Biography of Parks Tau: Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth

Parks Tau: Biography of Parks Tau, Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth,

Parks Tau (born 6 June 1970) is a South African politician best known as the second democratically elected mayor of Johannesburg. He currently serves as the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development.

Tau was the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional affairs. He assumed the position on 29 May 2019 and served till 9 December 2020.

Parks Tau

Parks Tau Age

He was born on 6 June 1970 in Soweto, South Africa. Tau is 50 years old as of 2020.

Parks Tau Wife

He is married to Pilisiwe Twala-Tau. They have four children together.

Parks Tau Career


  • Member of the Executive Committee: Economic Development at Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture & Rural Development-gau (Gauteng Provincial Legislature Committee) since 9th December 2020
  • Member at Gauteng Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) since 9th December 2020
  • Member at African National Congress (ANC) (Party)
  • Member of the C40 Climate Change Network Steering Committee, 2011 to date
  • Deputy Chair of the UN Special Advisory Committee on Safer Cities, 2012 – To date
  • Chairperson of the South African Cities Network,2012 – To date
  • Chairperson of the South African Local Government Association in Gauteng, 2011 – To date
  • Regional Chairperson at ANC, Johannesburg, 2011 to date


  • Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs at National Executive (Executive) from 29th May 2019 until 9th December 2020
  • Member at National Assembly (Parliament) from 22nd May 2019 until 9th December 2020
  • 8th Candidate at African National Congress Provincial Gauteng Election List 2019 (Election List) from 23rd April 2019 until 8th May 2019
  • City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, 2011 – 2016

Johannesburg Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC)

  • Developmental Planning, Transportation and Environment, 2000–2003
  • Finance and Economic Development, 2003–2011

Africa National Congress Johannesburg

  • Regional Secretary, 1993–1998
  • Regional Deputy Chairperson 2007–2011

Parks Tau Net Worth

Tau has an estimated net worth of $500 000 which he has earned from his successful career.

Contact Details


  • 012 334 0705


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