Mr Michael Bagraim

Member of the National Assembly

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Michael Bagraim

About Michael Bagraim

Mr Michael Bagraim matriculated at Cape Town High School and graduated from Rhodes University with a BA in Political Science and thereafter an LLB. He was a member of the Student Representative Council for two years and represented the University on the Debating Society and Law Students' Association. He is a Practicing Attorney as a Consultant with Bagraim's Attorneys. He is also a trustee at the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industries (Immediate Past President), the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Past National President) and the MOSAIC – Training and Healing Centre for Women. Mr Bagraim is a regular contributor on industrial relations and labour law to radio, TV, newspapers and magazines.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

78% attendance rate (18 of 23 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (36 of 39 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate (30 of 32 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate (21 of 22 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate (28 of 32 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate (20 of 21 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (23 of 23 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

88% attendance rate (21 of 24 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

78% attendance rate (14 of 18 )

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 M Bagraim (DA) posed four questions to the department and its entities. One, he asked what the department was ...

Mr M Bagraim (DA) congratulated the Director on the amazing job they had been doing. The work of the CCMA ...

Mr M Bagraim (DA) said that he accepted the amendments, though the DA rejected the Bill overall.

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.

What total amount in Rand has been spent on (a) catering, (b) entertainment and (c) accommodation for (i) her, (ii) ...

Whether she and/or her department ever received correspondence from a certain political organisation (details furnished), via email, WhatsApp, hardcopy and/or ...

Whether she and/or her department ever received correspondence from a certain political organisation (details furnished), via email, WhatsApp, hardcopy and/or ...

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.

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Chairperson, hon Minister, director-general, my family and students, thank you for coming. 'The time has come,' the walrus said, "to talk of many things. Our Department of Employment and Labour ...

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

Nil

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

Altitude Employment Solutions Isamark Investments

Labour Law Consulting Property Holding

Value Description Source

Nil

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Personal Property Apartments Apartments

Vredehoek City Bowl Observatory

6 bedrooms 1 bedroom 1 bedroom

Public/Private Source

None other than Parliament

Description of Journey Sponsor

Nil

Description of Benefit Source

Nil

Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

Nil

Type of Business Name of Employer

Law Firm

Self employed as consultant in law firm

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

Approx. R200 000 per year Approx. R 50 000 per year

Bagraims Attorneys Altitude Employment Solutions

Labour Law Consulting Labour Law Consulting

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

Nil

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

Nil

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Labour law consulting Property holding

Altitude Employment Solutions Isamark Investments

Value Description Source

Nil

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Personal property Apartments Apartments

Vredehoek City Bowl Observatory

6 bedrooms 1 bedroom 1 bedroom

Public/Private Source

None other than Parliament

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Small amount of Share holding in public companies due to insurances

Description of Journey Sponsor

Nil

Description of Benefit Source

Nil

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Nil

Type of Business Name of Employer

Law Firm

Self employed as consultant in law firm

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

Approx. R200 000 per year Approx. R100 000 per year

Bagraims Attorneys Altitude Employment Solutions

Labour Law Consulting Labour Law Consulting

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

Nil

Description of Journey Sponsor

Trip for studying in Israel.

SA Israel Foundation

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Exclusive use area

Cape Town

Exclusive use area

Cape Town

Exclusive Use Area

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Erf

Milnerton, Cape Town

Erf

Vredehoek, Cape Town

Type of Business Name of Employer

Attorney

Self employed

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

Self employed.

