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UDM in talks with DA

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Democratic Alliance met today in Pretoria to talk about the possible future of coalition politics in South Africa; in particularly where it concerns the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM). Various matters were discussed in terms of the principles that must be applied to take the work [...]

2020-01-16T12:51:21+02:00January 16th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Coalition, Coalition Government, Democracy, Nelson Mandela Bay, NMB, Political Realignment|Comments Off on UDM in talks with DA

UDM reaction to Mmusi Maimane’s resignation

The past few days has certainly been interesting in terms of changes to the South African political landscape. Not only has senior leader, Herman Mashaba, announced that he can no longer remain a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA), now its federal leader Mmusi Maimane has resigned. The pressure brought on by Ryan Coetzee, [...]

2019-10-23T17:40:23+02:00October 23rd, 2019|2019 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Democracy, Media statements: UDM, Political Realignment|Comments Off on UDM reaction to Mmusi Maimane’s resignation

#NMBCoalition – DA admitted mistakes were made, Bantu Holomisa writes to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane

Dear Mr Maimane NELSON MANDELA BAY COALITION: MISTAKES WERE MADE REGARDING THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SPEAKER OF COUNCIL CONDUCTED THE NMBMM COUNCIL MEETING OF 24 AUGUST 2017 1. I refer to matter of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) Council meeting of 24 August 2017 at which a motion of no confidence was [...]

2017-11-30T20:00:44+02:00October 18th, 2017|2017 Archive, Coalition Government, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Local Government, Open Letters, Political Realignment|Comments Off on #NMBCoalition – DA admitted mistakes were made, Bantu Holomisa writes to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane

UDM’s reaction to the DA/PA divorce in Nelson Mandela Bay

Biased and unproven accusations. Using draft reports, without an audit opinion, not authorised by council. A national party leader quoting from a draft report. Press conferences and excited media reports promoting cheap propaganda based on a misrepresentation of the draft report. An executive mayor declining to comment on a report, because it is a draft [...]

2017-09-22T12:21:20+02:00September 22nd, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Political Realignment|Comments Off on UDM’s reaction to the DA/PA divorce in Nelson Mandela Bay

#ZumaMustFall: Opposition united behind putting SA first

Opposition Programme of Action This Programme of Action stems from already existing partnerships and other ad hoc co-operation arrangements which exist in the country’s metros and other municipalities, where the Opposition governs for all residents, regardless of their political affiliation. The opposition-led metros serve as important platforms to show what the Opposition can do for [...]

2017-06-13T15:05:57+02:00April 3rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Media statements: UDM, Political Realignment, Zumagate|Comments Off on #ZumaMustFall: Opposition united behind putting SA first

Towards a National Convention: a UDM proposal to Cope, EFF and UF

BACKGROUND Reference is made to our meeting held on Sunday the 7th of August this instant, in which we produced a guide for engaging other parties, in particular the ANC and the DA, on a possible coalition governments in some of the local councils. You will recall that in the guide document we proposed that [...]

2016-10-28T19:44:54+02:00August 14th, 2016|2016 Archive, Democracy and electoral reform, Discussion Documents, Home, Political Realignment|Comments Off on Towards a National Convention: a UDM proposal to Cope, EFF and UF

2016 Municipal Election: A collective view arising out of a meeting held on between the UDM, EFF, COPE and UF: a guide to engage with the ANC and the DA

INTRODUCTION The 2016 Municipal Election was a watershed for our country with the advent of a possible cooperation of political parties. Emphatically, the electorate have spoken loudly against one party arrogant dominance, corruption, nepotism, the disregard of the rule of law, the failure to provide basic quality services, and mediocre in the sea of poverty, [...]

2016-10-28T19:44:43+02:00August 7th, 2016|2016 Archive, Democracy and electoral reform, Discussion Documents, Home, Political Realignment|Comments Off on 2016 Municipal Election: A collective view arising out of a meeting held on between the UDM, EFF, COPE and UF: a guide to engage with the ANC and the DA

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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+02:00October 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:29+02:00October 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, [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:31+02:00October 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:39+02:00April 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 [...]

2014-08-28T17:42:53+02:00January 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:39+02:00December 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:39+02:00November 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 [...]

2014-08-21T14:25:03+02:00August 22nd, 1997|1997 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Political Realignment|Comments Off on NP legal action against Pretoria councillors