Mr Brett Norton Herron

Member of the National Assembly

Formerly: Western Cape Provincial Legislature

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About Brett Norton Herron

Brett Norton Herron is a lawyer by profession. He graduated with a B.A and postgraduate LL.B degree from the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal) and was admitted as an attorney in 1994.

From 2018 to 2020 he attended the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he completed an MSc in Cities degree. He was awarded a Bloomberg Scholarship for Public Service.

He served in executive city office in Cape Town for almost a decade. In 2010 he was appointed as the Mayco Member for Community Services.

In 2011 he was re-elected to the Council and was appointed to the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport. Between 2011 and 2016 he led the implementation of the MyCiTi Bus.

Following the August 2016 local government elections he was re-elected to the Council and appointed as the Mayco Member responsible for Transport & Urban Development. In the reconfigured government he was responsible for Transport, Spatial Planning and Housing.

He resigned from the DA (Democratic Alliance), the Council and Mayco after the DA blocked several affordable housing projects he had initiated because the projects were on well-located public land.

In May 2019 he was elected a Member of Provincial Parliament in the Western Cape representing the fledgling GOOD party. He served as a member of the following standing committees: Human Settlements (Housing), Transport and Public Works, Environment and Development Planning.

He is passionate champion of integrated affordable housing, efficient and sustainable urban forms, and urban connectivity. He is also a founding partner in ComplexCity, a urban consultancy established in 2020, with three other graduates of the MSc in Cities degree programme.

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Mr B Herron (GOOD) said the relocation of flood victims was an interesting case study. He assumed these were rented ...

Mr B Herron (GOOD) said he shared the Committee’s frustration.

Mr B Herron (GOOD): Good morning, Chair. Actually, before we get into the question, and maybe it also relates to ...

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Name of State Entity Details of Contract and Management thereof Value of Contract Period of Contract


Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

South African Law School (Pty) Ltd ComplexCity OY

Legal Skills Training Urban Consultancy

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House (50%) House

Newlands, Cape Town Napier, WC

+/- 600sqm +/- 2000sqm

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South African Law School (Pty) Ltd



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