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UDM welcomes the appointment of new Police Commissioners

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the appointment of the two Commissioners, Lieutenant General Baile Brenda Motswenyane who will be at the helm of the North West Police while Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Elvis Julathe will be in control of the gangster riddled Western Cape Province. We hope that the newly appointed Commissioners will bring a positive change and turn things around in the provinces and in the [...]

January 22nd, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Safety and Security|Comments Off on UDM welcomes the appointment of new Police Commissioners

Public Protector must investigate Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

Dear Advocate Madonsela  REQUEST FOR AN URGENT INVESTIGATION: Public Investment Corporation (PIC). I take this opportunity to welcome and wish you and your office, a very successful year in the service of the nation, in 2016. In this regard, I wish to table the following matter with you, so that you may investigate it appropriately for the benefit of the South African public. I have anonymously received serious allegations with regard to the possible corruption [...]

January 20th, 2016|2016 Archive, Chapter Nine Institutions, Home, Open Letters, Parastatals|Comments Off on Public Protector must investigate Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

UDM calls for National Pension Fund Forum

Statement issued by UDM President – MP, Bantu Holomisa The furore on the Tax Laws Amendment Act and Tax Administration requires an action by all contributors. This is more urgent given that the Public Investment Corporation Fund is now targeted as the next stop for huge transactions to the ruling party and its big business friends. UDM calls for a National Pension Fund Forum which will amongst others, consider the following: • Monitoring of all [...]

January 20th, 2016|2016 Archive, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM calls for National Pension Fund Forum

ANC must refrain from violence

As the United Democratic Movement, we are disappointed by the ANC member, Bongani Mkongi, who holds a high position in the ruling party who took to social media calling upon ANC members for the burning and killing of innocent lives that were inside a block of flats where a ”Zuma Must Fall” banner was hung. This is unacceptable. His comments have shown clearly that the ruling party and its leaders do not care about the [...]

January 20th, 2016|2016 Archive, Civil Disobedience, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on ANC must refrain from violence

Christmas and New Year’s message from Bantu Holomisa

Fellow South Africans, I herewith extend my heartfelt wishes for a peaceful 2015/2016 festive season. As we bid farewell to this year we are appreciative of our achievements and mindful of the challenges we face. 2015 was a good year for the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the nation. It is a year in which my family and I celebrated my 60th birthday. My extended family and friends celebrated this achievement both in Gauteng and [...]

December 24th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Christmas and New Year’s message from Bantu Holomisa

Newly elected UDM national office bearers

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is pleased to announce the new National Office Bearers that will be at the helm of the Party for the next five years. The new leadership is as follows: President: Bantu Holomisa Deputy President: Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala Chairperson: Zolisa Lavisa Deputy Chairperson: Mncedisi Filtane Secretary General: Bongani Msomi Deputy Secretary General: Bongani Maqungwana National Treasury: Thandi Nontenja National Financial Planner Fundraiser: Maureen Vogel National Organiser: Bongani Phenyane National Deputy Organisers: Moyiseli Nkcinkca & [...]

December 14th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|2 Comments

UDM 5th National Congress resolutions

Having met on its 5th Congress, the United Democratic Movement strives to create a South African government that responds to the socio-economic challenges confronting the nation. The UDM fifth Congress laid another brick towards building a firm foundation for the development and fine-tuning of Party policies on wide ranging issues of the nation. The Congress was extremely concerned with the rate of corruption within our country that has reached a stage of being a threat [...]

December 13th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM 5th National Congress resolutions

UDM Manifesto 2016 Municipal Elections

Message of the UDM President of the UDM, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP Dear Voter This is our opportunity to demonstrate on a local level that there are solutions to the challenges that face us. United in our desire to create better villages, towns and cities, we can light the way and show which policies should be applied nationally. We have it within our power to affect changes that will result in genuine improvements in the [...]

