Open Letters

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

Corruption and maladministration at USAASA: victimisation of whistleblowers

TO: His Excellency, Mr Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic South Africa FROM: Bantu Holomisa, MP The abovementioned matter had reference. I also refer to an:  email from Mr Gcina Ntsaluba of Corruption Watch, dated 20 January 2014, as well as Adv. Sithembiso Nkatha, Chief Director, Legal Services of the Department of Communications’ “Analysis on the forensic report of Gobodo on the appointment of the chief executive officer ("CEO") for the Universal Service and Access Agency [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on Corruption and maladministration at USAASA: victimisation of whistleblowers

President Zuma’s office responded to complaints regarding service delivery in Limpopo

President Zuma’s office responded to complaints regarding service delivery in Limpopo (Presidency's Response + Memorandum + List of Complaints) and  Eastern Cape (Presidency's Response + Memorandum + List of Complaints)(OR Tambo and Chris Hani Regions). We will follow-up on some areas that have not been covered e.g. roads in Lusikisiki, Flagstaff and Bizana in particular.

2013-10-18T08:34:53+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|2 Comments

Mining talks need transparency and proper commitment from Government

Mr KP Motlanthe Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa Union Buildings Private Bag X1000, Pretoria, 0001 Dear Sir MINING TALKS NEED TRANSPARENCY AND PROPER COMMITMENT FROM GOVERNMENT AMCU’S DEMANDS Your efforts to engage with mining houses and trade unions to resolve issues negatively affecting the mining sector in South Africa are well documented; this includes your attempt to broker a peace pact between the various role-players. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:23+00:00 October 18th, 2013|2014 Archive, Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on Mining talks need transparency and proper commitment from Government

Inspection of appalling conditions where workers of Anglo Gold Mine at Vaal Reefs are kept

Open letter to three Ministers from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: in loco inspection of appalling conditions where workers of Anglo Gold Mine at Vaal Reefs are kept (14 June 2013) To: Minister of Energy and Minerals Ms Elizabeth Dipuo Peters Private Bag X96, Pretoria, 0001 To: Minister of Mineral Resources Ms Susan Shabangu Private Bag X59, Arcadia, 0007 To: Minister of Labour Ms Mildred Nelisiwe Oliphant Private Bag X117, Pretoria, 0001 Dear [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:23+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Inspection of appalling conditions where workers of Anglo Gold Mine at Vaal Reefs are kept

Outstanding land claim payments for Gqogqorha Administrative Area

Open letter to President Zuma from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: outstanding land claim payments for Gqogqorha Administrative Area  On the 04th of February 2011 you, Sir, and senior officials from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform visited Gqogqorha administrative area to resolve the land claims in the area. According to Gqogqorha residents, during this visit cheques ranging from R 31 000 to R 39 000 were written out and given to [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Outstanding land claim payments for Gqogqorha Administrative Area

Social conditions at South African mines; miners’ monies invested, but they see no dividends

Open letter to the Farlam Commission regarding: "Social conditions at South African mines; miners’ monies invested, but they see no dividends" from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (30 April 2013) Dear Sir The United Democratic Movement (UDM) believes that the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the tragic incident at the Marikana Mine would not be complete if the Commission does not look at the social conditions of the miners and [...]

2013-10-18T07:05:36+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Social conditions at South African mines; miners’ monies invested, but they see no dividends

Defence regarding SA presence in the CAR

Open letter to Chairperson of Standing Committee on Defence regarding SA presence in the CAR from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (3 April 2013) The aforementioned matter has reference. The history of what occurred since that fateful weekend in Bangui, in the Central African Republic (CAR), where 13 South African servicemen lost their lives and another 27 were injured, is well documented. We however keep hearing conflicting reports of South Africa exiting this area [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Defence regarding SA presence in the CAR

Investigation needed: the protection of South African national assets

Open letter to Secretary General of the United Nations regarding international investigation needed: South Africa’s relationship with the Central African Republic and the protection of South African national assets from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (28 March 2013) Dear Sir The abovementioned matter has reference. I write on behalf of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), an opposition party in the parliament of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) (www.udm.org.za). The current situation with South [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Investigation needed: the protection of South African national assets

Condolences to the Sigcau Family and the Pondo Nation with the passing of King Thandizulu Sigcau

Letter of condolences to the Sigcau Family and the Pondo Nation with the passing of King Thandizulu Sigcau from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (27 March 2013) It is with sadness that we have learnt of the passing of His Majesty, King Thandizulu Sigcau. But given his struggle with his health in the past few years, he will at least now be free of pain and discomfort. I had the privilege of working with [...]

2013-10-18T06:49:43+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Condolences to the Sigcau Family and the Pondo Nation with the passing of King Thandizulu Sigcau

Which South African ‘assets’ needs protection in the Central African Republic

Open letter to Chairpersons of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committees on Defence and Military Veterans of Intelligence of International Relations and Cooperation about "Which South African ‘assets’ needs protection in the Central African Republic" from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (26 March 2013) Given the seriousness of the tragic death of our soldiers in the Central African Republic, (CAR) and that this is a matter of public interest, I would suggest that the Parliamentary Portfolio [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Which South African ‘assets’ needs protection in the Central African Republic