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 12 meetings out of 12

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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  • 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.



Committee appearances

  • DPWI on South Africa’s Infrastructure Investment Plan 24 Jun 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) said that slide 3 mentioned Infrastructure South Africa as the single point of entry for all infrastructure. DPWI had given away infrastructure to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Will DPWI get this back and be ...
  • DPWI on the IDT exit strategy 17 Jun 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) said:
  • DPWI & PMTE 2019/20 Quarter 4 performance 11 Jun 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) reminded the Department that they might have made a mistake on the 83% achieved against the 90% targets on percentage of quotations awarded within 30 days. The Department has not achieved its target.
  • Public Works & Infrastructure Budget: Committee Report 2 Jun 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) commented on Clause 7.3 in the recommendations. She said the report did not make reference to finalising the Public Works Act. Given the Bill’s vital importance, she suggested they should either work on the Bill and skip the White Paper completely, or incorporate the ...
  • CIDB & CBE 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 20 May 2020

    Ms S Graham (DA) emphasised she had asked this question before: what is the value add to registered professionals, what is CBE doing to support the professional bodies? How is CBE attracting registered professionals? What incentive is given? Even government is not using registered professionals when they do government programmes ...

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology 30 Jun 2020

    (a) What are the reasons that none of the 27 students who enrolled for a three year National Certificate Hairdressing programme, conducted by Delcom Training Institute in Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape that commenced in April 2019, have not been paid their stipend for November 2019, (b) what is the ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 24 Jun 2020

    What is the progress on the procurement and installation of the telephone and Information and communications Technology (ICT) system in the new building in Aberdeen, Eastern Cape, that was completed and occupied in mid-2016 and which only houses one SA Police Service official due to the lack of ICT and ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure 9 Jun 2020

    With reference to the price paid by her department for the recent upgrading of the Beitbridge border post fence, the quotation of which was based on a 2016 pricing which was amortised to bring it in line with 2020 pricing, (a) how did the contractor cover the additional security required ...

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Plenary appearances

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