“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 Cheryllyn Dudley (ACDP)

March 12, 2018 (11 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I worked for 22 years initiating and working within local, provincial and national ACDP party structures. I have been a Member of Parliament for 17 years serving in the National Assembly. I have previously served as a member of the portfolio committees on trade and ...

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Mr Terence Skhumbuzo Mpanza (ANC)

March 5, 2018 (11 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? I was born and bred in a place that had a great political leader at Inanda, Ohlange. As is public knowledge, Mr John Langalibalele Dube was the first President of the ANC ...

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Ms Regina Lesoma (ANC)

Feb. 26, 2018 (12 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? My activism started in 1982 when I was at school in KZN. At the time I resided in KwaMashu though I attended school in Umlazi. In the townships politics though covert, was ...

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Ms D Carter (COPE)

Feb. 19, 2018 (1 year ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I have always had an interest in civic and other matters affecting our country. Prior to the establishment of COPE, I, along with many South Africans, grew concerned at the rise of corrupt and unethical conduct by public officials and public office bearers and the ...

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Mr Phillip Mhlongo (EFF)

Feb. 12, 2018 (1 year ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I grew up in a Christian family. The brutal killing of my father by right-wingers in Johannesburg where he was running a very lucrative business in Braamfontein, motivated me to join politics. Life became very difficult after the passing of my father. The story of ...

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Mr Gijimani Skosana (ANC)

Feb. 1, 2018 (1 year ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I always had a love for politics, especially when I was in secondary school where I was involved in debates, following parliamentary discussions through television, reading newspapers and following the news through the radio. I think that is how my interest started. I became even ...

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Mr Dean Macpherson

Jan. 29, 2018 (1 year ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? My father was a councillor in Durban from the early 1990’s until 2009. This started my interest in politics as we would often have discussions about South Africa, the political landscape and what my responsibilities as a citizen were. I was probably only 10 ...

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Tshoganetso Tongwane (ANC)

Jan. 23, 2018 (1 year ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and became an MP? I was brought up by a politically active grandmother and also spent time in the company of the Makoke family. Mr Makoke was an agent of the ANC movement that assisted comrades ...

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Mr Nazier Paulsen (EFF)

Jan. 15, 2018 (1 year, 1 month 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 dear late mother and my older sister Marlene were both struggle activists. So I was exposed to solid community activism all the time. What were very evident were the compassion and ...

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Dr Zukile Luyenge (ANC)

Dec. 13, 2017 (1 year, 2 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? My political activism originates from social cohesion as a practical thing. At around 13 years old I established a soccer team in the Libode rural area near Mthatha, Eastern Cape in 1978 ...

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