Blog Posts tagged “MP”

Thamsanqa Bhekokwakhe Mabhena

July 7, 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

Yeses! So back in high school I spotted an opportunity to put up a fuel station in Vezubuhle. I then proceeded to do much research, enlisted some sponsors and business people to ...

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Ms Samantha Jane Graham (DA)

Oct. 23, 2019 (11 months ago)

"When we unite around our diversity and celebrate our uniqueness, then we will be able to achieve anything as a country. We need to stop allowing individuals and organisations to divide us. We have far more in common than we think. Let’s focus on our strengths. We are worth ...

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Ms Siviwe Gwarube (DA)

Oct. 9, 2019 (11 months, 2 weeks ago)

Parliament should also ensure that the issues which concern South Africans are the matters that are being dealt with.

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I began my career in politics as a professional staff member working in ...

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Mr Hlanganani Siphelele Gumbi (DA)

Sept. 4, 2019 (1 year ago)

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I joined politics back in 2008 when I was at Rhodes University. I founded the DA Students Organisation at the time to be a hub representing student interests on the campus. It ...

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Mr Shahid Esau (DA)

Jan. 13, 2017 (3 years, 8 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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Ms Sheilla Tembalam Xego (ANC)

Jan. 11, 2017 (3 years, 8 months ago)

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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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Mr Manuel De Freitas (DA)

Dec. 12, 2016 (3 years, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 10 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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