Ms Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako

Member of the National Assembly

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About Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako

Ms Yako first became a Member of Parliament in 2018, and then remained for the 6th Parliament after the 2019 National Elections. Prior to that she was a PR Councillor, representing the EFF in Nelson Mandela Bay. She has served as the Chair of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee, and she has participated in the Portfolio Committee of Mineral Resources.

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2023 committee attendance as mp

33% attendance rate (1 of 3 )

2022 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate (13 of 16 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

77% attendance rate (34 of 44 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

79% attendance rate (41 of 52 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

79% attendance rate (27 of 34 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (4 of 4 )

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 Y Yako (EFF) was curious as to whether the public hearings would be virtual or held in Parliament.

The Committee noted the apologies of Ms A Ramolobeng (ANC), Mr W Horn (DA) and Ms Y Yako (EFF). Ms ...

Ms Y Yako (EFF) said that Mr Horn had covered some issues she was concerned about. She felt that the ...

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, considering that the judges of the Land Claims Court (LCC) are acting judges in the specified court and permanent ...

Which support is offered to parents who have lost children through the (a) pit toilets and (b) transport system which ...

What (a) are the full details of all the contracts that (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him ...

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.

Sorry hon House Chairperson, I think he was enthused because his question is coming next, but I had pressed before him. I am hon Yako.

Thank you, hon House Chair. Hon Minister, it is my view that the true litmus test of economic growth is to see it from where the people are, to see ...

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.
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