Mr Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

National Assembly
Party: Democratic Alliance on the provincial list for the province of Western Cape

CONTACT DETAILS

0844483838

befco@mweb.co.za

SOCIAL MEDIA DETAILS

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Kobus Marais

Member of the following committees

Joint Standing Committee on Defence
Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans

Parliament Membership History

I have been a MP since 2006 during the 3rd Parliament. I am honoured and privileged to be given the opportunity to serve South Africa in the 6th Parliament. 

In this period I have served in various portfolios and on various ad hoc committees.

Political Leadership Background

I have been Shadow Minister for the DA in various portfolios, the last which was for the portfolio Defence and Military Veterans. 

Since 2006 I have been the DA’s Constituency Head for the Western Cape Breede Valley Constituency (WC025) 

Speaker and councillor of Breede Valley (WC025) Municipality (2000 – 2006) 

Mayor of Rawsonville Transitional Council (1994 – 2000) 

Deputy Chairperson for Breede River District Council (1995 – 2000) 

Education

MBA (Stellenbosch University) 

Hon.BA ( “ ) 

B.Econ ( “ ) 

Management Development Diploma ( “ ) 

St 10 (Robertson High School)

Interests

Administration of Sport for the Disabled, specifically Paralympic sport 

Spending time with my wife and disabled daughter, as well as my son & his wife.

Watch sport on TV and live from a pavilion 

Global and domestic political developments

Past Committee Memberships

Defence and Military Veterans: 2015 - 2019 

Economic Development: 2014 - 2015 

Public Service and Administration: 2008 - 2014 

Trade and Industry: 2007 - 2008 

Finance: 2006 - 2007 

Political Ideas / Achievements Goals & Ambitions for the country

We all serve the best interests of all South Africans, and we must strive to contribute 

to build a better future for our children. 

As opposition MP I must not been seen to oppose and criticize the governing party, 

but I must offer a better alternative in the best interest of all South Africans. 

 Our Constitution and the rule of law must always be our guiding principles