Mr James Selfe

Formerly: National Assembly

James Selfe

About James Selfe

Mr Selfe's career in politics started in 1979, when he joined the research department of the Progressive Federal Party (PFP), a forerunner of today’s Democratic Alliance. He was elected to Parliament in 1994, and participated in the Constitutional Assembly which drew up the democratic Constitution, and served as Democratic Party and DA spokesperson on Correctional Services since 1999. served as the DA's Federal Executive Chairperson. He was born in Pretoria and attended Bishops Boarding School in Cape Town. Upon completing his secondary education he was called up for military training in the South African National Defense Force anti-aircraft division and progressed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After his reelection to Parliament in 1999 he became the party’s spokesperson on Provincial and Local Government. In 2004 he was re-elected to Parliament and became responsible for the Correctional Services Portfolio. (http://www.da.org.za).

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate (2 of 3 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

50% attendance rate (10 of 20 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

60% attendance rate (3 of 5 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

75% attendance rate (18 of 24 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

50% attendance rate (4 of 8 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

29% attendance rate (14 of 48 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

47% attendance rate (17 of 36 )

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.

The Committee arranged to host a farewell gathering for Committee Member Mr James Selfe (DA), who announced his retirement from ...

The Chairperson said that the Committee had received a letter from Mr J Selfe (DA) about a parole matter. He ...

Mr J Selfe (DA) said that he might be mistaken – he had not dealt with legislation for a long ...

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 the State Attorney has been requested by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure to begin proceedings to evict ...

(1)Whether her department owns a property situated at 15 Tennant Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town; if so, (a) on what date ...

(1)Whether there is a Correctional Supervision and Parole Board dedicated to the Johannesburg Female Correctional Centre; if not, what is ...

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 House Chair, as I was saying, the portfolio committee was briefed on the BOSASA scandal as early 2009, and yet no action was taken at all, in deed the ...

House Chairperson, we would like to associate ourselves with the tribute paid Minister to the late Jonny Clegg, he was a great musician and a great South African. The Department ...

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

NONE

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

PROPERTY INVESTMENT

SCE PROPERTY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD

Value Description Source

R2000

BRIEFCASE

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

APARTMENT ERF 86445

VREDEHOEK MUIZENBERG

81 square metres plus 41 square metres terrace 396 square metres

Public/Private Source

PRIVATE

OLD MUTUAL

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Old Mutual Living Annuity R382 300

SCE Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd

South African Independent Retirement Annuity R126 443 South African Tax Free Investments R79 405 Ninety One Endowment R4 239 864 1000

R2 300

Description of Journey Sponsor

NONE

Description of Benefit Source

NONE

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

NONE

Type of Business Name of Employer

POLITICAL PARTY (until 20 October 2019)

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

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

NONE

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

NONE

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Corporate Cash Manager

Investec

R509 403.77

Global Select Access

Investec

R195 737.11

iSelect Retirement Annuity

Investec

R120 559.42

Wealth Linked Retirement

Old Mutual

R366 422.20

Golbal Select Access

Investec

R2 877 33.11

iSelect Bond

Investec

R293 728.11

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Erf

Langebaan

674m²

Erf

Muizenberg

396m²

Vredehoek

81m² plus 41m² terrace

Type of Business Name of Employer

Politics

Democratic Alliance

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Property Investment

SCE Property Holdings PTY (Ltd)

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R112 047

Unit Trust

Old Mutual

Unit trust

R437 000

Shares

Investec

Money Fund

R312 727

Shares

Investec

Unit Trust

R 2 690 963

Shares

I Select Investec bond

Unit Trust

Description Extent Location

Erf 286

674sq.m

Langebaan

Erf 86445

396sq.m

Muizenberg

No.2 Vanguard Court

81sq.m plus 41sq.m terrace

Vredehoek

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Mr John Steenhuisen

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Directorship/Partnership

SCE Property Holdings (Pty)Ltd Property Investment

No Name of Company Nature Nominal Value

32.95%

Investec - Coronation Global Managed Fund

Shares

1.21%

Investec - Money Fund

shares

32.87%

Investec - Orbis Global Balanced Fund

Shares

32.97%

Investec - Sarasin GlobalSar Dynamic

Shares

50.08%

Investec - Coronation Market Plus Fund

Shares

49.92%

Investec - PSG Flexible Fund

Shares

100%

Allan Gray Money Market Fund

Investment Platform Unit Trust

Old Mutual

Retirement Wealth

R369 517.10

Old Mutual

Unit Trust(Retirement Annuity)

R87 520.16

Description Sponsor

Study tour to Belgium and Netherlands in relation to the International Criminal Court

Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Mr J steenhuisen

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Description Extent Location

Erf 186

674 sq.m

Langebaan

Erf 86445

396 sq.m

Muizenberg

Flat

81sqm

vredehoek

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature No

R87 937.76

Allan Gray

Units

R24 843.99

Allan Gray Equity Fund Class A

Units

66.199

R45 929.62

Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B4 Class

Units

458.434

R42 816.68

Investec Opportunity Fund E Class

Units

3 935.465

R67 945.88

Old Mutual Balanced Fund B1 Class

Units

4 591.310

R165 415.93

Old Mutual Edge 28 Fund

Units

86 613.440

R14 573.84

Old Mutual Money Market Fund B1 Class

Units

11 555.904

R33 507.19

Old Mutual Growth Fund A

Units

R6 342.31

Old Mutual Money Market Fund A

Units

6 342.31

R22 127.42

Old Mutual Balanced Fund A

Units

1 491.03

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number

None

Trustee

Millennium Prosperity Trust

IT 7191/02

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

J Steenhuisen

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Description Extent Location

Erf 86445

396sq.m.

Muizenberg

Property

118sq.m.

Wynberg

Erf 286

674sq.m.

Langebaan

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R84 534.06

84 117.00

Allan Gray

Units

R46 854.44

485.862

Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B-Class

Units

R40 414.98

4 254.925

Investec Opportunity Fund B3

Units

R24 974.49

22 268.829

Marriott Core Income B- Class

Units

R45 932.18

4 792.040

Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C

Units

R46 555.70

139.836

Allan Gray Equity Fund Class A

Units

R208.12

75.763

Cash Management Acc [ULA]

Units

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number

None

Trustee

Millennium Prospeity Trust

IT 7191/02

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

A Lotriet

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Description Extent Location

Erf 286

674sq.m.

Langebaan

Erf 86445

396sq.m.

Muizenberg

Property

118sq.m.

Wynberg

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R80 649.24 [Market value]

79 532.56

Allan Gray Money Market Fund

Units

R43 962.11

485.862

Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B Class

Units

R38 421.97

4 254.925

Investec Opportunity Fund B3

Units

R25 497.81

22 268.829

Marriot Core Income B Class

Units

R38 320.99

4 792.040

Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C Class

Units

R45 665.59

139.836

Allan Gray Equity Fund Class A

Units

RR2 446.17

936.210

Cash Management ACC [ULA]

Units

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DT George

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Description Extent Location

Erf 286

674sq.m.

Langebaan

Erf 86445

396sq.m.

Muizenberg

Property

118sq.m.

Wynberg

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R35 988.67

485.862

Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B

Units

R33 536.04

4 254.9225

Investec Opportunity Fund B3

Units

R26 410.83

22 268.829

Marriott Core Income B Class

Units

R34 478.73

4 792.040

Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C Class

Units

R34 100.39

139.836

Allan Gray Equity Fund

Units

R3 114.12

1 263.848

Cash Management Acc [ULA]

Units

R75 076.02

75 076.02

Allan Gray

Units

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

A Watson

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Description Extent Location

Erf 286

674sq.m.

Langebaan

Erf 86445

396sq.m.

Muizenberg

Property

118sq.m.

Wynberg

Nominal Value Name of Company No

R29 797.58

Coronation Balanced Plus Fund B Class

485.862 Units

R29 892.12

Investec Opportunity Fund B3

4 254.925 Units

R33 084.24

Old Mutual SA Quoted Property Fund C Class

4 792.040 Units

R73 113.57 [Market value]

Allan Gray Money Market Fund

69 336.88 Units

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

A Watson

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Description Extent Location

Erf 286

674sq.m.

Langebaan

Erf 86445

396sq.m.

Muizenberg

Property

118sq.m.

Wynberg

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R68 461.14

67 552.66

Allan Gray

UNits

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

I Davidson

Politics

Yes

emocratic Alliance

Source Description Value

Cape Town City Council

Festival

+-R800

Description Extent Location

Erf 86445

396sq.m.

Muizenberg

Longwood Gardens

118sq.m.

Wynberg

Erf 286

674sq.m.

Langebaan

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R64,768.40

64,629.50 Units

Allan Gray Money Market Fund

Units

Description Sponsor

Study tour of Germany

Friedrich Naumann and Konrad Audenaeur Foundations

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

D Kohler-Barnard

Politics

Yes

Democratic Alliance

Source Description Value

Cape Town City Council

2 Tickets to CPT Inernational Jazz Festival

-R700

First National Bank

Helicopter ride - Visit to soccer stadium and dinner x 2

-R2000

Description Extent Location

Erf 286

674sq.m.

Langebaan

Erf 86445

396sq.m.

Muizenberg

Longwood Gardens

118sq.m.

Wynberg