“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 Risimati Mavunda (ANC)

Dec. 7, 2018 (1 week, 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 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 (1 week, 5 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 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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Ms Nthabiseng Khunou (ANC)

Nov. 26, 2018 (2 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? My political awareness started in 1988 as a student activist at the University of Limpopo (Turfloop) as that campus was a hive of political activity. From 1992 having moved to study at ...

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Ms Mmanoko Masehela (ANC)

Nov. 19, 2018 (3 weeks, 5 days ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and how did you come to join the ANC?
At Lovedale College (Eastern Cape), where I did my teacher training, I was elected into the Student Representative Council (SRC). I then began to be aware of the political issues affecting not only education but South ...

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Mr Kevin Mileham (DA)

Oct. 29, 2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and how did you become an MP? My father was a municipal councillor in Durban just before Apartheid ended, but unfortunately he never made it to Parliament. My political activism began at university and for the next decade I was part of all kinds of ...

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Ms Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe (ANC)

Oct. 22, 2018 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party? My political party is the African National Congress. I joined the ANC in my hometown in KwaMashu, KZN. During that period, there were UDF committees before the unbanning of the ANC I was asked ...

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Dr Celiwe Madlopha (ANC)

Oct. 1, 2018 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party? In 1982 conditions were terrible in high school - the teaching was poor and the toilets were a health hazard. As part of our school fees, we were forced to give R1 to the IFP ...

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Mr Motalane Monakedi (ANC)

Sept. 11, 2018 (3 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 am from Limpopo, Sekhukhune district, from a village called Ga-mela. Coming from such a background I always felt the poverty in the villages could be ameliorated. I went to Jane Furse ...

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Ms Phindiwe Samka

Aug. 22, 2018 (3 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 interest and activism started with the release of Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu and Raymond Mhlaba. At the time they were doing underground campaigns in the Eastern Cape raising political awareness ...

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Mr Vincent Smith - ANC

Aug. 1, 2018 (4 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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Political background: I became involved in politics, and the ANC, by being involved in student politics. I became an MP through my leadership position in the ANC as a Deputy Chairperson of the ANC Johannesburg region.

What does your job as an MP entail? My job as an MP really ...

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