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SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: The relevance of symbols in building a new democratic heritage

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and members Steve Biko once said, “As long as blacks are suffering from inferiority complex as a result of 300 years of deliberate oppression, denigration and division, they will be useless as co-architects of a normal society where man has nothing else but man for his own sake”. In this regard, he called for a liberation from mental enslavement. The historical and heritage [...]

June 8th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: The relevance of symbols in building a new democratic heritage

SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 02: Parliament

ADDRESS BY Mr LB Gaehler MP - EC in the National NCOP Hon Chairperson and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote and in this regard, we would like to make the following comments with regard to the enhancement of public involvement to realise meaningful participatory democracy. Madam, Chair, Julius Nyerere once said “… we don’t develop people, people develop themselves”. Accordingly, the United Democratic Movement, strongly holds that, participatory democracy places people [...]

June 8th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 02: Parliament

SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 33: Tourism

ADDRESS BY Mr LB Gaehler MP - EC in the National NCOP Hon Chairperson, Ministers and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote number 33 on tourism.  In this regard, we welcome the efforts and work done by the department and many other role players in ensuring that this country remains a destination of choice for many citizens of world. This is notwithstanding socio economic challenges that the country continue to be confronted which in [...]

June 5th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 33: Tourism

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: MEMBER’S STATEMENT

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly   Hon Speaker and members As we begin the 39 Anniversary of the Youth month, it is important that we focus on the critical challenges confronting young women. Many young women remain targets for gender based violence. The recent UN, 2010 report, on violence against women in Africa indicates that the scourge of violence against women in Africa is still largely rampant, but hidden beneath [...]

June 5th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: MEMBER’S STATEMENT

SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 23: Police

ADDRESS BY Mr LB Gaehler MP - EC in the National NCOP   Hon Chairperson, Ministers and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote number 23 on POLICE. The incident at the Alexandra police station yesterday is a cause for great concern. Not less than four lives have been lost in a short space of time. More disturbing is that the shooting of a wife, two relatives and a police officer took place at [...]

June 4th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 23: Police

REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN CAPE

TO: Honourable Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development CC: Honourable Elsie Mmathulare Coleman, Chair PC on Economic Development FROM: Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Dear Honourable Minister Patel, RE: REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN CAPE The abovementioned matter has reference. Thank you for the interest you have shown on this matter. This letter highlights some of the challenges faced by renewable energy investors, whose projects are situated in former Homeland areas of [...]

June 4th, 2015|Archives|Comments Off on REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN CAPE

SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 17: Social Development

ADDRESS BY Mr LB Gaehler MP - EC in the National NCOP Hon Chairperson, Ministers and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote and in this regard, we would like to make the following comments. • The creation of a caring society is based on the willingness to provide the tools for achieving an inclusive society. This implies that life chances are partly detached, or de-commodified from social and economic origins and circumstances. [...]

June 4th, 2015|Archives, Speeches, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 17: Social Development

Debate: Budget Vote 2 Parliament

Address by  Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly UDM Chief Whip Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, A race to the bottom is currently underway in our Parliament. Today in this House, we engage and deal with our Nation’s challenges, less according to national interests and the need to create a better life for all, but more according to cheap political point scoring and vote maximisation at all costs, and mostly according to the [...]

June 2nd, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate: Budget Vote 2 Parliament

Message from the President of the United Democratic Movement on the 41st Anniversary of Inkatha Freedom Party

Address by UDM President, Mr BH Holomisa- MP Master of ceremonies, President of the IFP, Mr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the leadership of the party, members and supporters Indeed, none amongst South Africans, people of the continent and the world over, can deny the immerse contribution that this wonderful party has made in the fight for freedom in our life time. You have made a great contribution to bring the kind of South Africa we all celebrate [...]

June 1st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Message from the President of the United Democratic Movement on the 41st Anniversary of Inkatha Freedom Party

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 01: Presidency

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote. Mr President, during the State of the Nation Address you declared the year 2015 as the “… year of unity in Action to Advance Economic Freedom”. However, what is not clear, is a common and simple programme that binds the entire society behind this vision. For instance, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Committee’s work is not known by [...]

May 26th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 01: Presidency

UDM SYMPATHISE WITH THE MARIKANA MASSACRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Statement issued by UDM Secretary General, Bongani Msomi The decision to take President Jacob Zuma to court by the family members, injured workers of the Marikana massacre and AMCU is the best action to force Zuma to release the findings of the investigation. As the United Democratic Movement, we are in full support of this decision and we hope he will realise the importance of the findings being made public as it is not just [...]

May 26th, 2015|Archives, Issues|Comments Off on UDM SYMPATHISE WITH THE MARIKANA MASSACRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES

ETOLL IS JUST MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME FOR GREEDY INDIVIDUALS

Statement by UDM President Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP It should be remembered that when Parliament approved guarantees for staging 2010 World Cup, as per Fifa demands. These guarantees were intended among others to improve stadiums, road infrastructure in the host cities. At no stage did parliament or government implied that such an expenditure would be claimed back by the state through schemes such as etolling. What is coming out clearly here is that some comrades [...]

May 22nd, 2015|Archives, Issues|Comments Off on ETOLL IS JUST MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME FOR GREEDY INDIVIDUALS

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement support budget vote 19 on Defence and Military Veterans. In appreciation of the work of the Defence Force Service Commission, which has been presented to this parliament previously and being privileged to be its member; I would like to appeal to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, to convene a brainstorming session involving the Minister, Commission, Secretary for [...]

May 21st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 40 on Sport and Recreation

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 40. • Sports and partisan politics have always been uncomfortable with each other in South Africa since the old days of Peter Hein in apartheid times. • A careful balancing act has to be found by either party in order for equilibrium to be struck. Between the two there are gladiators, spectators, administrators and sponsors (either potential [...]

May 21st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 40 on Sport and Recreation

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 31: SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. • Welcome the political shift for business rescue from big business into Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME). This will help to remove the strain associated with the SMME sector so that it can be able to deliver on the expectations of the National Development Plan with regard to the creation of job opportunities. • Whilst we [...]

May 21st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 31: SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

CONDOLENCE MOTION

FOR THE LATE Ms Ruth Mompati, former MP ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke MP Hon Speaker Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) extends its heartfelt condolence to the family, the ANC and friends of the late member of the National Assembly Ms Ruth Mompati. A heroin with a good sense of humour and respect of mankind, a towering icon who was exemplary to our nation has fallen. Mme Mompati was blessed with resilience beyond [...]

May 20th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on CONDOLENCE MOTION