Blog Posts tagged “constituencies”

Everything You Need to Know About Constituency Offices

Dec. 11, 2019 (1 day, 20 hours ago) — Comments

Many are unaware of the fact that even though South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system, meaning that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are in Local Government elections, MPs remain duty-bound to interact with the ...

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MPs Guide to Running a Constituency Office

Aug. 3, 2019 (4 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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 Moses Mhlanga (ANC)

Oct. 17, 2016 (3 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

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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)

Oct. 3, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

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What is your Political background? I have been involved in the Democratic Alliance (DA) for as long as I have been active in politics. I started getting involved in politics in late 2005 where I was a candidate contesting for the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Wits University under a ...

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Mr Cameron Mackenzie (DA)

July 25, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

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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)

July 18, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

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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)

July 11, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

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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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Mr Khethamabala Sithole (IFP)

July 4, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

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What is your Political background? I joined the Inkhata Freedom Party (IFP) in 1979 when I was still in school. The primary focus of teachers then was teaching students about the politics of the country at the time. I have been in different structures in the IFP since 2011 and ...

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Survey on Parliamentary Constituency Offices

July 1, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

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Parliamentary Constituency Offices are funded through public funds and constituency work is meant to be an integral part of what Members of Parliament do. Policy also requires that parties provide Parliament with information on the location of its offices and the MP assigned to each, however information on constituency offices ...

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Ms Natasha Mazzone (DA)

June 20, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

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How did you become involved in politics and what specifically drew you to your current political party? I read at a very politically active school from a young age where political awareness and engagement was encouraged. I come from a politically active home and when I arrived at the University ...

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