Blog Posts tagged “constituency”

The Week Ahead: End of the First Term

July 29, 2019 (10 months, 1 week ago)

A lot was packed into the first term of the Sixth Parliament 22July2019

New Members were registered, sworn-in and received training. In addition, the legislature elected new leadership, had a second State of the Nation Address, set up structures, and assigned Members to Committees.

A big chunk of the time was ...

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Mr Vincent Smith - ANC

Aug. 1, 2018 (1 year, 10 months ago)

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Political background: I became involved in politics, and the ANC, by being involved in student politics. I became an MP through my leadership position in the ANC as a Deputy Chairperson of the ANC Johannesburg region.

What does your job as an MP entail? My job as an MP really ...

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Infographic: MPs and Constituency Offices - How they can help you

Dec. 4, 2017 (2 years, 6 months ago)

Many South Africans do not know who their MPs are, or that there could be an MP or MPL assigned to their area to act as their representative. People's Assembly has put together an infographic that explains what your representative can do for you and how you can connect ...

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Mr Shahid Esau (DA)

Jan. 13, 2017 (3 years, 4 months ago)

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What is your political background? I went to a high school that was very politically inclined and I was heavily involved in political debates and community youth movements to fight the apartheid regime. I then left the country to study abroad in Saudi Arabia where there were also anti-apartheid movements ...

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Mr Manuel De Freitas (DA)

Dec. 12, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago)

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What is your political background? I have been involved in politics for over 20 years. I got involved as a volunteer for the Democratic Party (DP) leading up to the 1994 elections. In 1995 when the first democratic local government elections were to take place, the DP branch I belonged ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2016

Dec. 5, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago)

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is some unfinished business to deal ...

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Mr Tekoetsile Motlashuping (ANC)

Nov. 28, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago)

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and in particular, what drew you to your specific party? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) through the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. At the time I was involved in the National Education Coordinating Committee (NECC ...

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Mr Xitlhangoma Mabasa (ANC)

Nov. 14, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago)

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How did you get involved in politics and what attracted you to your political party? My involvement in politics started when I was an employee at the then Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services and the segregation of black people prompted me to take a stand against the system, as ...

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Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM)

Nov. 7, 2016 (3 years, 7 months ago)

"We are not a homogenous group of people, because we come from a very divisive political past. We have differences as individuals but what binds us together is that we are one nation and we have a shared vision for the future and our common destiny."

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Ms Semakaleng Kopane (DA)

Oct. 24, 2016 (3 years, 7 months ago)

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What is your political background? I joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2003 and I always had an interest in politics before even joining the DA. I became a DA councillor for Mangaung in 2006. In 2009 I became a Member of Parliament and I was the spokesperson for the ...

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