“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.

Ms Veronica Van Dyk (DA)

April 23, 2018 (4 hours, 12 minutes ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? Which constituency office have you been assigned to? In 2011 I was very actively involved in communities in Namaqualand, Northern Cape. I founded a monthly community newspaper, Namakwa Kletz, and presented a ...

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Mr Jabulane Dube (ANC)

April 10, 2018 (1 week, 6 days 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 started political activism around 1987 through the influence of my peers at the time. As a resident of the KaNgwane Bantustan (Mpumalanga) there had been Inyanza and I wanted to understand ...

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Ms Marian Shinn (DA)

March 19, 2018 (1 month ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? When did your activism political and otherwise start in South Africa’s recent history? My active political involvement started in Johannesburg in the mid-1980s. Much of my career was spent as a ...

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Ms Cheryllyn Dudley (ACDP)

March 12, 2018 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I worked for 22 years initiating and working within local, provincial and national ACDP party structures. I have been a Member of Parliament for 17 years serving in the National Assembly. I have previously served as a member of the portfolio committees on trade and ...

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Mr Terence Skhumbuzo Mpanza (ANC)

March 5, 2018 (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 was born and bred in a place that had a great political leader at Inanda, Ohlange. As is public knowledge, Mr John Langalibalele Dube was the first President of the ANC ...

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Ms Regina Lesoma (ANC)

Feb. 26, 2018 (1 month, 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? My activism started in 1982 when I was at school in KZN. At the time I resided in KwaMashu though I attended school in Umlazi. In the townships politics though covert, was ...

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Ms D Carter (COPE)

Feb. 19, 2018 (2 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I have always had an interest in civic and other matters affecting our country. Prior to the establishment of COPE, I, along with many South Africans, grew concerned at the rise of corrupt and unethical conduct by public officials and public office bearers and the ...

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Mr Phillip Mhlongo (EFF)

Feb. 12, 2018 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I grew up in a Christian family. The brutal killing of my father by right-wingers in Johannesburg where he was running a very lucrative business in Braamfontein, motivated me to join politics. Life became very difficult after the passing of my father. The story of ...

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Mr Gijimani Skosana (ANC)

Feb. 1, 2018 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I always had a love for politics, especially when I was in secondary school where I was involved in debates, following parliamentary discussions through television, reading newspapers and following the news through the radio. I think that is how my interest started. I became even ...

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Mr Dean Macpherson

Jan. 29, 2018 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? My father was a councillor in Durban from the early 1990’s until 2009. This started my interest in politics as we would often have discussions about South Africa, the political landscape and what my responsibilities as a citizen were. I was probably only 10 ...

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