|Issues

2018 Budget Vote 14: Basic Education; declaration by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Ms Cynthia Majeke, UDM Member of Parliament Honourable Chairperson and Honourable Members Education is the greatest investment into the success of the National Development Plan and the advancement of the South African socio-economic status and basic education is the starting point. Over time the quality and output of the South African basic education system has changed. On the positive side: • Pre-school enrolment has improved; • The proportion of people with aged 20 [...]

2018-05-10T16:39:05+00:00May 9th, 2018|2018 Archive, Cynthia Majeke, Higher and Basic Education, Home|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Vote 14: Basic Education; declaration by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Workers Day 2018

Media release by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy President On Labour Day, 1 May 2018, we all dwell on the plight of the working South African and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) unequivocally supports our workforce. South Africa’s painful history, with the exploitation of black South Africans, has left a scar on the psyche of our workforce and the poor. Today the formerly oppressed, comprising the biggest section of our workforce, as [...]

2018-05-01T12:33:53+00:00April 30th, 2018|2018 Archive, Economy, Home, Labour, Media statements: UDM, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa|Comments Off on Workers Day 2018

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. [...]

2018-04-26T13:11:41+00:00April 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Human rights, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on Freedom Day 2018

#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 [...]

2018-04-26T13:19:41+00:00April 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Human rights, Safety and Security, Women's Issues|Comments Off on #UDEMWO on Freedom Day 2018: what are we celebrating?

#EWC #LandDebate #UdmMthathaDialogue… don’t sit out! Take ownership of the debate; whether you live in a palace, house, flat, rondawel or a shack. We all deserve equality and economic freedom

Speaking Notes for Mr B Holomisa, MP and UDM President at a Public Community Meeting on the Expropriation of Land without Compensation: a National Assembly Resolution • Chairperson • Traditional, religious and community leaders • Leaders of the UDM and our public representatives • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Welcome Thank you for accepting my invitation to this meeting. Today we will consider an issue of national importance i.e. the debate around the expropriation of [...]

2018-04-25T17:31:51+00:00April 25th, 2018|#NationalSummit, 2018 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bantu Holomisa, Economy, Home, Land, Speeches|Comments Off on #EWC #LandDebate #UdmMthathaDialogue… don’t sit out! Take ownership of the debate; whether you live in a palace, house, flat, rondawel or a shack. We all deserve equality and economic freedom

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 [...]

2018-04-24T20:00:16+00:00April 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Economy, Home, Human rights, Labour, Media statements: UDM, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa|Comments Off on Changes to labour legislations must go back to #Nedlac for broader consultation

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+00:00April 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #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

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 [...]

2018-04-24T20:10:56+00:00March 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO welcomes laying of rape charges against Danny Jordaan

#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+00:00March 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

#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 [...]

2018-04-24T20:11:18+00:00March 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on #ZumaCharges #ShaunAbrahams has at last brought Zuma’s chickens home to roost!

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