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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 [...]

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 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 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. [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

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

Subject for Discussion: Debate on the State of the Nation

Address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly The UDM has been vindicated When His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Africa Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, during his State of the Nation Address 2018 responded positively to the issue of the service providers being paid on time by the government departments, within the policy of thirty days. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has been advocating the issue of service providers [...]

2018-02-27T15:32:22+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Members of Parliament, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on Subject for Discussion: Debate on the State of the Nation

Subject for Discussion: DEBATE ON SONA

Address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members Mr President, we welcome your commitment to make the public service work. We therefore call on you, to professionalise service delivery as a function of public servants. They are employed to serve the people and not to be served by the people. Your administration, must put South Africa First. We must, as you have promised, make sure that public [...]

2018-02-22T12:22:18+00:00 February 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Lennox Gaehler, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on Subject for Discussion: DEBATE ON SONA

State of the Nation Address 2018 debate

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Contribution by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and President of the United Democratic Movement on the occasion of the State of the Nation Address 2018 debate in the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa • Honourable Speaker & chairperson of the NCOP • Mister President • Honourable Members 1. Congratulations Mr Ramaphosa! When an opponent has done well, one must applaud and say: “Well done”. Well done on [...]

2018-02-19T12:17:41+00:00 February 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on State of the Nation Address 2018 debate

#RememberingMandela, Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address on the the Fourth anniversary since Madiba’s passing

NMF's 4th anniversary of the passing of Madiba (Houghton) • Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, • Mrs Graça Machel and Members of the Mandela Family, • Honoured Guests, • Ladies and Gentlemen. 1. Meeting Nelson Mandela When Madiba passed away, four years ago, a great sense of loss filled the Nation and a resounding note of sadness reverberated across the Globe. Today we remember his departure, reflect [...]

2017-12-05T19:39:11+00:00 December 5th, 2017|#NationalSummit, 2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Chapter Nine Institutions, Coalition Government, Economy, Environment, Home, Justice, SONA, Speeches, Zumagate|Comments Off on #RememberingMandela, Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address on the the Fourth anniversary since Madiba’s passing

Bantu Holomisa addresses 4th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President • Discussion Moderator • Executive Mayor • Members of the South African Executive • Fellow panellists and Members of Parliament • Distinguished guests and participants Agricultural transformation in Africa must be achieved through meaningful, practical and sufficiently funded policies. This will mean self-sustaining food production, as well as successful competition globally. The transformation of this sector is urgent, having experienced (to mention the few) the following: • [...]

2018-01-24T15:19:46+00:00 November 30th, 2017|2017 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa addresses 4th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference

#UDM20 – address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the occasion of the 20-year Anniversary of the UDM

1. Welcome Ladies and gentlemen, today, we celebrate two decades of principled political struggle. Thank you for sharing your time and participating in this auspicious occasion. I want us to look back at what we have achieved together in the past, but to also look ahead at what we can achieve, together, working towards a united future. We have every reason to be proud about the past and be optimistic about the future - [...]

2017-11-30T20:02:54+00:00 September 30th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on #UDM20 – address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the occasion of the 20-year Anniversary of the UDM

Arbor Day

Address by Mr B Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the Upper Ngqungqu Junior Secondary School in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape on 1 September 2017 Programme Director, Principal, teachers, parents and learners Ladies and Gentlemen I am humbled and yet extremely delighted to be re-joined with a place where my educational journey began. I am happy to be back here, wearing no uniform, carrying no slate and with no prospect of a corporal punishment administered to me [...]

2017-09-01T12:19:24+00:00 September 1st, 2017|2017 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Environment, Home, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|Comments Off on Arbor Day