Mr Ghaleb Cachalia

National Assembly

Ghaleb Cachalia

About Ghaleb Cachalia

Mr Cachalia was born in Johannesburg in 1956 and grew up in Vrededorp, Fordsburg. He is the son of anti-apartheid activists, Yusuf and Amina Cachalia.

He was sent to Waterford School in Swaziland, in order to avoid the education offered under the "apartheid system of Indian Affairs". However, his schooling there was interrupted when the South African government threatened him with "passport issues" because of his parents' involvement in anti-Apartheid activism. He was sent abroad to stay with his uncle and aunt in Britain, where he was forced to remain for ten years.

While overseas, he completed his O Levels, received a scholarship to the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, and then went on to study history at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He campaigned in the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Upon completion of his studies, he returned to South Africa, and went to the University of the Witwatersrand to study law, a degree which he did not complete. While at the university, he joined the Black Students Society and became its vice-president.

Professionally, Mr Cachalia has a background in management consultancy and is the founder of Mentisfactum Advisory Services.

Mr Cachalia served as the DA's Deputy Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry during the Fifth Parliament.

Read more about Mr Cachalia in this blog feature.

2021 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 14

2020 committee attendance as mp

83% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 29

2019 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 17

2018 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate

Attended 78 meetings out of 83

2017 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate

Attended 21 meetings out of 24

Attendance Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Parliamentary Pension

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value
Ordinary Springtrade cc 25% Par Value
Wiza Cachalia Trust Trustee No current asset
Ordinary Meutisfacture (Pty)Ltd 100% No current asset

TRAVEL

Description of Journey Sponsor
Multi party fact finding trip to Israel (2018) South African Israel Foundation
6 day study tour for trade specialists to Washington (2017) Fredrich Nauman Foundation
3 day Alumni meetup for FNP, Washington DC (2019) Frederich Nauman Foundation
Four meetings and Accommodation – Washington DC - 2019 The Presidential Preamp

TRUSTS

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived
Luiza Cachalia Trust L Cachalia No current assets

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property
Primary Residence Parktown North
Flat (Cape Town Residence) Cape Town
Flat (Cape Town) Cape Town
2 Motor vehicles 2002 Posche and 2012 Volvo C30

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Mentisfactrum (Pty)Ltd Financial Advisory, Consulting

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Erf 412 Residential Parktown North, Johannesburg
Unit 11 55 96/92 Residential Cape Town CBD
Section 505, The Piazza Residential Cape Town CBD

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Allan Gray Private
Liberty Life Private

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R100 100 Manufacturing (Pty)Ltd Ordinary
25% Springtrade CC

TRAVEL

Description Sponsor
Study Trip to Washington DC, visited various government agencies Friedrick Naumann Foundation

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
discretionary trust in favour of daugther Trustee Luiza Cachalia Trust IT 889/85

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

PENSIONS

Source Public/Private
Liberty Life Private
Allan Gray Private
Stanlib Private
Momentum Private
Marriot Private

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
R100 100 Mentisfactum (Pty)Ltd Ordinary
25% Springtrade CC Shares
R548 482 Shares Money Market stanlib Ordinary

TRUSTS

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
Discretionary Trust in Favor of Daughter (Luiza Amina Cachalia) Trustee Luiza Cachalia Trust IT 889/85

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
mentisfactum (Pty)Ltd Financial, Advisory Consulting

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Section 505, The Piazza Residential Cape town
Erf 412 Residential Parktown North, Johannesburg
Unit 11 SS96/92 Residential Cape Town

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Enterprises 14 Oct 2021

    (a) What are the full details of companies and/or entities to whom the recent Eskom coal contracts were awarded and; (b) At what price in each case?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Enterprises 7 Oct 2021

    What are the (a) full relevant details of the various agreements signed by him and his predecessors over the past 10 financial years on behalf of the Government with the Republic of Cuba, (b) reasons and (c) total amounts paid to any Cuban entity in the past 10 financial years ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Enterprises 7 Oct 2021

    Whether Siemens (a) had withdrawn their warranty on the steam pipes they supplied to Medupi because the pipes had not been cleaned as prescribed before installation and (b) warned that the pipes could burst under the introduction of steam; if not, in each case, what is the position in this ...

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Plenary appearances

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