Samantha Jane Graham

National Assembly

Samantha Jane Graham

About Samantha Jane Graham

Ms. Graham joined the DA as a member around 2007 but only got active in 2009. She formed a branch in Aberdeen, a small town in Eastern Cape, and was elected as the Chairperson. In 2011, she stood as a Councillor and was elected. She was re-elected in 2016 and served as the Portfolio Chairperson on Corporate Services and on the Executive Committee of the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality. She is a new Member of Parliament, read more.

2020 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 18

2019 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 18

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  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
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  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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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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Committee appearances

  • Infrastructure Development Act Workshop 2 Sep 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) expressed her gratitude for the informative presentation. She said it raised a number of issues. Legislation might need to be amended in order for the full role and responsibility for infrastructure development to be handed over to the Department. The infrastructure component needed to be clearly ...
  • Role of Independent Development Trust during Covid-19 lockdown period in the social sector of the EPWP 26 Aug 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) said she was confused by the presentation. How many days a month did the participants work? Did the R31 million paid over to the non-profit organisations (NPOs) include a project management fee? The participants were paid R101 -- were the project managers paid out of the EPWP ...
  • DPWI on corruption allegations and investigations reports regarding: State funerals; Beitbridge border-fencing project; Oryx Multimedia contract 18 Aug 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) stated that the Minister had prior knowledge of the Principal Agent, since the latter is appointed on every project carried out under the DPWI. An advisor in the Minister’s office was on site with both the Principle Agent and the contractor on 17 March 2020 ...
  • DPWI Quarter 4 performance 15 Jul 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) commented on the minutes of 9 July 2020 noting that in the meeting, the Committee had asked for the clarity on the numbers of Expanded Public Works Programmes (EPWP) participants. There was a figure of 20 000 which was confusing as there was no clarity in ...
  • DPWI on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan 9 Jul 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) asked what sort of modelling had been done, and whether the modelling was being amended as this crisis progressed in respect of the number of quarantine and isolation sites that would be needed. Was there a buffer somewhere, should additional budget become necessary?

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works andInfrastructure 20 Aug 2020

    Whether,with reference to there solution by the Cabinet in October 2019 that 14000 hectares could be released for human settlement development,her department has taken any steps to release any of the identified land; if not, why not; if so, (a) which exact pockets of land were transferred in ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure 18 Aug 2020

    (1) With reference to the 13 buildings which her department is supposed to hand over to the Minister of Social Developmentfor the purpose of victim empowerment shelters to assist women, (a) which of the seven buildings that have completed building renovations are currently operational, (b) who is the appointed service ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure 18 Aug 2020

    (1)Whether, with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, being active in the northern parts of Mozambique and reports of almost 210 000 Mozambican citizens displaced since April 2020 resulting in the potential for Mozambicans wanting to come into South Africa to avoid the conflict ...

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Plenary appearances

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