Armiston Watson

Mr Watson matriculated in 1962 and went on to further his studies in commerce and management and worked at the maize board until 1965. Mr Watson's political career began in 1965 as a member of the National Party.He served at local government level in Mpumalanga for many years and on several different councils. He joined the DA in 2000 and went on to hold several high profile positions in the Mpumalanga Provincial structures, including Provincial Director. Mr Watson was first elected to parliament in 2000 and then again in 2004 as a permanent delegate to the NCOP for the Mpumalanga Province where he was appointed DA Leader in the NCOP. He sits on the NCOP Select Committees on Land, Agriculture, Water Affairs, Nature Conservation, Tourism and Public services. Mr Watson was re-appointed as DA Leader in the NCOP on his re-election to Parliament in 2009. He has a love of languages and speaks many fluently including isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Ndebele, siSwati and Setswana. He loves nature conservation, travel and outdoor living.

Family name: Watson
E-Mail: [email protected]
Given name: Armiston
Telephone number: (021) 403 2911


  Status Role Dates Source
Democratic Alliance (DA) - Member People's Assembly
Rules of the National Assembly - Member People's Assembly
NCOP Land and Environmental Affairs - Member People's Assembly
Constitutional Review Committee - Member People's Assembly