“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.

Cheryl Phillips

Jan. 21, 2020 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

"We have diverse kinds of people, many nationalities and areas. Nevertheless, we need to become one because together we are going to be much stronger than if we are apart."

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

My first ...

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Ms Nomsa Innocencia Tarabella Marchesi

Jan. 21, 2020 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

"My message is South Africans need not despair because of the many challenges we face. Citizens should get involved, question representatives and demand feedback and, most importantly, be active at the polls and vote with their heads."

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Mr Dennis Richard Ryder

Jan. 15, 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 3 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 (5 months 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 (5 months, 1 week 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 (5 months, 2 weeks 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?

I'm ...

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Ms Siviwe Gwarube (DA)

Oct. 9, 2019 (5 months, 3 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 (6 months, 2 weeks 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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