Mr Darren Bergman

Member of the National Assembly

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About Darren Bergman

Mr Bergman was born in Gauteng and was educated at King David High School, Linksfield, Johannesburg. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2014 and before that was employed in consultancy work and as a critic.

To read more about Mr Bergman, check out this blog interview about him.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (22 of 24 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

84% attendance rate (21 of 25 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate (13 of 14 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (21 of 21 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (23 of 25 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (21 of 23 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate (30 of 35 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate (13 of 13 )

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 D Bergman (DA) said that he had a slight problem with the approach to the recommendations. The Committee started ...

Mr D Bergman (DA) appreciated the report, and said that with the new Auditor General (AG), things would get tougher. ...

Mr D Bergman (DA) agreed saying the DIRCO head of property management resigned without facing the music. Mr Bergman had ...

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)What is the (a) total number of applications for passport renewals that have been received by Home Affairs office in ...

Whether there are currently any staff members who are the subject of a disciplinary process at the SA High Commission ...

What (a) is the total number of staff that is employed in the Office of the SA High Commission in ...

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, Ben Okri says that "the magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing". Unfortunately ...

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 Description Source

±R1 000.00

Pens and book

British Government

±R1 000.00

Gift pack

Senegal

±R1 000.00

Event

ABSA Jewish Achievers

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Residential House

Sunningdale, JNB

Half acre land

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Crypto coins

Karat Bars KCB

70 000

± R30 000.00

Description of Journey Sponsor

4 Day trip to the United Kingdom (Flight, hotel and reg. fee)

Trip to UK

ALN Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco

FNS + WFD

Israel/Palestine Trip

SAFI

Conference in Senegal

LI (FNS+WFD)

Windhoek - Oversight

Parliament

Description of Benefit Source

Discounts and upgrades

Europcar

Gold card

British Airways

Type of Business Name of Employer

Consultancy and Trade

Darren Bergman & Associates CC

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

±R240 000.00 P.A

Darren Bergman & Associates CC

Consulting

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

DMC

Both

Nil

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Member CC

Trading

Source Description Value

Cape Town FC

Shirt

/-R800

Europcar

Gift Bag

/-R1000

Description Extent Location

House

Residential Property

Johannesburg

Description Sponsor

West Sahara

Crans Montana

Senegal Conference

ALN

Ghana Conference

ALN

Namibian oversight

Parliament

Source

Europcar

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Hon John Steenhuisen

Trade

Yes

Darren Bergman

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts

0-0

Both

DMC

Beneficiary

Wife

Mothers Estate

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

/-20 000

300

Curro Holdings

Ordinary

Description Sponsor

Trip to Brussels (10/10/2016)

ACP

Trip to Kenya (13/12/2016)

ACP

Trip to Kenya (20/03/2017)

ACP

Trip to Anderna (17/05/2017)

DA

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DA Chief whip Mr J steenhuisen

Consultancy

Yes

Darren Bergman

Source Description Value

CORG

Fitbit Alta

R1500

Sun International Nedbank

Golf day

/-R500

Ambassador of Israel

Gift Pack

/-R300

City of Tshwane

Golf Day

/-R1000

Europcar

BMW i3 Rental

/-R1000

Diners Club

Golf day

/-R1000

SAFA

Shirt

/-R600

Marriot Hotels

NBA Tickets

/-R1000

Cricket SA

Shirt

R600

Name Of Trusts

DMC Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Member 100%

Darren Bergman and Associates CC

Source Description Value

SARU

Springbok jersey

+-R600

Herzlia School

Pen

+-R100

New Zealand Govt.

Black jacket

+-R600

Japan Rugby

Rugby World Cup tie

+-R100

IPU

Leather bag

+-R200

Autopage Cellular

Note 5

+-R15 000

Pro Shop

Sun City Shirt

+-R300

Palladium Hair

Haircut

+-R650

Chris Hensinger

German WC Soccer cap/tie

+-R400

Irene Webb

Oil painting portrait

+-R4 000

Drymac Clothing

Cap

+-R100

Dr Grootboom

Book

+-R100

Norwood Chabad

mMonkey shoulder whisky

+-R400

Office of Presidency/Cell-C

Presidential Golf Day

+-R1 500

Description Extent Location

Residential House

Normal

sunnydale

No Name of Company Nature Nominal Value

33%

DMC Trust

Trust

3 900

Curro Holdings

Ordinary

+-4300c p/s

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

+-R140 000

Description Sponsor

Parliamentary World Cup Rugby Tour

DIDATA/Sanlam/Saru

Source Description

Europcar

VIP discounts and upgrades

Vodacom

VIP discounts and annual upgrades

Protea & Marriot

VIP platinum discoutns and upgrades

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

J Steenhuisen

Consultancy, trading, Corporations and Retail shop

Yes

Darren Bergman and Associated CC

Name Value Activity

Maystone Health

+-R5 000 p/a

Consulting

Octagon Finance

+-R20 000 p/a

Consulting

SMC Insights

None this year

Consulting

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts

Testementry Trust

Both

DMC

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Darren Bergman

Consultancy

Kitty Properties CC

Property owning

Source Description Value

Diners Club

Diners Club Golf Day

+-R1 000

SAFA

Bag, shirt, pen

+-R100

Beyond Platinum

Golf Day

+-R5 000

Erica Platter

Cook book

+-R300

Amb. of Israel

Gift pack

+-R100

Sun International

Free rooms [6 nights]

+-R10 000

Autopage

Gear S watch

+-R1 500

Europ Car, Sun Internatonal

Buccleuch Temple

Shirt

-R300

Description Location Extent

Flat

JHB

Flat

JHB

House

Sunningdale

Normal

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R95 000

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

R400 000

Discovery

Unit Trust

R20 000

Sanlam

RA

R20 000

Discovery

RA

Description Sponsor

Trip to Middle East: Israel, Palestine

SAIF

Source Description

Autopage

Discounts & upgrades

Prokard

Discounts, free rooms, upgrades

Europ Car, Sun International

Discounts, free rooms, upgrades

Discovery Vitality

Petrol discounts, gym

Source Description Extent

466/64 Brand Id

Golf shirts

+-R2 000 p/a

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DJ Stubbe

Consultancy

Yes

Darren Bergman

Name Value Activity

Darren Bergman

+-R20 000

Consult strategic

Darren Bergman

+-R60 000

Financial

Darren Bergman 7 Associates

+-R5 000

Consumer Productivity

Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number

Both

DMC

Intervivos Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Kitty Properties CC

Property Ownership

Darren Bergman & Associates

Strategic Consulting

Source Description Value

DSTV Night of the Stars

DSTV Walka Carol Boyes remote control

R600

Description Location

Flat [33%]

Johannesburg CBD

Flat [33% share]

Johannesburg CBD

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R80 000

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

R500 000

Discovery Investment

Unit Trust

Source Description

Prokard Platinum

Discounts + free rooms

Autopage VIP

Discounts + Annual upgrades

Europcar

Free upgrades

Sun International MVG

Free rooms + discounts

Discovery Vitality

Flights, gym, petrol discounts

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DT George

Financial Brokerage

Yes

Maystone Wealth SA

Name Value Activity

Maystone Wealth

+-R180 000 p/a

Brokerage

Darren Bergman

+-R10 000 p/a

Strategic consulting