Dr Michael John Cardo

National Assembly

Michael John Cardo

About Michael John Cardo

Dr Michael Cardo holds a BA (Summa Cum Laude) in English, French and History from the University of Natal, as well as an MPhil and PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, where he attended Trinity College on a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship. He joined the political staff of the DA in 2003, and was the party’s National Director of Research between 2004 and 2006. Dr Cardo was awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Helen Suzman Foundation in 2006, during which time he wrote a biography of the former SA Liberal Party leader, Peter Brown "Opening Men’s Eyes: Peter Brown and the Liberal Struggle for South Africa" (Jonathan Ball: 2010). He returned to the DA as Helen Zille’s speechwriter on the 2009 election campaign. Between 2011 and 2014, Michael worked in the Policy and Strategy Unit at the Department of Premier in the Western Cape Government, specialising in social policy and serving as the Director of Policy Research and Analysis. Michael was elected to Parliament in 2014 and is the Constituency Head of the Overstrand Municipality, centred on Hermanus. He is currently serving as the DA Shadow Minister of Economic Development.

2018 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 25

2017 committee attendance as mp

53% attendance rate

Attended 9 meetings out of 17

2016 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 19 meetings out of 20

2015 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 20

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

85% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 13

  • 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.

Recent meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Westminister Foundation for Democracy Flights and Accommodation, Nairobi Kenya (19-22 March 2017) African Young Liberals Retreat
Friederich Naumann Foundation Flights And Accommodation Johannesburg, Liberals Workings (09-11 September 2016)

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray Pension Preservation /RA Balanced Fund

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Friedrich Naumann Foundation Flights and accomodation - 60th Lib eral International Congress, Mexico [29/10/15 - 1/11/15]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Higgovale 82sq.m. Flat

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray Pension Preservation Fund

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
Friedrich Naumann Foundation Sponsored flights and board and lodging to attend Liberal International Conference on Liberalism, Oxford [20/3-22/3/15]
Friedrich Naumann Foundation Sponsored flights and board to attend conference on Emerging Markets, Buenos Aires [30/11-5/12/14

BENEFITS

Description Source
Discount on hotel accommodation at Starfriend rate, Le Moeidien, Picadilly, UK Starwood

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Higgovale 82sq.m. Apartment

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private Allan Gray Pension Preservation Fund

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Gardens, Cape Town 82sq.m. Flat

Committee appearances

  • Committee business 6 Nov 2018

    Dr M Cardo (DA) felt that some clarification was needed on information given on LHR solutions, which he stressed needed to be expanded upon to provide greater context for readers.
  • Economic Development Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report 30 Oct 2018

    Dr J Cardo (DA) said that the Competition Commission must provide a progress report on this matter.
  • IDC 2017/18 Annual Report: Competition Amendment Bill: adoption 16 Oct 2018

    Dr M Cardo (DA) said the DA did not agree with the provision and objected as such but it may well be the case that the Committee’s majority agreed on this. He then asked whether the DA should object formally in the meeting or this will be included in ...
  • Economic Development Department 2017/18 Annual Reports 11 Oct 2018

    Dr M Cardo (DA) wanted to know whether the Department has done any research on the cost of state capture into the economy and infrastructure development, and whether it would be possible to quantify the impact. Secondly, how has it affected the job creation set out in the NDP and ...
  • Competition Commission 2017/18 Annual Report 10 Oct 2018

    Dr M Cardo (DA) commented on the interference stating that he was not aware of any politicians suggesting that the Commission should not prosecute the banks collusion case. It is not interference to draw attention to the judgment issued by the Competition Appeal Court in the Standard Bank case. Judgments ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Economic Development 8 Oct 2018

    (1)What (a) total amount has the Competition Commission paid to Ndzabandzaba since the firm started doing work for the commission and (b) are the details of the (i) scope and (ii) nature of the work that the specified firm has conducted for the commission; (2) whether the work of ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Economic Development 8 Oct 2018

    (1)(a) Which members of the Competition Commission’s executive committee received VIP protection services (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) for what period did each member of the commission’s executive committee receive VIP protection services and (c) what ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Economic Development 8 Oct 2018

    What (a) number of law firms did the Competition Commission brief regarding cartel cases between 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2017, (b) was the name of each law firm, (c) number of cases was each law firm briefed on and (d) was the cost to the commission in each ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 24 Feb 2015

    Hon Deputy Speaker, I hereby give notice that in the next sitting, I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House -

    1) debates the President's discretionary powers for appointment to and removal from public office, noting the recommendation by the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee to appoint President ...

  • Ndp. 21 Jul 2014

    Hon Chairperson, the National Development Plan, NDP, is our roadmap to the future of a society with more jobs and less poverty. And yet, two years after Parliament, Cabinet and broad sections of civil society endorsed the plan, we seem to be stuck on the side of the road.

    We ...

All Plenary Appearances