2014 Archive

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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

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

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

ANC imbedded within IEC

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, has brought the Electoral Commission into disrepute in terms of Chapter 2, Paragraph 9 (c) of the Electoral Commission’s act (51 of 1996) which states that: “ (9) No members of the commission: (c) may, by his or her membership, association, statement, conduct or in any other manner place in jeopardy his or her perceived independence, or in any other manner harm the credibility, impartiality, independence [...]

April 8th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on ANC imbedded within IEC

Nkandla: President Zuma sidesteps the issue

The United Democratic Movement is disappointed, but not surprised, that President Zuma has once again side-stepped the issue of Nkandla in a desperate attempt to kick for touch. His response, as articulated by his spokesperson Mr Mac Maharaj, is inadequate and almost contemptuous of the Public Protector’s office. It is an indication of how little respect they have for the Public Protector as an institution that derives its power and legitimacy from our constitution. The [...]

April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on Nkandla: President Zuma sidesteps the issue

Address: by the President to of the United Democratic Movement, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a meeting with Traditional and business leaders as well as Leaders of Religious Groupings, Khanyisa High School, Mthatha

• Traditional leaders • Leaders of religious organisations • Provincial Office Bearers of the UDM in the Eastern Cape • UDM Public Representatives • My fellow South Africans and Transkeians INTRODUCTION We stand at the precipice of what can be a great change in the future of our country – in your futures. We can all agree that many things have gone right in the past 20 years, but the tragedy of the South African [...]

April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on Address: by the President to of the United Democratic Movement, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a meeting with Traditional and business leaders as well as Leaders of Religious Groupings, Khanyisa High School, Mthatha

UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is outraged at the blatant attempt by the Buffalo City Municipality to sweep under the carpet the R10 million housing scandal implicating a senior African National Congress (ANC) official. Also, it was widely reported that Koko Godlo, whose company was awarded the tender, was appointed by the ANC to head its elections campaign for 2014. The link to the ruling party is clear. It is no wonder that he was [...]

April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

Resolutions of meeting of the Multi-Party Forum at the Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

The following political parties, ACDP, AgangSA, Azapo, Cope, DA, EFF, FF+, IFP, UCDP and UDM met today to discuss various issues regarding their concerns around the practical processes of Elections 2014, the findings around the lease agreement of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) head office, manipulation of the public broad caster, as well as the Nkandla Scandal. PRACTICAL MATTERS REGARDING ELECTIONS 2014 Some of the practical matters that were discussed are: 1. Numbering and security [...]

April 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Resolutions of meeting of the Multi-Party Forum at the Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

President Zuma response to the Public Protector’s report further confirms his ethical clumsiness

President Jacob Zuma's latest outburst, in response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings on Nkandla, is yet another demonstration that he is not a moral agent and unfit to lead South Africa. Firstly, Mr Zuma - as the chief executive of the country - ought to have known everything that related to government spending at his private residence. Particularly given the amount of public money involved. His continued posture, playing ignorant, does not only expose [...]

March 31st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on President Zuma response to the Public Protector’s report further confirms his ethical clumsiness

Speech: Welcoming former Democratic Alliance and African National Congress members into the UDM Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (Gugulethu High School, Cape Town)

• Leadership of the UDM in the Western Cape • UDM Public Representatives • The people who live in the Cape Flats and Gugulethu in particular • New members of the UDM • My fellow South Africans Welcome! I am heartened by the many faces I see before me, because we are united in the knowledge that we have a common cause i.e. we want to go back to the original agenda, which is to [...]

March 30th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Speech: Welcoming former Democratic Alliance and African National Congress members into the UDM Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (Gugulethu High School, Cape Town)