Mr John Henry Steenhuisen

National Assembly

John Henry Steenhuisen

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.

2019 committee attendance as mp

79% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 19

2018 committee attendance as mp

69% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 16

2017 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 23

2016 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 18

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 6 meetings out of 7

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

0% attendance rate

Attended 0 meetings out of 1

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Public Office bearers Pension Fund Public

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Trip to Delhi and Mumbai to look at Sanitation projects as well as skills development programmes Sulabh International NGO (Non Governmental Organisation)

SPONSORSHIPS

Source Description Extent
Sulabh International (NGO) Flights and Accommodation Unknown

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Type of Business Approved Employer
Asset Manager Yes Northstar Asset Management

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Activity
Northstar Asset Management Asset Manager

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Member of the Public Office Bearers Pension fund Public

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
S.M Ikin Cigars(Cuban) /- R2000
Northstar Asset Management Accommodation /-R2500

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
Mr M Waters Consultancy to Asset management Firm Yes Northstar Asset Management

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Activity
Northstar Asset Management Asset Management

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Public Office Bearers Pension Fund Public

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R3 000 7 500 Chemspec Ordinary
R3 000 7 500 Chemspec Ordinary

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Public Office Bearers Pension Fund Public

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R2,793 27 000 Chemspec Ordinary

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R15 000 7 500 Chemspec Ordinary shares
Spillane Educational Trust Member

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
S.A.B. Box tickets R300
Gold Circle Racing Durban July tickets R2 000

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R10 000 27 937 Chemspec Ordinary

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Hospitality, flight to Mochaba Camp, Botswana R Collins

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SA Breweries Box tickets R400
Gold Circle Durban July tickets R1 000
R Collins Botswana Accommodation R5 000

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Nature
4 800 Shares

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Flight to and from George to Cape Town for brewery tour SAB

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Gild Circle Racing Enclosure R1 500

Committee appearances

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development 7 Nov 2019

    Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 5 Nov 2019

    Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 12 Apr 2019

    (1) What is the current status of the investigation into CAS 501/04/2017 opened at the Randfontein Police Station in Gauteng; (2) what are the names of the investigating officer(s) who was or were assigned to investigate the charges; (3) whether the case has been finalised; if not ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NO412E 4 Mar 2015

    Madam Chair, I would like to address you in terms of Rule 67. The sub judice rule, as I said earlier, refers to matters where there is a judicial decision pending and where issues discussed in the House may tend to prejudice the outcome of the case. In relation to ...

  • Da Leader Challenges President Jacob Zuma To Public Debate (Minister's Response) 13 Mar 2014

    ... could share with the ANC rent-a-crowd, in the gallery, to please not clap their hands.

All Plenary Appearances