Mr Michael Bagraim

National Assembly

Michael Bagraim

About Michael Bagraim

Mr Michael Bagraim matriculated at Cape Town High School and graduated from Rhodes University with a BA in Political Science and thereafter an LLB. He was a member of the Student Representative Council for two years and represented the University on the Debating Society and Law Students' Association. He is a Practicing Attorney as a Consultant with Bagraim's Attorneys. He is also a trustee at the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industries (Immediate Past President), the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Past National President) and the MOSAIC – Training and Healing Centre for Women. Mr Bagraim is a regular contributor on industrial relations and labour law to radio, TV, newspapers and magazines.

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2020 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 18

2019 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 22

2018 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 32

2017 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 21

2016 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 23 meetings out of 23

2015 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 24

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

78% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 18

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
- - Michael Davis Family Trust 006127/1996
- - The Good Start Trust 001113/2017

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Sectional Scheme Sectional Title Cape Town
Sectional Scheme Sectional Title Cape Town
Sectional Scheme Sectional Title Cape Town
Sectional Scheme Sectional Title Cape Town
Erf Residential Vredehoek, Cape Town
Sectional scheme Sectional Title Cape Town
Sectional scheme Sectional Title Cape Town
Sectional scheme Sectional title Cape Town
Sectional Scheme Sectional title Cape Town
Sectional Scheme Sectional title Cape Town
Erf Residential Milnerton, Cape Town
Sectional Scheme Sectional title Cape Town

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
Mr John Steenhuisen Attorney Yes Self Employed

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Activity
Self Employed Attorney

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Director Radio Disa
Director Altitude Employment Solutions
Director Winn Foundation (RF)
Director Isamark Investments

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Trip for Fact Finding South African Jewish Board of Deputies

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Toi-Toi Clothing Manufacturing (Deregistration) Clothing Manufacturing
We Care - Siyakhathala (Final Deregistration) Deregistration
All Glass Parow Resigned
Altitude Employment Solutions Employment Solutions
Bagraim Sachs Resigned
Michael Bagraim and Associates Attorneys
Democracy Development Program (RF) Resigned
Isamark Investments Investments
Mosiac Womens Training Service and Healing Centre Resigned
South African Jewish Trust Resigned
Zoop Industries Resigned
Bagro
Barbuxton Property Resigned
Elysium Holdings Resigned
Man-Tra Enterprises In Business
Soft Touch Technologies Resigned
Salient Strategic Advertising and design Resigned
Slick Property Investments Investments

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Bagraims Attorneys Nil Attorneys
Bagraims Sachs Attorneys Nil Attorneys

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location Extent
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Erf 2221 Milnerton, Cape Town House
Erf 1719 Vredehoek, Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House
Unit Cape Town House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Erf George
Erf Vredehoek
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Unit Cape Town
Erf Milnerton, Cape Town

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
J Steenhuisen Law firm Yes Self employed

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Bagraims Attorneys R100 000 Attorneys

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Altitude Employment Solutions Private Co.
Mosaic Women's Training Service and Healing Centre NGO
BAGRO
MAN-TRA Enterprises

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Apartment 2 Bedroomed Hermanus
Apartment 2 Bedroomed Cape Town

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
J Steenhuisen Attorney Yes Self employed

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Bagraim Sachs NIl Attorneys

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Altitude Employment Solutions Private Co.
Democracy Development Program NGO
Michael Bagraim and Associates CC
Mosaic Women's Training Service and Healing Centre NGO
Elysium Holdings [Deregistration process]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company Nature Nominal Value No
Bagraim Sachs Partnership Attorneys
Democracy Development Program Development
Mosaic Women's Training Service Training
Isamash CC Property R1m 20%
Altitude Employment Altitude Employment
Michael Bagraim & Associates Property R500 000 100%

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
3 Apartments 1 Bedroomed each Observatory, CPT
House 4 Bedroomed City Bowl, CPT

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
DT George Attorneys Yes Self employed

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Bagraim Attorneys +-R20 000 Attorneys
Bagraim Sachs Attorneys Nil Attorneys

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Altitude Employment Solutions Private Company
Bagraim Sachs Personal Liability Company
Democracy Development Program NGO
Michael Bagraim and Associates CC
Mosaic Women's Training Service and Healing Centre NGO

Committee appearances

  • Employment and Labour Budget: Committee Report 29 May 2020

    The Chairperson said the Committee Secretary received submissions from Dr M Cardo (DA), Mr M Nontsele (ANC), and Mr S Mdabe (ANC). Mr M Bagraim (DA) also submitted comments on the day. The Chairperson said the Committee will go straight to the recommendations.
  • Employment and Labour Budget: Committee Report 26 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) suggested reasons as to why the Department had failed. Before COVID-19, South Africa had the worst percentage of unemployed people, reaching about 10.3 million or possibly double that figure. He stated the two enterprises mentioned by Mr Mdabe were well-intentioned but the Committee needed to ...
  • UIF & Compensation Fund 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 20 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) commented that a lot of the information presented was irrelevant, because everything would change. Therefore, he was not sure why so much time had been spent on it when the report could have been presented on paper, and then the real issue of Covid-19 could have ...
  • Nedlac & Productivity SA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 14 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) thanked NEDLAC for the presentation. He stated that much of what had been in the NEDLAC presentation covered the period pre-COVID-19 when South Africa already suffered from a very high unemployment rate. He proposed that the regulations be eased so that businesses could hire more employers ...
  • CCMA & CF 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 12 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) made a few suggestions. The first involved case management, where he proposed the CCMA should have some sort of barrier when they identified that referrals had no merit, and that they should be given some power in the rules to deal with them.

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation 24 Jun 2020

    (a) To whom did her department allocate the houses and sites at Mqhaka Northleigh Farm commonly known as Marikana, (b) what was the tender allocation procedure followed to build houses in Northleigh Farm, (c) was there a Council resolution that her department relied on to build houses at Northleigh Farm ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 9 Jun 2020

    Whether he, his department and/or any entity reporting to him purchased any personal protection equipment since 1 February 2020; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details of (a) the date on which the equipment was purchased, (b) the name of the supplier where the equipment was ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 8 Jun 2020

    What (a) number of (i) serviceable and (ii) fully equipped ambulances are being used in each (aa) district municipality and (bb) local municipality in the public health sector in the Western Cape and (b) area in square kilometres does each ambulance service?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • UNIDENTIFIED MEMBER: MINISTER? 10 Jul 2019

    ... no! Thank you.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MEMBER: MINISTER? 10 Jul 2019

    Chairperson, hon Minister, director-general, my family and students, thank you for coming. 'The time has come,' the walrus said, "to talk of many things. Our Department of Employment and Labour is dysfunctional. I receive literally dozens of desperate pleas from injured employees and many more complaints from retrenched Unemployment Insurance ...

All Plenary Appearances