Ms Semakaleng Patricia Kopane

Member of the National Assembly

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About Semakaleng Patricia Kopane

Before her entry into South African politics, Ms Kopane worked both as a professional nurse and for the Cancer Association of South Africa. She also performed duties as a Municipal Councillor in the Mangaung Municipality. She was first elected to Parliament in 2009. In 2012 she was elected as the DA Provincial Leader of the Free State. She is now a member of the National Assembly in Parliament.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate (2 of 3 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

44% attendance rate (4 of 9 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

55% attendance rate (16 of 29 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate (17 of 21 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate (20 of 24 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

46% attendance rate (13 of 28 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

69% attendance rate (18 of 26 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

55% attendance rate (11 of 20 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

82% attendance rate (9 of 11 )

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.

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.

Ms S Kopane (DA) said the issue of discussing a legal challenge by the Road Accident Fund with the Minister ...

Ms S Kopane (DA) said that she had hope knowing that individuals were working hard to move South Africa forward ...

Ms S Kopane (DA) congratulated the office of the AG on a job well done, especially under the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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.

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the ...

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the ...

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the ...

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.

Hon House Chair, on a point of order: The hon member on the podium is her maiden speech and may you please protect her.

Chair, on a point of Order: I think people at home want their lives to be better. It is really disgusting that as Members of Parliament this is how we ...

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

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

NONE

Value Description Source

NONE

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

1. House 2. House 3. Flat

Bloemfontein Bloemfontein Auckland park

Four bedroom Two bedroom Two bedroom

Public/Private Source

Public

GEPF

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

NONE

Description of Journey Sponsor

NONE

Description of Benefit Source

NONE

Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

NONE

Type of Business Name of Employer

NONE

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

NONE

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

none

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

NONE

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

none

Value Description Source

R500

Vase and handbag

Thailand Government

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

1.Four-bedroom house 2. Two bedroom

1. Bloemfontein 2. Bloemfontein

300m2 60m2

Public/Private Source

Public

Deceased husband Government Pension fund

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

none

Description of Journey Sponsor

Returned Flight ticket from SA to Thailand and accommodation, It was for the study tour purpose about infrastructure

Thailand Government

Description of Benefit Source

NONE

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

NONE

Type of Business Name of Employer

none

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

None

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

NONE

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Finance

Inzuzo Financial Co-operation

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Bloemfontein, Free State

Residential House

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Inzuzo Financial Co-Op

Finance

Description Extent Location

House

3 Bedroomed

Bloemfontein

Source Public/Private

Parliament of South Africa

Public

Nominal Value Name of Company No

1%

Inzuzo Financial Cooperative

1

Description Extent Location

Residential

Normal

Pellessler

House

Normal

Bloemfontein

Nominal Value Name of Company

1%

Inzuzo Financial Cooperative

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Bloemfontein

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R100

1

Inzuzo Financial Cooperative

Financial cooperative

Directorship/Partnership

Inzuzo Financial Cooperative Financial cooperative

Description Extent Location

Residential property

Normal

Bloemfontein

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Inzuzo Financial Cooperative Limited

Primary cooperative

Isibusiso Investment

Not operational yet

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Bloemfontein

Description Sponsor

Return trip from Johannesburg to Taipei [Official trip]

Government of Taipei

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Dela Casa Trading 550

CC

Golden Mile Trading 550

CC

Redlex 241

Section 21 Co.

Khatholoho Bed & Breakfast

CC

Source Description Value

Government of Taipei

1 x Scarf; Sweets; Necklace

Unknown

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Bloemfontein

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Dela Casa Trading 550

CC

Golden Mile Trading 563

CC

Khatholoho Bed

CC

Redlex 241

Section 21 Co.

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Bloemfontein

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Redlex 241

Section 21

Dela Casa Trading 550

CC

Golden Mile Trading 563

CC

Khotholoho Bed & Breakfast

CC

Description Extent Location

Residential

Normal

Bloemfontein

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

De La Casa

Not operational at all

Khatholoha

Not operational at all

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Bloemfontein