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SPORT AND POLITICS CANNOT GO TOGETHER

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General On behalf of the United Democratic Movement, I wish to congratulate Dr Danny Jordaan for his appointment as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth. He is a well-known figure especially in the soccer fraternity and has achieved a lot in his life including being the President of South African Football Association, serving in FIFA and other Committees in Sport. However, as much as we [...]

May 20th, 2015|Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on SPORT AND POLITICS CANNOT GO TOGETHER

UDEMWO IS CALLING ON PARENTS TO KEEP AN EYE ON CHILDREN

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is worried about the growing numbers of children missing throughout the country. Everyday we hear of these missing children and most of them go missing while playing around their communities. This shows clearly that our children are no longer safe in their own communities. We are calling on parents to keep a closer look on their children and members of [...]

May 14th, 2015|Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO|Comments Off on UDEMWO IS CALLING ON PARENTS TO KEEP AN EYE ON CHILDREN

DR RUTH MOMPATI WAS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF IMBOKODO

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shocked and saddened by the death of the struggle veteran Dr Ruth Mompati. We would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mam’ Ruth. She was a true representation of Imbokodo and as women in South Africa, we are forever grateful. She gave and served the country tirelessly when South Africa was experiencing hardships. [...]

May 12th, 2015|Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO|Comments Off on DR RUTH MOMPATI WAS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF IMBOKODO

LETTER BY Mr LB Gaehler, MP TO MINISTER BATHABILE DLAMINI – CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSE OF CHILD GRANT – HILLCREST, MTHATHA, EASTERN CAPE

Ms B Dlamini Minister of Social Development 120 Plein Street Room 1039, 10th Floor Cape Town 8000 Dear Ms Minister CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSE OF CHILD GRANT – HILLCREST, MTHATHA, EASTERN CAPE 1. The above matter has reference. 2. Numerous reports have been given to me verbally about the abuse children grand in Hillcrest suburb in Mthatha Eastern Cape. 3. It is alleged that many of the people who receives child grant are not using them [...]

May 8th, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on LETTER BY Mr LB Gaehler, MP TO MINISTER BATHABILE DLAMINI – CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSE OF CHILD GRANT – HILLCREST, MTHATHA, EASTERN CAPE

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 11 on Public Works

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. However we want to drive home the following important issues for the department to pay the necessary attention to, during the current financial season. • For the financial year 2014/15, the Minister committed the department to creation of over a million work opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme as a contribution to the overall commitment to [...]

May 7th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 11 on Public Works

UDEMWO CALLS FOR REVIEWAL OF THE PAROLE SYSTEM

Statement by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation condemns the gruesome killings of women throughout the country. We are also calling on the Department of Correctional Service to explain how the parole system works. One of the accused in the recent murder case of the young teacher, Jayde Panayiotou in Eastern Cape has been in and out of prison for serious cases which include robbery and possession of illegal firearm [...]

May 7th, 2015|Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDEMWO CALLS FOR REVIEWAL OF THE PAROLE SYSTEM

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 14 on Basic Education

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. However we want to drive home the following important issues for the department to pay the necessary attention to. • As part of consolidating the transformation of the basic education sector and improve the quality of product thereof, the department should seriously consider the taking over the Early Childhood Development from the Department of Social Development and [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 14 on Basic Education

FREEDOM DAY DEBATE

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and members The struggle for total freedom is a Nation’s struggle, fought from all corners of society. People; individually, collectively and through organised voluntary associations and other organs, fought for a free South Africa either by default or by design. The circumstances under which we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of our democracy, necessitate that we draw lessons from some of the fundamental ingredients [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on FREEDOM DAY DEBATE

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: State Security Vote 7

Address by Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The security of a nation demands well-informed citizens backed up by highly trained security forces as well as enforcement of efficient and effective professionalism across the board. This is one area where the government cannot afford to fail and it should not be left to chance especially when appointing personnel in key state departments. The internal tension between and within [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: State Security Vote 7

Debate on the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa We Want”

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP UDM Chief Whip In the National Assembly Debate on the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa We Want” Thursday, 30 October 2014 Speaker and Honourable Members, On 3 May 1999, respected BBC newsreader and former African correspondent, George Alagiah, wrote in a piece for The Guardian (of London) that, and I quote: "For most people who get their view of the world from TV, Africa is a faraway place [...]

April 28th, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on Debate on the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa We Want”

THE UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT OF SANDF IN AREAS AFFECTED BY XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports the deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in support of Police Service in areas that are affected by the xenophobic attacks. It is high time that we come together in reclaiming and protecting everyone who lives in South Africa legally or not. It must be made that this country cannot fold arms while perpetrators continue to mess up the [...]

April 24th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on THE UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT OF SANDF IN AREAS AFFECTED BY XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ON THE VIOLENCE IN KWAZULU-NATAL

Address Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and members A country with high levels of poverty, high unemployment rate, high levels of inequality, blended with leadership whose attention is on filling their pockets through corrupt activities, breeds all social evils including criminality. Compounding the situation is that the African Agenda we were once known to be its champions, has taken a back seat. We must agree that, indeed the violence we [...]

April 24th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ON THE VIOLENCE IN KWAZULU-NATAL

UDM WELCOMES THE ARREST IN THE ALEXANDRA MURDER

Statement issued by United Democratic Movement The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the arrest of the men responsible for the death of the Mozambican National, Emmanuel Sithole in Alexandra township over the weekend during what appears to be a xenophobic attack. Also we would like to welcome the role played by the members of Alexandra community in arrest of these culprits. This shows clearly that working together we can do more to curb this widespread [...]

April 24th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on UDM WELCOMES THE ARREST IN THE ALEXANDRA MURDER

SHOW OF SOLIDARITY – UDM Chief Whip to spend a night at the KZN Camps

Statement issued by UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Over the past few weeks, South Africa has been engulfed by a humongous wave of xenophobic violence. This has caused untold damage to the image of our country in the African Continent and the world at large. It has, however, been heart-warming and encouraging to see South Africans of all races taking a firm stand in the fight against xenophobia. All the various campaigns have contributed [...]

April 24th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on SHOW OF SOLIDARITY – UDM Chief Whip to spend a night at the KZN Camps

HONOURABLE KWANKWA REQUESTS FOR A SNAP DEBATE ON XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

TO: Hon. Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly From: Hon. Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP – UDM Chief Whip Dear Madame Speaker, RE: REQUEST FOR A SNAP DEBATE ON XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA The above matter has reference. We once more find ourselves faced with the challenge of having to deal with attacks on foreign nationals by South African citizens. According to media reports, many lives have once again been lost and property destroyed in the [...]

April 17th, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on HONOURABLE KWANKWA REQUESTS FOR A SNAP DEBATE ON XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

Hon Speaker and members A country with high levels of poverty, high unemployment rate, high levels of inequality, blended with leadership whose attention is on filling their pockets through corrupt activities, breeds all social evils including criminality. Compounding the situation is that the African Agenda we were once known to be its champions, has taken a back seat. We must agree that, indeed the violence we see today in KZN with a potential to spread [...]

April 17th, 2015|Open Letters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN