Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Budget Vote 2 – Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MTEF 2014)

Contribution made by UDM Member of Parliament, Mr ML Filtane, in the National Assembly Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) makes the following contribution to this important debate and subject. In the previous term the department achieved very little in so far as its core business is concerned. We are talking about the business of, amongst others. • Ensuring food security for all the citizens of the country [...]

July 16th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 2 – Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MTEF 2014)

Budget Vote 31 – Human Settlement (MTEF 2014)

-  Contribution made by UDM Member of Parliament, Ms CN Majeke, in the National Assembly Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the strategic thrust of the policy statement by the Minister as captured in her foreword of the departmental five year strategic annual performance plans 2014/19. We believe that there can be a working relationship between the provision of houses as a basic shelter, quality accommodation and [...]

July 15th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 31 – Human Settlement (MTEF 2014)

Vote 15 Basic Education (MTEF 2014)

Contribution made by UDM Member of Parliament, Ms CN Majeke, in the National Assembly Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) believes that the major intervention if any is to be made in the Basic Education Sector, must mainly be on • School Leadership, Management and Governance; • Teacher content and knowledge – knowledge of the subject matter / content; • School Environment and • Learner discipline – a [...]

July 15th, 2014|2014 Archive, Basic Education, Speeches|Comments Off on Vote 15 Basic Education (MTEF 2014)

Land redistribution in South Africa

Statement in Parliament by Mr LB Gaehler, UDM Member of Parliament Honourable Chair and Honourable Members Land redistribution aims to correct the injustices of the past. The Natives Land Act of 1913, a piece of legislation which ratified and legalized the exclusion of South Africa’s black majority from land ownership in favour of the white minority. This has left behind a legacy of both dispossession and oppression. Citizens however have voiced out their grievances, post 1994, [...]

July 7th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues, Land, Speeches|Comments Off on Land redistribution in South Africa

Eastern Cape: UDM response to the State of the Province

Address delivered by Mr Tsengwa in the Provincial Legislature Honorable Speaker and Deputy Speaker Honorable Premier and the Executive Honorable members of the legislature Kings and Chiefs present here Chairperson of the house of the traditional leaders Ladies and Gentlemen Madam Speaker the UDM wishes to welcome the state of the province address as the step in the right direction, we cannot disagree with spirit of the speech especial the need to reactive the economic [...]

July 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: UDM response to the State of the Province

Eastern Cape: Budget vote SOPA 2014

Speech by Mr Mhlati, leader of the UDM in the Eastern Cape Legislature The Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Executive and Honourable Members, the Premier has been a Member of this Legislature for over 12 years as least, which clearly shows that he is well aware of the shortcomings facing the provincial government, he had been pulling the strings of power behind the curtains as chairperson of the ruling party in the [...]

July 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: Budget vote SOPA 2014