.
Source Public/Private

Sanlam Glacier

Private

GEPF

Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R265.00 per share

7

Sasol

Sasol BEE Ordinary

R40.40

70

Sasol

Sasol Inzalo

Description Extent Location

50% share of House

1071sq.m

Brackenfell, Cape Town

50% share of Flat

57sq.m

Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Source Public/Private

GEPF

Public

Sanlam - Glacier

Private

No Name of Company Nature

70

Sasol Inzalo

Ordinary

Description Extent Location

House: Erf 7182

1050 sq.m

Brackenfell

Flat: Erf 7603

57 sq.m

Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Source Public/Private

GEPF

Public

Sanlam - Glacier

Private

No Name of Company Nature

70

Sasol Inzalo

Ordinary

Description Sponsor

Oversight and study tour to Taiwan from 1-6 Dec 2015

Taiwanese Government

Description Extent Location

Flat - erf 7603

57sq.m.

Stellenbosch

House - erf 7182

1 050sq.m.

Brackenfell

Source Public/Private

GEPF

Public

Sanlam - Glacier

Private

No Name of Company Nature

70

Sasol Inzalo

Ordinary

Description Extent Location

House - Erf 7182

1 050sq.m.

Brackenfell

Flat - Erf 7603

57sq.m.

Stellenbosch

Source Public/Private

GEPF

Public

No Name of Company Nature

70

Sasol Inzalo

Ordinary

Description Extent Location

House - Erf 7182

1 050sq.m.

Vredekloof, Brackenfell