Our People

Provincial Leaders

We have recently appointed a Spokesperson for each province.

You can get hold of each provincial spokesperson on the following numbers:

Gauteng: Refiloe Nt'sekhe - 071 365 6850
(and on twitter: @RefiloeNtsekhe)

Free State: Patricia Kopane - 082 303 7683

Limpopo: Langa Bodlani – 083 769 4545

Mpumalanga: James Masango – 082 891 0717

North-West: Winston Rabotapi - 082 464 2651

Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have not yet been appointed / confirmed

Sizwe Wiseman Mchunu

Sizwe was born in 1978 and after completing matric at Zibukezulu Technical High School in Imbali (Pietermaritzburg) he did a B.Sc Science Foundation course through the then-University of Natal.

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John Moodey

John Moodey is the Gauteng Provincial Leader of the Democratic Alliance. He has been a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature since 2004. He holds numerous Diplomas in Business Administration including Diplomas in Theology, Business Ethics, Solid Waste Management and Traffic Management.

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Athol Trollip

Born and bred in Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Athol was deputy head boy and captained the rugby, swimming, water polo and surf lifesaving 1st teams at high school. For 20 years, he farmed his family farm in Bedford, was Chairman of the Farmers Association, Chairman of the Bedford Club, committee member of various sporting associations, executive member of the Eastern Province Agricultural Union and the "Smaldeel" Soil Conservation Committee.

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Patricia Kopane

Patricia began her political career as an advisor in the Fee State Provincial Legislature and went on to coordinate the provincial Lead programme in the province from 2004 to 2006.

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Andrew Louw

Andrew Louw was born in Kimberley in 1969 and grew up in the diamond city with a strong sense of community having been instilled in him from a young age. He completed his matric at Homevale Secondary School and went on to gather a number of diplomas in marketing, operations, diversity and business management. He also completed a course in Labour Relations. 

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Jacques Smalle

Jacques Smalle was born and educated in Limpopo, where his family lived in Louis Trichardt, in the foothills of the Soutspanberg.

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Anthony Benadie

Anthony was born in Witbank, Mpumalanga in 1979. He was raised in a coal mining environment and relocated permanently to Middelburg in 1993. He is an academic and career politician. He managed the family business for four years, during which time he was involved in the DA through academic involvement and party politics. He lectured on Public Administration for two years, before entering a career of full-time politics.

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Chris Hattingh

Chris grew up in Potchefstroom and describes his childhood as a carefree time when, from a young age, he attended the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture, where he recalls being transported to school in a coach drawn by massive Clydesdale horses.

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Ivan Meyer

Dr Meyer was a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Local Governance at the University of Stellenbosch at the time of his election to the Provincial Legislature in April 2009. Before that he served as the Chief Director: Provincial Training in the Corporate Services Directorate of the Western Cape Provincial Administration.
He holds a Ph.D in Public Administration from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as a number of international certificates and diplomas. He has published widely in the fields of education, housing, local government and public administration.

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James Selfe

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