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The UDM’s reaction to #SONA2019

• Honourable Speaker and chairperson of the NCOP • Mister President • Honourable Members South Africa needs key interventions in order to eradicate poverty, place more citizens in jobs, in particular young people, whilst closing the gap between the haves and the have nots. Firstly, we need massive investment in the maintenance and development of a well-coordinated and integrated socio-economic infrastructure that is driven by government. Reading the City Press report recently on the [...]

2019-02-13T09:08:37+00:00February 12th, 2019|2019 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, SONA, Speeches|1 Comment

UDM welcomes, Ms Sindi Mashinini-Maphumulo, former NFP deputy-president, to the fold

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President in welcoming of new members to the United Democratic Movement on 1 February 2019 in Durban • Chairperson • UDM leadership, and • Most importantly, our guests; • Members of the UDM Your joining the United Democratic Movement (UDM) is a vital step to realise our dream for the socio-economic development of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). As KZN has the second largest number of voters, this presents the [...]

Holomisa at the 5th RENAPRI stakeholder conference: speaking notes on Unlocking the economic potential of land through good governance

Speaking Notes by Mr BH Holomisa, (MP) and UDM President 5th RENAPRI STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE: Unlocking the economic potential of land through good governance 28 – 29 November 2018, Zanzibar, Tanzania • Chairperson • Fellow panellists • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Land itself at the crux of the matter: the South African example As many of you will be aware, we in South Africa are in the middle of a heated national debate on land [...]

2018-11-28T09:44:47+00:00November 28th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Speeches|Comments Off on Holomisa at the 5th RENAPRI stakeholder conference: speaking notes on Unlocking the economic potential of land through good governance

Speech by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the current political landscape, PIC corruption and post-2019 coalitions as a guest of the Current Media Forum

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President • Members of the Current Media Forum • Our host, Mr Peter Ford • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Thanks Before we go into the nitty gritty of our conversation, I want to thank the Current Media Forum and Peter Ford for inviting me to have this chat. 2. Introduction We certainly live in interesting times, even though much of the news we consume these days is nauseating. [...]

2018-10-19T14:37:07+00:00October 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Speech by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the current political landscape, PIC corruption and post-2019 coalitions as a guest of the Current Media Forum

Parliamentary debate on UDM motion: working towards an integrated and comprehensive infrastructure development strategy to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment and underdevelopment

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President 1. Introduction South Africa (SA), like many other so-called developing nations, faces challenges of chronic underdevelopment and/or development skewed towards urban areas, albeit in an unequal manner. Even urban development is fraught with inequality, as some provinces are in a position to deliver better infrastructure, while others trail behind owing to fiscal constraints determined by the income levels of their households. Yes, some progress has been made [...]

2018-09-06T15:18:58+00:00September 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Infrastructure development, Speeches|Comments Off on Parliamentary debate on UDM motion: working towards an integrated and comprehensive infrastructure development strategy to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment and underdevelopment

Message by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the 16th of August 2018 at the Commemoration of the Marikana Massacre

Marikana Commemoration 2018 • Programme Director • The families of the victims of the Marikana Massacre • Ladies and Gentlemen 1. Opening Thank you for allowing me to share in this occasion, the commemoration of the Marikana Massacre. We must always remember what happened on this awful day six years ago, so that it may never be repeated. 2. No consequences for criminals We live in a country where there are no [...]

2018-08-17T10:08:38+00:00August 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Marikana Massacre, Speeches|Comments Off on Message by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the 16th of August 2018 at the Commemoration of the Marikana Massacre

Bantu Holomisa’s address at the EFF’s 5th birthday

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President On the occasion of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ 5th anniversary at Mdantsane Stadium • Programme Director; • The Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters Mr Julius Malema; • The Deputy Commander in Chief Mr Floyd Shivambu; • The EFF Chairperson, Advocate Dali Mpofu • The entire National Command Leadership of the EFF; • The UDM chairperson in the Eastern Cape and member of the [...]

2018-08-17T10:11:41+00:00July 28th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s address at the EFF’s 5th birthday

2018 Budget Vote 10 – Public Service and Administration

Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MP and UDM Deputy-Chairperson Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Chairperson and members It is up to the citizens of South Africa to claim their entitlement to accountable government in which, constitutionally guaranteed human and other rights are upheld. The constitution alone, however sounds it is, is insufficient, unless it is fully applied in the daily lives of all of the people and the state [...]

2018-05-18T17:43:13+00:00May 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Mncedisi Filtane, Public Service and Administration, Speeches|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Vote 10 – Public Service and Administration

Local Government Week Outcomes: address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly

Mr Lennox Gaehler, UDM Member of Parliament Honourable Chairperson and Members Notwithstanding the recent outbreak of listeriosis, in which at least 190 people have died, South Africa does not meet the world health standards for food inspectors. According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), we have just one environmental health practitioner per 30, 000 people. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a ratio of one environmental health practitioner for every 10, [...]

