“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.

Ms Bridget Masango (DA)

15 Aug 2016 (6 years, 1 month ago)

bridge

How did you become involved in politics and what drew you to your specific party? Having grown up in rural KZN, witnessing and experiencing challenges that were a direct result of the politics of the day, I developed a curious interest in making any contribution I could. I did not ...

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Ms Makoti Sibongile Khawula (EFF)

8 Aug 2016 (6 years, 1 month ago)

M-Khawula

What is your political background?

I was a member of the African National Congress (ANC) during 1980s and I was actively involved in the fight for freedom. I joined undercover politics during the heightened period of turmoil in Durban in areas like KwaMashu and Inanda. I attended political meetings during ...

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Ms Tabiso Wana (ANC)

1 Aug 2016 (6 years, 1 month ago)

T-wana

What is your political background? I entered politics from the working class point of view and I am among those that had spent some time incarcerated for my involvement in the political unrest prior to 1994. This was post matric in a rural area called Qhumanco Village of Cofimvaba.

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Mr Cameron Mackenzie (DA)

25 Jul 2016 (6 years, 2 months ago)

C-Mack

What is your political background? What drew you to your specific party? Politics has always been part of my life for as long as I can remember: from choosing a part in a school play, being elected as the grade representative on the Students Representative Council (SRC) in high school ...

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Mr Mohapi Jihad Mohapi (ANC)

18 Jul 2016 (6 years, 2 months ago)

M-Mohapi

What is your political background? My political activism started in 1985 when I was in grade 9 at Kananelo Secondary High School in Kroonstad in the Free State. I became involved in the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) activities. At the time we were addressing the plight of black ...

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Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

11 Jul 2016 (6 years, 2 months ago)

E-Mase

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 Henro Msiza Kruger (DA)

7 Jul 2016 (6 years, 2 months ago)

Henro

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

My political career started in about 2004. I was a businessman before then. I ran a few businesses and was also the President of the World Bank Chamber of Commerce. Clive ...

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Mr Khethamabala Sithole (IFP)

4 Jul 2016 (6 years, 2 months ago)

K-Sit

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)

27 Jun 2016 (6 years, 3 months ago)

B-Dlulane

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)

20 Jun 2016 (6 years, 3 months ago)

N-Mazzone

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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