Mr Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

National Assembly

Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

About Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

Mr Marais holds both a B.Econ and MBA degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. Mr Marais originally worked in the corporate banking and finance sector then moved into marketing for SA wines. He was also part of the Wine Industry Steering Committee re development of the Industry BEE Charter and Scorecard.

Mr Marais's political experience includes service with the Disability Sport Sector in SA initially as President of DISSA (Disability Sport South Africa) which, during his tenure, was the National Paralympic Committee of South Africa. Since 2006 he has served as Vice President of the SASAPD (South African Sport Association for Physically Disabled), as an elected Board Member of the National Paralympic Committee of South Africa as well as an elected Board member of the SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee. He also served for one term as Vice President of the African Paralympic Committee.

In 1995 Mr Marais became Mayor of Rawsonville and Goudini. He later became the Breede River District Council (Vice Chairperson) and eventually Breede Valley Municipality from 2000 before his election to the National Assembly as an MP for the DA in 2006. Upon his re-election to Parliament in 2009, Mr Marais was appointed as the Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry. In September 2010 he was reassigned to be the Shadow Minister of Economic Development and the Deputy Shadow Minister of Finance.

To learn more about this Member, read his blog post here.

2018 committee attendance as mp

89% attendance rate

Attended 25 meetings out of 28

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 22

2016 committee attendance as mp

68% attendance rate

Attended 15 meetings out of 22

2015 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 22

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 16

  • 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]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Deregistered Marlynko Event CC
Deregistered DISSA
Deregistered Befcom Traders CC
Non-Executive Board Member of Sporting Admin Body SASCOC

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R10 000 (non Commercial Value) Sport Attire SASCOC (Received over 12 Months period)

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Description
Worcester, Cape Town Primary Residence

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Nominal Value
Family Trust for Disabled Daughter Marais Family Trust R1=

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
SASCOC Attend Board Obligations
SASCOC Attend 2016 Rio Paralympics Games
SASAPD Attend NEC Obligations

BENEFITS

Description Source
Flights and accommodation / Sports Attire SASCOC

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
SASCOC Yes Sports Administration DA Chief Whip Mr J Steenhuisen
SASAPD Yes Sport Federation DA Chief Whip Mr J Steenhuisen

TRUSTS

Registration Number Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary
IT 1055/98 Marais Family trust T Marais (Disabled Daughter)

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

TRUSTS

Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
Marais Family Trust SJF marais, L Marais, T Marais, CJF Marais None [Trust for Disabled child]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Worcester Normal Family Home

SPONSORSHIPS

Extent Description Source
Accommodation, Clothign/Apparel; Flights For official purposes representing members and athletes SASCOC
In line with Elected Member representing the NF Flights and acocmmodation SASAPO

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
SASCOC Yes Sport Administration [Association] J Steenhuisen
SASAPD Yes Sport Administration [Sport Federation] SASAPD

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
[Dissolved] Marlynco Ent.
[Deregistered] Befcom/Befex
Family Trust Marais Family Trust
[Deregistered] DISSA
Board Member [Non Executive] SASCOC
NEC Member SASAPD

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
National Olympic and paralympic Committees SASCOC [Elected Board Member]
[Final deregistration] Befcom Traders
[Deregistration process] DISSA
[Final deregistration] Marlyn Traders
[Dissolved] Marlynko Enterprises
Sports Hall of Fame [Resigned] SASHOF Management
SA Sport Association for Physically Disabled SASAPD

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Worcester Normal Primary home

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company
Family Trust for disabled child Marais Family Trust
Befcom Traders [Final deregistration]
DISSA [Deregistration process]
Marlyn Traders [Final deregistration]
Marlynko Enterprises [Dissolved]
Sashof Management [Deregistration process]

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
SASCOC Attending Board
SASAPD Attending NED and Council meetings in Johannesburg

BENEFITS

Description Source
Clothes and accessories [Sport] SASCOC

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
SASCOC Yes Sport Administration [Elected Member] J Steenhuisen

TRUSTS

Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
Marais Family Trust SJF Marais Family Trust for disabled child

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company
Trust Marais Family Trust
SASCOC - Elected Director [Section 21 Co.]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Section 21 Co - Elected Director of Sport Admin Body SASCOC
Sport - Board Member SASAPD [Dep. President]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Worcester Primary residence Dwelling

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
SASCOC [National Olympic Comm] Directorship
NPCSA [National Parlympic Comm] [Non-Exec]

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R10 000 Sport related clothes and bags [Travel] SASCOC

