Mr Timothy Duncan Harris

Formerly: National Assembly and National Council of Provinces

Timothy Duncan Harris

About Timothy Duncan Harris

Mr Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English Literature and Economics, from the University of Cape Town. He also has Honours and Masters in Economics. His political career began when he was recruited as the Economics Researcher for the Democratic Alliance (DA), in 2005 he was appointed as Chief of Staff for Tony Leon and in 2009 managed the campaign events for Helen Zille. He was then elected to parliament a member of the Western Cape delegation in the National Council of Provinces. He currently serves on the Standing Committee on Finance in the National Assembly, is the Parliamentary Counsellor to Leader of the Opposition, Lindiwe Mazibuko, and the party's International Liaison. In 2007 he undertook the first trans-continental surfing expedition from Cape Town London by the west coast route. Source: www.da.org.za/our_people Tim Harris's plenary attendance record for Feb-Apr 2013 and 2012

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What they said in committee meetings:

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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.

Mr T Harris (DA) also agreed with Mr Lees that the word “strides” was a bit of an exaggeration as ...

Mr T Harris (DA) asked whether the FFC broadly supported the suggestion that 10% of GDP should be spent on ...

Mr T Harris (DA) said he had waited for SARS’s written response and only received it that morning and therefore ...

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.

(1) Whether the National Treasury will provide details of the measures that were instituted to limit spending; if not, why ...

(1) Whether she has found that her department’s website is working effectively for the registration of employees with the Unemployment ...

Whether he has found that the expanded unemployment rate used by Statistics South Africa is a more accurate measure of ...

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.

We have reduced the number of underperforming schools, under the ANC, from 85 to 23 today. When we took over the provincial government there was a shortage of 6 000 ...

House Chairperson, for a chairperson of the appropriations committee, the hon Sogoni has an alarmingly poor grasp of numbers, the Western Cape's delivery numbers in particular. Here are the numbers, ...

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.
Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R819 621

1 683

SA Breweries

Ordinary shares

R2 533

113

Telkom

Ordinary shares

R2 459

66

Arcelor Mittal SA

Ordinary shares

R30 261

66

Kumba

Ordinary shares

R13 520

113

Vocacom

Ordinary shares

Description Sponsor

Trip to Ivory Coast [18-21 Oct 2012] [Flights Accommodation]

Friedrick Neumann Stiftung

1 Night at Kapuma Game Lodge [29 Oct 2012] [Flights Accommodation]

Premier International Associates

Trip to Laro Game Reserve, Kenya [7-9 Dec 2012] [Flights

Brenthurst foundation

Trip to UK 17-22 May 2013 [Flights

Google

Trip to Guatemala 23-28 Jun. 2013 [Flights

Antigue Forum

Source

GP harris [Father]

Description Extent Location

Flat [1/2 share]

1 Bedroom

Bantry Bay

House

3 Bedroom

Green Point

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R10 961

113

Vodacom

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R617 795

1 683

SA Breweries

Ordinary shares

R2 044

113

Telkom

Ordinary shares

R2 970

66

Arcelor Mittal SA

Ordinary shares

R34 386

66

Kumba

Ordinary shares

Description Sponsor

Trip to Stockholm [flight & accommodation]

Swedish International Liberal Centre

Trip to Kinshasha [flight & accommodation]

Westminister Fund for Democracy

Trip to London [13-16/10/2011]

Friedrick Nieumann Stiftung

Source

Mr GP Harris [Father]

Description Extent Location

Flat [1/2 share]

1 Bedroom

Cape Town

House

3 Bedroom

Cape Town

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R385 440

1 683

SA Breweries

Ordinary shares

R3 847

113

Telkom

Ordinary shares

R4 019

66

Arcelor Mittal

Ordinary shares

R28 908

66

Kumba

Ordinary shares

R9 095

113

Vodacom

Ordinary shares

Description Sponsor

Study trip to UK 24/2 - 1/3/2011

UK Consulate

Liberal International Conference 16/6-19/6/2011

Friedrich Naumann Stiftung

Flight from JHB - Sishen - 20/7/11

Kumba Resources

Source Description

Interest Free Loan

From GP Harris [Father] for purchase of 1/2 share in flat

Source Description Value

Mr GP Harris

Wedding Gift

R25 000

Description Extent Location

Semi-detached House

3 Bedroom

Green Point

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R360 279.81

1683

SA Breweries

Ordinary shares

R3 853.30

113

Telkom

Ordinary shares

R5 682.60

66

Arcelor

Ordinary shares

R22 222.20

66

Kumba

Ordinary shares

R6 913.34

113

Vodacom

Ordinary shares

Description Sponsor

Africa Liberal Network General Assembly 3/12 - 7/12/09 [Seychelles]

Westminster Fund for Democracy

Liberal International Congress 28/10 - 3/11/09 - Cairo

Friedrich Maumann Stiftung

Africa Liberal Network Conference 26/7-1/8/10 - Accra

Friedrich Newmann Stiftung

Source

Interest free loan - Father

Source Description Value

SABC

2 Suite tickets to rugby test match [12/6/2010]

Unknown

Description Extent Location

Semi-detached House

3 Bedroom

Green Point