December 13th, 2015|2015 Archive, 2016 Election Campaign, Home|Comments Off on UDM Manifesto 2016 Municipal Elections

Address by Bantu Holomisa, MP delivered at UDM 5th National Congress In Bloemfontein

Honoured guests, members, viewers at home, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to stand in front of you today, on behalf of the National Leadership, to report to back to you on our performance over the past five years. Chairperson, You will recall that the UDM was established at a time when the climate was not conducive to the formation of opposition parties in South Africa. As a result, we lost many comrades, such as [...]

December 12th, 2015|2015 Archive, 2016 Election Campaign, Home, Speeches|4 Comments

UDM National Congress – Discussion document – State of the Nation

In preparation of the 5th UDM National Congress from 11 to 13 December 2015, the UDM issues the following discussion document on the State of the Nation. "A lot has been done since then to change the political, social and economic landscape for the better. It is true that much has been accomplished, but – for instance - when the ANC government claims to have built more houses, they should admit that more people have [...]

December 7th, 2015|2015 Archive, Discussion Documents, Home, SONA|Comments Off on UDM National Congress – Discussion document – State of the Nation

UDEMWO pleased by SCA verdict: Oscar Pistorius

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is delighted by the new ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal that has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder of Reeva Steenkamp. As UDEMWO, we welcome this verdict. The overturning of the court judgement brings hope in the justice system and to women and children that are victims of crime. We hope that the justice system will continue to deal with lawbreakers and not be lenient against [...]

December 3rd, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO pleased by SCA verdict: Oscar Pistorius

UDEMWO calls for swift action by MEC Qedani Mahlangu

Statement issued  by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed by the news of a possible risk of babies going blind due to power outage at one of the biggest hospitals in Africa, Chris Hani Baragwanath. It is with great sadness that such an unfortunate event is not taken serious by the health authorities instead the Department of Health in Gauteng is busy playing hide and seek while [...]

November 23rd, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO calls for swift action by MEC Qedani Mahlangu

Presentation by UDM President at SCSA, Zurich

Presentation by the President of the United Democratic Movement and Member of the South African Parliament, Mr Bantu Holomisa at the SwissCham Southern Africa (SCSA) Chamber of Commerce – Zunfthaus zur Schmiden, Marktgasse, Zurich, 17 November 2015 Programme Director, The Chairman, Mr George Umbricht, Her Excellency the South African Ambassador to Switzerland, Ambassador and Mrs Staehelin Dignified Guests and participants from all corners of society, Ladies and gentlemen   1. Introduction: On South Africa entering [...]

November 17th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Speeches|6 Comments

UDM welcomes sentencing of Mido Marcia’s killers

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi As the United Democratic Movement (UDM), we welcome the sentencing of the eight (8) police officers who were involved in the horrendous assault that led to the death of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Marcia in Daveyton in 2013. The sentencing sends out a clear and strong message to all other officers and criminals who think they are above the law. We hope that the justice system will continue to deal [...]

November 11th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Police brutality|Comments Off on UDM welcomes sentencing of Mido Marcia’s killers

Together moving the NCOP forward

ADDRESS BY LB Gaehler EC NCOP MP TOGETHER MOVING THE NCOP FORWARD AS A VANGUARD OF THE INTERESTS OF PROVINCES Hon Chairperson and Honourable Members Indeed there is more to be gained from running a cohesive and well-co-ordinated system for this house to avoid working in silo and harmful completion and costly duplication of efforts across the sphere of government. It is in this house that all spheres of government, at a legislative level, can [...]

November 4th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Together moving the NCOP forward

MPs 2nd Global TB Caucus

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker and Members Tuberculosis (TB) represents a threat to both the lives and livelihoods of people in the world and no country can fight it alone. It is a global health threat. In this regard, the Global TB Caucus as well as the 2nd summit, is fully supported as an essential step to foment a truly robust and sustainable global response to this global [...]

November 4th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on MPs 2nd Global TB Caucus