Mr Derrick America

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.

For more about this Member, read his blog post.

2021 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate

Attended 29 meetings out of 43

2020 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 63 meetings out of 72

2019 committee attendance as mp

77% attendance rate

Attended 36 meetings out of 47

2018 committee attendance as mp

97% attendance rate

Attended 30 meetings out of 31

2017 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 25

2016 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 24

2015 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 22

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 16

Attendance Methodology

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.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Sanlam Glacier Private
GEPF Public

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R265.00 per share 7 Sasol Sasol BEE Ordinary
R40.40 70 Sasol Sasol Inzalo

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
50% share of House 1071sq.m Brackenfell, Cape Town
50% share of Flat 57sq.m Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
GEPF Public
Sanlam - Glacier Private

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nature
70 Sasol Inzalo Ordinary

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House: Erf 7182 1050 sq.m Brackenfell
Flat: Erf 7603 57 sq.m Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
GEPF Public
Sanlam - Glacier Private

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nature
70 Sasol Inzalo Ordinary

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Oversight and study tour to Taiwan from 1-6 Dec 2015 Taiwanese Government

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Flat - erf 7603 57sq.m. Stellenbosch
House - erf 7182 1 050sq.m. Brackenfell

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
GEPF Public
Sanlam - Glacier Private

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nature
70 Sasol Inzalo Ordinary

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House - Erf 7182 1 050sq.m. Brackenfell
Flat - Erf 7603 57sq.m. Stellenbosch

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
GEPF Public

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nature
70 Sasol Inzalo Ordinary

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House - Erf 7182 1 050sq.m. Vredekloof, Brackenfell

Committee appearances

  • DHS Audit Committee on emerging risks; DHS on inspections & findings at 11 municipalities 18 Jun 2021

    Mr D America (DA) asked if the problems described at the municipalities were ongoing, in particular PFMA non-compliance and usurping of municipal functions by the provincial government, or had they been resolved? What was the reason for the accounting mistakes at the nine municipalities? Was it insufficient capacity or negligence? ...
  • Department of Human Settlements 2020/21 Quarter 4 Performance 18 Jun 2021

    Mr D America (DA) noted the significant under-performance in the transfer of title deeds. He wanted to know how the DHS was planning to deal with the issue since the budget associated with transfer of deeds had been significantly reduced and some grants had been cancelled by the National Department. ...
  • Roll out of Sustainable Infrastructure Development and Finance Facility Programme 15 Jun 2021

    The Chairperson said that there was an emphasis on the reliance on donor funding, and the projects that had been identified were in the bigger secondary city municipalities. There were a number of smaller municipalities that required some serious infrastructural development. If donor funding was not forthcoming and other financing ...
  • COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme for the old age homes in the Province 11 Jun 2021

    Mr D America (DA) said the high percentage of staff that was reluctant to be vaccinated was concerning given the propensity of the virus to mutate and having regard for each case to be treated on its merit. From his perspective, the environment in which care centres were operating was ...
  • State of readiness of IEC with regard to the upcoming municipal elections 21 May 2021

    The Chairperson responded saying that he did not think that Mr Marais’ point of order required a ruling at this stage as the questions had already been asked. However, he noted Mr Marais’ point and said that if there is a second round of questions it would be communicated to ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 16 Apr 2019

    What number of vacant funded posts are in the waste management department within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) what are the grading levels of the posts and (c) how long has each position been vacant?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 15 Apr 2019

    With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 15 Apr 2019

    With reference to the Edleen Primary School, situated in the City of Ekurhuleni, (a) why is the school in such a state of disrepair, (b) when last was maintenance conducted at the school, (c) on what date will all repairs be completed at the school and (d) on what date ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

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