“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 Michele Clarke (DA)

Sept. 19, 2019 (21 minutes 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 (4 weeks, 1 day 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 (5 months, 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? 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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Mr Moloko Maila (ANC)

March 11, 2019 (6 months, 1 week 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 politics began in 1980 at Kgarahara High School in Ga Polatla, Botlokwa, Ga-Machaka, Limpopo when we received a visit from someone who spoke about the idea of establishing a branch of ...

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Ms Dineo Raphuti (ANC)

Feb. 25, 2019 (6 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? I was influenced at home since during apartheid our family home was regularly visited and raided by the security branch at Meadowlands in Soweto - due mainly to my grandmother and uncle’s ...

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Ms Busisiwe Clarah Ndlovu (ANC)

Feb. 15, 2019 (7 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? Politics were introduced to me through my father who was politically active during the apartheid era. As a young teacher my involvement and activism was further deepened when I joined the National ...

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Mr Eddie Makue (ANC)

Jan. 28, 2019 (7 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? One of my mentors taught me that as a South African we are born in politics, e.g. when my mother gave birth to me it happened within a political context where ...

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Mr Charel Jacobus De Beer (ANC)

Jan. 10, 2019 (8 months, 1 week 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 am a paid up member of the ANC in good standing - a public representative since 1998 to 1999 as a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) in the Northern Cape and ...

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Mr Risimati Mavunda (ANC)

Dec. 7, 2018 (9 months, 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 am part of the 1976 generation and I hail from a rural area in the Mopani region in Limpopo. I started school quite late at the age of 12 yrs where ...

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Mr Michael Shackleton (DA)

Dec. 3, 2018 (9 months, 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 joined the Democratic Alliance in 2008 at the University of Pretoria. In 2010, I became the DA Students Organisation’s Branch Leader at the university and also became a member of ...

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