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 now serves as the DA's Deputy Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry.
94% attendance rate
Attended 78 meetings out of 83
88% attendance rate
Attended 21 meetings out of 24
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|Nature||Name of Company||No||Nominal Value|
|Ordinary||Money Market stanlib||Shares||R548 482|
|Registration Number||Name Of Trusts||Trustee/Beneficiary||Details Of Benefits|
|IT 889/85||Luiza Cachalia Trust||Trustee||Discretionary Trust in Favor of Daughter (Luiza Amina Cachalia)|
|Type of Business||Directorship/Partnership|
|Financial, Advisory Consulting||mentisfactum (Pty)Ltd|
|Cape town||Residential||Section 505, The Piazza|
|Parktown North, Johannesburg||Residential||Erf 412|
|Cape Town||Residential||Unit 11 SS96/92|