Hannah Shameema Winkler

National Assembly

Hannah Shameema Winkler

About Hannah Shameema Winkler

Ms Winkler became a Member of Parliament in 2019 and serves on the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. She has an Honours Degree in Politics. Learn more about her in this MP Corner interview.

2020 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 30

2019 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 21

Attendance Methodology

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Committee appearances

  • Explosion at Engen Refinery in Durban South: stakeholder engagement 8 Dec 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) referred to community reimbursement and said many members of the community were affected, especially those in the block of flats. Those people were moved to a B&B, and now they are going to be moved to decantation flats. It is impossible for these individuals to live ...
  • Ocean Phakisa Progress: DEFF briefing 24 Nov 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) thanked officials and colleagues. Regarding the destruction of deep sea habitats and species loss due to exploration (for gas, oil, etc.), how much influence and authority does DEFF have in the licence process and applications? How far away can exploration take place from MPAs and fishing ...
  • Streamlining Forestry and Fisheries branches within Department 17 Nov 2020

    The Chairperson said that there was only one item that would be presented to the Portfolio Committee (PC), but it would still be necessary for the PC to adopt the meeting agenda, so that nothing was “left to chance.” Mr N Singh (IFP) proposed adopting the agenda, and Ms H ...
  • Streamlining Forestry and Fisheries branches within Department 17 Nov 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) also thanked the Department for the presentation. She wanted to know what the total staff contingent was now for Forestry and Fisheries, taking into consideration that there was a transfer of a number of positions. Did the Department have provincial offices for the DEFF branches in ...
  • Update on Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) 2020; state of marine fisheries resources 10 Nov 2020

    Ms H Winkler (DA) began by asking about the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The presentation had stated that only the hake industry was certified. Why were other fisheries not certified in terms of the MSC? This would allow access to European and other foreign markets, which would in turn allow ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology 17 Dec 2020

    With reference to the reply to question 2458 on 9 November 2020, what are the reasons that Esayidi Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) College received no funding for laptops considering that most of the attendant students hail from rural areas and impoverished circumstances and thus have limited to no ...
  • Questions asked to the Ministerof Highe rEducation, Science and Technology 16 Nov 2020

    (1) What(a) total amount in funding does the Thekwini Further Education and T raining College,Kwa-Zulu Natal,receive from his department and (b) is Thekwini college’s annual total revenue from all other sources; (2) what(a )total amount in funding is allocated to its Thekwini College Springfield Campus and(b) is the budget allocation ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education, Science andTechnology 9 Nov 2020

    (1) What(a)amount in funding has his department allocated to Esayidi Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college in KwaZulu-Natal, (b) is the specified TVET’s annual total budget for the 2020-21 financial year and (c) is EsayidiTVET’s budget allocation to each of its campuses for the specified year and (d) ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 25 Feb 2020

    House Chairperson, I hereby give notice of motion that on the next sitting of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House -

    1) debates how it intends to, as a matter of urgency, discuss the state of our river health in South Africa as ...

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 26 Nov 2019

    Hon House Chair, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House, debates the need for Parliament to set a precedent and an example to South Africa and take proactive measures to prevent plastic pollution ...

All Plenary Appearances