Thamsanqa Bhekokwakhe Mabhena

National Assembly

Thamsanqa Bhekokwakhe Mabhena

About Thamsanqa Bhekokwakhe Mabhena

Mr Mabhena is a member of the Democratoc Alliance. He is a member of the National Assembly and serves in the Portfolio Committee of Transport.

He served in the DA in two provinces (Mpumalanga and Gauteng) occupying various roles in the DA in the two provinces as follows:

Mpumalanga: - Transport coordinator: Dr JS Moroka Constituency 2009 General Elections - Constituency Secretary: DJ Moroka Constituency - 2010
- Deputy Constituency Chairperson DA Youth: Dr JS Moroka Constituency – 2012 - Member of the DA Youth Provincial Council: 2009 – 2013

Gauteng: - DA Youth Constituency Youth Rep: Hlanganani Constituency – 2014
- Constituency Officer: JHB Central Constituency – 2015 (Professional staffer)
- Johannesburg Regional Coordinator: Telecanvassing – 2015 (Professional Staffer) • Events coordinator: Logistics Mashaba Mayoral campaign – 2015 & 2016 (Professional staffer). - PR Councillor City Of Johannesburg Metro municipality – 2016 - Constituency Chairperson: Hlanganani constituency – 2017 - Member of Parliament – 2019

Read more about Mr Mabhena in our blog feature here:

2020 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 37 meetings out of 41

2019 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 19 meetings out of 20

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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Committee appearances

  • Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: Department response to public submissions; PRASA on its 2019/20 audit outcomes 17 Nov 2020

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) recalled that most of the public submissions had raised concerns about price controls. Many agreed that the state should not be intimately involved in setting prices. The fact that it was possible to appeal to the Transport Economic Council was neither here nor there. The transport ...
  • Department of Transport 2019/20 Audit outcomes: AGSA briefing 10 Nov 2020

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) said that the details of Prasa’s audit outcome painted a bleak picture of passenger rail in the country. The level of underspending indicated a complete collapse of governance. The fact that there was a culture of impunity was even more concerning. The failure to follow ...
  • Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: public hearings day 6 30 Oct 2020

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) added that it was not fair to pass on the cost of non-compliance with safety regulation to the consumer. He noted Transnet’s view on the independence of the Regulator. He agreed on the need to ring-fence funds for rehabilitation and maintenance. There should be financial ...
  • Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: public hearings day 5 28 Oct 2020

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) agreed that perfect competition did not exist. This had been one reason for the establishment of the CC. The 70% threshold represented the level of dominance which provided a reasonable motivation for intervention. He commented that during the lockdown, minibus taxis, which were not subsidised, had ...
  • Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: public hearings day 3 23 Oct 2020

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) asked how often situations like the one in which the operator had received a 60 percent discount arose. Had any reasons for the initial fee been given? He observed that the relationship of the Regulator and the CC had come up repeatedly and it was clearly ...

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 20 Nov 2020

    (1)Whether, with reference to the (a) recent unrest in Mpumalanga, particularly in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality, Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality and Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality and (b) weeks-long protest at the Union Buildings by the specified communities demanding the implementation of the Moloto Rail Corridor, his ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 19 Nov 2020

    What evidence does the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) have that (a) all stakeholders were engaged in the process of the establishment of the central executive committee and (b) SACAA regulations have been followed and executed?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 19 Nov 2020

    (1)Whether the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) follows up with routine inspections to ensure that regulations and equipment are operated in accordance with the stipulated regulations and licence conditions; if not; what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the last routine inspection ...

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Plenary appearances

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