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

100% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 15

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

All 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

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Economic Development 2 Jul 2018

    (a) What number of law firms has the Competition Commission briefed regarding cartel cases since 1 January 2017, (b) what is the name of each firm, (c) with regard to what number of cases has each specified firm been briefed and (d) what was the cost to the Competition Commission ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister in the Presidency 29 Jun 2018

    In terms of The Presidency’s Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System, which policies, laws and regulations have been (a) scrutinised and (b) found to have a negative socio-economic impact since 1 September 2015?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Economic Development 18 Jun 2018

    With reference to the conference on inclusive development and industrialisation hosted by his department in 2017, what (a) was his department’s (i) budget and (ii) actual expenditure in respect of the conference and (b) were the costs to his department for a certain person’s (name furnished) participation in ...

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