Mr Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

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





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.

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.

Watching sport

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.