Marian Shinn is a South African politician, a Member of Parliament with the Democratic Alliance (DA), and the Shadow Minister of Science and Technology.
Marian was active in the Five Freedoms Forum that aimed to promote dialogue between white and black South Africans, and in 1989 was part of the forum's delegation that visited the African National Congress in Lusaka.
On moving to Cape Town in 1998, Shinn joined the Muizenberg branch of the Democratic Party and frequently served as the branch chairperson, actively driving growth and diversity in Ward 64. She is also a member of the South Peninsula constituency.
Shinn serves the DA as Shadow Minister of Science and Technology. In this position she has raised many questions about the ruling party in South Africa and problems within her realm of expertise.