“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 Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala (EFF)

June 27, 2014 (4 years, 11 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 (5 years, 1 month 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 (5 years, 3 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 (5 years, 4 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, 6 months 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, 7 months 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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Mr Litho Suka - ANC

Oct. 10, 2013 (5 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

LSuka

Litho Suka, constituency member for Karoo towns, Willowmore and Steytlerville. This 54-year-old ANC member was born in Steytlerville but has resided in Port Elizabeth for the past 30 years. Currently, he serves as the whip in the Transport Portfolio Committee.

Political background: I have a diploma in teaching. I am ...

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Ms Nombuyiselo Ngele - ANC

Sept. 10, 2013 (5 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

NOMBUYISELO NGELE is an ANC Member of Parliament who was born in the outskirts of Umtata in the Eastern Cape. She is a constituency member for Soshanguve where she also lives. This 80-year-old Member is known for being passionate about her community, especially working with the Gogos (grandmothers in Zulu ...

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Ms Elze Van Lingen - DA

Aug. 27, 2013 (5 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

ELZA VAN LINGEN, cconstituency Member for Tsitis-Karoo (Baviaans, Kouga and Koukamma municipalities), and DA Leader in the National Council of Provinces, has been described by her colleagues as dynamic, energetic, and self-motivated, whilst she says her opponents may regard her as a thorn in their side, due to her relentless ...

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Mr Themba Godi - APC

Aug. 10, 2013 (5 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

THEMBA GODI, was born on 10 August 1966 in a village called Matsabana, near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga. He is one of the founding members of the African People’s Convention (APC), that was established in 2007.

Political background: My political involvement started at a very early age. In 1983, during ...

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