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Debate: Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill (DBSA)

Speaker and Honourable Members, The UDM supports the Bill. We support the extension of the mandate of the Development Bank of Southern Africa to provide infrastructure development finance to key infrastructure sectors, such as water and sanitation, energy, transport, education, health and ICT beyond the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), that is, to the rest [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00November 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate: Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill (DBSA)

Motion of no confidence in the Speaker of the National Assembly: Baleka Mbete

by Bantu Holomisa in the National Assembly Honourable Deputy-Chairperson Honourable Deputy President Honourable Ministers and Deputy-Ministers Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) endorses the motion of no confidence in the current Speaker, Baleka Mbete, on grounds already presented in this house. Before she was elected into office, the Speaker is on record distorting and [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 18th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Motion of no confidence in the Speaker of the National Assembly: Baleka Mbete

Motion without Notice: Toddler Dies In Drain

Motion without Notice in the National Assembly by CN Majeke, MP Subject: Toddler Dies In Drain I move without notice on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM): that the house: (1) notes that on Saturday, 13 September of 2014, a toddler in Uitenhage died after falling into an uncovered storm [...]

2014-09-29T14:26:17+02:00September 16th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Motion without Notice: Toddler Dies In Drain

Motion without notice on Ward 45, Buffalo City Municipality Councillor’s burnt home

Motion without notice on Ward 45, Buffalo City Municipality Councillor’s burnt home by CN Filtane (MP) I move without notice on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM): that the house: (1) Notes that on the evening of Tuesday the 9th of September 2014, Buffalo City Ward Councillor, Gideon Norexe’s house [...]

2014-09-29T14:23:02+02:00September 16th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Motion without notice on Ward 45, Buffalo City Municipality Councillor’s burnt home

Holomisa: “Cut a deal! Go Home” President Zuma

Instead of a nation preoccupied with the scandals surrounding President Zuma, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) advises that we should rather deliberate his exit strategy. Since the advent of democracy, we have never been faced with a crisis of this magnitude i.e. allegations of corruption at the highest level. The African National Congress (ANC) has [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 13th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on Holomisa: “Cut a deal! Go Home” President Zuma

High incidence of violence and abuse against women and children

Address by Ms CN Majeke MP in the National Assembly regarding the high incidence of violence and abuse against women and children Hon Speaker, and Honourable Members Twenty years into our democracy, our women and children continue to be victims of gender and child abuse. We still need a radical social paradigm shift about gender [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 11th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on High incidence of violence and abuse against women and children

Motion without notice on Bryan Habana in the National Assembly

I move without notice on behalf the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) move without notice: That the house (1) Notes that Brayan Habana, who was born on the 12 June 1983 in Benoni, Johannesburg, Gauteng has contributed significantly on the field of play, Rugby. (2) Habana has proved without reasonable doubts his [...]

2014-09-29T13:36:06+02:00September 11th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Motion without notice on Bryan Habana in the National Assembly

Incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court 10 September 2014

Motion without notice in the National Assembly on 11 September 2014 by ML Filtane, MP Motion without notice on the incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court yesterday, 10 September 2014 I hereby move, on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) move without notice, that the house; (1) Notes the [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 11th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court 10 September 2014

Follow-up question: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Follow up questions to the Governance Cluster - Question 107 – Hon Filtane – Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minster, the Auditor General’s Report (2012-13) for municipalities shows an increase on the Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure of 31% of which 41% is attributed to EC Municipalities including the KSD Municipality wherein more than R7 m [...]

2014-09-29T14:07:27+02:00September 10th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Questions in Parliament|Comments Off on Follow-up question: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Distasteful Claims that Madonsela is a CIA plant

Statement issued by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The barrage of attacks, both on the person and office, of the Public Protector are becoming more and more creative. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the claims that she is on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) payroll and we find it distasteful. The sounds [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 8th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Distasteful Claims that Madonsela is a CIA plant

UDM: Why can’t the Dalai Lama visit South Africa?

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MR BONGANI MSOMI, UDM SECRETARY GENERAL The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wants to know why the Dalai Lama is, yet again, barred from entering South Africa. Maybe it’s third time lucky? How ironic that a peaceful leader, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, cannot visit South Africa to attend the 14th World [...]

2014-09-29T14:14:48+02:00September 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM: Why can’t the Dalai Lama visit South Africa?

UDM Women’s organisation: reaction to rape of Bongiwe Mnguni

Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) believes it is a travesty that women in the workplace, both in the private and public service, are not safe from sexual harassment, abuse, violence and rape. One of the main reasons why people with much needed skills, such as [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDM Women’s organisation: reaction to rape of Bongiwe Mnguni

Statement by the Minister of Finance on retirement fund rumours

Address by Mr NL Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and honourable Members Savings and Investment are critical tools for a sustainable economic development and improvement of conditions of life of all nations. The reported shift from the panic “I can’t afford the cost of living” to action; cutting back on spending and [...]

