“MP Corner” Blog Posts

MP Corner

How well do you know your MPs? MP Corner features blog entries from your favourite MPs who have agreed to "get personal". Find out how they got into politics and what their message is for you.

Mr Nazier Paulsen (EFF)

Jan. 15, 2018 (1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? My dear late mother and my older sister Marlene were both struggle activists. So I was exposed to solid community activism all the time. What were very evident were the compassion and ...

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Dr Zukile Luyenge (ANC)

Dec. 13, 2017 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? My political activism originates from social cohesion as a practical thing. At around 13 years old I established a soccer team in the Libode rural area near Mthatha, Eastern Cape in 1978 ...

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Ms Ntombovuyo Mente (EFF)

Dec. 4, 2017 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I am from Cofimvaba where I read for my basic education. During my high school there had been an incident at my school involving a teacher and a student. We had been ...

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Dr Malcolm Figg (DA)

Nov. 27, 2017 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I started political activism and became thoroughly involved in 2010 when I attended meetings and other DA events in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth. In 2013 I decided to be more hands on in terms of political matters of the DA when I completed ...

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Liezl van der Merwe (IFP)

Nov. 13, 2017 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and what attracted you to your political party? From age 10, I took a keen interest in politics. During the 80s, at the height of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, I read everything I could find about the leaders of our struggle. It was ...

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Ms Terri Stander (DA)

Nov. 6, 2017 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I got involved in politics when I got employed by the Central District Municipality (CDM) of the North West in 2006 as a human resources officer. Councillor Gondwe of the ANC at the time approached me to join the ANC and I joined. Unfortunately since ...

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Ms Girly Nobanda (ANC)

Oct. 30, 2017 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I had always been politically inclined in that I attended ANC community meetings. I was then officially recruited by Mr Leslie Plaatjies in 1997. At the time I was attending Barolong Secondary ...

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Adv Bongani Bongo (ANC)

Oct. 23, 2017 (3 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? My activism started when I was a learner at Dennilton in 1995 where only the ANC seemed to be concerned with the abject poverty we grew up in. It flourished when I ...

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Ms Fezeka Loliwe (ANC)

Oct. 10, 2017 (3 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? My parents were born and raised on a farm and I listened to their stories of their upbringing and it ignited the desire for political activism. My activism became entrenched when I ...

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Tsepo Mhlongo (DA)

Sept. 27, 2017 (3 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I have a long history of school leadership involvement spanning almost three decades. I began by joining the SRC at Matseliso Secondary while a matric student. The SRC was a political student ...

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