“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.

Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

July 11, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

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What is your political background? I entered politics in 1974 whilst at a Lovedale training college as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). I also joined the African National Congress (ANC), because it was the most active liberation movement. I remained an active member of the underground structures ...

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Mr Khethamabala Sithole (IFP)

July 4, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

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What is your Political background? I joined the Inkhata Freedom Party (IFP) in 1979 when I was still in school. The primary focus of teachers then was teaching students about the politics of the country at the time. I have been in different structures in the IFP since 2011 and ...

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Ms Beauty Dlulane (ANC)

June 27, 2016 (3 years, 11 months ago)

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What is your political background? I come from a political background and was influenced by elders like Mr Kati and Mr Xobololo who are both recognised stalwarts of the ANC in my region. At the inception of the June 16 uprising in 1976 my elder siblings who were involved in ...

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Ms Natasha Mazzone (DA)

June 20, 2016 (3 years, 11 months ago)

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How did you become involved in politics and what specifically drew you to your current political party? I read at a very politically active school from a young age where political awareness and engagement was encouraged. I come from a politically active home and when I arrived at the University ...

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Mr Moses Mbatha (EFF)

June 13, 2016 (3 years, 11 months ago)

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What is your political background? I joined the struggle at an early age. I was age 10 years old when I first attended a community meeting to discuss a rent and bus boycott in 1980 in the township of Umlazi in the south of Durban. As one of the youngest ...

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Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi (ANC)

May 30, 2016 (3 years, 12 months ago)

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What is your political background? I became a SASCO branch Chairperson at Vista University and then Regional Executive Member of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Greater Johannesburg region. I subsequently became a Deputy Provincial Secretary of the ANCYL in Gauteng province.

What does my job as ...

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Mr Mncedisi Filtane (UDM)

May 12, 2016 (4 years ago)

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What is your political background? I was actively involved in the formation of the Youth League in Umtata in the 1970s. I was approached by the security branch while at university and asked to become a spy, which I turned down. This request led to my resignation from politics and ...

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Ms Johanna Maluleke (ANC)

April 25, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

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What is your political background? I became involved in politics at primary school in Soshanguve, Pretoria, quite unaware that I was gradually getting involved. In high school I was actively involved in boycotts against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of learning. Student politics in 1984 were influenced by ...

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Mr Sarel Marais (DA)

April 7, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics? I have an MBA degree and several years of practical business experience. I served as Mayor for the Rawsonville Transitional Council from 1995 to 2000 and am very active in serving the local disability community. In addition, I ...

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Ms Ellen Prins (ANC)

March 16, 2016 (4 years, 2 months ago)

E-Prins

How did you become involved in politics and what attracted you to your particular party?

I have been a community activist at local government level, assisting people with repossession and eviction disputes from a young age. At the time, I was also a member of the United Democratic Front (UDF ...

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