2014-09-29T13:55:48+02:00September 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Statement by the Minister of Finance on retirement fund rumours

Speech in the national assembly on the subject of rhino poaching and its impact on our heritage

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP Honourable Speaker Honourable Members The poaching of rhino in South Africa is currently taking its toll on one of the most lucrative sectors, namely heritage tourism. The destruction of our heritage and unsustainable resource consumption results to lose of employment opportunities. In terms of statistical evidence, periodically released by [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Speech in the national assembly on the subject of rhino poaching and its impact on our heritage

UDM: Holomisa reacts to Pansy Tlakula’s resignation

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MR BANTU HOLOMISA, MP – UDM PRESIDENT The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes that Advocate Pansy Tlakula has resigned as Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). She has at last seen the light, but it is a pity that she was forced to do so at great cost to government and [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM: Holomisa reacts to Pansy Tlakula’s resignation

The end of Women’s Month 2014 | UDEMWO

Issued by Mrs Thandi Nontenja UDEMWO Secretary General At the end of Women’s Month 2014, we look to the future; the United Democratic Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is worried that the National Development Plan is overall gender blind, disregarding women’s gendered practical, and strategic needs and concerns. Considering that this is the development map for South Africa we [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on The end of Women’s Month 2014 | UDEMWO

Threat to Julius Malema ’s life: two wrongs do not make a right

Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General Much opinion has been expressed at the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) recent outburst in Parliament; 1) some agree wholeheartedly with the message and the lack of adherence to Parliamentary decorum, 2) some agree with the message, but do not agree with the EFF’s manner in expressing themselves [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|1 Comment

SA’s trigger happy police

Media statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General Understandably so police brutality is an emotive issue in a country with our history. However, we never in our wildest dreams thought that, post-1994, we would again see brutal police violence. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the number of incidents of late of egregious [...]

2014-09-29T14:09:31+02:00August 27th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Safety and Security|Comments Off on SA’s trigger happy police

UDM on Provision of water and sanitation to our people and elimination of the bucket system

Address by Mr LB Gaehler MP in the National Council of Provinces in the debate on Local Government: “Moving with utmost speed to provide water and sanitation to our people and eliminate the bucket system” Honourable Chairperson Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports attempts by government to increase the speed at which the [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Rural Development and Land Reform, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM on Provision of water and sanitation to our people and elimination of the bucket system

Link between civil disobedience and poor service delivery

Government has blinkers on when it comes to the consequences of poor service delivery, particularly at local government level. Disingenuous representatives of government stand on their soapboxes shouting that they are doing their jobs. Judging by the volcano of protests against poor service delivery that erupts every now and again in all corners of the [...]

2016-10-28T21:23:10+02:00August 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, Civil Disobedience, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on Link between civil disobedience and poor service delivery

Question to the President: Nkandla saga

Question to the President: Nkandla saga by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President Honourable Speaker Mr President and Mr Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers Honourable Members Mr President, in the context of your report to the Speaker of the National Assembly, your posture, your claim of innocence and your commitment to correcting any [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 21st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues, Zumagate|2 Comments

UDM Letter to President Zuma about political parties’ participation in national events: Women’s Day 2014

By Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP I refer to the Department of Arts and Culture, the Department of Women, and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government’s hosting of the National Women’s Day celebrations at ABSA Stadium on 9 August 2014 at the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality which was later changed to King Zwelithini Stadium. The United Democratic Movement (UDM), [...]

2014-09-02T16:58:19+02:00August 20th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM Letter to President Zuma about political parties’ participation in national events: Women’s Day 2014

National Women’s Day debate in National Assembly

Address by Ms CN Majeke, MP, in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker, Mr President Mr Deputy President Ministers and Deputy Ministers Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) joins the millions of citizens of this country and the world to pay tribute to the women of South Africa for the central role they continue to [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 20th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on National Women’s Day debate in National Assembly

Solidarity with the Cuban Five and demanding for the release and freedom of the remaining four of the Cuban Five

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement believes in productive engagement with all people of the world to improve the prospects for peace, cultural enrichment and economic well being of the people both here at home and anywhere in the globe. Further, we strongly [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Solidarity with the Cuban Five and demanding for the release and freedom of the remaining four of the Cuban Five

Member’s statement: Taxi industry

 Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker Honourable Members, Noting that in the year 2000, there were approximately 126 000 taxi vehicles operating in South Africa that were ten years old and not fit for public transport. Since the inception of the taxi recapitalisation programme in October 2006, a total of 59 [...]

