“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 Dennis Richard Ryder

Jan. 15, 2020 (1 week ago) — Comments

"We have a fantastic country that is worth fighting for. I think people tend to despair with the decline that is happening in our country, but my message is to keep fighting. We can fix South Africa!"

What is your political background?

I was the Mini-Mayor of Bedfordview in 1983 ...

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Mr Dion George

Nov. 21, 2019 (2 months ago) — Comments

"Let’s get over our fixation with race and build an inclusive South Africa for everyone."

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

I joined the DA in 1995. I was a community activist in Johannesburg. I was building ...

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Mr Leon Schreiber

Nov. 7, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

"The Democratic Alliance is the only party that is fighting to build a capable state that provides fair opportunities in an economy where every citizen can prosper."

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

I obtained Bachelor's, BA ...

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Mervyn Alexander Dirks (ANC)

Oct. 29, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

"Don't lose hope. South Africa is a Great country and things will improve for the better."

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

My political awareness dates back to the late '70s growing up in the then Transkei ...

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Ms Samantha Jane Graham (DA)

Oct. 23, 2019 (3 months ago) — Comments

"When we unite around our diversity and celebrate our uniqueness, then we will be able to achieve anything as a country. We need to stop allowing individuals and organisations to divide us. We have far more in common than we think. Let’s focus on our strengths. We are worth ...

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Sahlulele Luzipo (ANC)

Oct. 16, 2019 (3 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

"I'm a product of the struggles of the toiling masses of our people. I was nominated by branches of the ANC to be on the National list to parliament"

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

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Ms Siviwe Gwarube (DA)

Oct. 9, 2019 (3 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

Parliament should also ensure that the issues which concern South Africans are the matters that are being dealt with.

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

I began my career in politics as a professional staff member working in ...

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Ms Michele Clarke (DA)

Sept. 19, 2019 (4 months ago) — Comments

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

Prior to 2000, I worked for Local Government for 15 years as an Official. I then got involved with the Democratic Alliance, which was then the Democratic Party (DP) in 1997 before ...

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Ms Nazley Khan Sharif (DA)

Aug. 21, 2019 (5 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? I joined the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation in my first year at Wits and have been part of politics ever since. I was elected as a PR Councillor in the City of ...

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Mr Jomo Nyambi (ANC)

April 2, 2019 (9 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? My political awareness emerged in 1988 when I was attending Mjokwane Secondary School where I was President of the Learner Representative Council (LRC). Someone who had recently returned from exile came to ...

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