“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 Hlomane Chauke (ANC)

Aug. 21, 2017 (3 hours, 12 minutes 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 (1 week, 3 days 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 (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 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 (1 month, 1 week 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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Mr Zondi Silence Makhubele (ANC)

June 29, 2017 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and become an MP for your party? I became a bit politically aware round about ’82 when I went to high school. We were told that for us as students, we needed to have SRCs so we started ...

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Mr Sibusiso Mncwabe (NFP)

June 12, 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 grew in KZN in a place called Claremont, a very active township in terms of politics during our youth days. I started leadership at a young age when I was in standard 8. I was chairperson ...

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Santosh Kalyan

May 21, 2017 (3 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I was studying at the University of Durban Westville at the time of the 1976 uprising. I was inspired to become involved in student politics at that time.

While serving my internship as a psychologist at UKZN, I became involved in lunch time discussions with ...

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Derrick America (DA)

April 25, 2017 (3 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

Derrick America

What is your political background? My political awareness started in 1976 when I was in high school. We decided to raise awareness about the student action in Soweto. As we sought permission to go to class to organise a mass meeting we were chastised and thrown out of the principal ...

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Dumisani Livingstone Ximbi (ANC)

March 28, 2017 (4 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and in particular what drew you to your specific party? I initially started working with the Transkei Defence Force where the then military council had been in support of the ANC. In 1993 General Bantu Holomisa joined the ...

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Mr Seiso Mohai (ANC)

March 20, 2017 (5 months ago) — Comments

Seiso Mohai

What is your political background? My political awakening started in the early 80’s when I was in secondary school. Teachers affiliated with underground ANC structures mobilised us into the Young Christian Movement (YCM) of Botshabelo in Bloemfontein in 1979. In 1983 when the United Democratic Front (UDF) was established ...

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