Get To Know Alvin Botes

1. How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

My grandfather was a farm-worker, and upon reaching old age, he together with my grandmother and ten children was forcibly removed from the farm; after he dedicated his entire life to the farm-owner. This informed my ...

Ms Sheilla Tembalam Xego (ANC)


What is your political background?

My interest in politics started way back in 1976 and 1977 when I was young and still attending teaching college. I started teaching in 1980 and then joined a teacher union. As a unionist I became actively involved in politics. From 2000 to 2006 I ...

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A new collection of legal and autobiographical writings by former Constitutional Court judge,Albie Sach, offers an intimate insider’s view of South Africa’s Constitution. Sachs, who lost his arm and his sight in one eye in a bomb attack by the apartheid regime in Maputo, was appointed by Nelson ...