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Diverting ratepayers’ funds in Beacon Bay, Buffalo City

Honourable Mr JG Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa Honourable Mr Pravin Gordhan Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dear Mr President and Minister DIVERTING RATEPAYERS FUNDS IN BEACON BAY, BUFFALO CITY MUNICIPALITY The above matter has reference. A group of ratepayers residing in Beacon Bay, Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern Cape have for period of three to four years, decided to divert their rates to a separate bank account held [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:04+00:00 September 30th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Diverting ratepayers’ funds in Beacon Bay, Buffalo City

Bantu Holomisa writes to President Zuma re sorry state of Moretele Local Municipality in urgent need of Government’s attention

Dear Honourable President, RE: SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION The above mentioned matter has reference. A few weeks ago, I was invited to a community meeting by the Concerned Residents of Moretele Local Municipality in North West Province. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and find solutions to the challenges facing their Municipality. In addition to the meeting, the Community had also planned a march on [...]

2016-10-28T20:49:00+00:00 July 15th, 2015|2015 Archive, Open Letters, Public Works, Service delivery|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa writes to President Zuma re sorry state of Moretele Local Municipality in urgent need of Government’s attention

UDM President Bantu Holomisa requests an investigation by Public Protector into the Department of Transport – Eastern Cape Province

Dear Advocate Madonsela REQUEST FOR AN INVESTIGATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE - SCHOLAR TRANSPORT. I take this opportunity to table the following matter with you, so that you may please investigate it appropriately for the benefit of the South African public. I have anonymously received the attached information alleging maladministration within the Eastern Cape Department of Transport with regard to the scholar transport. Most importantly is not how it landed on my [...]

2016-10-28T20:55:45+00:00 July 10th, 2015|2015 Archive, Open Letters, Parastatals, Transport|Comments Off on UDM President Bantu Holomisa requests an investigation by Public Protector into the Department of Transport – Eastern Cape Province

Letter by Bantu Holomisa, MP to President Jacob Zuma: Marikana, UDM proposes a way forward for Marikana Massacre

Dear Honourable President, RE: UDM PROPOSE A WAY FORWARD FOR MARIKANA MASSACRE August 16, 2015 marks the third anniversary of the Marikana massacre. The Marikana massacre stands out as the worst case of police brutality in the post-Apartheid South Africa, where more than 30 miners were massacred by the South African Police for demanding a living wage and an improvement in their working conditions. The Nation and the families of the victims of the massacre [...]

2016-10-28T20:51:53+00:00 July 7th, 2015|2015 Archive, Marikana Massacre, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter by Bantu Holomisa, MP to President Jacob Zuma: Marikana, UDM proposes a way forward for Marikana Massacre

Request for intervention: renewable energy sector challenges in the Eastern Cape

Dear Minister Patel, Minister of Economic Development RE: REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN CAPE The abovementioned matter has reference. Thank you for the interest you have shown on this matter. This letter highlights some of the challenges faced by renewable energy investors, whose projects are situated in former Homeland areas of the Eastern Cape. I had intended to bring some of these issues to your attention during the Economic Development [...]

2016-10-28T21:46:24+00:00 June 4th, 2015|2015 Archive, Energy, Environment, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Request for intervention: renewable energy sector challenges in the Eastern Cape

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 [...]

2016-10-28T22:02:59+00:00 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

Debate on the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa We Want”

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP UDM Chief Whip In the National Assembly Debate on the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa We Want” Thursday, 30 October 2014 Speaker and Honourable Members, On 3 May 1999, respected BBC newsreader and former African correspondent, George Alagiah, wrote in a piece for The Guardian (of London) that, and I quote: "For most people who get their view of the world from TV, Africa is a faraway place [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on Debate on the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa We Want”

HONOURABLE KWANKWA REQUESTS FOR A SNAP DEBATE ON XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

TO: Hon. Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly From: Hon. Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP – UDM Chief Whip Dear Madame Speaker, RE: REQUEST FOR A SNAP DEBATE ON XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA The above matter has reference. We once more find ourselves faced with the challenge of having to deal with attacks on foreign nationals by South African citizens. According to media reports, many lives have once again been lost and property destroyed in the [...]

