Mr Parks Tau

Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Formerly: National Assembly

Parks Tau

About Parks Tau

Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau (born 1970) served as the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs until he was reappointed to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in December 2020. He now serves as a Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) of Economic Development. Mr Tau also served as the mayor of the City of Johannesburg in Gauteng province from 2011-2016, prior to becoming a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.

At the age of fourteen, he joined the Congress of South African Students (COSAS)and became engaged in student activism for the first time. In the 1980s, he was detained several times during national states of emergency periods of strict restrictions on anti-apartheid activities. Tau was later elected president of the SRC at Pace Commercial College. There he met college vice president Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali, who encouraged him and other PACE students to voice their political beliefs. In 1989, at the age of 19, Tau was elected president of the Soweto Youth Congress and later he became a leading member of its subsequent incarnation, the African National Congress Youth League.

2020 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 36 meetings

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 7 meetings

Attendance Methodology

Recent meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]


Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body
Non- profit company South African Cities Network (resigned)
Private Blue Nightingale Trading 150 (Deregistered: inactive)


Value Description Source
Estimate R4 500 (Four Thousand Five Hundred Rand Only) Back Pack Bag Plus JBL Speaker South African Local Government Association (SALGA)


Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property
Free Standing – Residential Property Johannesburg, SA 2091 Portion 00000820 – 00000 Winchester Hills - 1361m2
Free Standing – Residential Property Johannesburg, SA 2195 NB Sale Pending – Offer to purchase accepted 1485 m2


Public/Private Source
Public Municipal Pension Fund
Public Government Pension Fund – Pending


Description of Benefit Source
Honorary Lifetime Membership The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club


Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship
Five (5) Days Accommodation at the United Nations General Assembly New York United States of America (USA). September 2019 United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Committee appearances

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Plenary appearances

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