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:

2022 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate (13 of 16 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate (51 of 63 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate (66 of 82 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

72% attendance rate (13 of 18 )

DISCLAIMER: This information has been obtained via the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. PMG makes every effort to compile reliable and comprehensive information, but does not claim that the data is 100% accurate and complete.

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) agreed with some of the colleagues that the main concern now is not so much Covid-19, ...

Mr C Brink (DA) said that the last-minute insertion of the CRLRC financial report was not acceptable. Thus the report ...

Mr C Brink (DA) enquired about the timeframe for mediation if the Portfolio Committee stuck to its original policy position ...

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 he has found that most of the waste water treatment plants and sewage pumping stations in municipalities in the ...

(1) Whether (a) she and/or (b) her department have made any submissions to the High Level Task Team on the ...

(1)Whether she has been advised that 19 Lyttleton Agricultural Holdings, Pretoria, T11634/1965, which is land belonging to the national government ...

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


Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body


Shackleton Brink Speechmasters (Pty) Ltd


Brinkvill (Pty) Ltd (Pty)

Value Description Source


Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property


Public/Private Source


Living Annuity / Inheritance


Retirement Annuity / Salary


Parliamentary Pension Fund / Salary

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Beneficiary / owner of insurance policy that will fund 75% of members’ interest in a family business

Paint Pot Phalaborwa CC

None at present

+/- R1,250,000.00 (subject to valuation from time to time)

Description of Journey Sponsor


Description of Benefit Source


Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship


Type of Business Name of Employer


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


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

Brinkorp Trust

(1) C. Brink (Trustee and Beneficiary) (2) MJ Brink (Beneficiary)

IT 2402/12

None / Trust has no assets or income

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).