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UDM Rally part of celebration of Youth Month

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the UDM Rally part of celebration of Youth Month Impala No. 8, Freedom Park (Rustenburg, North West) on Monday, 17 June 2013 Members of the UDM NEC; Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation UDM Public Representatives Fellow UDM members and supporters and Young South Africans WELCOME Thank you to all of you who have come today to make this celebration possible. The structures of the [...]

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Centenary of the Native Land Act of 1913

Address by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP in the Parliamentary Youth Day Debate: Centenary of the Native Land Act of 1913 (20 June 2013) Mr Speaker, and Honourable Members, This year marks the 100th anniversary of Natives Land Act of 1913, a piece of legislation which decreed that only certain areas of the country could be owned by black people. This led to a situation where the majority citizens owned only15 per cent of the land, [...]

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UDM Eastern Cape Congress 2013

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the UDM Eastern Cape Congress 2013 at Mthatha Primary School Sports Grounds on Sunday, 30 June 2013 Members of the UDM NEC; Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation UDM Public Representatives Fellow UDM members Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you to all of you who have come today to make this Provincial Congress possible. The structures of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in the [...]

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Eastern Cape Provincial Congress

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, UDM Deputy Secretary General, at the Eastern Cape Provincial Congress, at Mthatha Primary School Sports Grounds, Eastern Cape 30 June 2013 Programme Director, UDM President, Members of the UDM NEC; Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation UDM Public Representatives Fellow UDM members Ladies and gentlemen: As we gather here today to elect the Eastern Cape provincial leadership, we should make use of this opportunity to review the [...]

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Workshop with Branch Chairpersons and Secretaries of the UDM in Limpopo

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at a workshop with Branch Chairpersons and Secretaries of the UDM in Limpopo on Saturday, 6 July 2013 Members of the UDM NEC; Limpopo Provincial Leadership; UDM Public Representatives; Ladies and Gentlemen; I welcome you in the name of party building. Thank you to all of you who have come today to make this Provincial Workshop possible. To the organisers and facilitators of this workshop, thank you [...]

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Funeral Service of Mr Ntopile “Prof” Kganyago

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the Funeral Service of Mr Ntopile “Prof” Kganyago held at the Seshego Stadium, Seshego, Limpopo on Saturday, 27 July 2013 Programme Directors, The Kganyago family; in particular his wife and children UDM NEC Members, Provincial Executive Members of the UDM in Limpopo, Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation Members and Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Leaders and representatives of political parties, Distinguished guests, UDM [...]

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Mr Bantu Holomisa on Political Realignment

Lecture by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on political realignment at the University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Campus on Thursday, 01 August 2013 Programme Director, University Management and Academics, Young Intellectuals, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. INTRODUCTION It has been more than fifty years since freedom and democracy reached the shores of the African continent, although the time at which each country tasted political liberty varies [...]

October 8th, 2013|Archives, Issues, Political Realignment, Speeches|Comments Off on Mr Bantu Holomisa on Political Realignment

Women’s Day 2013 Celebration

Address by Mrs Kholofelo Mokgawa, UDEMWO National Chairperson at a UDEMWO Women’s Day 2013 Celebration on 9 August 2013 at the Westlake Community Hall, Cape Town "A centenary of working together towards sustainable women empowerment and gender equality” TOPIC: Women’s Day: is there anything to celebrate? The answers are “yes” and “no”. YES, we should celebrate and salute women who sacrificed their lives and took it upon themselves to lead and march to the Union [...]

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Bestow the Freedom of the City of Johannesburg on the leaders of the 1956 Women’s March

Address by Cllr Thandi Nontenja, UDM Councillor in the City of Johannesburg at Special Council Meeting to Bestow the Freedom of the City of Johannesburg on the leaders of the 1956 Women's March on 15 August 2013 Council Chambers Madam Speaker Executive Mayor Members of the Mayoral Committee Mama Sophie de Bruyn Families of the recipients Fellow Councillors Ladies and Gentlemen The United Democratic Movement (UDM) joins you in saluting the brave women who marched [...]

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Marikana Commemoration

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Marikana Commemoration on Friday, 16 August 2013 at Marikana Programme Director, Church and union leaders, Leaders of political parties, Mining management, Community leaders, The workers and people of Marikana 16 AUGUST 2012 I stand here and I remember when we heard the terrible news of what happened on this very soil on 16 August 2012. Indeed the South African Council of Churches (SACC), under the leadership [...]

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WSU crisis Stakeholder Meeting

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP ( UDM President) at the WSU crisis Stakeholder Meeting at Mthatha High School Stadium on Monday, 02 September 2013 Programme Director and Ladies and Gentlemen, At the funeral of the late Mr Tsengwa in Willowvale a few years ago, Bishop Mbethe expressed feelings of great sadness about the dreadful state and poor quality of our education in the Eastern Cape. His lamentation was prompted by the continuous poor matric [...]

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Tribute to the late Mr Krakrayo Simayile

Tribute by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) to the late Mr Krakrayo Simayile, a loyal UDM member, at the Langa Sports Complex, Cape Town on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 Programme Director, The Simayile family; in particular his wife and children, UDM NEC Members, Provincial Executive Members of the UDM in the Western Cape, Distinguished guests, UDM Members, Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), I wish to extend our heartfelt [...]

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Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University is jeopardising futures of Eastern Cape youth

Member's Statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy Secretary General, in the National Assembly regarding Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University is jeopardising futures of Eastern Cape youth The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is very concerned about the manner in which Government and the Minister of Higher Education are handling the crises at Walter Sisulu University (WSU). If not for the intervention of civil society, under the leadership [...]

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Let’s Talk: Politics of realignment – a possible breakaway party from the ANC

South Africans have long been calling for a realignment of the political landscape and the establishment of an alternative to the ANC; of late this topic has taken on new impetus with rumours of an eminent breakaway from the ruling party. The majority of the population have gradually come to realise the need for realignment, starting as early as 1998 when the first signs appeared that corruption and nepotism were becoming the order of the [...]

October 8th, 2008|2008 Archive, Archives, Newsletters, Political Realignment|Comments Off on Let’s Talk: Politics of realignment – a possible breakaway party from the ANC

COMRADES IN CORRUPTION II

Arms Deal Joint Investigation Report - UDM’S reaction Who is fooling whom? “The troughs have changed however the pigs have remained the same” Many public statements on the Arms Deal saga assert that Parliament approved the Defence Review and thereby approved the decision to purchase military equipment. ANC ministers and –politicians have made this assertion frequently during the Arms Deal investigation. However, it is fundamentally and demonstrably inaccurate. The inaccuracy has no bearing whatsoever on [...]

December 3rd, 2001|2001 Archive, Archives, Discussion Documents, Issues|Comments Off on COMRADES IN CORRUPTION II

Suspend all rationalisation in government until criteria is agreed upon

statement by UDM Co-leaders The UDM calls on all the relevant parties involved in the pending education crisis to, in the interest of education, work towards finding a solution. The frustration within the education community is understandable and well founded. Minister Bengu can not merely ignore what are realistic and profound concerns. Education forms the basis of the development of the human resource in South Africa. Attention must be given when professionals in that domain [...]

June 4th, 1998|1998 Archive, Basic Education|Comments Off on Suspend all rationalisation in government until criteria is agreed upon