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UDM’s reaction to election 2019 results

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wishes to thank South Africans who took part in the 2019 national and provincial elections and in particular those who voted for the UDM and placed their trust in us. We are surprised and disappointed at the UDM’s performance and we will have to go back to the drawing board to determine where we went wrong, with our eyes firmly on an improved result in the 2021 and 2024 [...]

2019-05-11T13:47:49+02:00May 11th, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM’s reaction to election 2019 results

Bantu Holomisa’s address at a UDM Election Rally the Khutsong Stadium, Carletonville

• National Leadership of the UDM • Provincial and regional leaders of the party • UDM members and supporters • Fellow South Africans 1. Introduction A big thank you goes out to the United Democratic Movement (UDM) leaders and activists who have worked tirelessly in our campaigns over the past few months. The UDM does not have the luxury of spending millions of rands on our electioneering. But, we managed to stage a successful campaign [...]

eNCA is biased towards some political parties

Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja, UDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is shocked and offended by eNCA’s style of running its programming in the run-up to the 8th of May elections. We were invited to a party panel discussion to unpack our manifesto, on the 2nd of May, just to be unceremoniously disinvited, because only the “three big parties” will be given an opportunity to participate. The political playing field is level at [...]

2019-04-30T11:15:36+02:00April 30th, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDM, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on eNCA is biased towards some political parties

UDM posters in KwaZulu-Natal being continually removed from street poles

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), expresses concern and disgust at the provocation by some counter-revolutionary elements of society, who only target and remove UDM posters. This has been happening in Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi, in the Durban city centre and in other areas in the province. It seems that our presence and the people’s overwhelming welcoming of the UDM across the province, sent an unexpected shock to some parties, which gives them [...]

2019-04-16T16:54:08+02:00April 16th, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, UDM statements: KZN|Comments Off on UDM posters in KwaZulu-Natal being continually removed from street poles

Bantu Holomisa’s address at a UDM Election Rally at Marikana

• National Leadership of the UDM • Provincial and regional leaders of the party • UDM members and supporters • Fellow South Africans 1. Introduction Greetings to you all and thank you for welcoming the United Democratic Movement (UDM) into your midst with such open arms. We have been here many times after that fateful day on 16 August 2012. We still mourn the loss of life and pray that those who paid with [...]

2019-04-14T14:25:10+02:00April 14th, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Economy, Home, Labour, Marikana Massacre, Minerals and Energy, Police brutality, Public Investment Corporation, SA Mining Industry, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s address at a UDM Election Rally at Marikana

Bantu Holomisa speaks at a Unisa panel discussion on the 2019 general elections

• Our hosts today • Dr Somadoda Fikeni, our moderator • Those who represent the various departments that sponsored this panel discussion • My colleagues from other political parties • Academics and students • Ladies and gentlemen Thank you for affording me the opportunity to have a chat with you today. 1. The UDM’s road of success The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has since its inception batted on the wicket of the ethics of [...]

UDM’s concern over the it service providers employed by the IEC

Mr VG Mashinini Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Private Bag X112 Centurion 0046 Dear Mr Mashinini UDM’s CONCERN OVER THE IT SERVICE PROVIDERS EMPLOYED BY THE IEC The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is extremely concerned over the information technology (IT) service providers, and systems, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) employs to run the 2019 National and Provincial Elections. We have, in the past, said much about the selection of these IT companies, their vetting [...]

2019-04-01T17:10:48+02:00April 1st, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM’s concern over the it service providers employed by the IEC

UDM lodges complaint with IEC re alleged ANC attack on members campaigning in Mbizana

Mr VG Mashinini Chairperson of the Electoral Commission P/Bag X112 Centurion 0046 Dear Sir LODGING OF COMPLAINT: ALLEGED ATTACK ON UDM MEMBERS BY PERSONS DRESSED IN ANC REGALIA Earlier this week, United Democratic Movement (UDM) members were campaigning in Ward 7, Khaleni Administrative Area, in the Mbizana Local Municipality (Eastern Cape). Four of our members were allegedly assaulted by persons wearing African National Congress regalia. One of our members was admitted to hospital with injuries [...]

