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Subject for Discussion: Expropriation of land without compensation

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Deputy-Speaker and Honourable Members In November 1990, 85 churches met for the National Conference of Church Leaders in South Africa and produced what is well known as the Rustenburg Declaration. The central theme of the Conference was the expression of the contrition for the wrongs and sins of the past, and a call for action to repair those wrongs. In paragraph 2.4. of the [...]

2018-02-27T17:14:25+00:00 February 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Land, Members of Parliament, Mncedisi Filtane, Speeches|Comments Off on Subject for Discussion: Expropriation of land without compensation

President Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle is a major disappointment

The United Democratic Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) would like to express concern over President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet reshuffle. At most this cabinet represents the old order of former President Jacob Zuma and is divorced from the supposed "New Dawn" that the African National Congress (ANC) claims to espouse. How else would the President explain the retention of people such as Ms Bathabile Dlamini, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane (as the face of government), Mr Malusi Gigaba, Mr [...]

2018-02-27T12:39:06+00:00 February 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV|1 Comment

UDEMWO: The Ramaphosa cabinet is an insult to SA women

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General UDEMWO The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disappointed by President Ramaphosa’s choice of ministers. While we notice with disgust the recycling of the Zuma cabinet nothing would have prepared us for Ms Bathabile Dlamini as the Minister of Women in the Presidency. The fact that the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League decided to elect her as its president does not necessarily mean [...]

2018-02-27T14:05:47+00:00 February 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO: The Ramaphosa cabinet is an insult to SA women

Subject for Discussion: Debate on the State of the Nation

Address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly The UDM has been vindicated When His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Africa Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, during his State of the Nation Address 2018 responded positively to the issue of the service providers being paid on time by the government departments, within the policy of thirty days. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has been advocating the issue of service providers [...]

2018-02-27T15:32:22+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Members of Parliament, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on Subject for Discussion: Debate on the State of the Nation

Subject for Discussion: DEBATE ON SONA

Address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members Mr President, we welcome your commitment to make the public service work. We therefore call on you, to professionalise service delivery as a function of public servants. They are employed to serve the people and not to be served by the people. Your administration, must put South Africa First. We must, as you have promised, make sure that public [...]

2018-02-22T12:22:18+00:00 February 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Lennox Gaehler, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on Subject for Discussion: DEBATE ON SONA

State of the Nation Address 2018 debate

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Contribution by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and President of the United Democratic Movement on the occasion of the State of the Nation Address 2018 debate in the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa • Honourable Speaker & chairperson of the NCOP • Mister President • Honourable Members 1. Congratulations Mr Ramaphosa! When an opponent has done well, one must applaud and say: “Well done”. Well done on [...]

2018-02-19T12:17:41+00:00 February 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on State of the Nation Address 2018 debate

UDMYV: Some SONA2018 announcements give hope to young South Africans

Mr Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Gauteng Provincial Secretary The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) has taken note of the State of the National Address delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa today, 16 February 2018. This on the back foot of many young people of South Africa who continue to be marginalised due to lack of job opportunities in the country. The UDMYV welcomes the President's commitment to "move young South African's to the [...]

2018-02-27T14:05:03+00:00 February 16th, 2018|#FeesMustFall, #NationalSummit, 2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: Some SONA2018 announcements give hope to young South Africans

Success! UDM reaction to “Suspect Number One”; Jacob Zuma being recalled

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the decision to recall Mr Jacob Zuma as the President of the Republic of South Africa (SA). It has taken far too long for this to happen, once it became patently clear (years ago) that he was not fit to hold the highest office in the Country. We can rightly say that the African National Congress (ANC) only reached this decision because of the continued, consistent pressure exerted by [...]

2018-02-13T15:26:01+00:00 February 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, SONA, Zumagate|Comments Off on Success! UDM reaction to “Suspect Number One”; Jacob Zuma being recalled

President Zuma’s alleged demands of ANC Top Six is ridiculous: why are you even negotiating?