2018-05-10T19:59:03+00:00May 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Lennox Gaehler, Local Government, Speeches|Comments Off on Local Government Week Outcomes: address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly

2018 Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements – address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Honourable Chairperson and members Outcome eight of the outcome-based performance approach that speaks to the mandate of the department adopted in January 2010, places responsibility on the part of the department to provide sustainable human settlements and improved quality living environment. However, visiting ward 28 in Soweto on Sea in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) where houses were built pre-2010, you will find a totally different and devastating reality. This has resulted in [...]

2018-05-10T19:40:23+00:00May 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Cynthia Majeke, Home, Housing and Human Settlements, Speeches|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements – address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

2018 Budget Vote 17: Social Development – Address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Ms Cynthia Majeke, UDM Member of Parliament Subject for Discussion: Budget Vote 17: Social Development Honourable Speaker and members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports the report. However, the UDM feels that there are major obstacles in the way that the department must overcome, namely within social work graduates and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). Chairperson, drugs and alcohol abuse is one of the struggles that the country is facing. [...]

2018-05-10T19:31:16+00:00May 9th, 2018|2018 Archive, Cynthia Majeke, Home, Social development and welfare, Speeches|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Vote 17: Social Development – Address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Debate: Condolence Motion on the passing of Ms Winnie Madikizela Mandela

Honourable Speaker and Members, Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy-President A big tree, an outstanding servant of the people, a struggle icon has fallen. Dr Maya Angelou, in her poem “The Great Tree has Fallen” says, and I quote: “…. when great souls die, after a period, peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored never to be the same, whisper [...]

2018-05-04T16:18:53+00:00May 3rd, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Members of Parliament, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Speeches, Tributes|Comments Off on Debate: Condolence Motion on the passing of Ms Winnie Madikizela Mandela

#EWC #LandDebate #UdmMthathaDialogue… don’t sit out! Take ownership of the debate; whether you live in a palace, house, flat, rondawel or a shack. We all deserve equality and economic freedom

Speaking Notes for Mr B Holomisa, MP and UDM President at a Public Community Meeting on the Expropriation of Land without Compensation: a National Assembly Resolution • Chairperson • Traditional, religious and community leaders • Leaders of the UDM and our public representatives • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Welcome Thank you for accepting my invitation to this meeting. Today we will consider an issue of national importance i.e. the debate around the expropriation of [...]

2018-04-25T17:31:51+00:00April 25th, 2018|#NationalSummit, 2018 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bantu Holomisa, Economy, Home, Land, Speeches|Comments Off on #EWC #LandDebate #UdmMthathaDialogue… don’t sit out! Take ownership of the debate; whether you live in a palace, house, flat, rondawel or a shack. We all deserve equality and economic freedom

#HumanRightsDay Rally 2018, UDM Rally in Gauteng, DH Williams Grounds, Kathlehong, Ekurhuleni

Speaking notes for UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa 1. Welcome   On behalf of the entire United Democratic Movement (UDM) leadership, I extend a word of welcome to all of you gathered here today as we commemorate Human Rights Day in South Africa.   For each of you, being present is a personal sacrifice and is contribution to the life of the UDM. The UDM leadership therefore thanks you for investing your money, time and [...]

2018-04-24T20:11:27+00:00March 21st, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Human rights, Speeches|Comments Off on #HumanRightsDay Rally 2018, UDM Rally in Gauteng, DH Williams Grounds, Kathlehong, Ekurhuleni

 “The State of Peace in Africa – advancing the legal framework for a conflict-free Africa”

Bantu Holomisa at the “The State of Peace in Africa – advancing the legal framework for a conflict-free Africa" 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President's contribution to the debate “The State of Peace in Africa” – advancing the legal framework for a conflict-free Africa" at the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation [...]

2018-04-24T20:12:37+00:00March 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on  “The State of Peace in Africa – advancing the legal framework for a conflict-free Africa”

Subject for Discussion: Expropriation of land without compensation

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Deputy-Speaker and Honourable Members In November 1990, 85 churches met for the National Conference of Church Leaders in South Africa and produced what is well known as the Rustenburg Declaration. The central theme of the Conference was the expression of the contrition for the wrongs and sins of the past, and a call for action to repair those wrongs. In paragraph 2.4. of the [...]

2018-02-27T17:14:25+00:00February 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Land, Members of Parliament, Mncedisi Filtane, Speeches|Comments Off on Subject for Discussion: Expropriation of land without compensation