Yearly Archives: 1988

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Release of prisoner

statement by National Deputy-Secretary The announcement by Correctional Services Minister Mzimela, that prisoners would be granted a six-month remission to mark President Mandela's birthday, is greeted with surprise. The granting of remission itself is a known practice normally done for technical and practical reasons such as the overcrowding of prisons. We are sure that it will also assist in the overcrowding of SA prisons but granting remission though to mark the celebration of a birthday, [...]

July 17th, 1988|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on Release of prisoner

Resignation of councillors from Benoni and the South East

statement by National Deputy-Secretary To leave the political party that you have been part of for many years is never an easy decision. We gave serious thought to this and in the end realised that if we truly want to contribute in building the future of South Africa, we cannot do it in the National Party. We as councillors have decided to leave the National Party and join our forces with the UDM in order [...]

May 16th, 1988|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on Resignation of councillors from Benoni and the South East

National Party shocked into last place defeat by the UDM

statement by National Deputy-Secretary The UDM’s performance in the by-election in the Western Cape is a confirmation of the fact that there is growing support for the efforts of the UDM to unite the people of South Africa. A month after the launch of the UDM the party drew 15% of the support in a by-election. This in itself was quite significant. Seven months later the UDM defeats the National Party in the heart of [...]

May 13th, 1988|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on National Party shocked into last place defeat by the UDM

Collapse of the civil service

statement by UDM Deputy-National Secretary It is with growing alarm that the UDM, and the country, is watching the implosion in the Public Service. There are daily reports about corrupt police officers, jailbreaks, chaos in our schools, disillusionment in the health services, collapse in the welfare services and justice grinding to a halt. In the mean time, the Public Service itself is losing expertise at an alarming rate, mostly as a result of ill-considered affirmative [...]

January 21st, 1988|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on Collapse of the civil service