Formerly: Gauteng Provincial Legislature
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
58% attendance rate
Attended 11 meetings out of 19
67% attendance rate
Attended 36 meetings out of 54
78% attendance rate
Attended 29 meetings out of 37
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2021 Division of Revenue Bill: Committee Report 16 Mar 2021
2021 Division of Revenue Bill: public hearings 12 Mar 2021
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 ...