Mr Darren Bergman

Formerly: National Assembly

Darren Bergman

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About Darren Bergman

Darren Bergman has served as Shadow Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition since April 2023 and has been a Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance since 2014. He was Shadow Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation between 2014 and 2019 and Shadow Minister of International Relations and Cooperation between 2019 and 2023.

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To read more about Mr Bergman, check out this blog interview about him.

Constituency Offices

Not associated with any constituency offices

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2024 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (10 of 11 )

2023 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate (35 of 40 )

2022 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate (25 of 27 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (22 of 24 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

84% attendance rate (21 of 25 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate (13 of 14 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (21 of 21 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (23 of 25 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (21 of 23 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate (30 of 35 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate (13 of 13 )

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.

The Committee Secretary took the Committee through its legacy report. He highlighted the new insertions, which included some of the ...

Mr D Bergman (DA) acknowledged his limited experience in the Portfolio Committee, apologising for any potential misunderstanding. He noted the ...

Mr D Bergman (DA) apologised for the noisy background. His concern lay with the lifestyle audits that the Committee seemed ...

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.

(1) What (a) is the name of the National Prosecuting Authority prosecutor who was given a National Lottery Commission dossier ...

(1) What is the (a) total number of prosecutors from the National Prosecuting Authority who work on the cases of ...

What were the outcomes of the eight disciplinary referrals made by the Special Investigating Unit to the National Lottery Commission ...

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.

Deputy Speaker, Ben Okri says that "the magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing". Unfortunately ...

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

Nothing to disclose

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

Nothing to disclose

Source Description Value

Gift from a constituent

Johnnie Walker Double Black

R500

Speaker of Seychelles

Painting

R500

Extent of the Property Location-Area Description of Property

house and land

Johannesburg

Residential

Source Public/Private

Nothing to disclose

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

20000

SATRIX

unit trusts

88844

Easy Equitiestrading platform

Unit trusts

Sponsor Description of Journey

Human rights commission - Morocco

Conference in Morocco

Source Description of Benefit

Discovery Vitality

Travel, gym, airport lounge and shopping benefits

Cell C

Annual upgrades

Source of Sponsorship Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

Nothing to disclose

Name of Employer Type of Business

Darren Bergman and Associates CC

Consultancy

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

Consultancy and trading concern

80000

Darren Bergman and Associates CC

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

Both

This trust currently has no benefits

DMC

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

Nothing to disclose

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

Nothing to disclose

Source Description Value

Taiwanese PR Office

Kavalan Whiskey

R1000

Congresswoman Shultz

Silver plate from Congress R1500

Party member

Samsonite leather briefcaseR2000

Extent of the Property Location-Area Description of Property

house and land

Johannesburg

Residential

Source Public/Private

Nothing to disclose

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

2900

FNB easy shares portfolio

unit trusts

52000

Easy Equitiestrading platform

Unit trusts

Sponsor Description of Journey

BPUR.org

Conference in Morocco

Conference of Presidents

Conference in Washington

SAFI

Trip to Israel and Palestine for oversight

Source Description of Benefit

Cell C

Annual upgrades

Diners Club

Airport Lounge benefits

Discovery Vitality

Travel, gym and shopping benefits

Source of Sponsorship Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

Nothing to disclose

Name of Employer Type of Business

Darren Bergman and Associates CC

Consultancy

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

Consultancy and trading concern

80000

Darren Bergman and Associates CC

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

Both

This trust currently has no benefits

DMC

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Nil

Source Description Value

Xtreme Auto Cell C Europcar

Discount on car Annual upgrades/specials Upgrades/Discounts

R15000

Extent of the Property Location – Area Description of Property

acre

Johannesburg

Residential house

Source Public/Private

Do not receive

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

Nil

Sponsor Description of Journey

None

Source Description of Benefit

Europcar Cell C Discovery Vitaliy

Upgrades and discounts Annual upgrades Benefits and discounts

Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship Extent

Nil

Name of Employer Type of Business

Nil

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

Consultancy and trading

Darren Bergman and Associates CC

R240000 turnover per year

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

TBA

Both

DMC

Nil currently

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

None

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

Nil

Source Description Value

Ambassador Ukraine Member of public re Covid help Delegation from Uganda Mayor of Bethlehem Chinese Consulate CPT Egyptian Secretary EU Embassy Argentinian Ambassador Delegation from Mozambique

