MPs attending a sitting in the National Assembly at Parliament. File picture: Siyabulela Duda/GCIS

Johannesburg – Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Lechesa Tsenoli on Tuesday morning swore in Advocate Anthea Gordon as Acting Registrar of Members’ Interests. 

The post was left vacant after Ntuthuzelo Vanara resigned and joined the SA Broadcasting Corporation.

The Registrar is the senior official responsible for maintaining the Register of Members’ Interests and performing other duties to support Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests.

The Registrar and other members of staff appointed to support the committee must swear or affirm an oath of confidentiality. 

A statement from Parliament said the National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Thandi Modise – acting jointly as Parliament’s Executive Authority – approved Advocate Gordon’s appointment as acting Registrar with effect from 1 October until a new Registrar is appointed.

Advocate Gordon is an Advocate of the High Court, holds a BA Law Degree, an LLB Degree, a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree and a Master of Business Management and Administration (MBA) Degree. 

She has substantial experience as a Legal Adviser in both the Department of Justice and with Parliament’s Constitutional and Legal Services, where she was Acting Senior Legal Adviser from October 2016 to March 2018. She has 15 years’ experience with Parliament.

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