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Budget Vote : State Security (MTEF)

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Budget Vote : State Security on 23 July 2014 in the National Assembly Chairperson Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members   The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 10. As members of the Joint Standing Committee on State Security, we should appreciate the seriousness of [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:12+02:00July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote : State Security (MTEF)

Eastern Cape: Budget vote Roads and Public Works

Speech by Mr Mhlati, leader of the UDM in the legislature Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and the Executive, Honourable Members, government officials in supporting the budget allocation of the department, the UDM would like to place more emphasis on the acute shortage of skilled personnel within the department. It is unthinkable that a government department [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:12+02:00July 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: Budget vote Roads and Public Works

Budget Vote 2: Parliament

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Budget Vote 2: Parliament Madam Speaker, Deputy President and Honourable Members, Parliament derives its power directly from the people. We are therefore all here to implement the will of the people. Once elected, our people therefore expect us to rise above ideological cleavages and narrow [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:12+02:00July 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 2: Parliament

Budget Vote 5: International Relations and Cooperation

Speech by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President in the National Assembly Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement believes that the national interests of South Africa should be defined and pursued strictly according to the norms and principles, expressed in the Constitution of the Republic in the execution [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 5: International Relations and Cooperation

Budget Vote 10: National Treasury

Chairperson, Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister, Honourable Members, Once more, Budget Vote 10 is delivered against the backdrop of severe economic challenges facing the world today. It takes place at a time when some economies around the world are making a slow economic recovery, while others are still in economic deepfreeze. We acknowledge that appropriate [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 21st, 2014|2014 Archive, Economy, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 10: National Treasury

Budget Vote 11: Public Enterprises

Address by UDM Deputy Secretary General, Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP at Committee Room E249 Chairperson, Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister, Honourable Members, For many years, South Africa’s economic growth potential has been shackled by a lack of properly planned infrastructure investment. This resulted in immense disparities in the quality of the infrastructure between rural and [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 17th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 11: Public Enterprises

Budget Vote 30 – Environmental Affairs (MTEF 2014)

Address by the President of the UDM, Mr BH Holomisa MP, in the National Assembly Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports budget vote 30 - Environmental Affairs.In my limited time I will dedicate this speech to Madiba, the environmentalist. When the President of the republic made a [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 17th, 2014|2014 Archive, Environment, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 30 – Environmental Affairs (MTEF 2014)

Budget Vote 7 – Public Works (MTEF 2014)

Contribution made by UDM Member of Parliament, Mr ML Filtane, in the National Assembly Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members This department is charged with the custodianship and management of government immovable assets; ancillary thereto, it takes initiatives to develop such infrastructure as may be needed by various government departments, from time to [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 16th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 7 – Public Works (MTEF 2014)

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. [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:16+02:00July 15th, 2014|2014 Archive, 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. [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00July 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00July 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00July 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: Budget vote SOPA 2014

SONA 2014 – Bantu Holomisa reacts on behalf of UDM

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP in the National Assembly during the State of the Nation debate (SONA 2014) Chairperson of the NCOP, Mister President and Deputy President, Honourable Members; I wish to thank all the people, who gave us the mandate to once more contribute in building a better South Africa. We will do [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00June 18th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SONA 2014 – Bantu Holomisa reacts on behalf of UDM

Condolences with the passing away of Mama Epainette Mbeki

We today say a sad farewell to a daughter of the Transkei; Mama Epainette Mbeki. She was unyielding in her support of her husband, Govan Mbeki, during the struggle years. After Oom Gov was sentenced to life imprisonment, she had to make yet another enormous sacrifice when her children were forced into exile. To say [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00June 7th, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Condolences with the passing away of Mama Epainette Mbeki

Looming labour problems in entire mining industry

The protracted labour unrest at Marikana is probably a taste of what is soon to hit the entire mining industry. Mining houses in other sectors must prepare for the likelihood that their employees will soon follow suit and go on strikes - or even wild cat strikes - especially if Lonmin and Amcu find resolution [...]

2014-07-15T13:19:00+02:00May 15th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, SA Mining Industry|Comments Off on Looming labour problems in entire mining industry

Elections 2014 – Thank you to UDM supporters and members for hard work

Dear All Thank you for your support and votes in the National and Provincial elections on May 7th. I would also like to extend my appreciation to all the United Democratic Movement (UDM) members and leaders. We have all had the opportunity to meet so many amazing, progressive people throughout this campaign period, I hope [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00May 13th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Open Letters|Comments Off on Elections 2014 – Thank you to UDM supporters and members for hard work

UDM Siyabulela Rally – address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

•           UDM Leaders from all across South Africa •           UDM public representatives •           Citizens of the Eastern Cape •           The people of my hometown, Mthatha, and •           My fellow South Africans   1.         WELCOME AND THANK YOU TO ALL UDM ACTIVISTS Before we get into the politics and issues of Elections 2014, I want to [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00May 6th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM Siyabulela Rally – address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

