Special Tribute Presented By
Mpumalanga Democratic Alliance
This special tribute is addressed to Honourable Clive Winston Hatch.
In recognition of a lifetime devoted to the promotion of Liberal Democracy, in general, and in particular, as a token of sincere appreciation for his exceptional achievements in growing the Party and for his outstanding stewardship as Provincial Leader for 12 years.
01 September 2007
Presentation Of A Lifetime Achievement Award To Clive Hatch By DA Leader Helen Zille At The DA Mpumalanga Congress – July 2009.
Clive Hatch has been synonymous with the Democratic Alliance and its predecessors in Mpumalanga for over thirty years. Even during the times when it was unheard of to support a non racial society, support sports teams chosen on merit rather than colour Clive Hatch was prepared to stand up and be counted – he has always claimed that he “fights for what is right” in a fair and unemotional manner.
He has contested municipal elections in Witbank on a regular basis since 1972. In the 1981 general election, he contested the Witbank constituency on behalf of the PFP. Clive was a DP list candidate in the first democratic elections in 1994.
On 31 July 1997, Clive became the first member of the DP in Mpumalanga to be elected to any municipal council of legislative body when he won a municipal by-election in Ward 12 Witbank. On 02 June 1999, he was elected to the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature where he served as the Leader of the Official Opposition for the first five years as the Party’s sole representative… He served as Chief Whip of the Opposition from September 2007 to May 2009.
Clive Hatch has also been elected as Chairperson of the DA network of Members of the Provincial Legislatures and NCOP. On 10 February 2008 he was elected as the Chairperson of the DA’s Federal Finance Committee. As such, he serves as a member of the National Management Committee.
Prior to his election to the Provincial Legislature, Clive was the Company Treasurer at one of the largest corporate companies in the province. He had 30 years service at the company where he held several senior positions in the Finance Division.
Clive is the immediate Past President of the Witbank Chamber of Commerce and Industry; he is also a trustee of the Witbank Moth Retirement Village. He was previously the National President of Jaycee South Africa (1987 / 88).