“MP Corner”

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.

Get to Know MP David William Bryant

16 May 2022 (1 week, 6 days ago)

David William Bryant

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

I joined the Democratic Alliance in 2009 and worked on local election campaigns before starting work as a political support officer at the City of Cape Town. I was elected as a ward councillor in 2011 ...

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Get To Know Baxolile Nodada

11 Apr 2022 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Baxolile Nodada

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

I joined the DA in 2011 through the Democratic Alliance Students' Organisation at Nelson Mandela University, where I served as branch Chairperson and the Secretary General of the Student Representative's Council. I was later elected a ...

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Adrian Christopher Roos

4 Apr 2022 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Adriaan Roos

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

I had been involved in charity work in my spare time for many years and decided to enter politics after successfully lobbying to prevent the unfair closure of centres for disabled children in Gauteng. The DA is ...

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Bantu Holomisa

28 Mar 2022 (2 months ago)

Bantu Holomisa

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

In 1996 I was expelled from the ANC after testifying at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about issues and activities concerning the Transkei. I refused to retract my testimony arguing that my testimony was historical knowledge.I ...

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Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams

15 Nov 2021 (6 months, 2 weeks 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 (1 year 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, 8 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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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