Mr Ashor Sarupen

National Assembly

Formerly: Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Ashor Sarupen

About Ashor Sarupen

Ashor Sarupen is the Deputy Chairperson of the DA Federal Council

Ashor Sarupen attend Wits University where he completed his Bachelor of Science, before entering politics as a research analyst for the DA in Gauteng.

He subsequently acquired a BSC Honours (Wits), MBA (Wits) and is completing a MPhil in Corporate Strategy at GIBS. He also studied corporate finance in the USA. His MBA research focused on Business Models for the Internet of Things, and he continues to engage in research on how technology affects commerce and the economy.

Ashor joined the DA in 2006 at the age of 17 in his hometown of Springs, Gauteng, where he served as the constituency chairperson and local campaign manager.

He was elected to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitian Council in 2011 as the DA’s second ranked candidate and served as the Chief Whip of the Official Opposition in the Council at the age of 22. He served on the councils. Rules, Ethics and Public Accounts committees. In 2014 he was appointed as an election strategist for the DA’s Gauteng election campaign, which saw the DA get its best ever result in the election, and get within 3% of unseating the ANC.

He then served as a Member of the Gauteng Legislature between 2014 and 2019, representing the DA on the Finance, Economic Development, Social Development and Education committees.

In 2016, Ashor spearheaded the DA’s campaign effort in the Ekurhuleni Metro that successfully brough the ANC under 50% of the vote share.

Since 2019, he has served as a Member of Parliament and the DA’s Shadow Minister on the Appropriations Committee (which deals with the national budget). In October 2019, Helen Zille appointed him Chief of Staff and subsequently as her Parliamentary Counsel. In 2020, he was elected into the DA’s national leadership as the Deputy Chairperson of the Federal Council.

Source: Democratic Alliance

2021 committee attendance as mp

58% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 19

2020 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate

Attended 36 meetings out of 54

2019 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate

Attended 29 meetings out of 37

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Committee appearances

  • Appropriation Bill & Special Appropriation Bill: FFC Input 11 May 2021

    Mr A Sarupen (DA) said he always enjoys the FFC submissions as they always cut through to the heart of matters. On State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), he referred to the slide which stated that in the medium term budget of the next couple of years, there will not be much ...
  • Appropriation Bill & Special Appropriation Bill: National Treasury briefings 4 May 2021

    The Committee Secretariat noted apologies from Mr A Sarupen (DA), Ms D Peters (ANC), Mr N Nkwankwa (UDM), Ms N Ntlangwini (ANC) and Ms M Dikgale (ANC), who is in another meeting and will join the Committee later. He also noted apologies from the Minister of Finance and Deputy Minister ...
  • 2021 Division of Revenue Bill: Committee Report 16 Mar 2021

    Objections were received from Mr A Sarupen (DA) and Mr N Ntlangwini (EFF).
  • 2021 Division of Revenue Bill: public hearings 12 Mar 2021

    Mr A Sarupen (DA) said that both SAICA and COSATU raised the concern about local municipalities failing and then "tax" non-compliant municipalities as well in the DOR Bill. Where municipalities were failing, the Committee had a responsibility to summon the Provincial Treasuries – particularly in a province like the Free ...
  • 2021 Division of Revenue Bill: SALGA briefing 3 Mar 2021

    Mr A Sarupen (DA) said that SALGA had a very important responsibility in the sphere of local government. He wanted SALGA to advise what measures they were putting in place to try and ensure that municipalities were governed more effectively, and whether the municipalities would have the capacity to deliver ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 11 Jun 2021

    Whether his department has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) have ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy 31 May 2021

    1) Whether his department has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development 28 Apr 2021

    (1) Whether any staff member in her department (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified ...

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Plenary appearances

  • CONSIDERATION OF 2020 FISCAL FRAMEWORK AND REVENUE PROPOSALS AND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE THEREON 11 Mar 2020

    House Chair, I think this fiscal framework is a very sobering assessment because it demonstrates that the ANC has completely given up on fiscal responsibility and that they happily want to lead South Africa down the fiscal abyss. And I have a lot of sympathy for the Finance Minister because ...

  • WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2019 4 Dec 2019

    Chair, the budget in terms of the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Appropriation Bill is not pro poor. It is pro poverty. Anyone who disagrees with this statement is a denialist of note.

    I'm glad that my committee chair, the hon Buthelezi, agrees that government must create an enabling ...

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