Mr Ashor Sarupen

Member of the National Assembly

Formerly: Gauteng Provincial Legislature

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Ashor Sarupen

About Ashor Sarupen

Ashor Sarupen joined the DA in 2006 at the age of 17 in his hometown of Springs, Gauteng, where he served as the constituency chairperson and local campaign manager.

He was elected to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitian Council in 2011 as the DA’s second ranked candidate and served as the Chief Whip of the Official Opposition in the Council at the age of 22. He served on the councils. Rules, Ethics and Public Accounts committees. In 2014 he was appointed as an election strategist for the DA’s Gauteng election campaign, which saw the DA get its best ever result in the election, and get within 3% of unseating the ANC.

He then served as a Member of the Gauteng Legislature between 2014 and 2019, representing the DA on the Finance, Economic Development, Social Development and Education committees.

Since 2019, he has served as a Member of Parliament and the DA’s Shadow Minister on the Appropriations Committee (which deals with the national budget). In October 2019, Helen Zille appointed him Chief of Staff and subsequently as her Parliamentary Counsel. In 2020, he was elected into the DA’s national leadership as the Deputy Chairperson of the Federal Council.

Source: Democratic Alliance

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2024 committee attendance as mp

68% attendance rate (19 of 28 )

2023 committee attendance as mp

43% attendance rate (39 of 90 )

2022 committee attendance as mp

70% attendance rate (64 of 92 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate (28 of 38 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

67% attendance rate (36 of 54 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate (29 of 37 )

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 A Sarupen (DA) said the Chairperson was a true democrat, despite all the disagreements, he still respected his differing ...

The Chairperson said the purpose of the meeting was to get a response from Dr D George (DA) on the ...

Mr A Sarupen (DA) said the use of ‘excessive hyperbolic’ language was not very useful. He did not understand the ...

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 section 72 of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, only ...

(1)Whether, considering the participation of the delegation of the Republic in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024 that took place ...

(1)Whether, considering the participation of the delegation of the Republic in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024 that took place ...

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.

House Chair, I think this fiscal framework is a very sobering assessment because it demonstrates that the ANC has completely given up on fiscal responsibility and that they happily want ...

Chair, the budget in terms of the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Appropriation Bill is not pro poor. It is pro poverty. Anyone who disagrees with this statement is ...

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

none

none

none

none

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

AM Zeus

Dormant Company - Not Trading

Heliosphere

Dormant Company - Not Trading

Source Description Value

University of Pennsylvania

Notebook, Pen, Keychain

R200

Extent of the Property Location-Area Description of Property

83 square meters

Germiston

Apartment

Source Public/Private

none

none

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

R100

100

Heliosphere

Dormant Company. Not Trading

R50

50

AM Zeus

Dormant Company. Not Trading

R30 000

Retirement Fund

Old Mutual

Retirement Annuity

R2500 per month

Retirement Fund

Liberty Life

Retirement Annuity

R1300 per month

Retirement Fund

Sanlam

Retirement Annuity

Sponsor Description of Journey

None

none

Source Description of Benefit

None

none

Source of Sponsorship Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

Nothing to disclose

Name of Employer Type of Business

None

none

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

None

None

None

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

Nothing to disclose

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

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

DORMANT

HELIOSPHERE

DORMANT

AM ZEUS

Source Description Value

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

CAPS, BAGS, AND STATIONERY

R500

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

ACCOMODATION FOR PARTY WORK – STELLENBOSCH - JULY 2021

R10 000

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

ACCOMODATION FOR PARTY WORK – DURBAN – AUGUST 2021

R1 000

Extent of the Property Location – Area Description of Property

89 SQUARE METERS

GERMISTON

APARTMENT

Source Public/Private

NONE

NONE

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

R1400,00

CORESHARES PREFTEX EFT

UNIT TRUST - VARIOUS

EXCHANGE TRADED FUND

R2000.00

CARTESIAN AGGRESSIVE GROWTH UNIT TRUST

UNIT TRUST - VARIOUS

UNIT TRUST

Sponsor Description of Journey

NONE

NONE

Source Description of Benefit

BRITISH AIRWAYS SILVER CARD

FREE AIRPORT LOUNGE ACCESS

Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship Extent

NONE

NONE

NONE

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

NONE

NONE

NONE

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

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

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

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

HELIOSPHERE (DORMANT)

NONE

AM ZEUS (DORMANT)

NONE

Source Description Value

MAX MATSCHKE

BOTTLE OF WINE

R100

MAX MATSCHKE

BMW TRACK DAY

R5000

CITY OF BETHLEHEM

SCARF

R100

REHINA SARUPEN

COLOGNE

R500

ENRICO MOYA

BOTTLE OF WINE

R100

OTTA MAREE

DINNER

R250

MICHAEL BAGRIAM

BOOK

R100

MICHAEL BAGRIAM

LAPEL PIN

R25

ERIN MOYA

SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

R250

Extent of the Property Location – Area Description of Property

88m2

SOLHEIM

APARTMENT

Source Public/Private

NONE

NONE

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

R30 000

OLD MUTUAL RETIREMENT ANNUNITY FUND

AS PER FUND ASSET MANAGER

RETIRMENT ANNUNITY

R90 000

LIBERTY LIFE RETIREMENT ANNUNITY FUND

AS PER FUND ASSET MANAGER

RETIREMENT ANNUITY

R62 000

SANLAM RETIREMENT ANNUNITY FUND

AS PER FUND ASSET MANAGER

RETIREMENT ANNUNITY

Sponsor Description of Journey

SOUTH AFRICAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL FOUNDATION

STUDY TOUR OF ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

Source Description of Benefit

NONE

NONE

Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Extent

NONE

NONE

NONE

Name of Employer Type of Business

NONE

NONE

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

NONE

NONE

NONE

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

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

N/A

R2 500.00 p.m

Liberty Life RA

Retirement Annuity

N/A

R1 100.00 p.m

Sanlam RA

Retirement Annuity

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

Heliosphere Pty Ltd

Corporate Communications (Dormant)

AM Zeus Pty Ltd

Dormant

Extent of the Property Location – Area Description of Property

82m²

Germiston

Apartment