Mathew John Cuthbert

National Assembly

Mathew John Cuthbert

About Mathew John Cuthbert

Mr Cuthbert serves as the DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister for Trade, Industry and Economic Development. Some of his achievements include being the youngest councillor in Ekhurhuleni. He holds a Bachelor of Political Science, a Post-graduate diploma in Business Administration at the Wits Business School, and is currently pursuing his Master of Management with a focus on economic policy at the Wits School of Governance. Read more here.

2019 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 27

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Committee appearances

  • Workshop on African Trade and Regional Integration 18 Sep 2019

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) asked, given that South Africa was one of the few countries in Africa with a body such as ITAC, what would the implementation of a similar body for the continent look like and was this being considered?
  • Overview of existing trade relations and agreements, as well as ongoing trade negotiations Brexit negotiations 11 Sep 2019

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) commented that SA’s current account balance had gone into the negative by some R60 billion -- R143.5 billion had increased to R204.1 billion after seven consecutive quarters of current account deficits. The deficit with China concerned him, as there was an $80 billion deficit ...
  • South African Automotive Industry Master Plan & National Credit Amendment Act: dti briefings 10 Sep 2019

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) noted one of the industry’s six objectives was to double employment to 224 000 employees. He recounted that previously it was indicated that if incentives were provided, there would a guarantee in the number of jobs created. He asked if this was still the case ...
  • Status report on matters relating to the Sugar Industry 4 Sep 2019

    Mr M Cuthbert (DA) pointed out that there were a lot of interdepartmental linkages within the problems faced by the sugar industry and there was a need for sound cooperative governance to deal with them effectively. The Committee could look at how it would address job loss problems with the ...
  • Committee Legacy Reports 28 Aug 2019

    In relation to the My Parliament App installed on Members’ cell phones, Mr M Cuthbert (DA) informed Members that the certificate used in uploading the application meant that the parliamentary IT Services could track all personal information on phones. Members needed to go to security and see what was being ...

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Trade and Industry 7 Jan 2020

    (1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 567 on 16 September 2019, the Chief Director who had been suspended for 729 days was placed on suspension for dealings in information technology (IT) procurement with a certain company (name furnished); (2) what are the relevant details of the IT ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Trade and Industry 2 Dec 2019

    (a) What number of Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs) passed broad-based black economic empowerment verification over the past year, (b) how does this compare to the number of companies in the past 10 financial years and (c) what number of QSEs from Level 1 to 8 (i) complied and (ii) did ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation 19 Nov 2019

    1) What is the Government ‘s position on the economic sanctions placed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America and the Europian Union; (2) Whether the Government supporst a human rights – based foreign policy; if not, why not; if so, (3) Whether the government stands in solidarity with Government ...

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Plenary appearances

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