Mr Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

Member of the National Assembly

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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 South African 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.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate (24 of 25 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

98% attendance rate (44 of 45 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate (42 of 45 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate (24 of 25 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate (27 of 30 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (23 of 23 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

71% attendance rate (17 of 24 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate (21 of 23 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate (14 of 16 )

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 S Marais (DA) asked if the information provided of R1.3 billion for Thusano was for 2020 and when was ...

Mr S Marais (DA) recalled that the DFSC was established because there was no active union in the Defence Force ...

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.

(1) Whether with reference to the budget pressure on the SA National Defence Force and the immediate need to address ...

(1) Whether, given the budget constraints and the current cost of employees to reach 79% of the approved budget for ...

In light of the fact that it was reported that her department is retaining 44 Defence Attache missions abroad, (a) ...

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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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.
Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

SASAPD (Elected Vice President)

Sport Administration (Para Sport)

Value Description Source

R200

Clothes

SASAPD

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Free standing HOME

Worcester(W/Cape)

401sq.m-primary residence

Public/Private Source

N/A

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Refer to “Trusts” below

Description of Journey Sponsor

N/A

Description of Benefit Source

N/A

Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

N/A

Type of Business Name of Employer

N/A

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

N/A

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

None

Marais Family Trust

I’ve establish it to the benefit of my disabled daughter

IT 1055/98

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

N/A

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

NPC Sport Administration

SASCOC

Value Description Source

R750

Sport clothes

SASAPD; WCPSC

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Free standing house

Worcester

Primary family home 5 bedrooms - 386sqm Erf 1301 – 1439sqm

Public/Private Source

N/A

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Trust for disabled daughter

Marais Familie Trust

N/A

0

Description of Journey Sponsor

Travels to attend sport admin meetings

SASCOC

Travels to attend sport admin meetings

SASAPD

Travels to attend sport admin meetings

WCPSC

Description of Benefit Source

N/A

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

N/A

Type of Business Name of Employer

SPORT CONFEDERATION

SASCOC

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

N/A

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

Marais Familie Trust

Disabled daughter & wife - Beneficiaries

IT 1055/98

Zero

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Deregistered

Marlynko Enterprises CC

Deregistered

Befex CC

Deregistered

DISSA (Disability Sport SA)

Macro Sport Administration Body, inc. NOC, NPC, CGF (SA)

SASCOC (Non exec. Board member)

Value Description Source

R3 000.00

Sport Clothing

SASCOC, SASAPD, WCPSC

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Worcester, Western Cape

Primary Residence

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Trust for disabled daughter.

Marais Family Trust

0

Description of Journey Sponsor

Flights and Accommodation

SASCOC

Flights and Accommodation

SASAPD (Vice President)

Travel and Sport clothes

WCPSC – Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation

Description of Benefit Source

Flights and Accommodation

SASCOC

Flights and Accommodation

SASAPD (Vice President)

Travel and Sport clothes

WCPSC – Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Attend meetings and to relevant business

Flights and Accommodation

SASCOC

Attend meetings and to relevant business

Flights and Accommodation

SASAPD (Vice President)

Attend meetings and to relevant business

Travel and Sport clothes

WCPSC – Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation

Type of Business Name of Employer

Macro Sport Body, incl. NOC, NPC, CGF (SA)

SASCOC (Non Exec Board Member)

Sport Federation for physically disabled (and visually impaired)

SASAPD (Vice President)

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

Marais Family Trust

SJF Marais, L Marais, T Marais

IT 1055/98

Zero – Set up to provide to my disabled daughter after the death of my wife and I

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Marlynko Enterprises CC

Deregistered

Befex CC

Deregistered

Befco CC

Deregistered

DISSA

Sport Body for Disabled Athletes. Deregistered

SASCOC

Elected Board Member of Sport Body

SASCOC (Pty)Ltd

Changed from NPC to NPO

2022 Commonwealth Games - Durban

LOC/Host for 2022 CWG. Deregistered

Source Description Value

SASCOC

Sport Attire

R500

Description Extent Location

Private Home

Family Residence

Worcester, Cape Town

Description Sponsor

Attend Board, Committee and other related meetings

SASCOC

Attend NEC, Council and other related meetings

SASAPD

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Mr John Steenhuisen

SA Sport Confederation; NOC

Yes

SASCOC (Elected Board Member)

Mr John Steenhuisen

SA Sport Association for the Physically Disabled

Yes

SASAPD (Elected NEC Member)

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number

None (Intended to provide for disabled daughter after my wife and my deaths)

SJF Marais (self) L Marais (Wife) T Marais (Disabled daughter)

Marais Family Trust

IT 1055/98

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Marlynko Event CC

Deregistered

DISSA

Deregistered

Befcom Traders CC

Deregistered

SASCOC

Non-Executive Board Member of Sporting Admin Body

Source Description Value

SASCOC (Received over 12 Months period)

