“MP Corner” Blog Posts

MP Corner

How well do you know your MPs? MP Corner features blog entries from your favourite MPs who have agreed to "get personal". Find out how they got into politics and what their message is for you.

Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams

15 Nov 2021 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

"I choose to believe there is more good than bad in South Africa, and if everyone chooses to run away, who will be left to stay and fight for what’s right and just."

Alexandra

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

I am a ...

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Mr Isaac Sello Seitlholo

24 May 2021 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

"I think Covid-19 really showed how Parliament oversight was neglected and made to be a spectator instead of holding the Executive to account."

sello seitlholo

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

I come from an academic background rather than a ...

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Yunus Ismail Carrim

10 Sep 2020 (1 year, 2 months ago)

"Whatever our ideological, policy and other differences, we need to work much more closely together to achieve developmental goals that we share in common that are in the interests of all the people but primarily the poor and disdavantaged."

Yunus

Question 1: What is your political background? How did you come ...

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Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

12 Jul 2020 (1 year, 4 months ago)

"I am accessible. An MP is not someone up there that nobody knows. My constituency knows me and I serve my people."

De fretias

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

I was an activist in the Democratic Party (DP) pre-94. ...

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Ms Bridget Staff Masango

9 Jul 2020 (1 year, 5 months ago)

"While South Africans are welcome to physically come to Parliament, I don’t believe their inputs into the work of Parliament are taken into account when decisions such as passing bills are made."

masango

1. What is your political background?

My political career started in 2014, when I made myself available as ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

9 Jul 2020 (1 year, 5 months ago)

"We need to get people informed about Parliament. At the moment, people do not have information. Some of them do not know that they can petition to Parliament."

Enock Muzi Mthethwa

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

I come from ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

8 Jul 2020 (1 year, 5 months ago)

"There is hope for the country and we can work together to overcome the various challenges. We should celebrate our diversity. I would love to see the 'Zebra' survive and thrive."

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1. What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and ...

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Mr Darren Bergman

8 Jul 2020 (1 year, 5 months ago)

"If we achieve true redress and reconciliation, there is nothing that can stop us as a resilient nation."

Darren

Question 1: What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I started volunteering in the Democratic Party (DP) Youth, then went on ...

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Mr Lulama Maxwell Ntshayisa

8 Jul 2020 (1 year, 5 months ago)

"People should not just fold their arms and keep quiet. The people elected the government and the interest of the people must be prioritised."

Lulama

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

Originally, I used to be a member ...

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Hannah Shameema Winkler

3 Jul 2020 (1 year, 5 months ago)

"What we need is to unite around a common vision of the South Africa we want to build"

Hannah

Question 1: What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I studied Political Science and Philosophy at university, completing an Honours degree ...

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