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) hears that the African National Congress (ANC) Top Six is considering President Zuma’s alleged demands that he will only bow out if his forthcoming legal fees are waived and the safety of his family is guaranteed. Who will foot this bill? Surely not the tax paying South African? One wonders how many people will qualify to be Zuma-family members? Why must we pay for Mr Zuma’s legal fees? Seemingly the [...]

UDEMWO disappointed by the Methodist Church’s reaction on harassment allegations

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) commends the action of the young women who decided to speak out about allegations of harassment they have endured in the hands of the senior steward in the Pretoria Methodist Church. The bravery shown by the young girls gives hope that this country is in the right direction.   The country is still stunned by the revelation. The house of [...]

2018-02-01T11:14:12+00:00 January 30th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO disappointed by the Methodist Church’s reaction on harassment allegations

President Zuma signs state capture commission TOR; but what will it uncover?

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes, and of course welcomes, that President Zuma at last, on the 23rd of January, signed the terms of reference (TOR) for the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector, including organs of state. We hope that the six months, it will take Deputy Chief Justice Zondo and his Commission to conduct the inquiry [...]

2018-01-25T14:50:12+00:00 January 25th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Parastatals, Zumagate|Comments Off on President Zuma signs state capture commission TOR; but what will it uncover?

Zumagate: various court papers

2018 Pretoria High Court: Application for leave to appeal, President Zuma UDM and Cope: Notice to demand security for costs in terms of Rule 47 of the Uniform Rules of Court (23 January 2018) - 3591KB 2017 Constitutional Court case: secret ballot for Parliamentary vote on no-confidence motion, President Zuma Letter from Mr N Kwankwa, UDM Chief Whip to the Speaker of the National Assembly's office re "Motion of No Confidence in the President [...]

2018-01-24T16:30:30+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Home, Zumagate|1 Comment

Life Esidemeni tragedy has become a “Who dunnit?”

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) notes with frustration and anger the actions of the former Gauteng Health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu in relation to the Life Esidimeni tragedy last year. Ms Mahlangu is clearly trying her best to exculpate herself from any responsibility in this disaster. The finger-pointing is nauseating and no-one in Government seems to take responsibility for what, effectively, had been the murder of [...]

2018-01-24T16:32:45+00:00 January 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Health, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on Life Esidemeni tragedy has become a “Who dunnit?”

RIP #BraHugh – you will be sorely missed!

Mr Hugh Masekela, his sister Ambassador Barbara Masekela and Mr Holomisa It is with great sadness that we have learnt that South African jazz pioneer and trumpeter par excellence, Hugh Masekela, has succumbed to prostate cancer. He put up a brave fight. We recognise your contribution, not only to jazz and music in general, but to the fight for freedom of South Africa through the arts. You rose despite the limitations imposed [...]

2018-01-24T16:33:29+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Tributes|Comments Off on RIP #BraHugh – you will be sorely missed!

#Zuptas to face the music? The Hawks must not stop there!

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Seemingly the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has woken up to its duty as it was reported that they were looking to seize Gupta assets and those of Trillian and McKinsey. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) also welcomes reports that there will soon be an arrest warrant issued for, apparently, one the Gupta brothers. Even though the Hawks have now refuted claims of impending arrest of one of the [...]

2018-01-16T12:34:20+00:00 January 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on #Zuptas to face the music? The Hawks must not stop there!

#StateCapture inquiry D/Chief Justice Zondo’s team must have forensic people and TOR must be based on Thuli Madonsela’s good work

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill Braamfontein 2017 Dear Sir STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY NEEDS A STRONG TEAM COMPRISED OF VARIOUS EXPERTS AND THE FORMER PUBLIC PROTECTOR’S FINDINGS AND REMEDIAL ACTIONS MUST FEATURE STRONGLY IN THE TERMS OF REFERENCE The United Democratic Movement (UDM) congratulates you on your appointment as the head of the inquiry into State Capture that has been instituted based on the prima facie evidence uncovered by, and [...]

2018-01-24T15:34:59+00:00 January 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, State Owned Enterprises, Zumagate|Comments Off on #StateCapture inquiry D/Chief Justice Zondo’s team must have forensic people and TOR must be based on Thuli Madonsela’s good work