Dr Wilma Susan Newhoudt-Druchen

Member of the National Assembly

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About Wilma Susan Newhoudt-Druchen

Dr Newhoudt-Druchen is a Member of Parliament (MP) in the National Assembly. She currently serves in the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services (National Assembly Committees). Dr Newhoudt-Druchen is currently the only deaf Member of Parliament and has dedicated her term in Parliament to legally recognise South African Sign Language as the 12th official language in South Africa.

Dr Newhoudt-Druchen has been recognised for her achievements in promoting the rights of deaf people, these includes the World Federation of the Deaf(WFD's) Award of Merit, and an honorary doctor of laws degree from her alma mater Gallaudet University. She was also awarded as the Outstanding Young Alumnus by the Gallaudet University Alumni Association and received the Edward Miner Gallaudet Award from the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund for improving the lives of deaf people in Africa, and the rest of the world.

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (76 of 76 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate (64 of 69 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

82% attendance rate (42 of 51 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

77% attendance rate (17 of 22 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (17 of 17 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (9 of 9 )

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 W Newhoudt-Druchen (ANC) referred to the raising of awareness provided by SAPS to schools, and said it had been ...

Ms W Newhoudt-Druchen (ANC) moved for the adoption of the BRRR, with the amendments.

Dr W Newhoudt-Druchen (ANC) was interested in the focus on female offenders. She would like to find out the training ...

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.

What assistance is being given to child victims of sexual abuse?

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.

... rededicated the collective leadership to the continent's development.

This declaration and rededication called for the development of a continental agenda that will guide the work towards a peaceful, integrated ...

Hon Deputy Speaker, as this is the month of November, I'd like to remind the House that South Africa commemorates the National Disability Rights Awareness Month, which we remember annually ...

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

Nothing to declare

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Nothing to declare

Value Description Source

Nothing to declare

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Home (house)

Retreat

5 bedrooms, with one bedroom granny flat

Public/Private Source

Nothing to declare

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Demutualisation

Old Mutual

Old Mutual

Description of Journey Sponsor

Flight: Board meeting, and accommodation

Gallaudet University (Feb 2020)

Description of Benefit Source

Nothing to declare

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Nothing to declare

Type of Business Name of Employer

No

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

Nothing to declare

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

Nothing to declare

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Old Mutual

De-matured Old Mutual Shares

Description of Journey Sponsor

Return Flight Ticket from Cape Town to Washington Dulles July 2018

Gallaudet University (Washington DC)

Return Flight from Cape Town to DC to Atlanta June 2019

Galludet University

Return Flight from Cape Town to DC may 2018

Gallaudet University

Return Flight from Cape Town to Florida, USA April 2019

Gallaudet University

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Home

Retreat (Western Cape)

4 Bedrooms

Flat

Fishoek (Western Cape)

2 Bedrooms

No Name of Company Nature

Old Demutualisation Shares

Old Mutual

Shares

Description Sponsor

Flight Tickets

Gallaudet University

Description Extent Location

House

Residential

Retreat, Cape Town

Name of Company Nature

Old Mutual

Remunerated Shares

Description Sponsor

GU in Washington DC [Board Member} Pays my travel, accommodation [May

Gallaude University

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Retreat

Flatlet

Auckland Park

Name of Company Nature

Old Mutual

Demutualisation Shares

Source Description Extent

Gallaudet University

Travel, accommodation to Washington DC

$1 000 to give talk at event

DEAFSA

Flight ticket to WFD Board Meeting in Reunion and $100 per day [2013]

10 Days

DEAFSA

Ticket to Geneva to WFD Board Meeting

8 Days x $100 per day

DEAFSA

Ticket and accommodation in New York - to attend COSP meeting as WFD Vice President

8 Days @ $100 per day

Source Description Value

Multichoice

SAA treatment

Unknown

Multichoice

Pur Explora Decoder

Unknown

DEAFSA/WFD Organising Committee

Mandela Coin

R5 000

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Retreat

Flat

Normal

Gauteng

Description Sponsor

World Federation of [WFD] - Board meetings in Norway [Nov 2011] including $100 per day

DEAFSA

WFD Board meeting in USA [June/July 2011] including $100 per day

DEAFSA

Travel to Washington DC to accept award and talk at conference

Galaudet University

Source

DEAFS Chairperson and WFD Organising Committee Chairperson

Source Description Value

Multichoice [MNet]

Spa treatment

Unknown

DEAFSA

Hotel stay during Congress [WFD]

Unknown

Telkom

Jazz Festival tickets [2]

Unknown

Telkom

Rugby tickets [2]

Unknown

Columbia Deaf Association

Coffee cup set [2]

Unknown

Turkey Association of the Deaf

China doll

Unknown

Pakistan Deaf Association

Clock

Unknown

Malaysia Deaf Association

Clock

Unknown

Multichoice

DSTV Decoder

Unknown

Turkey Associaition of the Deaf

Turkey plate plaque

Unknown

Turkey Association of the Deaf

Silver/Gold spoon

Unknown

Description Location Extent

Flat

Johannesburg

House

Retreat

Normal

Directorship/Partnership

Chairperson : DEAFSA

Source Description Value

Telkom

Soccer ball; Flask; Jacket

Unknown

Wits

Wits training for PCC

Unknown

Multichoice [M-Net]

Spa treatment

Unknown

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Retreat

Flat

Johannesburg

Name of Company Nature

Old Mutual

Demutualisation shares

Description Sponsor

Board Meeting[Includes $50 per day]

DEAFSA

Source Description

DEAFSA

Chairperson - Paid R250 per meeting

Name of Company Nature

Old Mutual

Demutualisation Shares

Description Sponsor

Washington-DC to receive Honorary Doctorate

Gallaudet University

Attend WFD Board Meeting - Uganda: Flight, Accommodation Per Diem

DEAFSA

To attend WFD Board Meeting - Turkey: Flight, Accommodation Per Diem

DEAFSA

Source Description

Wits University

Day training on Public Broadcasting

DEAFSA

Honorarium from DEAFSA for meetings

UCT Graduate School of Business

Week long training for PCC

Source Description Value

Boys Home Macassar

Painting

Boys Home Macaccar

Turkey Deaf Association

Large plate

Unknown

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Retreat