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Freedom Day 2018

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General Truth be told, we started well in 1994. South Africa built a democratic dispensation based on the noble ideals of protecting human rights and promoting freedom. The struggle movements and leaders can take a bow for breaking down minority rule. But, it is hard to celebrate political freedom, when the majority of our people remains locked out of economic freedom. [...]

#UDEMWO on Freedom Day 2018: what are we celebrating?

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General Although some changes for the better have taken place since 1994, there are far too many areas that require vast improvement; especially when it comes to women and children; their needs and the protection of their rights. 1) Economic inequality, crushing poverty and gender discrimination are still the order of the day and most women (especially the elderly and the young) are worse off in this patriarchal [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

2018-04-24T20:11:27+00:00 March 21st, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Human rights, Speeches|Comments Off on #HumanRightsDay Rally 2018, UDM Rally in Gauteng, DH Williams Grounds, Kathlehong, Ekurhuleni

Dlamini-Zuma visit to Marikana – a gimmick

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) notes with anger the visit of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in Marikana, North West. It was just a gimmick. Her visit was nothing but a campaigning stunt. As the country celebrated women and their role in the month of August, we do not remember her visiting or mentioning anything about the women who lost their relatives during Marikana Massacre. Dlamini [...]

2018-01-24T15:30:48+00:00 August 24th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Human rights, Marikana Massacre, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on Dlamini-Zuma visit to Marikana – a gimmick

Human Rights Day 2017 debate

Address by Mr LB Gaehler, UDM Member of Parliament in the National Council of Provinces: Eastern Cape Honourable Chairperson, and Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) acknowledges that we, as a Country, have come far in terms of ensuring that all South Africans enjoy equal human rights. For that we are thankful. However, in its January world-report, Human Rights Watch said that South Africa “continued to face a number of human rights challenges” and [...]

2017-06-13T15:06:39+00:00 March 16th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Human rights, Speeches|Comments Off on Human Rights Day 2017 debate