Ms Dianne Kohler Barnard

Member of the National Assembly

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About Dianne Kohler Barnard

Ms Kohler Barnard, before joining the DA in 2004, worked as a radio and print journalist and has traveled abroad extensively. She previously worked for the SABC and SAfm radio. She became the Chairperson of BEMAWU-KZN (Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union) in 2001. Whilst employed at the SABC she became one of the founding members of the inaugural SABC HIV/Aids Committee and also served on the Gender Committee, the Security Task Force and Regional Management Committee.

Ms Kohler Barnard moved to politics in response to increasing state interference in the management of the SABC. She was elected to Parliament with the Democratic Alliance in 2004 and was initially spokesperson on Arts and Culture. She was subsequently appointed opposition spokesperson on Health. During this time she became a vocal critic of incumbent Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, particularly over her support for controversial German vitamin salesman Matthias Rath. Subsequently, Ms Kohler Barnard was appointed to the senior position of the DA's Shadow Minister for Police. She was also the DA’s representative on the SADC observer mission to Zimbabwe for elections in the country.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (24 of 24 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (1 of 1 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (1 of 1 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (12 of 13 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

98% attendance rate (59 of 60 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate (25 of 30 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (24 of 26 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate (30 of 35 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

80% attendance rate (16 of 20 )

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.

Ms D Kohler Barnard (DA) stated that the Portfolio Committee on Communications has no financial expertise. She has concerns that ...

Ms D Kohler Barnard (DA) was of the view that the audit outcomes were catastrophic, and asked the AGSA what ...

Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) said that the creation of a standalone bank offering full banking services is different from the ...

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.

Whether she will furnish Ms D Kohler with (a) a complete list of the (i) names and (ii) addresses of ...

Whether any member of the Board of the SA Broadcasting Corporation has attempted to influence the reporting of current affairs ...

(1) What are the (a) full details of the qualifications of the newly appointed head of news (name furnished) and ...

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.

House Chair, I move without notice on behalf of the DA:

That the House -

1) notes that the Bluff ward of the Central Durban constituency was awarded international Whale ...

House Chair, I move without notice on behalf of the DA:

That the House -

1) notes that the Bluff ward of the Central Durban constituency was awarded international Whale ...

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

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

N/A

Value Description Source

N/A

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Residential house

Morningside, Durban

1 500 sq m

Residential duplex

Umhlanga, Durban

500 sq m

Public/Private Source

N/A

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Ordinary

AngloAmerican

384

R181 000

Ordinary

Malbak

7370

R 72 000

Ordinary

HighPine

998

R162 000

Ordinary

BoardSyndicteTwo

30

R 30 000

Description of Journey Sponsor

Nil

Description of Benefit Source

Voyager Miles

SAA

Executive Club Miles

BA

Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

N/A

Type of Business Name of Employer

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

N/A

Value Description Source

N/A

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Residential

Morningside, Durban

1 500 sq m

Residential

Umhlanga, Durban

500 sq m

Public/Private Source

N/A

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Ordinary

AngloAmerican

384

R180 000

Ordinary

Malbak

7370

R 70 000

Ordinary

HighPine

998

R160 000

Ordinary

BoardSyndicteTwo

30

R 28 000

Description of Journey Sponsor

Multi-party oversight delegation

SA Israel Foundation

Description of Benefit Source

Voyager Miles

SAA

Executive Club Miles

BA

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

N/A

Type of Business Name of Employer

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Ordinary

Anglo American

384

R178 500.00

Ordinary

Malbalc

7370

R56 700.00

Ordinary

Highpine

998

R157 500.00

Ordinary

Board Syndicate Two

30

R26 250.00

Description of Benefit Source

Voyager Miles

SA Voyager

Executive Club Miles

British Airways

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Residential

Morningside, Durban

1 500m²

Residential

Umhlanga, Durban

500m²

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R170 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

R54 000

7370

Malbak

Ordinary

R150 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

R25 000

30

Bood Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Source

Sa Airways

British Airways

Description Extent Location

Residential

1500sq.m

Morningside, Durban

Residential

500 sq.m

Umhlanga, Durban

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R168 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

R52 500

7370

Malbak

Ordinary

R147 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

R23 100

30

Board Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Source

SAA Airways

British Airways

Description Extent Location

Residential

1500 sq.m

Morningside, Durban

Residential

500 sq.m

Umhlanga, Durban

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

-R160 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

-R50 000

7 370

Malbak

Ordinary

-R140 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

-R22 000

30

Board Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Source

SAA

BA

Description Extent Location

Residential

1 500sq.m.

Morningside, Durban

Residential

500sq.m.

Umhlanga, Durban

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

+-R150 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

+-R47 000

7 370

Malbak

Ordinary

+-R138 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

+-R20 000

30

Board Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Source Description

BA

Executive Club Miles

SAA

Voyager miles

Description Extent Location

Residential

1 500sq.m.

Morningside, Durban

Residential

500sq.m.

Umhlanga, Durban

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

+- R130 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

+-R43 000

7 370

Malbak

Ordinary

-R132 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

-R17 000

30

Board Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Source Description

BA

Executive Club miles

SAA

Voyager miles

Description Extent Location

Residential

1 500sq.m.

Morningside, Durban

Residential

500sq.m.

Umhlanga, Durban

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

+-R120 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

+-R40 000

7 370

Malbak

Ordinary

+-R120 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

+-R15 000

30

Board Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Source Description

SAA

Voyager miles

BA

Executive Club points

Description Extent Location

House

1 500sq.m.

Morningside, Durban

Duplex

500sq.m.

Sunningdale, Durban

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

+-R110 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

+-R37 000

7 370

Malbak

Ordinary

+-R110 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

+-R10 000

30

Board Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Description Sponsor

Canada/UK - Police Portfolio Committee oversight visit

Parliament

Oversight visit to North West Province

Parliament

Oversight visit to Port Elizabeth, and Gauteng Province

Police Portfolio Committee

Source

SAA

BA

Source Description Value

NW Province SAPS Management during Portfolio Committee oversight [All members received as corporate gifts]

1 Gold pen

Unknown

Description Extent Location

House

1 500sq.m.

Durban

Duplex

800sq.m.

Umhlanga

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

+-R105 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

+-R26 000

7 370

Malbak

:

+-R95 000

998

Highpine

:

+-R5 000

30

Board Syndicate Two

:

38

Mpact

Shares

Description Sponsor

Berlin 21-26 May 2011

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Source Description

SAA

Voyager miles

BA

Exceutive Club miles

Description Extent Location

Duplex

500sq.m.

Sunningdale, Durban

House

1 500sq.m.

Morningside, Durban

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

+ - R100 000

384

Anglo American

Ordinary

+- R25 000

7370

Malbak

Ordinary

+ - R95 000

998

Highpine

Ordinary

+- R5 000

30

Board Syndicate Two

Ordinary

Source Description

SAA

Voyager miles

BA

Executive Club points

Description Extent Location

House

1 500 sq.m.

Morningside, Durban

Duplex

3 Bedroomed

Umhlanga