“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 Geordin Hill-Lewis - DA

Sept. 21, 2015 (3 years, 9 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 (4 years, 1 month 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 (4 years, 2 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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Mr Marius Redelinghuys - DA

March 24, 2015 (4 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

MR

Political background: I went to Grade 1 in 1994, which was a highly politicised time, and I was exposed to and grew up with the values, vision and principles of the ANC, and later the Constitution that the party helped negotiate. I have always been surrounded by politics in one ...

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Mr Maliyakhe Lymon Shelembe - NFP

Feb. 24, 2015 (4 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

Shelembe

Political background: In the first Local Government elections held in December 2001, as a member of the IFP, I was democratically elected as a ward councillor and the Deputy Mayor of Umtshezi. Later in 2001, I was elected as the Mayor. In 2004, the ANC took control of the municipality ...

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Mr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi - EFF

Jan. 26, 2015 (4 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

Ndlozi

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is the youngest member of the Economic Freedom Fighters and the National Spokesperson for the party. He is also a PhD student in Political Sociology at the University of Witwatersrand.

Political Background: I was born in 1985 and grew up in Everton in the Vaal area of Gauteng ...

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Ms Lusizo Makhubela-Mashele - ANC

Dec. 12, 2014 (4 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

MakhubeleMashele

What is your political background? I became a youth leader at an early age through my political activism which was awakened by the ANC Youth League at a preparatory school of the ANC. I served as Regional Treasurer, then moved to the Provincial Executive, and later, I was elected to ...

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Mr Makashule Gana - DA

Oct. 30, 2014 (4 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

Gana

Makashule Gana holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science) from the University of Limpopo and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Wits Business School. He has been a member of the DA since 2002 and has served in several capacities, including that of DA Youth National Leader. Currently ...

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Munzoor Shaik-Emam - NFP

Sept. 16, 2014 (4 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

Munsoor

Political background: I have always been involved in community activities. I come from a family that have been very committed in improving the lives of the less fortunate. I was a member of ACTSTOP (Action Committee to Stop Evictions) in Johannesburg as well as a member of the UDF pre ...

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MP Corner: Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala (EFF)

June 27, 2014 (4 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

Economic Freedom Fighters MP, Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, impressed many with her recent maiden speech in Parliament when she spoke passionately without being note bound. See her in action during the SONA debates here. Prior to joining the EFF and becoming a Member of Parliament, she was the first woman to attain ...

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