Blog Posts tagged “Fifth Parliament”

Mr Manuel De Freitas (DA)

Dec. 12, 2016 (2 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

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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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Mr Tekoetsile Motlashuping (ANC)

Nov. 28, 2016 (2 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

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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 (2 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

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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 (2 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I was born and bred in the Eastern Cape and I grew up in a politically inclined family as my maternal grandfather was a political activist. I was formerly a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and participated in South African Student Congress (SASCO ...

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Mr Moses Mhlanga (ANC)

Oct. 17, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I joined politics formally in 1983 due to the conditions of the time. All black people were compelled in those days to participate in any and all political forums and organisations to liberate ourselves from the exploitation. In 1984 I went into exile were I ...

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Mr William Madisha (COPE)

Oct. 14, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I grew up in Atteridgeville. I went to the Transvaal College of Education in 1981 and I was in the leadership of the student movement. I became the president of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) for a period of twelve years. I was ...

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Final Term Begins…

Oct. 10, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the executive, NCOP Oversight Week and a review of the national budget.

In this ...

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Infographic: Fifth Parliament - third term review

Oct. 7, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

With the third term (17 August to 23 September) of Parliament done and dusted, the People’s Assembly takes a look at some of the legislature’s activities from this period.

The review provides a snapshot of the number of working days, bills processed, oral replies by the President and ...

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Dr Mathole Motshekga (ANC)

Sept. 26, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and what attracted you to your political party? I was born and bred in a rural area in Limpopo and my father worked as a ranger on a white-owned farm.. I was 13 years old when my father and his white colleague got into an ...

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Mr Vusiwana Mtileni (EFF)

Sept. 19, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party? I started my political activism in 1993 whilst following Mr Bantu Holomisa as a journalist, because he was proposing an alternative to the ANC after his expulsion from the ...

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