Blog Posts

Enock Muzi Mthethwa

July 8, 2020 (2 hours, 54 minutes ago)

"There is hope for the country and we can work together to overcome the various challenges. We should celebrate our diversity. I would love to see the 'Zebra' survive and thrive."

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1. What is your political background? How did ...

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Mr Darren Bergman

July 8, 2020 (5 hours ago)

"If we achieve true redress and reconciliation, there is nothing that can stop us as a resilient nation."

Darren

Question 1: What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I started volunteering in the Democratic Party (DP) Youth, then went on ...

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Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams

July 8, 2020 (5 hours, 23 minutes ago)

"I choose to believe there is more good than bad in South Africa, and if everyone chooses to run away, who will be left to stay and fight for what’s right and just."

Abrahams

1. How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I am ...

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Mr Lulama Maxwell Ntshayisa

July 8, 2020 (5 hours, 32 minutes ago)

"People should not just fold their arms and keep quiet. The people elected the government and the interest of the people must be prioritised."

Lulama

1. What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

Originally, I used to be a member ...

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THIS WEEK IN PARLIAMENT: Parliament focuses on the Adjusted Budget

July 6, 2020 (2 days, 7 hours ago)

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MPs will spend most of the time talking about the emergency budget while other business is kept to a minimum.

The historic nature of the COVID pandemic and economic downturn necessitated the tabling of the supplementary budget.

Due to the substantial revisions in the departmental budget votes, committees will be ...

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Hannah Shameema Winkler

July 3, 2020 (5 days, 6 hours ago)

"What we need is to unite around a common vision of the South Africa we want to build"

Hannah

Question 1: What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I studied Political Science and Philosophy at university, completing an Honours degree ...

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Let’s delve deeper into the challenges of youth unemployment with Youth Capital.

June 30, 2020 (1 week, 1 day ago)

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According to StatsSA, 35% of the total population is made up of young people (aged 15-34). A staggering 63,4% of young South Africans account for the total number of unemployed people. This is huge!

While the government has put in place policy interventions such as the Expanded Public Works ...

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Robert Alfred Lees

June 29, 2020 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Stop voting for a party that has failed to deliver strong economic growth and causes such hardship for millions of South Africans.

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1. What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I grew in a liberal family, believing in the ...

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Ashor Nick Sarupen

June 29, 2020 (1 week, 2 days ago)

"There's so much that is right with South Africa. We can fix everything that's wrong with our country."

Ashor Sarupen

Question 1: What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I started politics in 2006. I joined the DA because ...

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THIS WEEK IN PARLIAMENT: EXTENSION OF TERM TWO

June 29, 2020 (1 week, 2 days ago)

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Following last week’s tabling of the emergency budget, Parliament has had to reconsider its July recess period. This will have knock-on effect on the Legislature’s programme for the rest of the year.

Speaking at the National Assembly Programming Committee meeting last Thursday, House Chairperson Frolick explained that some ...

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