Ms Sibongile Mchunu - ANC


How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party?

I got involved in politics in 1995 at university through being active in the South African Students Congress (SASCO). Every citizen was affected by the politics of the time in South Africa . Outside ...

Rev Kenneth Meshoe


What is your political background? In December 1993, my wife Lydia and I started a political party based on biblical principles called the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). I became its first President and I have been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1994.

How did you become involved ...

Ms Tandi Mahambehlala

What is your political background?

From 1988 to 1990 I served as a member of the SRC at Msobomvu High School and was also the ANC Youth League Branch Secretary and a Cape Town Youth Development Council Executive Member from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 to 2008, I served as ...

Mr Jackson Mthembu - ANC


Political background: I’ve always been an activist and was involved in school and civic politics, including getting expelled from the University of Fort Hare. I was also very much involved in the unions – I was a founding member of what is now known as the National Union of Metal ...

Mr Geordin Hill-Lewis - DA

"We have got to identify and have honest discussions about those things that are holding us back. We have got to understand that the continued dominance of one political party is unhealthy for our future".

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1. What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party ...

Ms Phumzile van Damme - DA

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Political background: Growing up, I was involved in politics in one form or another. My earliest memory of political activity was leading a strike in Grade 5 because our teacher would not allow us to go out for break.

At university I majored in Political Science and Law, and the ...

Ms Duduzile Promise Manana - ANC


Political background: I am from Driekoppies Malelane district in Mpumalanga. I joined the ANC formally in 1994 whereas; I had been involved since the age of 12 years before then.

I then served in the ANCYL as an additional member in the executive structure of the Malelane branch in the ...

Mr Marius Redelinghuys - DA


Political background: I went to Grade 1 in 1994, which was a highly politicised time, and I was exposed to and grew up with the values, vision and principles of the ANC, and later the Constitution that the party helped negotiate. I have always been surrounded by politics in one ...

Mr Maliyakhe Lymon Shelembe - NFP


Political background: In the first Local Government elections held in December 2001, as a member of the IFP, I was democratically elected as a ward councillor and the Deputy Mayor of Umtshezi. Later in 2001, I was elected as the Mayor. In 2004, the ANC took control of the ...

Mr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi - EFF


Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is the youngest member of the Economic Freedom Fighters and the National Spokesperson for the party. He is also a PhD student in Political Sociology at the University of Witwatersrand.

Political Background: I was born in 1985 and grew up in Everton in the Vaal area of Gauteng. ...

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