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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 standstill to make a success of this event – thank you for the hard work guys. CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF [...]

April 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 the Public Protector’s report 13 of 2013 captioned: “Report on an investigation into allegations of maladministration and corruption in the [...]

April 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 should feel proud of your efforts. Enkosi. Today we celebrate the first 20 years of our democracy. The United Democratic [...]

April 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  Eastern Cape - Regional 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 and benefit of the law. Our dignity has been restored and we enjoy freedom and [...]

April 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 a success, thank you for the hard work. You have made us proud. As this will be my last visit [...]

April 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. Mahlodi Johannes Rapetsoa 15. Akhona Mfaba 16. Bongani Johnson Msomi 17. Humphrey Sangolibanzi Nobongoza 18. Zelda Lungisa Ngxiki 19. Reuben [...]

April 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 SBM Iron and Steel Manufacturers (Pty) Limited from Dimbaza, near King William's Town in the Eastern Cape. Mr Willows clearly [...]

April 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 TOP TO BOTTOM Although some progress has been made over the past five years, corruption sticks out like a sore [...]

April 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:          The UDM President – Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP subject:         Department of Labour Compensation Fund: corruption and wasteful expenditure Dear Ms Madonsela [...]

April 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 weekend we hosted rallies in Limpopo, the North West and in Mpumalanga. The reason I mention this, is to prove [...]

April 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 want to take this opportunity to thank you for making the time to listen to what the UDM would do [...]

April 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 South Africa into a Winning Nation. We hope that you leave this rally, equipped with the necessary knowledge to make [...]

April 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, Marikana, Impala No 9, Ntabeni and Smasha Block. The women and children of these communities are worse affected and are [...]

April 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 of poverty, prosperous and corruption free South Africa, amongst many other noble ideas, would have undoubtedly steered this country firmly [...]

April 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 in Planned Sustainable Development programmes aimed at creating safe and productive communities. Despite current programmes to bring water to the [...]

April 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 of minerals and energy resources. This process will not be abused in the ANC fashion of transformation, which merely seeks [...]

April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Minerals and Energy Policy Proposals