Policy Newsletter: March Edition

In collaboration with Activate! Change Drivers, the March edition of our Policy Newsletter is now available!

The primary focus of the A! Newsletter is to provide you with updates on policies, legislation and portfolio committees. We want to ease access to information about public policy and legislation so that you ...

Mr Tekoetsile Motlashuping (ANC)


What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and in particular, what drew you to your specific party? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) through the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. At the time I was involved in the National Education Coordinating Committee (NECC) ...

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM)

"We are not a homogenous group of people, because we come from a very divisive political past. We have differences as individuals but what binds us together is that we are one nation and we have a shared vision for the future and our common destiny."


What is your political ...

Ms Tasneem Motara (ANC)


What is your political background? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) about 16 years ago. I grew up in a very politically active home: some of my family members were in exile, and some of them are still active in politics. I joined the ANC Youth League in 2000 ...

Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)


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 ...

Mr Khethamabala Sithole (IFP)


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 ...

Ms Natasha Mazzone (DA)


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 ...

Mr Moses Mbatha (EFF)


What is your political background? I joined the struggle at an early age. I was age 10 years old when I first attended a community meeting to discuss a rent and bus boycott in 1980 in the township of Umlazi in the south of Durban. As one of the youngest ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget debates and 'Taking Parliament to the People' dominate

For the past two weeks committees have been meeting with departments and entities to pore over their strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets and prepare reports for consideration by the House.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run until 12 ...