“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.

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

July 12, 2020 (1 month ago)

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

I was an activist in the Democratic Party (DP) pre-94. And the reason why I belonged to the DP is because I'm liberal and the principles of the Party were what ...

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Ms Bridget Staff Masango

July 9, 2020 (1 month ago)

"While South Africans are welcome to physically come to Parliament, I don’t believe their inputs into the work of Parliament are taken into account when decisions such as passing bills are made."

Masango

1. What is your political background?

My political career started in 2014, when I made myself available ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

July 9, 2020 (1 month ago)

"We need to get people informed about Parliament. At the moment, people do not have information. Some of them do not know that they can petition to Parliament."

Enock Muzi Mthethwa

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

I come from ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

July 8, 2020 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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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Hannah Shameema Winkler

July 3, 2020 (1 month, 1 week 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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Robert Alfred Lees

June 29, 2020 (1 month, 1 week 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 month, 1 week 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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