“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 Sarel Marais (DA)

April 7, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

sarel

What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics? I have an MBA degree and several years of practical business experience. I served as Mayor for the Rawsonville Transitional Council from 1995 to 2000 and am very active in serving the local disability community. In addition, I ...

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Ms Ellen Prins (ANC)

March 16, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

E-Prins

How did you become involved in politics and what attracted you to your particular party?

I have been a community activist at local government level, assisting people with repossession and eviction disputes from a young age. At the time, I was also a member of the United Democratic Front (UDF ...

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Mr Pebane Moteka - EFF

March 2, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

P-Moteka

What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party?

I have been involved in labour politics since 1995. I was a shop steward as a member of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) for over ...

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Ms Sibongile Mchunu - ANC

Feb. 1, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

S-Mchunu

How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party?

I got involved in politics in 1995 at university through being active in the South African Students Congress (SASCO). Every citizen was affected by the politics of the time in South Africa . Outside of ...

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Rev Kenneth Meshoe

Jan. 19, 2016 (3 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

K-Meshoe

What is your political background? In December 1993, my wife Lydia and I started a political party based on biblical principles called the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). I became its first President and I have been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1994.

How did you become involved ...

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Ms Tandi Mahambehlala

Nov. 18, 2015 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

tandi

What is your political background? From 1988 to 1990 I served as a member of the SRC at Msobomvu High School and was also the ANC Youth League Branch Secretary and a Cape Town Youth Development Council Executive Member from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 to 2008, I served as ...

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Mr Jackson Mthembu - ANC

Oct. 9, 2015 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

J-Mthembu

Political background: I’ve always been an activist and was involved in school and civic politics, including getting expelled from the University of Fort Hare. I was also very much involved in the unions – I was a founding member of what is now known as the National Union of Metal ...

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Mr Geordin Hill-Lewis - DA

Sept. 21, 2015 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

G Hill-Lewis

Political Background: I have been a member of the DA since high school. I’ve always loved and kept up with politics and current affairs, and I had some excellent, passionate teachers at Edgemead High School who introduced me to politics and economics. When I got to UCT, I got ...

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Ms Phumzile van Damme - DA

May 15, 2015 (3 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

P Van Damme

Political background: Growing up, I was involved in politics in one form or another. My earliest memory of political activity was leading a strike in Grade 5 because our teacher would not allow us to go out for break.

At university I majored in Political Science and Law, and the ...

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Ms Duduzile Promise Manana - ANC

April 20, 2015 (3 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

manana

Political background: I am from Driekoppies Malelane district in Mpumalanga. I joined the ANC formally in 1994 whereas; I had been involved since the age of 12 years before then.

I then served in the ANCYL as an additional member in the executive structure of the Malelane branch in the ...

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