Mr Elvis Kholwana Siwela

National Assembly

Elvis Kholwana Siwela

About Elvis Kholwana Siwela

2020 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 10 meetings out of 11

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 20

2017 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 30 meetings out of 35

2016 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 49 meetings out of 57

2015 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 32 meetings out of 36

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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 2014 [Source]


Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
CPT Lunghile CC [Deregistered]
Xivoningi CC [Deregistered]

Committee appearances

  • Basic Education Budget: Committee Report 28 May 2020

    Mr S Ngcobo (DA) moved for the adoption of the minutes, and Mr E Siwela (ANC) seconded the adoption.
  • Umalusi 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan 19 May 2020

    Mr E Siwela (ANC) said that when one walked around in a community, one would find a lot of qualified teachers who were unemployed. Umalusi was saying that it had a shortage of professional staff – was it looking for teachers with specific experience, or was it just any teacher? If ...
  • DBE & SACE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 12 May 2020

    Mr E Siwela (ANC) asked if registrations with SACE for professional teachers were permanent. Or are teachers de-registered when they resign from the profession? The Ministry has indicated that it will probably allow people who left the system to re-join due to COVID-19, to increase capacity. If these teachers are ...
  • DBE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry 5 May 2020

    Mr E Siwela (ANC) agreed with about infrastructure and ICT deployment. This has been a concern for a very long time. As DBE goes into reviewing its plan, perhaps it should focus more on infrastructure and ICT deployment. He proposed that all qualified teachers, whether they studied via Funza Lushaka ...
  • Schooling during COVID-19 Lockdown: update with Deputy Minister 28 Apr 2020

    Mr E Siwela (ANC) noted that DBE had procured 400 mobile classrooms to date – how many additional classrooms does the Department need to cater for all learners? In the event where there will be “platooning” of schools, will transport be provided for learners attending the second session who might leave ...

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Plenary appearances

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