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:

2021 committee attendance as mp

73% attendance rate

Attended 19 meetings out of 26

2020 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 37 meetings out of 43

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: deliberations; Moloto Rail Corridor 18 Mar 2021

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) agreed with Mr Hunsinger that the Bill should be rewritten.
  • National Road Traffic Amendment Bill: public hearings day 4 17 Mar 2021

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) agreed that changing the BAC limit to zero percent was a public relations exercise. He agreed on the need for better enforcement of existing laws. He half-seriously suggested that the committee should consider hearing from the Gabola Church, whose members became intoxicated as part of their ...
  • National Road Traffic Amendment Bill public hearings: day 3 16 Mar 2021

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) agreed that there was a culture of impunity among South African drivers. The demerit system introduced in the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act had not worked. He understood the reluctance to comment on the precise BAC limit but asked if there was any ...
  • National Road Traffic Amendment Bill: public hearings day 2 11 Mar 2021

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) asked what type of prior learning SADSOA wanted to be recognised. Was it for people with absolutely no exposure to the formal education system? He agreed that instructors should be offered training before being graded. He asked whether SADSOA would support requiring driver’s licence applicants to ...
  • National Road Traffic Amendment Bill: public hearings 10 Mar 2021

    Mr T Mabhena (DA) drew attention to a small section of private road leading to the City of Johannesburg precinct, a public institution that was used by hundreds of cars every day. Was it correct that an accident on this road would not be dealt with in terms of the ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 1 Dec 2020

    (1)Whether, in light of a feasibility report of October 2014, with a directive that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) should submit a Treasury Approval 1 (TA 1) application to the National Treasury for funding considerations which Prasa subsequently submitted to the National Treasury on 30 October 2014, ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 1 Dec 2020

    (1)What are the processes and procedures of the SA Civil Aviation Authority that are in place to ensure that (a) all licensing and (b) operating conditions are met; (2) whether the specified processes and procedures were followed in the case of a certain company (name furnished); if not, why not; ...
  • 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 department ...

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Plenary appearances

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