2015-04-17T09:53:46+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on HONOURABLE KWANKWA REQUESTS FOR A SNAP DEBATE ON XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

Hon Speaker and members A country with high levels of poverty, high unemployment rate, high levels of inequality, blended with leadership whose attention is on filling their pockets through corrupt activities, breeds all social evils including criminality. Compounding the situation is that the African Agenda we were once known to be its champions, has taken a back seat. We must agree that, indeed the violence we see today in KZN with a potential to spread [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Open Letters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

UDM letter to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela: Request for a forensic audit on Inkandla non-security expenditure

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Madonsela REQUEST FOR A FORENSIC AUDIT ON INKANDLA NON-SECURITY EXPENDITURE Following the release of your report on the Nkandla Security Upgrades as well as the Report of the President to the National Assembly; the National Assembly appointed an Ad-Hoc Committee which made the following recommendation with respect to non-security upgrades: “the Committee recommends that the matter of what constitutes security and non-security [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM letter to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela: Request for a forensic audit on Inkandla non-security expenditure

UDEMWO calls for investigation on involuntary sterilisation of women by health workers

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Health 4th Floor, Room 417 120 Plein Street Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable Minister UDEMWO calls for investigation on involuntary sterilisation of women by health workers Recently there were allegations of doctors and nurses who perform gruesome practice of sterilisation to women without their consent. No one has the right to perform such a heinous procedure without the consent of the patient; the fact that the women are living with [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on UDEMWO calls for investigation on involuntary sterilisation of women by health workers

UDM Letter to President Zuma about political parties’ participation in national events: Women’s Day 2014

By Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP I refer to the Department of Arts and Culture, the Department of Women, and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government’s hosting of the National Women’s Day celebrations at ABSA Stadium on 9 August 2014 at the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality which was later changed to King Zwelithini Stadium. The United Democratic Movement (UDM), however with regret notes that the representatives of other political parties were treated as mere window dressing. The provisions of [...]

2014-09-02T16:58:19+00:00 August 20th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM Letter to President Zuma about political parties’ participation in national events: Women’s Day 2014

UDM proposed meeting between you and the leaders of political parties in parliament

Mr MC Ramaphosa Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa Leader of Government Business in Parliament Tuynhuys Private Bag X1000 Cape Town 8000 Dear Mr Deputy President PROPOSED MEETING BETWEEN YOU AND THE LEADERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN PARLIAMENT The above matter has reference. On behalf of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) I congratulate you on your appointment as the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, as well as the leader of [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+00:00 July 30th, 2014|2014 Archive, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM proposed meeting between you and the leaders of political parties in parliament

Elections 2014 – Thank you to UDM supporters and members for hard work

Dear All Thank you for your support and votes in the National and Provincial elections on May 7th. I would also like to extend my appreciation to all the United Democratic Movement (UDM) members and leaders. We have all had the opportunity to meet so many amazing, progressive people throughout this campaign period, I hope that each and every one of you stays in touch and stays involved. I can confirm that the UDM has [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+00:00 May 13th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Open Letters|Comments Off on Elections 2014 – Thank you to UDM supporters and members for hard work

Government not honouring contractual obligations at the expense of small businesses – Dimbaza

TO: His Excellency, Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic South Africa Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies Chief Executive Officer: Coega Development Corporation, Mr Mninawe Silinga FROM: Bantu Holomisa, MP Government not honouring contractual obligations at the expense of small businesses - Dimbaza See below, correspondence from Mr B Willows, representative of SBM Iron and Steel Manufacturers (Pty) Limited from Dimbaza, near King William's Town in the Eastern Cape. Mr Willows clearly [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Open Letters|Comments Off on Government not honouring contractual obligations at the expense of small businesses – Dimbaza

Department of Labour Compensation Fund: corruption and wasteful expenditure

OPEN LETTER To:                 The Public Protector – Ms Thuli Madonsela Copy:           The President of the Republic – Mr Jacob Zuma                          The Auditor General – Mr Thembekile Makwethu From:          The UDM President – Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP subject:         Department of Labour Compensation Fund: corruption and wasteful expenditure Dear Ms Madonsela [...]

2014-08-28T14:16:17+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on Department of Labour Compensation Fund: corruption and wasteful expenditure