Parliament’s Joint Committee On Ethics And Members’ Interests has released its Register of Members’ Financial Interests for the past financial year.
The purpose of the register is to provide information about financial interests which a member of parliament has, or any benefit which he or she received.
This is done to make information public and provides oversight on factors which may influence an MP’s actions or words.
As part of the register, members of parliament disclosed gifts and benefits they received from companies.
Vodacom and MTN feature prominently in the register, providing MPs with tickets to events and free phones.
The table below shows the gifts, hospitality, and benefits which MPs received from the mobile operators.
|Gifts, Hospitality, and Benefits to MPs|
|Vodacom||Kopeng Bapela||ANC||2 Tickets for Cape Town Jazz||Unknown|
|Vodacom||Kopeng Bapela||ANC||2 Tickets for Durban July||Unknown|
|Vodacom||Darren Bergman||DA||VIP discounts and annual upgrades||Unknown|
|Vodacom||Mohammed Hoosen||DA||Tickets Vodacom July||Unknown|
|Vodacom||Mmamoloko Kubayi||ANC||Cape Town Jazz Tickets x 2 VIP||Unknown|
|Vodacom||Dean Macpherson||DA||Vodacom Durban July||R1,000|
|Vodacom||Azwihangwisi Muthambi||ANC||Cape Town International Jazz Festival tickets||R1,500|
|Vodacom||Thembelani Nxesi||ANC||Cape Town International Jazz Festival tickets||R9,000|
|Vodacom||Makhotso Sotyu||ANC||Hospitality for Cape Town International Jazz Festival||R15,000|
|MTN||Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu||ANC||Voucher for SPA Birthday||Unknown|
|MTN||Bantubonke Holomisa||UDM||Return flight from JHB to Durban Accommodation||R8,000|
|MTN||Mmamoloko Kubayi||ANC||Cape Town Jazz Tickets x 2 VIP||Unknown|
|MTN||Azwihangwisi Muthambi||ANC||Cape Town International Jazz Festival tickets||R3,000|
|MTN||Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams||ANC||iPhone 6 Plus||R11,000|
|MTN||Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams||ANC||CPT Jazz tickets (2)||R1,200|
|MTN||Pamela Tshwete||ANC||Note 4 Samsung||Unknown|