Wine Earphone/powerbank Book and medal Book Lunch Lunch Breakfast Braai Lunch

Est R200 Est R500 Est R500 Est R350 Est R500 Est R350 Est R350 Est R500 Est R300

Extent of the Property Location – Area Description of Property

1487m2 property

Johannesburg

Residential house

Source Public/Private

None being drawn

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

R20000

6000

Karatbank/G999

Cryptocurrency

Sponsor Description of Journey

FNS

Morocco – Liberal International conference

Source Description of Benefit

Europcar Cell-C Discovery/Vitality

Discounts and upgrades Upgrades and service Discounts and benefits

Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Extent

Father in law

School fees

Fully sponsored

Name of Employer Type of Business

Nil

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

Consultancy and trading

Darren Bergman and associates CC

+- R10000/m

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

Nil yet

IT13662/07

Both

DMC

Source Description Value

British Government

Pens and book

±R1 000.00

Senegal

Gift pack

±R1 000.00

ABSA Jewish Achievers

Event

±R1 000.00

Extent of the Property Location – Area Description of Property

Half acre land

Sunningdale, JNB

Residential House

Nominal Value Number of Shares Name of Company Nature

± R30 000.00

70 000

Karat Bars KCB

Crypto coins

Sponsor Description of Journey

Trip to UK

4 Day trip to the United Kingdom (Flight, hotel and reg. fee)

FNS + WFD

ALN Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco

SAFI

Israel/Palestine Trip

LI (FNS+WFD)

Conference in Senegal

Parliament

Windhoek - Oversight

Source Description of Benefit

Europcar

Discounts and upgrades

British Airways

Gold card

Name of Employer Type of Business

Darren Bergman & Associates CC

Consultancy and Trade

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

Consulting

Darren Bergman & Associates CC

±R240 000.00 P.A

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

Nil

Both

DMC

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Member CC

Trading

Source Description Value

Cape Town FC

Shirt

/-R800

Europcar

Gift Bag

/-R1000

Description Extent Location

House

Residential Property

Johannesburg

Description Sponsor

West Sahara

Crans Montana

Senegal Conference

ALN

Ghana Conference

ALN

Namibian oversight

Parliament

Source

Europcar

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Hon John Steenhuisen

Trade

Yes

Darren Bergman

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts

0-0

Both

DMC

Beneficiary

Wife

Mothers Estate

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

/-20 000

300

Curro Holdings

Ordinary

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

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DA Chief whip Mr J steenhuisen

Consultancy

Yes

Darren Bergman

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

Name Of Trusts

DMC Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Member 100%

Darren Bergman and Associates CC

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

Description Extent Location

Residential House

Normal

sunnydale

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

Description Sponsor

Parliamentary World Cup Rugby Tour

DIDATA/Sanlam/Saru

Source Description

Europcar

VIP discounts and upgrades

Vodacom

VIP discounts and annual upgrades

Protea & Marriot

VIP platinum discoutns and upgrades

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

J Steenhuisen

Consultancy, trading, Corporations and Retail shop

Yes

Darren Bergman and Associated CC

Name Value Activity

Maystone Health

+-R5 000 p/a

Consulting

Octagon Finance

+-R20 000 p/a

Consulting

SMC Insights

None this year

Consulting

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts

Testementry Trust

Both

DMC

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Darren Bergman

Consultancy

Kitty Properties CC

Property owning

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

Description Location Extent

Flat

JHB

Flat

JHB

House

Sunningdale

Normal

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

Description Sponsor

Trip to Middle East: Israel, Palestine

SAIF

Source Description

Autopage

Discounts & upgrades

Prokard

Discounts, free rooms, upgrades

Europ Car, Sun International

Discounts, free rooms, upgrades

Discovery Vitality

Petrol discounts, gym

Source Description Extent

466/64 Brand Id

Golf shirts

+-R2 000 p/a

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DJ Stubbe

Consultancy

Yes

Darren Bergman

Name Value Activity

Darren Bergman

+-R20 000

Consult strategic

Darren Bergman

+-R60 000

Financial

Darren Bergman 7 Associates

+-R5 000

Consumer Productivity

Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number

Both

DMC

Intervivos Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Kitty Properties CC

Property Ownership

Darren Bergman & Associates

Strategic Consulting

Source Description Value

DSTV Night of the Stars

DSTV Walka Carol Boyes remote control

R600

Description Location

Flat [33%]

Johannesburg CBD

Flat [33% share]

Johannesburg CBD

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R80 000

Allan Gray

Unit Trust

R500 000

Discovery Investment

Unit Trust

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

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DT George

Financial Brokerage

Yes

Maystone Wealth SA

Name Value Activity

Maystone Wealth

+-R180 000 p/a

Brokerage

Darren Bergman

+-R10 000 p/a

Strategic consulting