Blog Posts

Mr Cilliers Brink

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? From an early age I had an unusual interest in politics. I think I was drawn to the ability of strong and resourceful leaders to change institutions for the better, or more ...

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Mr Chris Hunsinger

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

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

My first political stand was at the age of 16 during a Church Council Meeting shortly after I was appointed as the youngest deacon in SA in the Dutch Reformed Church (NGK ...

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Ms Nomsa Innocencia Tarabella Marchesi

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

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

Growing up in the township during the 80’s politics influenced me in a number of ways. The school I attended, Vulamasango High, was oftentimes involved in protests and riots. Academic activities ...

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Ms Thembisile Angel Khanyile

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I joined the DA in 2014 as an activist and later became a PR Councillor in Lekwa Local Municipality. I have also served as a Constituency Secretary and Opposition Whip at local ...

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Mr Werner Horn

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

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

I served as a councillor of the DA in the Mangaung Metro between 2006 and 2014, and became a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly thereafter. My involvement with politics and ...

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Mr Ockert Stefanus Terblanche

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I moved down to Mossel Bay after I left the SA Police Service at the end of August 2010. I held the rank of Major General. During the Local Government Elections (2011 ...

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Mr George Michalakis

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

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

I got involved in politics on campus at the University of the Free State and joined the DA in 2007. I was one of a very small group of liberal students during ...

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2020: Top 10 most anticipated dates in the Parliamentary Calendar (so far)

Jan. 21, 2020 (5 days, 18 hours ago) — Comments

With just a decade left to achieve what we’ve set out for ourselves in the National Development Plan 2030, this year also happens to be the last year of the National Youth Plan 2020. With that in mind, there is no doubt that this year's State of the ...

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Mr Dennis Richard Ryder

Jan. 15, 2020 (1 week, 4 days ago) — Comments

"We have a fantastic country that is worth fighting for. I think people tend to despair with the decline that is happening in our country, but my message is to keep fighting. We can fix South Africa!"

What is your political background?

I was the Mini-Mayor of Bedfordview in 1983 ...

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NHI: Tracking the bill through Parliament

Jan. 15, 2020 (1 week, 4 days ago) — Comments

The NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament in August 2019 and is currently under consideration by the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Health.

According to the government, the NHI aims to achieve the following principles:

-The right to access health care: The NHI would ensure access to health care ...

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