Mr John Henry Steenhuisen

Member of the National Assembly

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About John Henry Steenhuisen

Mr Steenhuisen (born 25 March 1976) serves as the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly. He also previously served as Leader of the Opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

Mr Steenhuisen was born in Durban and attended Northwood Boys High School.

Mr Steenhuisen was elected to the then Durban City Council in 1999 at the age of 22 making him one of the youngest councillors in the city's history. In 2006 he was elected caucus leader of the Democratic Alliance's official opposition as a member of the eThekwini Municipal Council and served on its Executive Council.

He represented Durban North in the eThekwini Municipal Council, and its predecessor Durban City Council, for 10 years until being elected to the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature in the 2009 general election. He was subsequently elected provincial leader of the Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal during the party's 2009 Provincial Congress until 18 October 2010. Mr Steenhuisen continued to serve as an MPL and DA caucus leader until his move to the National Assembly in July 2011.

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

0% attendance rate (0 of 4 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

0% attendance rate (0 of 2 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

79% attendance rate (15 of 19 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

73% attendance rate (11 of 15 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (21 of 23 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate (12 of 18 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate (6 of 7 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

0% attendance rate (0 of 1 )

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 Acting Speaker said that the Committee was trying to do – in terms of increasing the level of focused ...

Mr Q Dyantyi (ANC) proposed adopting the minutes and this was seconded by Mr J Steenhuisen (DA).

The agenda was moved by Mr J Steenhuisen (DA) and seconded by Mr Q Dyantyi (ANC).

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, with reference to Recommendation 2.4 of the Report of the High- Level Review Panel on the State Security ...

Whether, with reference to Recommendation 2.4 of the Report of the High- Level Review Panel on the State Security Agency ...

(1)Whether he has found that the National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr Arthur Fraser, complied with all the requirements and ...

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.

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

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Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

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Value Description Source

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Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

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Description of Journey Sponsor

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Value Description Source

±R2 500.00

Whiskey – Jonny Walker Black Laber

Taiwan Consulate

Unknown

Beaded Rhino

U.S. Consulate

Unknown

Lunch

German Embassy

±R19 000.00

Laptop

Mr. K Dilip

Unknown

Cigars and Coffee

Cuban Foreign Service

Unknown

Dragons Fruit (Box)

Taiwanese Consulate

Description of Benefit Source

Lounge Access Card

British Airways

Platinum Membership Card

Europcar

Platinum Membership Card

SAA

Type of Business Name of Employer

Asset Management

North Star

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

Based on consultancy work done.

North Star

Asset Management

Source Description Value

S.M Ikin

Leather Wallet

/- R3000.00

Northstar Asset Management (Breakaway)

Accommodation

/-R2500.00

Sulabh International NGO(Non Governmental Organisation)

Apple watch

/-R4000.00

Sulabh International NGO (Non Governmental Organisation)

Books on Gandhi/Medi

/-R1200.00

Menlyn Boutique Hotel

Accommodation

/-R2500.00

Mr C M Ramaphosa

Cigar (Cuba)

Unknown

Source Public/Private

Public Office bearers Pension Fund

Public

Description Sponsor

Trip to Delhi and Mumbai to look at Sanitation projects as well as skills development programmes

Sulabh International NGO (Non Governmental Organisation)

Source Description Extent

Sulabh International (NGO)

Flights and Accommodation

Unknown

Type of Business Approved Employer

Asset Manager

Yes

Northstar Asset Management

Name Activity

Northstar Asset Management

Asset Manager

Source Public/Private

Member of the Public Office Bearers Pension fund

Public

Source Description Value

S.M Ikin

Cigars(Cuban)

/- R2000

Northstar Asset Management

Accommodation

/-R2500

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Mr M Waters

Consultancy to Asset management Firm

Yes

Northstar Asset Management

Name Activity

Northstar Asset Management

Asset Management

Source Public/Private

Public Office Bearers Pension Fund

Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R3 000

7 500

Chemspec

Ordinary

R3 000

7 500

Chemspec

Ordinary

Source Description Value

Gold Circle Racing

Durban July tickets

R2 000

Canadian Parliamentary Delegation

Silver bear ornament

+-R1 000

Mr Tim Brauteseth, MP

Cuban cigars

+-R400

Mr Michael Bagraim, MP

Parker Pen

+-R500

Uzwelo Bags

Laptop bag

+-R300

Nolands Inc.

Sunglasses, Sweets, Keyring

+-R300

Source Public/Private

Public Office Bearers Pension Fund

Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R2,793

27 000

Chemspec

Ordinary

Source Description Value

Mr Dov Fedler

Paperweight

Mr D Stubbe

Cigars [Cuban]

R400

Mr GR Davis

Tie

R200

Gold Circle Racing

Durban July tickets

R800

Mr & Mrs Faber

Cigars

R400

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R15 000

7 500

Chemspec

Ordinary shares

Spillane Educational Trust

Member

Source Description Value

S.A.B.

Box tickets

R300

Gold Circle Racing

Durban July tickets

R2 000

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R10 000

27 937

Chemspec

Ordinary

Description Sponsor

Hospitality, flight to Mochaba Camp, Botswana

R Collins

Source Description Value

SA Breweries

Box tickets

R400

Gold Circle

Durban July tickets

R1 000

R Collins

Botswana Accommodation

R5 000

No Nature

4 800

Shares

Description Sponsor

Flight to and from George to Cape Town for brewery tour

SAB

Source Description Value

SA Breweries

SAB Tour - Accommodation

R6 000

SA Breweries

Polo travel bag

R3 000

Gold Circle

Durban July tickets

R1 000

SA Breweries

Box tickets

R400

Outdoor Network

Box tickets

R400

Source Description Value

Gild Circle Racing

Enclosure

R1 500