2014-08-22T15:45:40+02:00August 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Member’s statement: Taxi industry

Condolences upon the passing away of Dr Mario Gaspare Oriani-Ambrosini

delivered on behalf of the UDM by Ms Majeke, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) expresses its sadness with the passing away of Dr Oriani-Ambrosini. We would like to pass our deepest condolences to his family, the leader of IFP, Prince Bhuthelezi, MP, his friends and comrades. [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Condolences upon the passing away of Dr Mario Gaspare Oriani-Ambrosini

Multi Party Forum on the decision of the Constitutional Court on the matter of the IEC Chairperson

Statement on behalf of the Multi Party Forum on the decision of the Constitutional Court on the matter of the IEC Chairperson We welcome the Constitutional Court decision on the matter of the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission Advocate Pansy Tlakula. This decision vindicates the findings of the Public Protector and two other credible [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 15th, 2014|2014 Archive, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Multi Party Forum on the decision of the Constitutional Court on the matter of the IEC Chairperson

Women’s Day 2014

LOOKING BACK 2014 is certainly an auspicious year with the commemoration of a number of milestones, such as the sixty years that have passed after the adoption of the Women’s Charter of 1954. As is right, we take the time to, as a nation, make introspection on the role that women play in our society; [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00August 9th, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDEMWO|Comments Off on Women’s Day 2014

Question for written reply: In respect of mining operations in North West Province and Limpopo Province

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY   Mr HB Holomisa, MP to ask the Minister of Minerals Resources: In respect of mining operations in North West Province and Limpopo Province: 1)    Were any royalties or future considerations preserved in terms of item 11 (1) or 11 (3) of Schedule II, Transitional Arrangements, of the Mineral and Petroleum [...]

2014-09-29T14:08:58+02:00August 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Question for written reply: In respect of mining operations in North West Province and Limpopo Province

UDM proposed meeting between you and the leaders of political parties in parliament

Mr MC Ramaphosa Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa Leader of Government Business in Parliament Tuynhuys Private Bag X1000 Cape Town 8000 Dear Mr Deputy President PROPOSED MEETING BETWEEN YOU AND THE LEADERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN PARLIAMENT The above matter has reference. On behalf of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) I congratulate [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00July 30th, 2014|2014 Archive, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM proposed meeting between you and the leaders of political parties in parliament

Nelson Mandela Day – address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly

Madam Speaker, Deputy President and Honourable Members President Nelson Mandela’s election and inauguration in 1994 marked the end of many years oppression and caused South Africans of all races to fill the streets, all celebrating our victory in the fight for the self-evident right to determine our own destiny. Some shouted from their rooftops lines [...]

2016-10-28T21:15:49+02:00July 29th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Nelson Mandela Day – address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly

Eastern Cape: Budget vote Provincial Treasury

Speech by Mr Mhlati, leader of the UDM in the Eastern Cape Legislature Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and Executive, Honourable Members and government officials I would like to express a word of appreciation to the former MEC for Finance and Treasury for the wonderful work he did during his tenure to uplift the standard of [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00July 24th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: Budget vote Provincial Treasury

Multi-Party Forum’s comment on appeal lodged by IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP – UDM President and Chairperson of the Multi-Party Forum We confirm that we yesterday received court papers as submitted with the Constitutional Court by the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Advocate Pansy Tlakula. We have filed our answering papers. The political parties that are part of [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00July 24th, 2014|2014 Archive, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Multi-Party Forum’s comment on appeal lodged by IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula

Eastern Cape Health budget

Address by Mr M Mhlati in the Eastern Cape Legislature Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and members of the executive and Honourable Members the report of the Committee of the budget of the department of health of which I am part of is fully exhaustive of the issues canvassed with the Department and I fully support [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape Health budget

Budget Vote 33 – Rural Development and Land Reform

Address by Mr ML Filtane, UDM Member of Parliament, in the National Assembly - Vote 33 Rural Development and Land Reform Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members • Rural revitalisation and intervention in its economy is a priority matter as many rural areas remain in crisis with regard to resources and service delivery whilst [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Rural Development and Land Reform, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 33 – Rural Development and Land Reform

Budget Vote 16 – Health

Address BY Ms CN Majeke, UDM Member of Parliament in the National Assembly on Budget Vote 16 - Health (MTEF) Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) commits to protecting and promoting the Constitutional right of all South Africans to basic health care, and providing proper and immediate responses [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive|Comments Off on Budget Vote 16 – Health

Budget Vote 22 : Defence and Military Veterans

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Budget Vote 22: Defence and Military Veterans on 23 July 2014 in the National Assembly Chairperson Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 22. The department is one of the fortunate to have retained its Minister after 2014 elections [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:12+02:00July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 22 : Defence and Military Veterans

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