Blog Posts tagged “MP”

Mr Shahid Esau (DA)

Jan. 13, 2017 (3 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I went to a high school that was very politically inclined and I was heavily involved in political debates and community youth movements to fight the apartheid regime. I then left the country to study abroad in Saudi Arabia where there were also anti-apartheid movements ...

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Ms Sheilla Tembalam Xego (ANC)

Jan. 11, 2017 (3 months, 1 week 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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Mr Manuel De Freitas (DA)

Dec. 12, 2016 (4 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I have been involved in politics for over 20 years. I got involved as a volunteer for the Democratic Party (DP) leading up to the 1994 elections. In 1995 when the first democratic local government elections were to take place, the DP branch I belonged ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2016

Dec. 5, 2016 (4 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is some unfinished business to deal ...

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Mr Tekoetsile Motlashuping (ANC)

Nov. 28, 2016 (4 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and in particular, what drew you to your specific party? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) through the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. At the time I was involved in the National Education Coordinating Committee (NECC ...

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Mr Xitlhangoma Mabasa (ANC)

Nov. 14, 2016 (5 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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How did you get involved in politics and what attracted you to your political party? My involvement in politics started when I was an employee at the then Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services and the segregation of black people prompted me to take a stand against the system, as ...

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Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM)

Nov. 7, 2016 (5 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I was born and bred in the Eastern Cape and I grew up in a politically inclined family as my maternal grandfather was a political activist. I was formerly a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and participated in South African Student Congress (SASCO ...

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Ms Semakaleng Kopane (DA)

Oct. 24, 2016 (6 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2003 and I always had an interest in politics before even joining the DA. I became a DA councillor for Mangaung in 2006. In 2009 I became a Member of Parliament and I was the spokesperson for the ...

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The week ahead: Mini-budget, President's Q&A session top the agenda…

Oct. 24, 2016 (6 months ago) — Comments

It's a busy week in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from the mini-budget speech, to the President and Ministerial question times, to debates, to legislative business, to motions and members' and ministerial statements dominate the plenary agenda.

All eyes will be on the Minister of Finance when ...

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Mr Moses Mhlanga (ANC)

Oct. 17, 2016 (6 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I joined politics formally in 1983 due to the conditions of the time. All black people were compelled in those days to participate in any and all political forums and organisations to liberate ourselves from the exploitation. In 1984 I went into exile were I ...

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