Mr Suhla James Masango

Formerly: Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature and National Assembly

Suhla James Masango

About Suhla James Masango

Suhla James Masango was elected Deputy Chairperson of the Federal Council at DA Federal Congress 2020.

With roots in the Student Movement in the late 70s, James first joined the DA’s predecessor, the Democratic Party, in August 1994 and in 1995 he co-opted to the Mpumalanga Provincial Executive Committee.

James currently serves on the DA Federal Candidates Election Committee.

He served as a member of Parliament from 2004 to 2019.

His vast career includes being:

  • Elected constituency chairperson for Govan Mbeki Municipality in 1998, serving until 2004.

  • Elected provincial deputy chairperson for the Democratic Party in 2000.

  • Elected Ward 5 Councilor December 2000 for Govan Mbeki Municipality for the DA and indirectly elected as a councillor at Gert Sibande District Council.

  • Appointed the political administrator of DA Limpopo Province in late 2007 before handing over after the Provincial Congress in December 2008 to the newly elected leadership.

  • Appointed to the Federal Legal Commission of the DA from 2007 until 2015, serving on the Federal Executive Committee and Federal Council of the DA from 2005 until 2018.

  • Elected provincial chairperson in April 2005 and re-elected in 2007, 2009 and 2012, serving until April 2015 when he was elected provincial leader.

  • Elected DA national caucus chairperson in 2009, serving until November 2011 upon which time he was transferred to the Legislature and served as chief whip.

  • Elected DA national caucus whip in 2014, serving until August 2015 when he was transferred to the Mpumalanga Legislature to serve as Leader of the Opposition until 7 May 2019.

Mr Masango resigned from the National Assembly - effective 26 August 2015 and was then deployed to the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature.

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

2015 committee attendance as mp

59% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 22

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

79% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 14

2010 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

Attendance Methodology

DISCLAIMER: This information has been obtained via the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. PMG makes every effort to compile reliable and comprehensive information, but does not claim that the data is 100% accurate and complete.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nature
135 Asonge (MTN) Ordinary
70 (Sasol) Inzalo Ordinary
50 Sasol Ordinary

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Mkungu Transport Transportation

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Audtern None Bookkeeping

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House 125sq.m. Secunda
Land 1 000sq.m. Evander
Land +-3 000sq.m. Devon
House 160sq.m. Siyabuswa

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

No Name of Company Nature
37 Sanlam Ordinary
135 Asonge (MTN) Ordinary
70 Sasol Inzalo Ordinary
50 Sasol Ordinary

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Mkungu Transport Enterprises Coal transportation

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Audtern None Bookkeeping

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Siyabuswa

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 1 Sep 2015

    (a) What investigations have been conducted into motor vehicle testing stations (i) in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) who conducted the specified investigations, (c) what were the conclusions in respect of each investigation, (d) how many persons have been charged in respect of each ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 20 Aug 2015

    (a) What investigations have been conducted into motor vehicle testing stations (i) in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) who conducted the specified investigations, (c) what were the conclusions in respect of each investigation, (d) how many persons have been charged in respect of each ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 31 Jul 2015

    (a) What are the qualifications of the former head of Engineering at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Mr Daniel Mthimkhulu, (b) from which institutions were the specified qualifications received, (c) on what basis was he appointed in his former position, (d) how were his qualifications verified prior to ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 17 Mar 2015

    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 illegally occupied and unoccupied government houses.

  • Appropriation Bill 15 Jul 2014

    Chair, we are speaking about ... [Interjections.]

All Plenary Appearances