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Michael Bagraim and Associates – 1990/033477/23 (Resigned)

Altitude Employment Solutions – 2010/011700/07

Zoop Industries – 1998/0330447/23 (Resigned)

Isamark Investments – 1986/014684/23

Mosaic Women’s Training Service and Healing Centre – 1993/006860/08 (Resigned)

Radio Disa – 2012/222450/08

South African Jewish Trust – 1970/000007/08 (Resigned)

Bagraim SACHS – 2014/019095/21 (resigned)

WINN Foundation (RF) – 2017/532772/08

Democracy Development Program (RF) – 1981/000098/08(Resigned)

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number

-

-

Michael Davis Family Trust

006127/1996

-

-

The Good Start Trust

001113/2017

Description Extent Location

Sectional Scheme

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Sectional Scheme

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Sectional Scheme

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Sectional Scheme

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Erf

Residential

Vredehoek, Cape Town

Sectional scheme

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Sectional scheme

Sectional Title

Cape Town

Sectional scheme

Sectional title

Cape Town

Sectional Scheme

Sectional title

Cape Town

Sectional Scheme

Sectional title

Cape Town

Erf

Residential

Milnerton, Cape Town

Sectional Scheme

Sectional title

Cape Town

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Mr John Steenhuisen

Attorney

Yes

Self Employed

Name Activity

Self Employed

Attorney

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Director

Radio Disa

Director

Altitude Employment Solutions

Director

Winn Foundation (RF)

Director

Isamark Investments

Description Sponsor

Trip for Fact Finding

South African Jewish Board of Deputies

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Toi-Toi Clothing Manufacturing (Deregistration)

Clothing Manufacturing

We Care - Siyakhathala (Final Deregistration)

Deregistration

All Glass Parow

Resigned

Altitude Employment Solutions

Employment Solutions

Bagraim Sachs

Resigned

Michael Bagraim and Associates Attorneys

Democracy Development Program (RF)

Resigned

Isamark Investments

Investments

Mosiac Womens Training Service and Healing Centre

Resigned

South African Jewish Trust

Resigned

Zoop Industries

Resigned

Bagro

Barbuxton Property

Resigned

Elysium Holdings

Resigned

Man-Tra Enterprises

In Business

Soft Touch Technologies

Resigned

Salient Strategic Advertising and design

Resigned

Slick Property Investments

Investments

Name Value Activity

Bagraims Attorneys

Nil

Attorneys

Bagraims Sachs Attorneys

Nil

Attorneys

Description Location Extent

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Erf 2221

Milnerton, Cape Town

House

Erf 1719

Vredehoek, Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Unit

Cape Town

House

Description Location

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Erf

George

Erf

Vredehoek

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Unit

Cape Town

Erf

Milnerton, Cape Town

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

J Steenhuisen

Law firm

Yes

Self employed

Name Value Activity

Bagraims Attorneys

R100 000

Attorneys

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Altitude Employment Solutions

Private Co.

Mosaic Women's Training Service and Healing Centre

NGO

BAGRO

MAN-TRA Enterprises

Description Extent Location

Apartment

2 Bedroomed

Hermanus

Apartment

2 Bedroomed

Cape Town

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

J Steenhuisen

Attorney

Yes

Self employed

Name Value Activity

Bagraim Sachs

NIl

Attorneys

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Altitude Employment Solutions

Private Co.

Democracy Development Program

NGO

Michael Bagraim and Associates

CC

Mosaic Women's Training Service and Healing Centre

NGO

Elysium Holdings

[Deregistration process]

Name of Company Nature Nominal Value No

Bagraim Sachs Partnership

Attorneys

Democracy Development Program

Development

Mosaic Women's Training Service

Training

Isamash CC

Property

R1m

20%

Altitude Employment

Altitude Employment

Michael Bagraim & Associates

Property

R500 000

100%

Description Extent Location

3 Apartments

1 Bedroomed each

Observatory, CPT

House

4 Bedroomed

City Bowl, CPT

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DT George

Attorneys

Yes

Self employed

Name Value Activity

Bagraim Attorneys

+-R20 000

Attorneys

Bagraim Sachs Attorneys

Nil

Attorneys

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Altitude Employment Solutions

Private Company

Bagraim Sachs

Personal Liability Company

Democracy Development Program

NGO

Michael Bagraim and Associates

CC

Mosaic Women's Training Service and Healing Centre

NGO