Parties and their voting agents must be extra vigilant – Elections 2014

To: Leaders of Political Parties From: Bantu Holomisa (Chairperson of the Multi-Party Forum and UDM President) Subject: PARTIES AND THEIR VOTING AGENTS MUST BE EXTRA VIGILANT   Dear Colleagues We have already heard reports about transgressions and other misdeeds of some party agents and officials of the Independent Electoral Commission. We must now, more than [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00May 6th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns|Comments Off on Parties and their voting agents must be extra vigilant – Elections 2014

Address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a Nactu Workers’ Day Celebration in eMalahleni (Witbank), Mpumalanga

• Programme Director • Nactu Leadership • Nactu Members • My fellow South Africans THANK YOU On behalf of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), I thank you for the opportunity to share the stage with the National Council of Trade Unions on this very important day. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND WORKERS The past few years [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00May 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a Nactu Workers’ Day Celebration in eMalahleni (Witbank), Mpumalanga

Workers’ Day 2014

Workers’ Day is a celebration of labour and the working classes. In this regard, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) recognises the right of employers and employees to organise themselves to campaign and lobby the aspirations of their members. Given our history it is clear that labour organisations have a role to play in society and [...]

2014-05-01T14:54:20+02:00May 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Workers’ Day 2014

UDM Election Rally in Port Elizabeth Address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

• UDM Leaders at all levels of Eastern Cape • UDM public representatives • My fellow South Africans WELCOME Ladies and gentlemen, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) says “thank you” for making the time and effort to attend this rally and listen to our message. To our election teams that have worked themselves to a [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00April 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM Election Rally in Port Elizabeth Address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

IEC lease agreement scandal – IEC paying for Commission Chairperson’s legal costs

Memo to: Mr Terry Tselane, Vice-Chairperson of the Electoral CommissionFrom: Bantu Holomisa (Chairperson of the Multi-Party Forum and UDM President)Copied to: Judge Thami Makhanya, Rev. Bongani Finca, Ms Raenette Taljaard, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, leaders and representatives of other political parties=====================================Dear Mr TselaneThe abovementioned matter has reference.The Electoral Commission is on record that it has accepted [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00April 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal|Comments Off on IEC lease agreement scandal – IEC paying for Commission Chairperson’s legal costs

Freedom Day message and address at Elections 2014 Rally in Fochville

• National Office Bearers of the UDM • UDM Gauteng Provincial, Regional and Branch Leaders • UDM members and supporters • My fellow South Africans THANK YOU AND WELCOME I would not be standing here, if not for the hard work of the election teams of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in the province. You [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00April 27th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on Freedom Day message and address at Elections 2014 Rally in Fochville

National and Provincial Elections 2014

   PDF version of the UDM’s 2014 Manifesto (3,54 MB) UDM's Candidates' lists - UDM 10th List Message from UDM President Bantu HolomisaMy fellow South Africans2014 is an auspicious year, as South Africans mark 20 years of freedom.The Bill of Rights ensures that all the citizens of our beautiful country have the right to equal protection [...]

2017-04-16T15:11:06+02:00April 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns|Comments Off on National and Provincial Elections 2014

North West address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

• National Office Bearers of the UDM • UDM Provincial, Regional and Branch Leaders • UDM members and supporters • My fellow South Africans THANK YOU AND WELCOME We are in the home straight of Elections 2014. To the election teams of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), who have worked tirelessly to make this event [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on North West address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

UDM National and Provincial Elections 2014: 10th List

10th list 1. Bantubonke Harrington Holomisa 2. Nqabayomzi Lawrence Saziso Kwankwa 3. Khumbuzile Anna Prudence Madonsela 4. Kholofelo Nurse Mokgawa 5. Christobel Thandiwe Nontenja 6. Stanley Zoyisile Ntapane 7. Monde Archibald Ralo 8. Zolisa Lavisa 9. Sipho Richard Ngwema 10. Malcolm Julian Taylor 11. Patrick Similo Sitole 12. Nomathamsanqa Caroline Siwisa 13. Pumza Malefane 14. [...]

2014-04-26T00:18:36+02:00April 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Campaigns|Comments Off on UDM National and Provincial Elections 2014: 10th List

Government not honouring contractual obligations at the expense of small businesses – Dimbaza

TO: His Excellency, Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic South Africa Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies Chief Executive Officer: Coega Development Corporation, Mr Mninawe Silinga FROM: Bantu Holomisa, MP Government not honouring contractual obligations at the expense of small businesses - Dimbaza See below, correspondence from Mr B Willows, representative of [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Open Letters|Comments Off on Government not honouring contractual obligations at the expense of small businesses – Dimbaza

Holomisa contributes to The Daily Dispatch – Great Election Debate

• Moderator/Programme Director • The leaders of other political parties • Members of the audience • My fellow South Africans INTRODUCTION Thank you to the Daily Dispatch for giving the United Democratic Movement (UDM) the opportunity to discuss our points of view regarding our plans to transform South Africa into a Winning Nation. CORRUPTION FROM [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 16th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on Holomisa contributes to The Daily Dispatch – Great Election Debate

Department of Labour Compensation Fund: corruption and wasteful expenditure

OPEN LETTER To:                 The Public Protector – Ms Thuli Madonsela Copy:           The President of the Republic – Mr Jacob Zuma                          The Auditor General – Mr Thembekile Makwethu From:          [...]

