Democratic Alliance's Shadow Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Marian has a background in marketing, communications consulting and media. In 1983 she was appointed the editor of South Africa’s first computer aimed at business users of personal computers and went on to win the South African Computer Journalist of the Year Award in 1984.Her political career includes serving on the committee of the Five Freedoms Forum, a civic organization whose aim was to create communication channels between the country’s race groups in preparation for democratic government. She also produced the FFF’s newsletter and was part of the delegation that visited the ANC in exile in 1989.
Following a move to Cape Town in 1988, Marian joined the local branch of the Democratic Party (now the Democratic Alliance), and served as branch chairperson and on candidate selection panels. She has served the party in various capacities. When the Fifth Parliament of the Republic of South Africa was established in 2014 Marian was appointed the Shadow Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.Within the DA she continue to serve the South Peninsula 2 constituency and on the Federal Council.
Marian participated in the African Internet Governance School (AfriSIG) in 2014. She also completed Diplo Foundation’s Internet Governance in Africa: An introduction in October 2014 while in 2016, she completed Diplo Foundation’s course on Children and Mobile Technology.