“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.

Mr Luwellyn Landers (ANC)

14 Mar 2014 (7 years, 4 months ago)

Landers

LUWELLYN LANDERS has served as an ANC Member of Parliament continuously since 1994, and was born on his grandfather’s farm in KwaZulu Natal, where he grew up. He studied through UNISA, but found that, in the face of heavy demands on his time, it has been more “the university of ...

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Ms Mudene Smuts (DA) MP

23 Jan 2014 (7 years, 6 months ago)

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 ...

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Mr Sisa Njikelana - ANC

10 Dec 2013 (7 years, 7 months ago)

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

10 Nov 2013 (7 years, 8 months ago)

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

10 Oct 2013 (7 years, 9 months ago)

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 ...

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Ms Nombuyiselo Ngele - ANC

10 Sep 2013 (7 years, 10 months ago)

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

27 Aug 2013 (7 years, 11 months ago)

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 ...

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Mr Themba Godi - APC

10 Aug 2013 (7 years, 11 months ago)

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

27 Jul 2013 (7 years, 12 months ago)

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 ...

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Mr Narend Singh - IFP

10 Jul 2013 (8 years ago)

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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