Rhulani Thembi Siweya

Member of the National Assembly

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About Rhulani Thembi Siweya

Ms Thembi Rhulani Siweya is a Deputy Minister​ in the Presidency. She is also youth activist and a philanthropist who is very passionate about promoting a culture of reading and writing. She is a graduate from Medunsa and is currently enrolled for an MBA degree.

She Matriculated in Saint Morgens English Medium School in Mokopane Limpopo province.

She was introduced to politics at an early age through student activism. She served as the Chairperson of SRC Science Faculty in Medunsa (Medical University of South Africa) and also Treasurer General (TG) for the South African Student Congress (SASCO).

In the year 2013, she served in the ANCYL Provincial Task Team (PTT) Sub-Committee on Communications. She has been a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) since 2015 to date.

A communicator in her own right, Ms Siweya has vast experience of working in the communications environment both as a civil servant and as a politician. She worked as the Spokesperson for the Youth Commission in Limpopo Province between 2007 and 2010. She was a Communications Manager in the office of Limpopo Premier between 2010-2016.

Ms Siweya is an avid reader and a writer who has written numerous published opinion pieces on a variety of topics specifically about Africa and the world. She counts the likes of Chinua Achebe, Bessie Head and Mandla Langa, among her favourite authors.

In 2014, she started African Unmasked, a cognitive movement established to deliberate on current affairs, especially issues relating to gender, Health, Education, governance; economics and identity. (Source: DPME)

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 5 meetings

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 15 meetings

2020 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 8 meetings

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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.

The Committee Secretary confirmed that 15 apologies had been received from Ms P Kekana (ANC), Ms L Bebee (ANC, KZN), ...

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.

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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.

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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.
Name of State Entity Details of Contract and Management thereof Value of Contract Period of Contract

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

NONE

NONE

Value Description Source

R500

Flowers

Mathapelo and Fionah

R480

Clinique face wash, lotion and toner

Momentum G sports award

R800

Bath salt and soap, Facial Roller, satin sleep eye musk, fragrance pillar candle, rooibos body wash, pink hair bonnet

Matau Ralefeta

R150

Faun scarf

Swazi Mhlanga

R0

Branded Goodie bag, small lunch bag, lite back pack, squeeze bottle, key holder, pen, note pad

GCIS Departmental material

R0

MDDA Lite bag pack, MDDA Cap, MDDA diary

MDDA

R0

BrandSA cloth carry bag,

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

R150

Biltong platter

Mathapelo and Fionah

R460

Sanitizer, Musks, Flowers

Lerato

R309

John Christmas, skipping christmas book

Lonmarie

R250

Flowers

Phetole

R0

Note book, pen, key holder, cap

Artisans & skills training college

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Stand-alone residential house

43-unit c Mankweng

R750 000

Residential rooms under construction

Stand No 72 Ga-phasha Limpopo

R350 000

76 clear waters land to build

76 clear waters cove

R780 000

Public/Private Source

Public

Department of planning Monitoring and Evaluation

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Unit Trust Investment

INVESTEC

One investment

R430 000

Description of Journey Sponsor

NONE

NONE

Description of Benefit Source

NONE

NONE

Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

NONE

NONE

NONE

Type of Business Name of Employer

NONE

NONE

Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

NONE

NONE

NONE

Details of all benefits derived Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

Value of Contract Period of Contract Details of Contract and Management thereof Name of State Entity

N/A

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

N/A

Value Description Source

R 2500

BEADS NDEBELE NECKLACE

EASTHER MAHLANGU FOUNDATION

R 1500

Traditional venda attire

Hosi Nesengani

R 1000

FLOWERS

Ouma Tema

R 400

Book on evidence use

Professor Ian Goldman

R 0

Two Departmental coffee mugs

DPME

R 0

SITA Powerbank and Coffee Mug

SITA

R 250

Bernadine Evaristo girl, woman, other book

TEAM

R 500

Chopping board and beaded two cooking spoons

TEAM

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

STAND ALONE RESIDENTIAL HOUSE,

43 UNIT C, MANKWENG, 90M

RESIDENTIAL ROOMS UNDERCONSTRUCTION

STAND NO 77 GA PHASHABURGERSFORT

65M

Public/Private Source

N/A

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

NONE

Description of Journey Sponsor

N/A

Description of Benefit Source

N/A

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

N/A

Type of Business Name of Employer

N/A

Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

N/A

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

THEMBI RHULANI TRUST

MUHLURI SIWEYA

20%HOTEL ESCAPEMENT ZIMBABWE 100%CHICKEN BUSKET RESTURENT 30% HECTOR PLOT IN CHINOI 78% CATTLE IN CHINOI

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

Thembi Rhulani Trust

Muhluri Suweya

20% hotel escapement – Zimbabwe100% Chicken busket Restaurant 78 Cattle in Chinoi30ha plot in Chinoi

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Stand-alone Residential House

Mankweng

90m2

Residential Rooms underconstruction

Burgersfort

65m2