Mrs Marian Robin Shinn

Formerly: National Assembly

Marian Robin Shinn

About Marian Robin Shinn

Ms Shinn was born, raised and completed her education in Zimbabwe. She moved to South Africa in 1971 to start a career in journalism at the Rand Daily Mail. Ms Shinn has worked as a journalist for various newsrooms including The Star, Sun Tribune, Sunday Times and Sunday Express, where after she proceeded into IT trade journalism. This shift led Ms Shinn to win the first IT Journalism of the Year Award in 1984. Ms Shinn joined the Democratic Party in 1998 and served as chairperson of the party’s branch in Ward 64 and is a member of the South Peninsula constituency. Ms Shinn served as Shadow Minister of Telecommunication Communications and Postal Services for the DA in the Fifth Parliament (2014 - 2019). Source: DA (http://www.da.org.za).

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (5 of 5 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (27 of 27 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate (24 of 25 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate (26 of 28 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate (18 of 21 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate (16 of 16 )

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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.

Ms M Shinn (DA) asked about the danger that USAASA (Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa) and SA ...

Ms M Shinn (DA) asked that since SASSA business had been secured and universal service obligations had been funded, was ...

Ms M Shinn (DA) highlighted that she had a problem with the Committee using its time to discuss and issue ...

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.

With reference to his reply to question 679 on 23 April 2018, (a) what is the current status of the ...

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1529 on 4 June 2018, the full costs of hosting the International ...

(1)   With reference to his reply to question 1528 on 4 June 2018, what (a) total costs did his department ...

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.

Deputy Speaker, I hereby give notice that, at the next sitting of the House, I shall move on behalf of the DA:

That the House debates the regulatory and commercial ...

The fur is flying at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services. A deputy director-general punched a colleague during a heated exchange about why the deputy director-general, on his return ...

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.
Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R2,536.164.14

/-446 127

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

R81 416.41

/-20831

Investec

Unit Trust

Source

South African Airways

Source Description

Vodacom

2 X Tickets to Cape town Jazz Festival /-R18 000

Description Extent Location

Residential

588m2

Muizenberg, Cape Town

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R2 246 277

450 663

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

Source Description

SAA Airways

Voyager Platinum Card

Description Extent Location

Residential

588 sq.m

Muizenberg, Cape Town

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R1 981 358

254,875

Allan Gray

Unit Trusts

Source Description

SAA

Voyager platinum card

Description Extent Location

Residential property

588sq.m.

Muizenberg, CPT

Source Public/Private

Allan Gray Annuity

Private

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R600 340.95

203 782

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

Source Description

SAA

Gold Card

BA

Silver Card

Description Extent Location

Residential [1/2 share]

588sq.m.

Cape Town

Source Public/Private

Allan Gray Annuity

Private

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R561 419

201 775

Allan Gray

Unit Trusts

Source Description

SAA

Voyager Platinum Card

Description Extent Location

Residential house [1/2 share]

588sq.m.

Cape Town

Source Public/Private

Allan Gray Annuity

Private

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R525 605.49

2 064.91

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

Source Description

SAA

Voyager Gold Card

Source Description Extent

Telkom

Participation in telecomms policy course at Wits University

-R17 500 [Course fee

Description Extent Location

Residential House [1/2 share]

588sq.m.

Cape Town

Source Description Value

Rhodes University

1 Night at Graham Hotel

R1 160.00

Description Extent Location

Residential House [1/2 share]

588sq.m.

Cape Town

Source Public/Private

Allan Gray Annuity Payment

Private

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R427 380.07

1970

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

Description Sponsor

Return flight to Grahamstown for speaking engagement - Cost R2 403.00

Rhodes University

Source

British Airways

Saouth African Airways

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

A Watson

Once-off editing of business proposal

Yes

Andare Avanti

Source Public/Private

Allan Gray annuity payment

Private

Nominal Value Name of Company No

R355 216.02

Allan Gray

1839.53

Source Description

British Airways

Gold Card

South African Airways

Gold Card

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Webwords CC

Ceased trading

Task Force CC

Ceased trading

Description Extent Location

Residential [50% share]

588sq.m.

Muizenberg

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R311,251

1,799

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

Source Description

British Airways

Gold card

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Webwords

CC [Ceased trading]

Application Development Vendor Task Force

CC - [Ceased trading]

Source Description Value

SA Israel Forum

5 Day trip to Israel

Unknown

United Nations

4 Day workshop eGovernment in SADC

Unknown

Description Extent Location

Residential [1/2 share]

588sq.m.

Muizenberg