2014-08-28T14:16:17+02:00April 15th, 2014|Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on Department of Labour Compensation Fund: corruption and wasteful expenditure

Address: by Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally Community Hall, Seeisoville, Kroonstad

• Mr Mbhazima Shilowa • Leaders of the UDM in the Free State • My fellow South Africans WELCOME This is the third rally, which the United Democratic Movement (UDM) organised this weekend. We yesterday moved from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape and today we are here in the Free State. The previous [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 13th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on Address: by Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally Community Hall, Seeisoville, Kroonstad

Holomisa speaks at UDM Rally at Gompo Community Hall, Duncan Village, East London

• Leaders of the UDM in the Eastern Cape • UDM public representatives • My fellow South Africans WELCOME The 2014 elections campaign of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) is gaining momentum. Just this morning I addressed a full-hall in Khayelitsha. Tomorrow Mhbazima Shilowa and I will be in Kroonstad in the Free State. I [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 12th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on Holomisa speaks at UDM Rally at Gompo Community Hall, Duncan Village, East London

Address: by the UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally in OR Tambo Sports Centre, Khayelitsha

• Leaders of the UDM in the Western Cape • UDM Public representatives • My fellow South Africans WELCOME Welcome to this rally of the United Democratic Movement (UDM). Thank you for spending your time with us; thank you for coming to listen to what the UDM believes is needed so that we can transform [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 12th, 2014|2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Address: by the UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally in OR Tambo Sports Centre, Khayelitsha

Human rights: women and children in mining communities in need of urgent help

His Excellency, Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic South Africa The Minister of Social Development Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission Chairperson of the National Council of Churches This  matter has reference. I recently visited many of the surrounding mining townships and villages in the North West and Limpopo – amongst others, [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 10th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues|Comments Off on Human rights: women and children in mining communities in need of urgent help

Holomisa pays tribute to a friend and comrade on the 21st anniversary of Chris Hani’s assassination

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) pays tribute to a friend and comrade, the late Chris Hani, on the 21st anniversary of his assassination. The unwarranted murder of Chris Hani robbed South Africa one of its most charismatic and principled sons thus drastically changing the course this country would have taken. Hani's unshakable belief in the eradication [...]

2014-08-28T14:17:29+02:00April 9th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Holomisa pays tribute to a friend and comrade on the 21st anniversary of Chris Hani’s assassination

Water Affairs and Forestry Policy Proposals

1. Introduction In terms of Water Affairs and Forestry, Government must play a significant resource management role. This places Water Affairs and Forestry squarely within the ambit of the Presidential Council on Planned Sustainable Development that is proposed in UDM Economic and Public Works policies. As a resource, water specifically must play a key role [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Water Affairs and Forestry Policy Proposals

Minerals and Energy Policy Proposals

1. Introduction Recognising that the past distribution of mining and minerals resources was inequitable, the UDM acknowledges the constitutional obligation to ensure equitable distribution. The UDM furthermore recognises the pivotal role that minerals and energy can play to address poverty. Therefore the UDM will, in consultation with all stakeholders, negotiate for a more equitable distribution [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Minerals and Energy Policy Proposals

Home Affairs Policy Proposals

1. Introduction 1.1. Current duties of the Department of Home Affairs The Department of Home Affairs has regulatory, compliance and service delivery functions. It has a vast client and user base. The total South African population and all foreigners who visit South Africa are clients of the Department. Government Departments and institutions that require essential [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Home Affairs Policy Proposals

Public Service and Administration Policy Proposals

1. Introduction A priority function of any government should be to not only maintain, but also to constantly improve, the quality of life of all South Africans. A UDM government will ensure that its Public Service and Administration department focuses on providing quality service delivery to South Africans across all Government departments. This document identifies [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Public Service and Administration Policy Proposals

Transport Policy Proposals

1. Introduction A UDM Government will strive for excellence in making sure that all modes of transport are the safest way of travel, including safe and efficient infrastructure. Roads in particular will be maintained in good condition at all times including signage as it is our belief that if every road user would comply with [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Transport Policy Proposals

Agriculture Policy Proposals

1. Introduction Agriculture continues to play an important role in South Africa. It provides employment and business opportunities to more than a million people. In addition, Agriculture represents a significant proportion of South African exports, and thus makes a valuable contribution towards generating foreign revenue for the Country. The UDM is of the view that [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:19+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Agriculture Policy Proposals