Ms Laetitia Heloise Arries

National Assembly

Laetitia Heloise Arries

About Laetitia Heloise Arries

Ms Arries is a member of the National Assembly and serves in the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation.

Prior to her election to Parliament, she served as a Councillor of the George Local Municipality. Ms Arries was elected to the National Assembly at the general election held on 8 May 2019. On 22 May 2019, she took office as an MP. She is one of two EFF MPs from George.

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Committee appearances

  • Children’s Amendment Bill: Technical Team on ECD chapters/clauses; DSD Budget: Committee Report 19 May 2021

    Ms L Arries (EFF) said that she was happy there had been engagements between the Department and SALGA, and also noted the need for an engagement with the DBE to fast track the process.
  • Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 5 18 May 2021

    Ms L Arries (EFF) said that the ECD sector has been treated as the step child of the education system. When one looks at ECD practitioners earning less than R1000 per month. This really needs to be looked at with a formal qualification and a regulatory council that ECD practitioners ...
  • Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 3 13 May 2021

    Ms L Arries (EFF) said that there needed to be equality in the foster care and adoption grants because there was a huge difference between them. To the Women’s Legal Centre, she asked whether it was possible for a 16-year-old to give consent to be sexually active and said that ...
  • Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 2 12 May 2021

    Ms L Arries (EFF) raised the issue regarding virginity testing and giving consent for the test. She requested clarity as to who they defined as being minors. A Constitutional Court banned corporal punishment – would it not be a violation of the children’s rights to promote corporal punishment. Where did ...
  • Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 1 11 May 2021

    Ms L Arries (EFF) referred to the presentation given by the Equal Education Centre and the mention of ECD’s in the Constitution. Did they think that ECD should be incorporated into education in terms of the Schools Act, specifically so that ECD learning could be synergised through the education programmes ...

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 4 Jun 2021

    In view of the Western Cape that has implemented an online booking system for disability grant medical assessments, what provisions have been made by her department for persons who do not have access to devices to make online bookings?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 4 Jun 2021

    What (a) is the current backlog of adoption services in the Republic and (b) impact does the delay in processing adoption applications have on the (i) children and (ii) prospective parents?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Social Development 4 Jun 2021

    What (a) total number of early childhood development (ECD) centres are equipped to handle disabled children in the Republic and (b) measures has she taken to ensure that the needs of disabled children are provided for in ECD centres?

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Plenary appearances

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