“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.

Ms Nomsa Innocencia Tarabella Marchesi

21 Jan 2020 (2 years, 3 months 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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Mr Haniff Hoosen

16 Jan 2020 (2 years, 4 months 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."

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Mr Dennis Richard Ryder

15 Jan 2020 (2 years, 4 months 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

21 Nov 2019 (2 years, 5 months 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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Mr Leon Schreiber

7 Nov 2019 (2 years, 6 months 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 Honours, ...

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Mervyn Alexander Dirks (ANC)

29 Oct 2019 (2 years, 6 months 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. As ...

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Ms Samantha Jane Graham (DA)

23 Oct 2019 (2 years, 6 months 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 it" ...

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Sahlulele Luzipo (ANC)

16 Oct 2019 (2 years, 7 months 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"

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I'm a product ...

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Ms Siviwe Gwarube (DA)

9 Oct 2019 (2 years, 7 months 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)

19 Sep 2019 (2 years, 7 months 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 Government ...

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