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Young MPs to watch: Phumzile van Damme

by: Onele Liwani - 14 November 2014

As part of our new series of content, Live in Parliament, we bring you a series of video profiles called “Young MPs to watch” – where we feature young parliamentarians who are shaping the future of South African politics. First up we profile the Democratic Alliance’s national spokesperson Phumzile van Damme. We asked her everything from her opinion on youth apathy, what policies she’s put forward if she had her own political party and which MP she finds the most entertaining. Check it out here:



Live from Parliament casts a youth lens on parliament and government, covering committees, policy-making, MPs, and the sitting of actual Parliament. Our team of youth journalists will be reporting Live from Parliament every week in partnership with the People’s Assembly and  Indigo Trust. The People’s Assembly connects people and their elected representatives. To stay in touch with your local MP, visit, follow them on Twitter @PeoplesAssem_SA or Facebook/PeoplesAssemblySA.