Mr Gregory Allen Grootboom

Formerly: National Assembly and Northern Cape Provincial Legislature

Gregory Allen Grootboom

About Gregory Allen Grootboom

Dr Gregory Allen Grootboom, who retired from politics on the 11th of September 2019, was elected as an MP to the National Assembly for the DA in April 2009. He served on various portfolio committees within the DA in the Northern Cape. Dr Grootboom is the shadow Deputy Minister for Arts and Culture. He was the Shadow MEC for Education in the Northern Cape. He also served on the portfolio committees for Sport, Arts and Culture as well as Roads and Public Works. Prior to entering politics full time, Dr Grootbooom practiced as a psychologist where he was Managing Director of Kim Care Centre (Private Psychology Practice). He holds a PhD from the University of the Free State in South Africa. source: dancp.co.za

During 2006 he was a visiting scholar to the University of California in Los Angeles through the prestigious international Ford Scholarship. He has also published an ensemble of poetry and a second ensemble is currently in print. source: bookstore.xlibris.com

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (4 of 4 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (20 of 20 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (20 of 22 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (20 of 22 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate (16 of 20 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

83% attendance rate (10 of 12 )

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What they said in committee meetings:

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Mr G Grootboom (DA) said that he had several issues to raise. The first that came to mind was that ...

Mr G Grootboom (DA) said it seems as though CCIFSA wants to take over from the National Arts Council. He ...

Mr G Grootboom (DA) referred to one of the issues that was talked about in the last meeting around 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.

With reference to the tragedy of the devastation at culturally historical town Wupperthal by a fire recently, how will his ...

With reference to the tragedy of the devastation at culturally historical town Wupperthal by a fire recently, how will his ...

Whether, with reference to the implementation of the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103 project across the art and culture sector, ...

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.

Thank you, hon Deputy Speaker. The Leader of the Opposition and soon to be president in absentia, members and fellow South Africans, our country

Adjunkspeaker, lede van die Huis, die DA het ...

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The Deputy SPEAKER: Sorry, sorry, just take your seat. My apologies, I was making the same mistake. Chief Whip, please ...

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 Description Value

Dr Boezak

French Cognac

/-R650.00

Taiwan Cons General

Whiskey

/-R600.00

Fits received during study Taiwan

Ornaments and Tour of Taiwan

Value - Nominal

Traditional Healer

Walking Stick

Unknown

Zulu King

Blanket

Unknown

Description Extent Location

Farm Land

Farms - Claims not Yet

Tower Water

Farm land

Honoured by Government

Eastern Cape - Joubertina

Source Public/Private

Government - Education

Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R134

29

Telkom

Ordinary

R00

00

MTN

Pulic

Description Sponsor

Study Tour, Sharing of Best Practices

Taiwanese Government

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Hon John Steenhuizen

Private Practice Psychologist

Yes

AE Life Management Services (Self-Private)

Name Value Activity

ICAS

Costing not Yet Determined

Employee Wellness

Source Public/Private

Pension - Government (Sanlam)

Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R133.80

29

MTN Group Ltd

Public Shares

41

Eyethu

Public shares

29

Telkom

Public Shares

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Mr J Steenhuisen

Private Practice

Yes

Self

Description Extent Location

House

2000 sq.m (363 sq.m)

Kimberley

House

550 sq.m (210 sq.m)

Mosselbay

Stand

400 sq.m

Mosselbay

House

750 sq.m ( 200 sq.m)

Kimberley

Source Public/Private

Dept. of Education

Public

Name of Company No Nominal Value

Telkom

29

MTN

39

+-R4 000

Eyethu

+-R3 000

Name Value Activity

A

None

Private Practice

Description Location

House

Kimberley

House

Mosselbay

Stand

Mosselbay

House

Kimberley

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R34.90

29

MTN

Nominal

R41.00

79

Telkom

Nominal

Sanlam

Investment

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Kim Care Centre

Psychology Practice [Deregistration process]

Clellau Communications

[Deregistration process]

Pranal CC

[Deregistration process]

Description Location

Erf

Mosselbay

Erf

Mosselbay

House

Mosselbay

House

Kimberley

House [JV]

Kimberley

Source Public/Private

Govt Pension - Sanlam

Public

No Name of Company Nature Nominal Value

29

Eyethu

Ordinary

34

Telkom

Ordinary

MTN

Ordinary

R5 000

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

KIM Care Centre

Private practice [Dormant]

Clelland Communications

[Dormant]

Description Location

Erf

Mosselbay

House

Mosselbay

House [joint venture with Dr AJ Malgas]

Kimberley