Mr Parks Tau

Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Formerly: National Assembly

Parks Tau

About Parks Tau

Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau (born 1970) served as the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs until he was reappointed to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in December 2020. He now serves as a Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) of Economic Development. Mr Tau also served as the mayor of the City of Johannesburg in Gauteng province from 2011-2016, prior to becoming a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.

At the age of fourteen, he joined the Congress of South African Students (COSAS)and became engaged in student activism for the first time. In the 1980s, he was detained several times during national states of emergency periods of strict restrictions on anti-apartheid activities. Tau was later elected president of the SRC at Pace Commercial College. There he met college vice president Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali, who encouraged him and other PACE students to voice their political beliefs. In 1989, at the age of 19, Tau was elected president of the Soweto Youth Congress and later he became a leading member of its subsequent incarnation, the African National Congress Youth League.

Constituency Offices

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2020 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 36 meetings

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 7 meetings

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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 M Tau (ANC; Northern Cape) asked what measures were implemented by the CIDB to fight poverty and unemployment. He ...

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.

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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.

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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

Not Applicable

None

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Not Applicable

None

Value Description Source

R3000

Travel Suit Carrier Pringle Jersey

Office staff Birthday Gift

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Free Standing Residential Property

388 Devereaux Avenue Winchester Hills Johannesburg South

RSA 2091 Portion 00000820-00000.Winchester Hills 1361 square meters

Public/Private Source

Public

Government Pension Fund

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

PLC Shares

Old Mutual

300

11 pence per value

Ordinary Shares

Old Mutual

262

10 pence par value

Ordinary Shares

Sanlam Insurance Policy

297

130 cents per share

They do not stipulate

Liberty Life Insurance Policy: RA STANLIB MONEY MARKET FUND

54156.0773

10.53 per cent

They do not stipulate

Liberty Life Insurance Policy: RA GLOBAL MANAGED

68568.5592

12.46 per cent

They do not stipulate

Liberty Life Insurance Policy: RA LS VARIABLE

54438.293

14.19 per cent

They do not stipulate

Liberty Life Insurance Policy: RA LS PROPERTY

18104.1546

62.82 per cent

Ordinary Shares

Investment: Yebo Yethu

100

0.74 cents per share

FNB Investment: Ashburton Money Market Fund & Coronation

Pili Tau Investment

100%

R2,761,947

Ordinary Shares

Investment: Antfarm (Pty) Ltd

25.5%

R250 000

Ordinary Shares

Investment: Sunset Bay (Pty) Ltd: SAWIMI

22803

R3.06 per share

Description of Journey Sponsor

Not Applicable

None

Description of Benefit Source

Not Applicable

None

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

None

Type of Business Name of Employer

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

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

Not Applicable

None

Not Applicable

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

None

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Non- profit company

South African Cities Network (resigned)

Private

Blue Nightingale Trading 150 (Deregistered: inactive)

Value Description Source

Estimate R4 500 (Four Thousand Five Hundred Rand Only)

Back Pack Bag Plus JBL Speaker

South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Free Standing – Residential Property

Johannesburg, SA 2091

Portion 00000820 – 00000 Winchester Hills - 1361m2

Free Standing – Residential Property

Johannesburg, SA 2195 NB Sale Pending – Offer to purchase accepted

1485 m2

Public/Private Source

Public

Municipal Pension Fund

Public

Government Pension Fund – Pending

Description of Benefit Source

Honorary Lifetime Membership

The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Five (5) Days

Accommodation at the United Nations General Assembly New York United States of America (USA). September 2019

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)