Member of the following committeesJoint 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.
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)
MBA (Stellenbosch University)
Management Development Diploma
Matric (Robertson High School)
Administration of sport for the disabled, specifically paralympic sport
Spending time with my wife and disabled daughter, as well as my son and his wife.
Politics, both local and international
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 criticise 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.