“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 Leon Schreiber

Nov. 7, 2019 (11 months, 4 weeks ago)

"The Democratic Alliance is the only party that is fighting to build a capable state that provides fair opportunities in an economy where every citizen can prosper."

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

I obtained Bachelor's, BA ...

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Mervyn Alexander Dirks (ANC)

Oct. 29, 2019 (1 year ago)

"Don't lose hope. South Africa is a Great country and things will improve for the better."

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

My political awareness dates back to the late '70s growing up in the then Transkei ...

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Ms Samantha Jane Graham (DA)

Oct. 23, 2019 (1 year ago)

"When we unite around our diversity and celebrate our uniqueness, then we will be able to achieve anything as a country. We need to stop allowing individuals and organisations to divide us. We have far more in common than we think. Let’s focus on our strengths. We are worth ...

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Sahlulele Luzipo (ANC)

Oct. 16, 2019 (1 year ago)

"I'm a product of the struggles of the toiling masses of our people. I was nominated by branches of the ANC to be on the National list to parliament"

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

I'm ...

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Ms Siviwe Gwarube (DA)

Oct. 9, 2019 (1 year ago)

Parliament should also ensure that the issues which concern South Africans are the matters that are being dealt with.

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

I began my career in politics as a professional staff member working in ...

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Ms Michele Clarke (DA)

Sept. 19, 2019 (1 year, 1 month ago)

I say to South Africans, don't leave. We can fix this country. There are certain things we can do to turn the economy around.

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

Prior to 2000, I worked for Local ...

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Ms Nazley Khan Sharif (DA)

Aug. 21, 2019 (1 year, 2 months ago)

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

I joined the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation in my first year at Wits and have been part of politics ever since. I was elected as a PR Councillor in the City of ...

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Mr Jomo Nyambi (ANC)

April 2, 2019 (1 year, 7 months ago)

"If I were not a politician or a teacher I probably would still be working with people as an activist in trying to make SA a non-sexist, democratic country."

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

My political awareness ...

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Mr Moloko Maila (ANC)

March 11, 2019 (1 year, 7 months ago)

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? My politics began in 1980 at Kgarahara High School in Ga Polatla, Botlokwa, Ga-Machaka, Limpopo when we received a visit from someone who spoke about the idea of establishing a branch of ...

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Ms Dineo Raphuti (ANC)

Feb. 25, 2019 (1 year, 8 months ago)

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I was influenced at home since during apartheid our family home was regularly visited and raided by the security branch at Meadowlands in Soweto - due mainly to my grandmother and uncle’s ...

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