Monthly Archives: December 1998

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1998 Matric results Gauteng and North West

statement by Deputy-National Secretary The UDM congratulates successful 1998 Matric Candidates from Gauteng and the North West. Though it is encouraging that in both these provinces the pass rate improved, it is still not a satisfactory result. With more than 40% of candidates not passing, it is clear that major problems still exist. The North West particularly was plagued with a lack of handbooks and other problems in the Department of Education. Education is the [...]

December 31st, 1998|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on 1998 Matric results Gauteng and North West

1999 and beyond

statement by UDM President The year 1999 marks the end of one millennium and the beginning of another - it symbolises a new beginning for all South Africans. In 1999 South Africans will go to the polling stations for the first time since the liberation elections of 1994. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) believes that elections ‘99 will mark a clear break with our Country’s past. For the first time South Africans will go to [...]

December 31st, 1998|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on 1999 and beyond

Christmas message

statement by Bantu Holomisa and Roelf Meyer It is during the festive season that we reflect on the year that was and the year that lies ahead. South Africa in many ways has come a long way since our first democratic elections in 1994. In many other ways however very little progress was made. Democracy brought change to all of our lives. For the most part it brought us all human dignity, that in itself [...]

December 23rd, 1998|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on Christmas message

R5 million Transnet bash a disgrace

Statement by Bantu Holomisa Spending R5 million on the inaugural trip of the second Blue Train is ridiculous.  The need to market the existence of the Blue Train is not argued.  The sensibility of spending R5 million while TRANSNET is talking about retrenchments does not make any sense.  This spending is a clear signal that government’s priorities and the urgent needs of the country and her people differ.  The government can not on the one [...]

December 15th, 1998|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on R5 million Transnet bash a disgrace

Further deception regarding Lesotho uncovered

statement by UDM President Attached herewith is an agreement between the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho concerning the status of armed forces in the Kingdom of Lesotho. What is striking about the document is that the paragraph on Command and Control is completely silent on the military role of SADC. The ANC government lied to the public when they said that our troops (SANDF) in Lesotho were under the command of [...]

December 10th, 1998|1998 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on Further deception regarding Lesotho uncovered