Blog Posts tagged “constituencies”

Everything You Need to Know About Constituency Offices

1 Apr 2021 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system. This means that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are elected in Local Government elections.

MPs have a Constitutional duty to interact with the public and assist the public ...

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The Week Ahead: End of Term & Independent Panel Report on Public Protector

15 Mar 2021 (1 month ago)

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The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to sign off at the end of the week and resume on 4 May 2021.

Not everyone will be on a break though. A few committees, with urgent business, have arranged meetings during this period.

There is no opportunity to go through the ...

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The Week Ahead: Local Government Week

7 Sep 2020 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

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There will be a brief lull in Parliament this week, with the National Assembly in recess from today until 5 October.

During this period NA lawmakers will be performing constituency work. They have a duty to: be available to the public, help solve problems and report back to their constituents ...

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MPs Guide to Running a Constituency Office

3 Aug 2020 (8 months, 2 weeks ago)

This piece is geared toward political parties, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Legislatures and other public representatives.

Constituency offices are crucial to the democratic fabric of South Africa. Even though we make use of a Proportional Representation electoral system, public representatives are obligated to interact with and assist all ...

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Mr Haniff Hoosen

16 Jan 2020 (1 year, 3 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."

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

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Mr Moses Mhlanga (ANC)

17 Oct 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

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What is your political background? I joined politics formally in 1983 due to the conditions of the time. All black people were compelled in those days to participate in any and all political forums and organisations to liberate ourselves from the exploitation. In 1984 I went into exile were I ...

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Mr Zakhele Mbhele (DA)

3 Oct 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

My constituency is different from how most MPs are assigned to their constituencies in a sense that the DA is piloting having democratic constituencies that are focusing on the student sector.

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What is your Political background?

I have been involved in the Democratic Alliance (DA) for as long as I ...

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Mr Cameron Mackenzie (DA)

25 Jul 2016 (4 years, 8 months ago)

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What is your political background? What drew you to your specific party? Politics has always been part of my life for as long as I can remember: from choosing a part in a school play, being elected as the grade representative on the Students Representative Council (SRC) in high school ...

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Mr Mohapi Jihad Mohapi (ANC)

18 Jul 2016 (4 years, 9 months ago)

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What is your political background? My political activism started in 1985 when I was in grade 9 at Kananelo Secondary High School in Kroonstad in the Free State. I became involved in the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) activities. At the time we were addressing the plight of black ...

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Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

11 Jul 2016 (4 years, 9 months ago)

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What is your political background? I entered politics in 1974 whilst at a Lovedale training college as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). I also joined the African National Congress (ANC), because it was the most active liberation movement. I remained an active member of the underground structures ...

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