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All properties, businesses and gifts declared by Malema, Steenhuisen and other politicians in South Africa

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Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests has published the register of member’s interests for 2019.

The register is published to ensure transparency, and to instil public trust and confidence in parliament, with members required to declare significant holdings in businesses, shares owned, as well as gifts received.

Despite this push for transparency, the committee said that there were a number of members of parliament that did not disclose their interests before the required deadline.

As a result, the committee said it has approved a report to both houses of parliament with recommendations for possible sanctions.

Below, BusinessTech looked at some of South Africa’s most prominent politicians and what they declared. The complete register can be found below.


Deputy president – David Mabuza

Business

  • Directorship/partnership in Nelesco;
  • Directorship/partnership in Middelburg;
  • Directorship/partnership in Beatum Trading;
  • Directorship/partnership in Lindnkosi Trust;
  • Directorship/partnership in Fast Track Trading.

Property

  • 30 hectare farm in Barberton;
  • A flat in Nelspruit;
  • A home provided by government.

Gifts

  • Two art pieces from the Chinese ambassador.
  • Resistance in the Northern Cape in the nineteenth century (book)
  • In the pursuit of dignity (book).

EFF leader – Julius Malema 

Business 

  • Holdings in the Ratanang Family Trust
  • Holdings in the Kopano Family Trust
  • Holdings in the Mazimbu Investment Trust;
  • Holdings in the Munshedzi Family Trust.

Property

  • Nothing disclosed.

Gifts

  • A Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone from Telkom worth R11,000;
  • A copy of The Black Nation Can We Rise book  by Samual Molonda;
  • Soweto derby tickets (soccer);
  • A copy of the Surviving apartheid book;
  • A R400 bottle of wine from Kgantontle Consultation

DA Leader – John Steenhuisen 

Business

  • Remuneration from North Star Asset Management

Property

  • Nothing disclosed.

Gifts

  • Johnny Walker Black Label worth R2,500 from Taiwan Consulate;
  • A laptop worth R19,000
  • Cigars and coffee from the Cuban foreign service;
  • Platinum membership card from SAA.

Communications minister – Stella Ndabeni Abrahams

Business

  • 100% of shares and directorship in Pastellar Events;

Property

  • 6 hectares of vacant land in Cicirha;
  • 4 hectares of vacant land in Qunu;
  • A house in Mthatha.

Gifts

  • Huawei P30 smartphone worth R30,000

Mineral resources and energy minister – Gwede Mantashe

Business

  • Nothing disclosed.

Property

  • A residential home in the Lower Cala village
  • A residential home in Boksburg
  • A farm in Elliot.

Gifts

  • R4,000 executive bag from the Council of geoscience;
  • R500 bottle of Vodka from the Russian ambassador
  • R5,000 prayer beads from the Saudi Arabian minister of energy
  • R3,500 Mandela prison medallion.

Health minister – Zweli Mkhize 

Business

  • Nothing disclosed.

Property

  • Residential property in KZN (area not disclosed);
  • Residential property in Willow Fountain, Pietermaritzburg;
  • Residential property in Port Shepstone;
  • Residential Property in Glen Grove, Durban.

Gifts

  • Two sheep as part of an eastern Cape provincial visit;
  • R720 bottle of vodka from the Russian ambassador;
  • R900 bottle of rum from the Cuban ambassador;
  • R500 painting with a horn and Rooibos tea;
  • R450 photo frame with a knobkerrie

GOOD leader, Public works minister – Patricia De Lille 

Business

  • Trustee in The Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund;
  • Board member of the Chester Williams foundation.

Property

  • House in Pinelands, Cape Town.

Gifts

  • R3,000 scarf from the master builders association

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