Mr Darren Bergman

National Assembly

Darren Bergman

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.

2019 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 13

2018 committee attendance as mp

87% attendance rate

Attended 39 meetings out of 45

2017 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 33 meetings out of 39

2016 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 36 meetings out of 41

2015 committee attendance as mp

87% attendance rate

Attended 34 meetings out of 39

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 14

  • 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

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Trading Member CC

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
/-R800 Shirt Cape Town FC
/-R1000 Gift Bag Europcar

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Johannesburg Residential Property House

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Crans Montana West Sahara
ALN Senegal Conference
ALN Ghana Conference
Parliament Namibian oversight

BENEFITS

Source
Europcar

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Darren Bergman Yes Trade Hon John Steenhuisen

TRUSTS

Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
DMC Both 0-0
Mothers Estate Wife Beneficiary

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
/-20 000 300 Curro Holdings Ordinary

TRAVEL

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

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
DA Chief whip Mr J steenhuisen Consultancy Yes Darren Bergman

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

TRUSTS

Name Of Trusts
DMC Trust

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Member 100% Darren Bergman and Associates CC

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Residential House Normal sunnydale

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Parliamentary World Cup Rugby Tour DIDATA/Sanlam/Saru

BENEFITS

Source Description
Europcar VIP discounts and upgrades
Vodacom VIP discounts and annual upgrades
Protea & Marriot VIP platinum discoutns and upgrades

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
J Steenhuisen Consultancy, trading, Corporations and Retail shop Yes Darren Bergman and Associated CC

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Maystone Health +-R5 000 p/a Consulting
Octagon Finance +-R20 000 p/a Consulting
SMC Insights None this year Consulting

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts
Testementry Trust Both DMC

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Darren Bergman Consultancy
Kitty Properties CC Property owning

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location Extent
Flat JHB
Flat JHB
House Sunningdale Normal

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Trip to Middle East: Israel, Palestine SAIF

BENEFITS

Source Description
Autopage Discounts & upgrades
Prokard Discounts, free rooms, upgrades
Europ Car, Sun International Discounts, free rooms, upgrades
Discovery Vitality Petrol discounts, gym

SPONSORSHIPS

Source Description Extent
466/64 Brand Id Golf shirts +-R2 000 p/a

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
DJ Stubbe Consultancy Yes Darren Bergman

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Darren Bergman +-R20 000 Consult strategic
Darren Bergman +-R60 000 Financial
Darren Bergman 7 Associates +-R5 000 Consumer Productivity

TRUSTS

Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
Both DMC Intervivos Trust

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Kitty Properties CC Property Ownership
Darren Bergman & Associates Strategic Consulting

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Source Description Value
DSTV Night of the Stars DSTV Walka Carol Boyes remote control R600

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
Flat [33%] Johannesburg CBD
Flat [33% share] Johannesburg CBD

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature
R80 000 Allan Gray Unit Trust
R500 000 Discovery Investment Unit Trust

BENEFITS

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

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer
DT George Financial Brokerage Yes Maystone Wealth SA

CONSULTANCIES OR RETAINERSHIPS

Name Value Activity
Maystone Wealth +-R180 000 p/a Brokerage
Darren Bergman +-R10 000 p/a Strategic consulting

Committee appearances

  • Foreign Service Bill: DIRCO briefing; Risks to SA Foreign Policy 11 Sep 2019

    Mr D Bergman (DA) was pleased everyone was on the same page regarding the trade war between the US and China. He urged Members to read the book, “The Continental Shift” by Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak. The book spoke about when development took place in Africa one had to ...
  • DIRCO & African Renaissance Fund Quarterly Performance Reports 21 Aug 2019

    Mr D Bergman (DA) noted that the Fifth Parliament’s Committee spoke about the Foreign Missions Bill. He wanted to get a sense of SA’s diplomatic missions’ personnel, particularly information on qualifications, experience and tenure.
  • DIRCO Orientation on Programmes 1 & 2 21 Aug 2019

    Mr D Bergman (DA) said that it was not only about the enhancement of the role of missions abroad in getting messages across but that efforts should also start within SA. He felt that there was a need to look at the language that was used in Committee Reports. One ...
  • DIRCO 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan 3 Jul 2019

    Mr D Bergman (DA) noted that South Africa’s footprint is the second biggest footprint in the world. What cost cutting measures was proposed on missions being downgraded? He put forth the idea that there may be a need to look at missions that since 1994 are not feasible to ...
  • Venezuela & Democratic Republic of Congo political developments: Department briefing 20 Mar 2019

    Mr D Bergman (DA) stated that politicians in the DRC had the tendency to call results too quickly. He also stated that building up to the election, there were allegations that there was some kind of Chinese electronic equipment being used to interfere with the outcome of the elections and ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Health 11 Mar 2019

    With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Higher Education and Training 8 Mar 2019

    With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Home Affairs 7 Mar 2019

    With reference to the undertaking of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, on 21 September 2018 to drop the requirement for certain countries to hold visas in order to enter the country, (a) what are the names of the countries and (b) by what date will citizens ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Appropriation Bill 17 Jul 2014

    Hon Chair, hon Minister, hon Deputy Minister, hon members and guests, the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation is one of the most underestimated committees in the National Assembly. It commands a lesser budget, it is mostly relegated to the back pages and, of course, like most committees, it has ...

All Plenary Appearances