Mr James Robert Bourne Lorimer

National Assembly

James Robert Bourne Lorimer

About James Robert Bourne Lorimer

Mr Lorimer was born in Johannesburg in 1962. He completed a BA degree at the University of the Witswatersrand and worked as a freelance journalist whilst studying. He worked as a news anchor on Radio 702 in 1994 and started Network Radio Services in the same year executing duties as its Chief Executive Officer. He became involved in politics in 2003 after being appointed as Tony Leon’s Media Director. He was subsequently promoted to the national media team fulfilling the role of Media and Research Director for the DA caucus in the Gauteng Legislature. Mr Lorimer served as the DA’s Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources in the Fifth Parliament (2014 - 2019)

2021 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate

Attended 5 meetings out of 7

2020 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 30

2019 committee attendance as mp

75% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 24

2018 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 19

2017 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 23 meetings out of 27

2016 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 27

2015 committee attendance as mp

76% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 21

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

94% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 17

Attendance Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Organisers Tickets to Mining Indaba /-R18 000
Organisers Tickets to Joburg Indaba /-R10 000
Organisers Tickets to Junior Indaba /-R7000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
1/2 Share of Residential Home /-1000m2 Rooseveldt Park, Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Organisers 1 Ticket to Mining Indaba (Cape Town) /- R22 000
Organisers 1 Ticket to Johannesburg Indaba /- R5000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential Home 1079 sq.m Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Organisers of Conference Ticket to Mining Indaba +-R29 900
Organisers of Indaba Ticket to Joberg Indaba +-R6 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Half share in property +-1 026sq.m. Roosevelt Park, JHB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Conference Organisers Ticket to Mining Indaba +-R16 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential Home [50% share] 1,093ha Roosevelt Park, JHB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Mining Indaba organisers Ticket to Mining Indaba +-R14 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential home [50% share] 1 093ha Roosevelt Park, JHB

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Shrike Media [Dormant Co.]
Boundlesstrude [Dormant Co.]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential home [1/2 share] 1 026sq.m. Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Shrike Media Dormant Co.
Boundlesstrade Dormant Co.

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential Home [1/2 share] - 1026sq.m. Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Shrike Media Dormant Co.
Boundlesstrade Dormant Co.

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential House [50% share] +-1 000sq.m. Johannesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Network Radio Services (Pty) Ltd Dormant Co.
Shrike Media Holdings (Pty) Ltd Dormant

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential - Erf 339 [Half share] Normal Roosevelt Park, JHB

Committee appearances

  • Impact of SONA on Department; Licensing regime (both mineral and energy): DMRE briefing 24 Feb 2021

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) said he had a number of questions. He began by saying that the presentation data on the number of applications per province was useful, but not that useful because it covered such a long period. The Members need to know how many of these applications had ...
  • Nuclear New Build Request for Information: DMRE Update 23 Feb 2021

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) asked about the decision-making process. Which partner/s would they be going with? Could DMRE provide further information? A decision like this had many factors – the type of reactors, how long it took to build, the degree of localisation and what kind of funding they would ...
  • Adherence of Covid-19 regulations & roll-out of vaccines in sector: DMRE & MINCOSA briefings 10 Feb 2021

    The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting. He shared with everyone that approximately 13 Members of Parliament had succumbed to COVID-19, and that he had also lost a significant number of relatives to the virus. Therefore, it was important to take the pandemic seriously. The agenda was the adherence of ...
  • Ocean Phakisa Progress: DEFF briefing 24 Nov 2020

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) seconded Mr Singh’s compliment of the presenter’s enthusiasm. Slide three talks about a figure of value assigned to the oceans economy; how much of that figure is dependent on coastal and marine tourism? He wanted to know more about the Sunrise LPG facility at Saldanha Bay: ...
  • Update on Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) 2020; state of marine fisheries resources 10 Nov 2020

    Mr J Lorimer (DA) asked what monitoring was being done with the co-operatives. Were they being run according to the plan, with community participation? He also sought clarity on whether it was correct that the DEFF had provided boats for fisherman. Though Members had heard about some boats which had ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 2 Mar 2021

    (1)What (a) operations is the (i) SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) and/or (ii) entities reporting to him conducting and/or have they conducted from the property at 265 Pasteur Road, Blackheath, Johannesburg, (b) total number of employees of SANRAL and the specified entities reporting to him work at the ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition 15 Dec 2020

    (1)With regard to the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone, what (a)(i) are the reasons that the specified project was designated a Presidential Project and (ii) date was it done so, (b) does such designation mean, (c)(i) state-owned entities and (ii) government departments are either participating and/or intended to participate in this ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment 6 Nov 2020

    (a) What are the reasons that the fisheries offices of her department are still closed and (b) on what date will they re-open?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • USEKELA MPHATHISWA WEZOLIMO, UHLENGAHLENGISO LOMHLABA NOPHUHLISO 23 Oct 2019

    Chair, we are conscious of the needs of small-scale fishermen and we trust that the Minister will not address these by sacrificing resources in the longer term.

    In this regard, West Coast Rock Lobster is an important species for small- scale fishermen and this year's catch has been pegged at ...

  • DIPLOMATICE RELATIONS BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND BANGLADESH (Member's Statement) 10 Sep 2019

    Hon House Chair, the ANC is running out of excuses. This has been recently demonstrated by the ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule. He is being accused of widespread corruption before the Zondo Commission and even had a book called Gangster State written about his multiple misdeeds as the Premier of the ...

All Plenary Appearances