“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 Fezeka Loliwe (ANC)

Oct. 10, 2017 (1 week, 5 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? 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 weeks, 4 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 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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Mr Choloane David Matsepe (DA)

Sept. 20, 2017 (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? I started political life in 1995 after the first national elections. At the time I was in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. I became a member of the then New National Party (NNP) because in ...

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Mr Werner Horn (DA)

Sept. 12, 2017 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I became involved with the DA from as far back as 2005. In 2006 I was elected a ward councillor in Mangaung, Bloemfontein in the Free State. I first served in the infrastructure portfolio committee in the municipal council and in 2009 I was elected ...

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Mr Sbusiso Radebe (ANC)

Sept. 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? Both my parents were political activists. My mother grew up in Lembede Street in Orlando West in Soweto. Lembede Street is just a street above Ngakane Street where Nelson and Winnie Mandela ...

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Ms Tarnia Baker (DA)

Aug. 28, 2017 (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? I got involved with the Democratic Alliance in 2010 as a volunteer and loved it. One thing led to another and in the 2011 local elections I stood as a ward candidate ...

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Mr Hlomane Chauke (ANC)

Aug. 21, 2017 (2 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I was exposed to student politics from as far back as 1976 at Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto where Mr Tsietsi Mashinini and his leadership cadres were studying. At that time we only understood that Afrikaans had to fall. In 1977 at the first ...

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Mr Yusuf Cassim (DA)

Aug. 11, 2017 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and what attracted you to your political party? I have always been interested in politics dating as far back as 2009. I studied BCom Accounting and I got involved in my first year on campus in 2009 with what was the Muslim Student Association. I ...

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Ms Hildah Nyambi (ANC)

July 26, 2017 (2 months, 4 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 started my political life just before 1990. That activism was still underground whilst I was employed as a teacher. In 1992 I was recruited to perform secretarial duties for the South ...

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Dr Michael Cardo (DA)

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

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What is your political background and what attracted you to your political party? I’m a bit of an accidental politician. It’s not something I had always intended to be. In fact, I was going to be an academic. My academic background is in political history and the history ...

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