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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

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”