Mr Ashor Sarupen

Member of the National Assembly

Formerly: Gauteng Provincial Legislature

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About Ashor Sarupen

Ashor Sarupen is the Deputy Chairperson of the DA Federal Council.

Mr Sarupen attended 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 an 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

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate (28 of 38 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate (36 of 54 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate (29 of 37 )

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What they said in committee meetings:

What are committee meetings?

Committee meetings are planned events where real-world impactful work happens such as law-making, oversight and public participation - which are all cornerstones of the work our MPs do. Although often citizens focus on the public debate taking place in main chambers, the majority of MPs' time is spent working within committees. Here is a place to see what your committee is saying.

Mr A Sarupen (DA) clarified and stated that it was him that brought forward the objection.

Mr A Sarupen (DA) said COSATU had stated that it wished to establish a single collective bargaining and wage regime ...

Those who supported the Bill: Dr George, Mr A Sarupen (DA) and Mr Wessels (three people).

Questions asked to ministers:

What are questions asked to ministers?

Written questions and feedback are essential tools used by MPs for oversight and hold the executive accountable. This oversight mechanism allows MPs’ to extract detailed information that would normally be difficult to comprehend through oral engagement. You can see the questions that your MPs are asking here.

(1)Whether, with regard to the Kwa-Thema Police Station leased by her department from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, she has been ...

What (a) period did his department permit a certain organisation (name and details furnished) to remain in arrears in respect ...

Whether, with reference to the management of systemic risk to the South African financial system in the economy, his department ...

Plenary appearances:

What are plenary appearances?

Plenary sessions are forums that have been created for the purpose of public debate and decision-making. This mechanism is used to convey the messages of our MPs within main chambers on important decisions, like how they vote.

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 ...

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 ...

Declaration of interests

What are declaration of interests?

Annually, MPs are required by parliament to register their financial interests and gifts received in their official capacity. Due to the significant influence of the role that MPs take on, there may be times when their personal or business interests become in conflict with the duty prescribed to them as elected officials representing the public interest. You can see what interests your MPs declared here.
Value of Contract Period of Contract Details of Contract and Management thereof Name of State Entity

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

NONE

HELIOSPHERE (DORMANT)

NONE

AM ZEUS (DORMANT)

Value Description Source

R100

BOTTLE OF WINE

MAX MATSCHKE

R5000

BMW TRACK DAY

MAX MATSCHKE

R100

SCARF

CITY OF BETHLEHEM

R500

COLOGNE

REHINA SARUPEN

R100

BOTTLE OF WINE

ENRICO MOYA

R250

DINNER

OTTA MAREE

R100

BOOK

MICHAEL BAGRIAM

R25

LAPEL PIN

MICHAEL BAGRIAM

R250

SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

ERIN MOYA

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

APARTMENT

SOLHEIM

88m2

Public/Private Source

NONE

NONE

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

RETIRMENT ANNUNITY

AS PER FUND ASSET MANAGER

OLD MUTUAL RETIREMENT ANNUNITY FUND

R30 000

RETIREMENT ANNUITY

AS PER FUND ASSET MANAGER

LIBERTY LIFE RETIREMENT ANNUNITY FUND

R90 000

RETIREMENT ANNUNITY

AS PER FUND ASSET MANAGER

SANLAM RETIREMENT ANNUNITY FUND

R62 000

Description of Journey Sponsor

STUDY TOUR OF ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

SOUTH AFRICAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL FOUNDATION

Description of Benefit Source

NONE

NONE

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

NONE

NONE

NONE

Type of Business Name of Employer

NONE

NONE

Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

NONE

NONE

NONE

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Retirement Annuity

Liberty Life RA

R2 500.00 p.m

N/A

Retirement Annuity

Sanlam RA

R1 100.00 p.m

N/A

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Corporate Communications (Dormant)

Heliosphere Pty Ltd

Dormant

AM Zeus Pty Ltd

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Apartment

Germiston

82m²