People’s Assembly

Theme: Governance Date Added: 2018-12-14

What is it?

The People’s Assembly website provides information about our elected representatives and the institutions they serve, including positions held, committee attendance and private interests.

Key Points

  • Find your constituency's member of parliament (MP)
  • View their register of interests including gifts, shares, property
  • Track and compare MP meeting attendance
  • Get your MP contact information

Why is it Important?

People often do not know who their MP is, how to contact them or what they do, partly because South Africa uses proportional representation rather than a constituency-based electoral system. The People’s Assembly website allows better scrutiny of our elected representatives and promotes accountability by bridging the gap between citizens and their elected representatives.

How can it be accessed and used?

All content on People's Assembly can be accessed via the home page.

A useful starting point is to find your member of parliament (MP) by searching on your address. From there you can open the individual MP profile and look at their Committee Attendance, Positions held, Register of Interests and Appearances at committees.

Alternatively you can browse committee meeting attendance by political parties or view the full list of MPs.

For more advanced data users you can work via the API.

MP and Minister Attendance

Location: South Africa
Format: API HTML
Year: 2018Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • NAME: Name of the MP
  • PRESENT: Percentage of committee meetings the MP attended
  • ARRIVED LATE: Percentage of meetings the MP arrived late

Mr Risimati Thompson Mavunda - National Assembly

Location: South Africa
Format: API HTML
Year: 2018Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • last_name: Surname of the MP
  • party-membership--party: Name of the party the MP is a member of
  • person-interests: MP directorships, shareholding, property, gifts
  • performance
  • legislation
  • service delivery
  • law
  • parliament

Resource contact name:People's Assembly

Creation or start date:2018-12-14

Resource contact updated at:2018-12-14

Spatial coverage  South Africa

Where else has the resource been used?

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