Mr Cilliers Brink

Member of the National Assembly

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About Cilliers Brink

Mr Cilliers Brink is a member of the National Assembly. He currently serves in the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs of Parliament.

Brink has had an interest in politics since a young age. He joined the Democratic Alliance and was elected to the Tshwane city council in 2011. After the 2016 municipal elections, the DA gained control of Tshwane and Brink was appointed as the member of the mayoral committee for corporate and shared services, becoming the first DA politician to hold the post.

Prior to the 2019 South African general election held on 8 May, the DA revealed their candidate lists. Brink was placed tenth on the party's Gauteng list of National Assembly candidates, thirty-third on the party's National Assembly list and sixty-seventh on the party's provincial list for the provincial legislature. He was elected to the National Assembly on the party's National Assembly list. Brink was sworn into office on 22 May 2019.

On 5 June 2019, he was appointed Shadow Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Brink became a member of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 27 June 2019.

On 5 December 2020, he was appointed as Shadow Minister for the portfolio, succeeding Haniff Hoosen, in the Shadow Cabinet of John Steenhuisen.[10]

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate (49 of 61 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate (66 of 82 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

72% attendance rate (13 of 18 )

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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 C Brink (DA) raised concerns on the lack of urgency and seriousness regarding DCOG’s failure to achieve an unqualified ...

Mr C Brink (DA) said that it is clear that there is failure and disappointment that the issues that were ...

Mr C Brink (DA) said that interactions with stakeholders were very important, especially when new information was presented. To FORSA, ...

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.

Whether, with regard to the six District Hubs that are envisioned as part of the implementation of the District Development ...

(1) With reference to the proposed establishment of a metropolitan police department by the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality as gazetted in ...

What is the current status of the (a) Local Government Leadership Academy and (b) Municipal Leadership Development Programme launched by ...

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.

Deputy Speaker, Minister obviously the national spatial development framework depends for its implementation on different spheres of government

reaching crucial agreements. One of the ways, municipalities can redress the injustices ...

Deputy Speaker, I understand the Minister's answer that intervention is foremost a provincial competence but if a provincial intervention fails or does not happen obviously the Minister must step in ...

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.
Public/Private Source

Sanlam Private Wealth (Investment Manager)

Drawdown from living annuity (Investment linked)

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

1 Pay premiums on this insurance policy and a party to underlying buy and sell agreement.

Paint Pot Phalaborwa cc(1997/037838/23)

80% members’ interests to be acquired with insurance. Funded buy – and sell agreement

R1 250 000.00 (Subject to periodic valuations)

Description of Benefit Source

Special rates granted to MP’s as platinum card members on car rentals.

Europcar (Car rental agency)

Access card to slow lounge at SA Airports for MP’s

British Airways

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Dormant/shelf company – never traded

Shackleton Brink Speech Master (Pty) LTD

Dormant/shelf company – never traded

Brinkville (Pty) LTD

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

Brinkorp Trust


IT 2402/12

Trust has no assets and do not trade – Beneficiary of distributions as per trust deed (nil).