Mr Xolisile Shinars Qayiso

National Assembly
Party: African National Congress on the provincial list for the province of Free State



Member of the following committees

Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament
Standing Committee on Appropriations

Parliament Membership History

Member of Parliament since 2019.

Political Leadership Background

I am groomed in trade union movement. I was a member of Nehawu and a shop steward. Served as branch office bearer and regional paralegal coordinator giving guidance and management of worker cases. At the level of community I was active on civic matters as a member of MANGAUNG Advice Centre in early 90s. I Served as Provincial Treasurer of NEHAWU in the public sector. I also served trade union movement at the level of cosatu first as its Deputy then its Provincial Chairperson till 2018. I also joined the ANC in 1992 and later the South African communist party to date. I was a branch executive member responsible for political education. I was also appointed to serve the National Union as Political Commission member making analysis of political situation in the country to inform political posture of the union. 

I am now an elected member of ANC Pec and taking part in international relations and peace and stability subcommittees.


I started school at Byelkanderkoms Primary School, Bloemfontein west in 1972 and moved to Moemedi High School in 1979 and matriculated in 1984. Started employment as an Enrolled Nursing Assistant after a one year training and obtained a certificate. I further enrolled for short courses with Unisa and obtained  certificate in knowledge management. In am currently enrolled with UFS doing course in Basic Principle of Labour Law.



Past Committee Memberships

New Member

Political Ideas / Achievements Goals & Ambitions for the country

The exposure to political environment and training, especially the political economy of the country. This has shaped one's thinking and doing things for better achievement and in line with political line of my party this will translate to informed MP. It it is big achievement to be groomed ideologically and in class politics over the past period.