“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.

Ashor Nick Sarupen

June 29, 2020 (5 months ago)

"There's so much that is right with South Africa. We can fix everything that's wrong with our country."

Ashor Sarupen

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

I started politics in 2006. I joined the DA because ...

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Mr Ghaleb Cachalia

June 23, 2020 (5 months, 1 week ago)

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

I have lived an interesting, varied and enriching life. I grew up in the ghettoes of Vrededorp, Fordsburg and Nugget Street in Johannesburg, South Africa. My parents were full-time political ...

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Mr Cillier Brink

May 25, 2020 (6 months, 1 week ago)

"We can become a winning nation if we unleash the creative power of the individual."

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

From an early age I had an unusual interest in politics. I think I was drawn to ...

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Chris Hunsinger

May 25, 2020 (6 months, 1 week ago)

"We have to develop the solution from amidst us as South Africans and present this plan as a product of the collective “us”"

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

My first political stand was at the age of ...

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Mr George Michalakis

May 25, 2020 (6 months, 1 week ago)

"We have a brilliant future ahead of us if we choose to make it a reality; if we embrace each other, work hard for it and demand nothing but the best from those who are chosen to lead our country."

George Mich

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

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Ockert Stefanus Terblanche

May 5, 2020 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

"Dear South Africans, let’s work hard to build one South Africa for all!"

Ockert

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

I moved down to Mossel Bay after I left the SA Police Service at the end of August ...

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Ms Nomsa Innocencia Tarabella Marchesi

Jan. 21, 2020 (10 months, 2 weeks ago)

"My message is South Africans need not despair because of the many challenges we face. Citizens should get involved, question representatives and demand feedback and, most importantly, be active at the polls and vote with their heads."

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

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Mr Haniff Hoosen

Jan. 16, 2020 (10 months, 2 weeks ago)

"South Africans by nature have a very high tolerance for corruption and poor governance. The day that this changes is the day that we will start building a more prosperous future for our children."

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

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Mr Dennis Richard Ryder

Jan. 15, 2020 (10 months, 2 weeks ago)

"We have a fantastic country that is worth fighting for. I think people tend to despair with the decline that is happening in our country, but my message is to keep fighting. We can fix South Africa!"

What is your political background?

I was the Mini-Mayor of Bedfordview in 1983 ...

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Mr Dion George

Nov. 21, 2019 (1 year ago)

I am passionate about building a non-racial South Africa where everyone can become everything that they are capable of becoming.

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

I joined the DA in 1995. I was a community activist in ...

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