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Worcester Normal House

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
SASAPD Attending meetings
SASCOC Attending Board, Council

SPONSORSHIPS

Extent Description Source
As offical Sport Administrator and Elected Representative Travel SASCOC

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
SASAPD[Vice President] Yes SASAPD A. Watson
SASCOC Yes SASCOC [Board Member] A. Watson

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
SASCOC Attending SASCOC functions

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Worcester Normal House

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
SASCOC No Board fees Not Supplied

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R3 000 Clothes Judo SA
R1 000 Clothes SASCOC

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Sport Administration SASCOC
Family Trust for disabled daughter Marais Family Trust

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Name of Company
SASCOC
NPCSA
APC [Anglo]
Marlynko Ent. CC

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
SASCOC- Board Member Travel & Accommodation

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Sport Administration SASCOC
Sport Administration NPCSA
Sport Administration APC {anglo]
Dormant Maarlynko ent. CC

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R300 Clothes SASCOC
R3 000 Cellphone IOC Sponsor [Samsung]
R4 000 Cellphone [July 2011] IOC Sponsor [Samsung]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Worcester Residential House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Sport Confederation SASCOC
Dormant Marlynko Ent. CC
Dormant Consultancy Befcom Consultancy

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R5 000 Clothes SASCOC
R1 000 Clothes Various sport body organisations

LAND AND PROPERTY

Location Extent Description
Worcester Normal House

TRAVEL

Sponsor Description
SASCOC Attending sport functions and SASCOC Board meetings
APC Attend Exco Meetings

BENEFITS

Source
SASAPD - NFC Member

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
SASCOC No Sport Confederation [Board member] Not Supplied

Committee appearances

  • Parmed Report Draft: consideration 26 Nov 2018

    Mr S Marais (DA) said he was under the impression the report would be considered to come up with resolutions. He reminded the Committee the report has to be submitted at the end of November 2018 and there was no reason why it should be re-written. All that they needed ...
  • Defence funding model for implementation of 2015 Defence Review: DOD & National Treasury Budget Task Team briefing 14 Nov 2018

    Mr S Marais (DA) thanked officials for the presentation. The departure point is section 200 of the Constitution which provides the Defence mandate. There are many interpretations that can be given to the section. However, it is not clear what the mandate is and who decides on the mandate. The ...
  • Committee Report on Parmed 14 Nov 2018

    Mr S Marais (DA) said that all members had the opportunity to read the report, so they could either make contributions at the meeting or via email. If a resolution could not be taken, then there was little purpose in dragging the meeting out as the Committee needed a resolution ...
  • Parmed Report 7 Nov 2018

    Mr S Marais (DA) said that the report was a fair reflection of what had been submitted and discussed.
  • SA Reserve Force Council response to questions during previous engagement; SANDF Reserves on its role, current status and challenges 7 Nov 2018

    Mr S Marais (DA) said budget constraints have limited the relevance of some of the programmes; “what is the practical relevance of the 2015 Defence Review?” He added that the Reserves are doing a great job but were facing funding challenges, particularly for training. The Reserve Force age was not ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans 6 Aug 2018

    (1)With reference to reports on 7 May 2018 (details furnished), how does the dilapidation of the SA Army Special Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit impact on the defence abilities of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), taking into account that the objectives of the SAASIC are to contribute to land ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans 29 Jun 2018

    (a) What is the level of medical stock in the pharmacy at 1 Military Hospital, (b) why has this very important indicator been removed by her department and (c) what is the direct impact of the medical stock level on soldiers and military veterans?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans 29 Jun 2018

    (a) What steps has the Surgeon-General taken to address the long delays in procurement of needed medical equipment for military hospitals and (b) what are the reasons that the procurement of a computed tomography scanner at 2 Military Hospital took eight months?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 26 Feb 2015

    Deputy Speaker, on the next sitting day of the House I shall move: That the House debates how the increase in the minimum wage of farm workers has contributed to these households being disqualified from the housing subsidy scheme and what can be done to remove the unfair, discriminatory consequences.

  • Public Administration Management Bill (Second Reading Debate) 12 Mar 2014

    Adjunkspeaker, die meerderheid van die DA het uitgeloop as protes teen hierdie ondermyning van die parlementre proses wat vandag hier aan die gang is. (Translation of Afrikaans paragraph follows.)

    [Mr S J F MARAIS: Deputy Speaker, the majority of the DA walked out as a token of protest against this ...

All Plenary Appearances