Mr Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

National Assembly

Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

About Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

Mr Marais holds both a B.Econ and MBA degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. Mr Marais originally worked in the corporate banking and finance sector then moved into marketing for SA wines. He was also part of the Wine Industry Steering Committee re development of the Industry BEE Charter and Scorecard.

Mr Marais's political experience includes service with the Disability Sport Sector in SA initially as President of DISSA (Disability Sport South Africa) which, during his tenure, was the National Paralympic Committee of South Africa. Since 2006 he has served as Vice President of the SASAPD (South African Sport Association for Physically Disabled), as an elected Board Member of the National Paralympic Committee of South Africa as well as elected Board member of the SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee. He also served for one term as Vice President of the African Paralympic Committee.

In 1995 Mr Marais became Mayor of Rawsonville and Goudini. He later became the Breede River District Council (Vice Chairperson) and eventually Breede Valley Municipality from 2000 before his election to the National Assembly as an MP for the DA in 2006.

To learn more about this Member, read his blog post here.

2019 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 23

2018 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 27 meetings out of 30

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 23 meetings out of 23

2016 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 24

2015 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 23

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 16

  • 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.

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.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Marlynko Enterprises CC Deregistered
Befex CC Deregistered
Befco CC Deregistered
DISSA Sport Body for Disabled Athletes. Deregistered
SASCOC Elected Board Member of Sport Body
SASCOC (Pty)Ltd Changed from NPC to NPO
2022 Commonwealth Games - Durban LOC/Host for 2022 CWG. Deregistered

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SASCOC Sport Attire R500

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Private Home Family Residence Worcester, Cape Town

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Attend Board, Committee and other related meetings SASCOC
Attend NEC, Council and other related meetings SASAPD

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
Mr John Steenhuisen SA Sport Confederation; NOC Yes SASCOC (Elected Board Member)
Mr John Steenhuisen SA Sport Association for the Physically Disabled Yes SASAPD (Elected NEC Member)

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
None (Intended to provide for disabled daughter after my wife and my deaths) SJF Marais (self) L Marais (Wife) T Marais (Disabled daughter) Marais Family Trust IT 1055/98

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Marlynko Event CC Deregistered
DISSA Deregistered
Befcom Traders CC Deregistered
SASCOC Non-Executive Board Member of Sporting Admin Body

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SASCOC (Received over 12 Months period) Sport Attire R10 000 (non Commercial Value)

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
Primary Residence Worcester, Cape Town

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature
R1= Marais Family Trust Family Trust for Disabled Daughter

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Attend Board Obligations SASCOC
Attend 2016 Rio Paralympics Games SASCOC
Attend NEC Obligations SASAPD

BENEFITS

Source Description
SASCOC Flights and accommodation / Sports Attire

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
DA Chief Whip Mr J Steenhuisen Sports Administration Yes SASCOC
DA Chief Whip Mr J Steenhuisen Sport Federation Yes SASAPD

TRUSTS

Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
T Marais (Disabled Daughter) Marais Family trust IT 1055/98

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts
None [Trust for Disabled child] SJF marais, L Marais, T Marais, CJF Marais Marais Family Trust

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Family Home Normal Worcester

SPONSORSHIPS

Source Description Extent
SASCOC For official purposes representing members and athletes Accommodation, Clothign/Apparel; Flights
SASAPO Flights and acocmmodation In line with Elected Member representing the NF

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
J Steenhuisen Sport Administration [Association] Yes SASCOC
SASAPD Sport Administration [Sport Federation] Yes SASAPD

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Marlynco Ent. [Dissolved]
Befcom/Befex [Deregistered]
Marais Family Trust Family Trust
DISSA [Deregistered]
SASCOC Board Member [Non Executive]
SASAPD NEC Member

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
SASCOC [Elected Board Member] National Olympic and paralympic Committees
Befcom Traders [Final deregistration]
DISSA [Deregistration process]
Marlyn Traders [Final deregistration]
Marlynko Enterprises [Dissolved]
SASHOF Management Sports Hall of Fame [Resigned]
SASAPD SA Sport Association for Physically Disabled

