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

Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests has published the register of member’s interests for 2020.

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.

“In terms of the Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Financial Interests, Members of Parliament are required to disclose their interests annually. Members of Parliament were required to disclose their interests by 20 November 2020,”

“The release of the register is in line with members of parliament’s promise to adhere to high ethical standards. The committee reiterates the importance of ethical disclosure of interests and welcomes the commitment shown by members of parliament (MPs) from both houses to uphold the good standing of parliament by declaring their interests.”

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 Middleground Trading;
  • Directorship/partnership in Above Average;
  • Directorship/partnership in Fastrak Trading.

Property

  • 30-hectare farm in Barberton;
  • A flat in Nelspruit;

Gifts

  • ‘The Nikka’ Japanese whisky and two titanium tumblers from the ambassador of Japan;
  • World map sculpture with hands from the Central University of Technology in the Free State;
  • Bottle of Jack Daniels whisky from the US ambassador;
  • Herbal tea and immune boosters from the King of eSwatini.

EFF leader – Julius Malema

Business

  • Director of Mgagao Shamba (farming company).
  • 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

  • Wine and whisky from Kgantontle Consulting;
  • A pen, diary, and USB from the Cape Town Press Club.

DA Leader – John Steenhuisen

Business

  • Nothing disclosed.

Property

  • Nothing disclosed.

Gifts

  • Nothing disclosed.

Communications minister (Small Business minister) – Khumbudzo Ntshavheni 

Business

  • Shares in a Coronation unit trust;
  • Shares in a Satrix unit trust;
  • Shares in an Old Mutual trust.

Property

  • A 200 hectare farm in Malamulele (Limpopo);
  • A 2,000 square meter house in Pretoria;
  • Two 5,000 square meter homes in Polokwane;
  • A 1,000 square meters in Thohoyandou.

Gifts

  • Small Skultuna Bowl from the embassy of Sweden;
  • 4 framed dolls from GEW.

(Former) 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

  • Photo frame and a crafted Turkish glass plate from the Turkish embassy;
  • Bottle of whisky and two tumblers from the Japanese ambassador;
  • Bottle of Santiago rum from the Cuban ambassador;
  • Bottle of Cuban rum, a white shirt and a box of cigars from a Cuban health official;
  • Alicia Intense Perfume from the Cuban ambassador;
  • Crafted glass tray from the American ambassador;
  • ‘Basket of goodies’ (2 boxes of tea, 1 chocolate, 4 masks, 2 hand sanitiser, 2 wipes and a notebook cover with a notebook) from Hollard insurance.

Mineral resources and energy minister – Gwede Mantashe 

Gwede Mantashe South African Minister of Mineral and Energy Resources

Business

  • Shareholding in Siphamba investments (family trust);

Property

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

Gifts

  • Nothing disclosed.

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