Mervyn Alexander Dirks

Member of the National Assembly

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About Mervyn Alexander Dirks

Mr Dirks was the Chief Whip of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). He was discharged from SCOPA in January 2022. His involvement in politics dates back to the 1970s when he spearheaded the Happy Valley rent boycotts against the apartheid local councils and its race-based local authorities. He was a member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the 1980s, where he organised in the Midlands region, together with affiliate grass roots organisations of the UDF, until joining the African National Congress (ANC) in later years.

In 2000, Mr Dirks was a member of the ANC Regional Executive Committee for Moses Mabhida region in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN). He became a Member of Parliament in 2014, and in later years served as the ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) member for ANC in KZN. He was also the Deputy Mayor of the Msunduzi Local Municipality. Read more about Mr Dirks

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (1 of 1 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate (36 of 45 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

73% attendance rate (29 of 40 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate (17 of 23 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate (10 of 14 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

49% attendance rate (21 of 43 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

45% attendance rate (18 of 40 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

27% attendance rate (12 of 45 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

73% attendance rate (8 of 11 )

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in which President Cyril Ramaphosa alluded to the misuse of public funds for party-political purposes. The recording had been brought ...

The Chairperson provided a brief summary of the background to the matter under discussion in the meeting. On 22 December ...

Mr M Dirks (ANC) said the submission the Minister made was understood and he agreed with it. The Committee needed ...

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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.
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Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

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Investrac 21 Kathathu M Supplies Commshelf 24 Cuesta Investments Capital City Housing Facilator Trading No Regrets Trading Redlands Suite 5 Pacific Breeze Trading 517 Bradbury Trading 30 Misty Lake Trade and Invest 73 Leicester Football Club

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Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

PMB/1518/105

Pietermaritzburg

650

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Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Inactive

Investec 21

Final Deregistration

Commshelf

Deregistration Process

Westa Investment

Final Deregistration Inactive

Facilitator Trading

Final Deregistration Inactive

No Regrets Trading

Final Deregistration Inactive

Redlands Suit 5

Final Deregistration Inactive

Pacific Breeze Trading 517

Final Deregistration Inactive

Bradbury Trading 30

Active

Misty Lake Trade and Invest 73

Final Deregistration Inactive

Leicester Football Club

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Pietermaritzburg

±600m²

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

No Regrets Trading

Final Deregistration

Redlands Suite 5

Final Deregistration

INVESTRAC 21

Final Deregistration

Commshelf 24

Final Deregistration

Cliesta Investment

Close Corporation

Facilitator Trading

Final Deregistration

Pacific Breeze Trading 5

Final Deregistration

Bradbury Trading 30

Final Deregistration

Mish Lake trade and investment 73

Private Company

Leicester Football Club

Final Deregistration

Description Extent Location

House

1000m2

Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal

Vacant Land

1000m2

Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Investrac 21

Final Deregistration

Commshelf 24

Final Deregistration

Cliesta Investment

Close Corporation

Facilitator Trading

Final Deregistration

No Regrets Trading

Final Deregistration

Redlands Suite 5

Final Deregistration

Pacific Breeze Trading 5

Final Deregistration

Bradbury Trading 30

Final Deregistration

Mish Lake Trade and Investment 73

Private Company

Leicester Football Club

Final Deregistration

Description Extent Location

House

1000sq.m

41 Magnolia Road, Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg

Vacant Land

1000sq.m

Melsetter Road

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Investrac 21

Leicester FG

Soccer

Pacific Breeze 517

Guesta

Misty Lake

Bradburr

Redlands Suite 5

Commshelf 24

Facilator Trading

Description Extent Location

Residential

1 000sq.m.

Pietermaritzburg

Name of Company No

Cozitime

40

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg

Vacant land

1 000sq.m.

Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg