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2015 Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

Honourable Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 40. • Sports and partisan politics have always been uncomfortable with each other in South Africa since the old days of Peter Hein in apartheid times. • A careful balancing act has to be found by either party in order for equilibrium to be struck. Between the two there are gladiators, spectators, administrators and sponsors (either potential or actual) because each party is [...]

May 21st, 2015|Speeches, Sport and Recreation|Comments Off on 2015 Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

2015 Budget Vote 31: Small Business Development – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

Honourable Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. • Welcome the political shift for business rescue from big business into Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME). This will help to remove the strain associated with the SMME sector so that it can be able to deliver on the expectations of the National Development Plan with regard to the creation of job opportunities. • Whilst we intensify the creation of small business, [...]

May 21st, 2015|2015 Archive, Economy, Speeches|Comments Off on 2015 Budget Vote 31: Small Business Development – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

Sport and politics cannot go together

On behalf of the United Democratic Movement, I wish to congratulate Dr Danny Jordaan for his appointment as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth. He is a well-known figure especially in the soccer fraternity and has achieved a lot in his life including being the President of South African Football Association, serving in FIFA and other Committees in Sport. However, as much as we don’t have anything against him, since this is a [...]

May 20th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDM, Sport and Recreation|Comments Off on Sport and politics cannot go together

UDEMWO is calling on parents to keep an eye on children

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is worried about the growing number of children missing throughout the country. Everyday we hear of these missing children and most of them go missing while playing around their communities. This shows clearly that our children are no longer safe in their own communities. We are calling on parents to keep a closer look on their children and members of the community can play a big role in [...]

May 14th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDEMWO, Social development and welfare, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO is calling on parents to keep an eye on children

DR RUTH MOMPATI WAS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF IMBOKODO

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shocked and saddened by the death of the struggle veteran Dr Ruth Mompati. We would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mam’ Ruth. She was a true representation of Imbokodo and as women in South Africa, we are forever grateful. She gave and served the country tirelessly when South Africa was experiencing hardships. [...]

May 12th, 2015|Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO|Comments Off on DR RUTH MOMPATI WAS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF IMBOKODO

Letter by Mr LB Gaehler, MP to the Minister of Social Development regarding concerns about abuse of child grants – Hillcrest, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

Dear Minister of Social Development, Ms B Dlamini CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSE OF CHILD GRANTS – HILLCREST, MTHATHA, EASTERN CAPE 1. The above matter has reference. 2. Numerous reports have been given to me verbally about the abuse child grants in Hillcrest suburb in Mthatha Eastern Cape. 3. It is alleged that many of the people who receives child grant are not using them in accordance with the relevant prescripts and as such children are not [...]

May 8th, 2015|2015 Archive, Open Letters, Social development and welfare|Comments Off on Letter by Mr LB Gaehler, MP to the Minister of Social Development regarding concerns about abuse of child grants – Hillcrest, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

THE UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT OF SANDF IN AREAS AFFECTED BY XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports the deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in support of Police Service in areas that are affected by the xenophobic attacks. It is high time that we come together in reclaiming and protecting everyone who lives in South Africa legally or not. It must be made that this country cannot fold arms while perpetrators continue to mess up the [...]

April 24th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on THE UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT OF SANDF IN AREAS AFFECTED BY XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

UDM WELCOMES THE ARREST IN THE ALEXANDRA MURDER

Statement issued by United Democratic Movement The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the arrest of the men responsible for the death of the Mozambican National, Emmanuel Sithole in Alexandra township over the weekend during what appears to be a xenophobic attack. Also we would like to welcome the role played by the members of Alexandra community in arrest of these culprits. This shows clearly that working together we can do more to curb this widespread [...]

April 24th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on UDM WELCOMES THE ARREST IN THE ALEXANDRA MURDER

SHOW OF SOLIDARITY – UDM Chief Whip to spend a night at the KZN Camps

Statement issued by UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Over the past few weeks, South Africa has been engulfed by a humongous wave of xenophobic violence. This has caused untold damage to the image of our country in the African Continent and the world at large. It has, however, been heart-warming and encouraging to see South Africans of all races taking a firm stand in the fight against xenophobia. All the various campaigns have contributed [...]

April 24th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on SHOW OF SOLIDARITY – UDM Chief Whip to spend a night at the KZN Camps

UDM YOUTH VANGUARD CONDEMNS THE DEMOLISHING OF STATUE

Statement issued by Mbongi Majija - On behalf of the UDMYV NATIONAL TASK TEAM The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard has noted, with utter disappointment, the recent uproar against the previous regime that resulted in a number of statues being defaced and demolished throughout the country. The UDMYV feels that destroying these colonial symbols won’t change the current struggles the country is dealing with such as high unemployment rate, health care system that is in [...]

April 9th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on UDM YOUTH VANGUARD CONDEMNS THE DEMOLISHING OF STATUE

UDEMWO condemns involuntary sterilisation of women by health workers

Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) lambasts at the recent allegations against the doctors and nurses who are performing involuntary sterilisation without consent of those involved taking advantage of women living with HIV/ AIDS. As South African women, we are surprised and offended by the latest scandal in private and public hospitals of our country. UDEMWO feels that our rights as women have been once again [...]

March 26th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO condemns involuntary sterilisation of women by health workers

UDM: Reacts to withdrawal of corruption charges due to lack of evidence

Statement issued by Mr Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General United Democratic Movement is saddened by a high number of court cases being thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. This has worsened over the years becoming a norm in the country. We have also noticed the dragging of court cases that are costing the country a lot of money and time. This has dented the justice, prosecution and investigation system leading to [...]

March 19th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on UDM: Reacts to withdrawal of corruption charges due to lack of evidence

CONDOLENCE WITH THE PASSING AWAY OF MINISTER COLLINS CHABANE

Receiving news of the departure of Minister Collins Chabane is with immense distress and profound sadness. His passing away robs us of one of the greatest sons of our people, esteemed administrator and polished politician. ISSUED BY MR BANTU HOLOMISA – UDM PRESIDENT The United Democratic Movement (UDM) expresses its shock by the passing on of Minister Chabane. We would like to pass our deepest condolences to his family, the ANC, friends and comrades. Leaders [...]

March 16th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on CONDOLENCE WITH THE PASSING AWAY OF MINISTER COLLINS CHABANE

The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO):The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with a male candidate Mr. Glen Mashinini is not an appropriate choice. Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General We are not pleased by the recent appointment of Mr Glen Mashinini, the former Presidential Advisor as the new chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) replacing Pansy Tlakula. As women the appointment of a male candidate does not sit well and it shows clearly [...]

March 11th, 2015|Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

UDM WOMEN’S ORGANISATION LAMENTS THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY POLICE OFFICERS:

As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Madindi family who lost their daughter Vuyiswa and her mother Sbongile during a shoot-out spree by an off duty Constable Rhulani Nkuna in Meadowlands, Johannesburg. The Madindi relatives are the latest victims of domestic violence by a police officer who also shot himself dead. This incident is of many which occur exactly three days before the world celebrates [...]

March 10th, 2015|Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO|Comments Off on UDM WOMEN’S ORGANISATION LAMENTS THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY POLICE OFFICERS:

UDM Women’s organisation: reaction to rape of Bongiwe Mnguni

Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) believes it is a travesty that women in the workplace, both in the private and public service, are not safe from sexual harassment, abuse, violence and rape. One of the main reasons why people with much needed skills, such as doctors and nurses, leave for greener pastures is that they are not safe at their places of work. We have [...]

September 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDM Women’s organisation: reaction to rape of Bongiwe Mnguni