“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 Mudene Smuts (DA) MP

Jan. 23, 2014 (5 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

Smuts

DENE SMUTS, has been a Member of Parliament for over two decades. She was born in the Free State and is the daughter of a judge. She joined the realm of politics in 1989 and has served the Groote Schuur and Athlone constituencies.

Political background: I have been an MP ...

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Mr Sisa Njikelana - ANC

Dec. 10, 2013 (5 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

SNjikelana

Sisa Njikelana holds a certificate in leadership communication and was educated at Ruskin College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2004 and has served on various committees and task teams. He was elected as Chairperson for the Energy Portfolio Committee in January ...

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Mr Royith Bhoola - MF

Nov. 10, 2013 (6 years ago) — Comments

Bhoola

Royith Bhoola is a Member of Parliament who represents the Minority Front (MF). The 49-year old was born in Pietermartizburg, Kwazulu-Natal. He served as a councillor in the Umdoni Municipality before becoming a Member of the National Parliament in 2004.

Political Background: I was introduced to politics by Mr Amirchand ...

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Mr Litho Suka - ANC

Oct. 10, 2013 (6 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

LSuka

Litho Suka, constituency member for Karoo towns, Willowmore and Steytlerville. This 54-year-old ANC member was born in Steytlerville but has resided in Port Elizabeth for the past 30 years. Currently, he serves as the whip in the Transport Portfolio Committee.

Political background: I have a diploma in teaching. I am ...

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Ms Nombuyiselo Ngele - ANC

Sept. 10, 2013 (6 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

NOMBUYISELO NGELE is an ANC Member of Parliament who was born in the outskirts of Umtata in the Eastern Cape. She is a constituency member for Soshanguve where she also lives. This 80-year-old Member is known for being passionate about her community, especially working with the Gogos (grandmothers in Zulu ...

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Ms Elze Van Lingen - DA

Aug. 27, 2013 (6 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

ELZA VAN LINGEN, cconstituency Member for Tsitis-Karoo (Baviaans, Kouga and Koukamma municipalities), and DA Leader in the National Council of Provinces, has been described by her colleagues as dynamic, energetic, and self-motivated, whilst she says her opponents may regard her as a thorn in their side, due to her relentless ...

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Mr Themba Godi - APC

Aug. 10, 2013 (6 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

THEMBA GODI, was born on 10 August 1966 in a village called Matsabana, near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga. He is one of the founding members of the African People’s Convention (APC), that was established in 2007.

Political background: My political involvement started at a very early age. In 1983, during ...

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Mr Steve Swart - ACDP

July 27, 2013 (6 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

STEVE SWART, an African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) Member, is originally from Fish Hoek, Cape Town. He is married to Louise and has three children studying at the University of Stellenbosch. He studied for his BA and LLB degrees at the University of Stellenbosch, and was then admitted as an ...

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Mr Narend Singh - IFP

July 10, 2013 (6 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

NAREND SINGH was born on 5 September 1954 in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. This IFP member is married with two children and has two grandchildren.

Political Background: I completed my primary and secondary education at the Umkomaas Drift Primary and Naidoo Memorial School respectively. In 1971, I proceeded to the University of ...

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Mr Richard Mdakane - ANC

June 27, 2013 (6 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

RICHARD MDAKANE was born on 1 January 1955, in a town called Dundee (currently referred to as kwaThalane) in what used to be Natal.

Political Background: My mother was a domestic worker, and my father was a migrant worker. They used to work for a Scottish family. The family was ...

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