Sport Attire

R10 000 (non Commercial Value)

Description Location

Primary Residence

Worcester, Cape Town

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R1=

Marais Family Trust

Family Trust for Disabled Daughter

Description Sponsor

Attend Board Obligations

SASCOC

Attend 2016 Rio Paralympics Games

SASCOC

Attend NEC Obligations

SASAPD

Source Description

SASCOC

Flights and accommodation / Sports Attire

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

DA Chief Whip Mr J Steenhuisen

Sports Administration

Yes

SASCOC

DA Chief Whip Mr J Steenhuisen

Sport Federation

Yes

SASAPD

Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number

T Marais (Disabled Daughter)

Marais Family trust

IT 1055/98

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts

None [Trust for Disabled child]

SJF marais, L Marais, T Marais, CJF Marais

Marais Family Trust

Description Extent Location

Family Home

Normal

Worcester

Source Description Extent

SASCOC

For official purposes representing members and athletes

Accommodation, Clothign/Apparel; Flights

SASAPO

Flights and acocmmodation

In line with Elected Member representing the NF

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

J Steenhuisen

Sport Administration [Association]

Yes

SASCOC

SASAPD

Sport Administration [Sport Federation]

Yes

SASAPD

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Marlynco Ent.

[Dissolved]

Befcom/Befex

[Deregistered]

Marais Family Trust

Family Trust

DISSA

[Deregistered]

SASCOC

Board Member [Non Executive]

SASAPD

NEC Member

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

SASCOC [Elected Board Member]

National Olympic and paralympic Committees

Befcom Traders

[Final deregistration]

DISSA

[Deregistration process]

Marlyn Traders

[Final deregistration]

Marlynko Enterprises

[Dissolved]

SASHOF Management

Sports Hall of Fame [Resigned]

SASAPD

SA Sport Association for Physically Disabled

Description Extent Location

Primary home

Normal

Worcester

Name of Company Nature

Marais Family Trust

Family Trust for disabled child

Befcom Traders [Final deregistration]

DISSA [Deregistration process]

Marlyn Traders [Final deregistration]

Marlynko Enterprises [Dissolved]

Sashof Management [Deregistration process]

Description Sponsor

Attending Board

SASCOC

Attending NED and Council meetings in Johannesburg

SASAPD

Source Description

SASCOC

Clothes and accessories [Sport]

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

J Steenhuisen

Sport Administration [Elected Member]

Yes

SASCOC

Details Of Benefits Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts

Family Trust for disabled child

SJF Marais

Marais Family Trust

Name of Company Nature

Marais Family Trust

Trust

SASCOC - Elected Director [Section 21 Co.]

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

SASCOC

Section 21 Co - Elected Director of Sport Admin Body

SASAPD [Dep. President]

Sport - Board Member

Description Extent Location

Dwelling

Primary residence

Worcester

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Directorship

SASCOC [National Olympic Comm]

[Non-Exec]

NPCSA [National Parlympic Comm]

Source Description Value

SASCOC

Sport related clothes and bags [Travel]

R10 000

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Worcester

Description Sponsor

Attending meetings

SASAPD

Attending Board, Council

SASCOC

Source Description Extent

SASCOC

Travel

As offical Sport Administrator and Elected Representative

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

A. Watson

SASAPD

Yes

SASAPD[Vice President]

A. Watson

SASCOC [Board Member]

Yes

SASCOC

Description Sponsor

Attending SASCOC functions

SASCOC

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Worcester

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Not Supplied

Board fees

No

SASCOC

Source Description Value

Judo SA

Clothes

R3 000

SASCOC

Clothes

R1 000

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

SASCOC

Sport Administration

Marais Family Trust

Family Trust for disabled daughter

Name of Company

SASCOC

NPCSA

APC [Anglo]

Marlynko Ent. CC

Description Sponsor

Travel & Accommodation

SASCOC- Board Member

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

SASCOC

Sport Administration

NPCSA

Sport Administration

APC {anglo]

Sport Administration

Maarlynko ent. CC

Dormant

Source Description Value

SASCOC

Clothes

R300

IOC Sponsor [Samsung]

Cellphone

R3 000

IOC Sponsor [Samsung]

Cellphone [July 2011]

R4 000

Description Extent Location

House

Residential

Worcester

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

SASCOC

Sport Confederation

Marlynko Ent. CC

Dormant

Befcom Consultancy

Dormant Consultancy

Source Description Value

SASCOC

Clothes

R5 000

Various sport body organisations

Clothes

R1 000

Description Extent Location

House

Normal

Worcester

Description Sponsor

Attending sport functions and SASCOC Board meetings

SASCOC

Attend Exco Meetings

APC

Source

SASAPD - NFC Member

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Not Supplied

Sport Confederation [Board member]

No

SASCOC