“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 Lusizo Makhubela-Mashele - ANC

Dec. 12, 2014 (3 years, 12 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 5 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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Ms Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala (EFF)

June 27, 2014 (4 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

Litchfield

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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Ms Dianne Kohler-Barnard (DA)

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

Kohler

DIANNE KOHLER-BARNARD worked in media as a journalist for just over two decades before she became a Member of Parliament. She has served as an MP for ten years, and has also served as a whip and the Shadow Minister of Police for the Democratic Alliance.

Political background: I completed ...

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Mr Luwellyn Landers (ANC)

March 14, 2014 (4 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

Landers

LUWELLYN LANDERS has served as an ANC Member of Parliament continuously since 1994, and was born on his grandfather’s farm in KwaZulu Natal, where he grew up. He studied through UNISA, but found that, in the face of heavy demands on his time, it has been more “the university ...

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Ms Mudene Smuts (DA) MP

Jan. 23, 2014 (4 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

Smuts

DENE SMUTS, has been a Member of Parliament for over two decades. She was born in the Free State and is the daughter of a judge. She joined the realm of politics in 1989 and has served the Groote Schuur and Athlone constituencies.

Political background: I have been an MP ...

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Mr Sisa Njikelana - ANC

Dec. 10, 2013 (5 years ago) — Comments

SNjikelana

Sisa Njikelana holds a certificate in leadership communication and was educated at Ruskin College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2004 and has served on various committees and task teams. He was elected as Chairperson for the Energy Portfolio Committee in January ...

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Mr Royith Bhoola - MF

Nov. 10, 2013 (5 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

Bhoola

Royith Bhoola is a Member of Parliament who represents the Minority Front (MF). The 49-year old was born in Pietermartizburg, Kwazulu-Natal. He served as a councillor in the Umdoni Municipality before becoming a Member of the National Parliament in 2004.

Political Background: I was introduced to politics by Mr Amirchand ...

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