Blog Posts tagged “councillors”

Ms Sheilla Tembalam Xego (ANC)

Jan. 11, 2017 (3 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? My interest in politics started way back in 1976 and 1977 when I was young and still attending teaching college. I started teaching in 1980 and then joined a teacher union. As a unionist I became actively involved in politics. From 2000 to 2006 I ...

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The Week Ahead: Legislation, Oversight Visits & Question Time dominate final week

Sept. 19, 2016 (7 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 11 October 2016. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

With nothing scheduled in the NA chamber, the committee corridor will be the main ...

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Infographic: Female councillors in the metros

Aug. 12, 2016 (8 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

Code4SA has published a detailed blog that looks at PR and ward lists across parties and the wards won by women across the country.

In the 8 metros, results show the following interesting items:

  • All 252 women that won wards in the 8 metros represent either the ANC (61%) or ...

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Mr Cameron Mackenzie (DA)

July 25, 2016 (9 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? What drew you to your specific party? Politics has always been part of my life for as long as I can remember: from choosing a part in a school play, being elected as the grade representative on the Students Representative Council (SRC) in high school ...

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Infographic: What will we vote for?

July 8, 2016 (9 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

South Africans will be going to the polls on 3 August 2016 for the fourth local government elections since democracy. The Dullah Omar Institute recently published a manual, Electing Councillors: A Guide to Municipal Elections that, according to the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, "provides us with further ...

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OPINION: The election machinery picks up steam

May 3, 2016 (11 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

By Judith February

Disclaimer: a full stadium does not necessarily translate into votes. This past weekend the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) put on what can only be described as a very impressive show. First to launch its manifesto was the ANC, followed by the DA. The latter fared better in ...

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Rev Kenneth Meshoe

Jan. 19, 2016 (1 year, 3 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? In December 1993, my wife Lydia and I started a political party based on biblical principles called the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). I became its first President and I have been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1994.

How did you become involved ...

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The Week Ahead: Executive scrutiny & legislative action

Aug. 10, 2015 (1 year, 8 months ago) — Comments

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the main chambers this week. The National Assembly offers a blend of members' statements, a discussion of national importance, legislative business and oral questions to the Deputy President and Peace and Security Cluster. The programme is a bit more ...

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