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Changes to labour legislations must go back to #Nedlac for broader consultation

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) makes an urgent call on government to refer the proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, as well as the introduction of the National Minimum Wages Bill, back to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). These proposed changes are tantamount to rolling back progress made thus far in terms of the rights of the working class. From the thunderous outcry [...]

Mother Earth Day 2018: SA’s water woes must come to an end

Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President As we approach Mother Earth Day, on the 22nd of April, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) deems it necessary that we, as South Africans, must acknowledge and understand the interdependence that exists among humans, animals, plants and the planet we inhabit. Especially the role that water plays in that interdependence. South Africa’s years’ worth of drought, brought home the reality the we indeed live [...]

#LandQuestion Indaba on 25/4 in Mthatha. Searching for solutions. Invitation to attend a Mthatha public meeting on: NA resolution on the EWC explained, and UDM position

The national leadership of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) noted the National Assembly’s resolution, taken on the 27th of February 2018, on the well-documented motion regarding the expropriation of land without compensation (EWC). This decision will affect communal, urban, government and privately-owned land and the UDM cordially invites all interested parties to attend an important public meeting to obtain more information on topic: Where?   Mthatha City Hall. When?    Wednesday, 25 April. Time?     10am. [...]

2018-04-19T13:08:51+00:00 April 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

UDEMWO welcomes laying of rape charges against Danny Jordaan

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) applauds Jenifer Ferguson for her bravery and boldness for finally laying charges of rape against South African Football Association boss Danny Jordaan. We have been waiting for this day and for all women, this is hope. Ferguson’s step will pave a way for other women to speak up. It goes back to say, ityala aliboli. We continue to be in [...]

#HumanRightsDay Rally 2018, UDM Rally in Gauteng, DH Williams Grounds, Kathlehong, Ekurhuleni

Speaking notes for UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa 1. Welcome   On behalf of the entire United Democratic Movement (UDM) leadership, I extend a word of welcome to all of you gathered here today as we commemorate Human Rights Day in South Africa.   For each of you, being present is a personal sacrifice and is contribution to the life of the UDM. The UDM leadership therefore thanks you for investing your money, time and [...]

#ZumaCharges #ShaunAbrahams has at last brought Zuma’s chickens home to roost!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes today’s announcement that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will reinstate fraud and corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma. The chickens have come home to roost! After keeping the Nation in suspense for nine years, Mr Shaun Abrahams has finally manned up and has done what should have been years’ ago. If the African National Congress (ANC) had not pressurised the [...]

Yongama Zigebe, of the UDM Youth Vanguard, takes the education campaign to the North West

The youth and locals of Rustenburg (in the North West) will have an opportunity to be exposed to the many exciting careers paths available to those on their road entering the South African job market or those who consider making a change from their existing work paths. UDM Youth Vanguard Gauteng Provincial Secretary Yongama Zigebe, who is also the Founder of the Yongama Levertte Foundation, will be one of the facilitators at the Annual Mamoretse [...]

2018-04-24T20:11:11+00:00 March 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Yongama Zigebe, of the UDM Youth Vanguard, takes the education campaign to the North West

UDM NEC’s plans and checks readiness for 2019

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) National Executive Committee (NEC), met at the weekend, to discuss several issues of national importance and gauged the Party’s readiness for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections in terms of its planning. Amongst its plans had been to host election workshops and meetings, in 2018/9, in the lead-up to the elections. The UDM in the Western Cape has already indicated that they are geared to host a mass meeting [...]

2018-03-06T12:01:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, SONA|Comments Off on UDM NEC’s plans and checks readiness for 2019

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

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 [...]