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Primary home Normal Worcester

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company Nature
Marais Family Trust Family Trust for disabled child
Befcom Traders [Final deregistration]
DISSA [Deregistration process]
Marlyn Traders [Final deregistration]
Marlynko Enterprises [Dissolved]
Sashof Management [Deregistration process]

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Attending Board SASCOC
Attending NED and Council meetings in Johannesburg SASAPD

BENEFITS

Source Description
SASCOC Clothes and accessories [Sport]

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
J Steenhuisen Sport Administration [Elected Member] Yes SASCOC

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts
Family Trust for disabled child SJF Marais Marais Family Trust

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company Nature
Marais Family Trust Trust
SASCOC - Elected Director [Section 21 Co.]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
SASCOC Section 21 Co - Elected Director of Sport Admin Body
SASAPD [Dep. President] Sport - Board Member

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Dwelling Primary residence Worcester

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Directorship SASCOC [National Olympic Comm]
[Non-Exec] NPCSA [National Parlympic Comm]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SASCOC Sport related clothes and bags [Travel] R10 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Worcester

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Attending meetings SASAPD
Attending Board, Council SASCOC

SPONSORSHIPS

Source Description Extent
SASCOC Travel As offical Sport Administrator and Elected Representative

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
A. Watson SASAPD Yes SASAPD[Vice President]
A. Watson SASCOC [Board Member] Yes SASCOC

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Attending SASCOC functions SASCOC

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Worcester

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
Not Supplied Board fees No SASCOC

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
Judo SA Clothes R3 000
SASCOC Clothes R1 000

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
SASCOC Sport Administration
Marais Family Trust Family Trust for disabled daughter

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company
SASCOC
NPCSA
APC [Anglo]
Marlynko Ent. CC

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Travel & Accommodation SASCOC- Board Member

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
SASCOC Sport Administration
NPCSA Sport Administration
APC {anglo] Sport Administration
Maarlynko ent. CC Dormant

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SASCOC Clothes R300
IOC Sponsor [Samsung] Cellphone R3 000
IOC Sponsor [Samsung] Cellphone [July 2011] R4 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Residential Worcester

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
SASCOC Sport Confederation
Marlynko Ent. CC Dormant
Befcom Consultancy Dormant Consultancy

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
SASCOC Clothes R5 000
Various sport body organisations Clothes R1 000

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House Normal Worcester

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Attending sport functions and SASCOC Board meetings SASCOC
Attend Exco Meetings APC

BENEFITS

Source
SASAPD - NFC Member

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
Not Supplied Sport Confederation [Board member] No SASCOC

Committee appearances

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans 1 Nov 2019

    (1)With the approved deployment of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) under Operation Prosper for a further period until 31 March 2020, (a) how was the approved budget of R64 127 000,00 and a strength of 1 322 determined, (b) from which cost centre within the SANDF budget ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans 14 Oct 2019

    With reference to her reply to question 950 on 8 October 2019 and in view of the fact that the normal retirement age of members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is 60 years, (a) why has a certain person (name and details furnished) not gone on retirement and ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans 8 Oct 2019

    (a) What number of generals who are currently serving in all arms of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are above the compulsory exit age of 60 years, given that 60 years is the compulsory retirement age for members of the SANDF, (b) what is the (i) the rank, (ii ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 26 Feb 2015

    Deputy Speaker, on the next sitting day of the House I shall move: That the House debates how the increase in the minimum wage of farm workers has contributed to these households being disqualified from the housing subsidy scheme and what can be done to remove the unfair, discriminatory consequences.

  • Public Administration Management Bill (Second Reading Debate) 12 Mar 2014

    Adjunkspeaker, die meerderheid van die DA het uitgeloop as protes teen hierdie ondermyning van die parlementre proses wat vandag hier aan die gang is. (Translation of Afrikaans paragraph follows.)

    [Mr S J F MARAIS: Deputy Speaker, the majority of the DA walked out as a token of protest against this ...

All Plenary Appearances