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Uniting the Opposition

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) to Leaders of the Opposition on uniting the opposition at Mannah Lodge, Kempton Park, Gauteng Presidents and leaders of Political Parties, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen 1. INTRODUCTION We are gathered here to, amongst others, measure the progress we have made since the advent of democracy in South Africa. We need to assess whether we, as a Nation, are still on track in fulfilling the original agenda, which is to improve the lives [...]

October 8th, 2013|2013 Archive, Archives, Issues, Political Realignment, Speeches|Comments Off on Uniting the Opposition

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

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

UDM on opposition alliances

statement by Co-leaders of the UDM With possible alliance pacts between the opposition parties strongly back on the political agenda, certain basic principles regarding alliances need to be revisited. The mere forming of an alliance between the opposition parties (DP/NP, NP/IFP, DP/IFP or DP/NP/IFP) will not change the political landscape of the country. Such an alliance, whether it is a "loose alliance" (each party with its own structure and lists) or a more "formal alliance" [...]

April 26th, 1998|1998 Archive, Archives, Political Realignment|Comments Off on UDM on opposition alliances

Opposisie politiek: onwelkom of verkeerd aangebied?

verklaring deur  Media en Bemarkings Direkteur   Tim du Plessis raak in sy artikel "Opposisie is uit" reeds in die eerste paragraaf ook aan die ooglopende antwoord. Die UDM glo dat net so min as wat die "redding en heil" vir Suid Afrika in die "klasieke liberale demokrasie" lê, net so min is die rol van opposisiepartye en opposisie - politiek in die klassieke liberale rol van opposisiepartye gesetel. Die vraag is nie watter groeperinge in [...]

January 26th, 1998|1998 Archive, Archives, Political Realignment|Comments Off on Opposisie politiek: onwelkom of verkeerd aangebied?

South African political landscape

Joint media statement about South African political landscape by Roelf Meyer and Bantu Holomisa of the UDM and Tony Leon of the Democratic Party The leaders of the DP and the UDM held a meeting during the past week in which an overview of the present political situation in the country was undertaken. Both parties confirmed their viewpoints that an over-dominant one party state was detrimental to the interests of South Africa and the need [...]

December 15th, 1997|1997 Archive, Archives, Political Realignment|Comments Off on South African political landscape

Futile summit by opposition parties

statement issued by Roelf Meyer Over the recent past, the idea of closer co-operation between opposition parties in our country, has been mooted a couple of times. This idea has to be exposed for the futile exercise in hopelessness it essentially is now that the NP has announced plans to hold such a summit early next year. These ‘plans’ are essentially similar to proposals the DP has made earlier and can be interpreted either as [...]

November 24th, 1997|1997 Archive, Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Political Realignment|Comments Off on Futile summit by opposition parties

NP legal action against Pretoria councillors

statement issued by NMP Media Manager The following observations can be made regarding court procedures started by the National Party against the 8 Pretoria councillors who have joined the New Movement Process: It is contravening the policy of the NP, namely that provision must be made in the Constitution allowing elected representatives to exercise their own free will regarding party loyalties. Mr De Klerk himself has, on a number of occasions, requested that the anti [...]

August 22nd, 1997|1997 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Political Realignment|Comments Off on NP legal action against Pretoria councillors