2019-03-21T12:37:08+02:00March 21st, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Elections, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM lodges complaint with IEC re alleged ANC attack on members campaigning in Mbizana

UDM welcomes President Ramaphosa’s green initiative

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) noted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that government will start a massive clean-up campaign to get rid of the litter and waste that lay by our road-sides and fouls our communities. We welcome this move, as it is in line with the UDM’s environmental policy and this year’s election manifesto. Every city, town, suburb, township, informal settlement and rural areas are filthy and is in desperate need of intervention. Many [...]

2019-03-04T16:34:50+02:00March 3rd, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Environment, Home|Comments Off on UDM welcomes President Ramaphosa’s green initiative

Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address at the launch of the UDM’s manifesto

• Deputy President of the UDM; • UDM National Office Bearers; • Members of our National Executive Committee; • The party’s provincial leadership; • The Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor and the people of this metro who are our hosts; • Members and supporters of the UDM; • Fellow South Africans; Introduction Good day to you all, including those who are watching from home; welcome to the unveiling of the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) [...]

2019-02-18T13:06:25+02:00February 16th, 2019|2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address at the launch of the UDM’s manifesto

An Alternative State of the Nation: Holomisa addresses the Cape Town Press Club

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President regarding an Alternative State of the Nation at the Cape Town Press Club • Chairperson • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Introduction We are grateful to be part of this engagement exploring the very important subject of the true state of the nation. We are just three months away from the 6th democratic elections in South Africa, which means that electioneering has begun and that all [...]

2019-02-05T14:01:32+02:00February 5th, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Parastatals, Public Investment Corporation|Comments Off on An Alternative State of the Nation: Holomisa addresses the Cape Town Press Club

UDM welcomes, Ms Sindi Mashinini-Maphumulo, former NFP deputy-president, to the fold

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President in welcoming of new members to the United Democratic Movement on 1 February 2019 in Durban • Chairperson • UDM leadership, and • Most importantly, our guests; • Members of the UDM Your joining the United Democratic Movement (UDM) is a vital step to realise our dream for the socio-economic development of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). As KZN has the second largest number of voters, this presents the [...]

2019-02-01T16:23:02+02:00February 1st, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM welcomes, Ms Sindi Mashinini-Maphumulo, former NFP deputy-president, to the fold

Poor service delivery is not the IEC’s problem

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes with concern that many voting stations across the country have fallen victim to protest action and violence. It is unforgivable to endanger the lives of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) personnel and to destroy or damage property. Also, the country can simply not tolerate a situation where our democratic processes are held at ransom, because of people’s frustration and anger with the ruling party. We urge South Africans [...]

2019-01-26T18:04:09+02:00January 26th, 2019|2019 Election Campaign, Bongani Msomi, Democracy, Home, Service delivery|Comments Off on Poor service delivery is not the IEC’s problem

#Elections2019: call to South Africans to register to vote

This coming weekend, 26 and 27 January, is the last chance for all South Africans who have not yet registered to vote, to do so. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) encourages all South Africans of voting age (18 and older) to register for the upcoming national and provincial elections. We especially urge our young people to take the time to visit voting stations and register. We mostly encourage young people to make sure that they [...]

2019-01-25T13:05:53+02:00January 25th, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bongani Msomi|Comments Off on #Elections2019: call to South Africans to register to vote

UDM’s New Year’s message

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President In 2018 South Africa saw the pressure exerted by opposition parties, over the past three years, culminating in the resignation of a self-serving and negligent president. Our unwavering insistence led to commissions of inquiry being instituted to start rooting out the cancer of institutional corruption in government. Notwithstanding the ruling party’s leadership moving in the right direction, there is an unwillingness to have the perpetrators of corruption [...]

2019-01-09T14:17:04+02:00December 30th, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Interviews, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM’s New Year’s message

UDM National Election Workshop

#UDMRoadTo2019 The United Democratic Movement (UDM), held its National Election Workshop from the 1st to the 2nd of June, at Burgers Park Hotel, in Pretoria. The UDM can now confirm, with confidence, that it is all systems go. 2018. The workshop was attended by the national leadership, the representatives from provinces and regions, the youth, women and young professionals associate structures. President Holomisa said the gathering’s main purpose was to establish a [...]

2018-06-05T14:10:17+02:00June 3rd, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDM, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa|Comments Off on UDM National Election Workshop