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SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 17: Social Development

ADDRESS BY Mr LB Gaehler MP - EC in the National NCOP Hon Chairperson, Ministers and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote and in this regard, we would like to make the following comments. • The creation of a caring society is based on the willingness to provide the tools for achieving an inclusive society. This implies that life chances are partly detached, or de-commodified from social and economic origins and circumstances. [...]

June 4th, 2015|Archives, Speeches, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 17: Social Development

Debate: Budget Vote 2 Parliament

Address by  Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly UDM Chief Whip Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, A race to the bottom is currently underway in our Parliament. Today in this House, we engage and deal with our Nation’s challenges, less according to national interests and the need to create a better life for all, but more according to cheap political point scoring and vote maximisation at all costs, and mostly according to the [...]

June 2nd, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate: Budget Vote 2 Parliament

Message from the President of the United Democratic Movement on the 41st Anniversary of Inkatha Freedom Party

Address by UDM President, Mr BH Holomisa- MP Master of ceremonies, President of the IFP, Mr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the leadership of the party, members and supporters Indeed, none amongst South Africans, people of the continent and the world over, can deny the immerse contribution that this wonderful party has made in the fight for freedom in our life time. You have made a great contribution to bring the kind of South Africa we all celebrate [...]

June 1st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Message from the President of the United Democratic Movement on the 41st Anniversary of Inkatha Freedom Party

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 01: Presidency

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote. Mr President, during the State of the Nation Address you declared the year 2015 as the “… year of unity in Action to Advance Economic Freedom”. However, what is not clear, is a common and simple programme that binds the entire society behind this vision. For instance, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Committee’s work is not known by [...]

May 26th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 01: Presidency

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement support budget vote 19 on Defence and Military Veterans. In appreciation of the work of the Defence Force Service Commission, which has been presented to this parliament previously and being privileged to be its member; I would like to appeal to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, to convene a brainstorming session involving the Minister, Commission, Secretary for [...]

May 21st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 40 on Sport and Recreation

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 40. • Sports and partisan politics have always been uncomfortable with each other in South Africa since the old days of Peter Hein in apartheid times. • A careful balancing act has to be found by either party in order for equilibrium to be struck. Between the two there are gladiators, spectators, administrators and sponsors (either potential [...]

May 21st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 40 on Sport and Recreation

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 31: SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. • Welcome the political shift for business rescue from big business into Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME). This will help to remove the strain associated with the SMME sector so that it can be able to deliver on the expectations of the National Development Plan with regard to the creation of job opportunities. • Whilst we [...]

May 21st, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 31: SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

CONDOLENCE MOTION

FOR THE LATE Ms Ruth Mompati, former MP ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke MP Hon Speaker Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) extends its heartfelt condolence to the family, the ANC and friends of the late member of the National Assembly Ms Ruth Mompati. A heroin with a good sense of humour and respect of mankind, a towering icon who was exemplary to our nation has fallen. Mme Mompati was blessed with resilience beyond [...]

May 20th, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on CONDOLENCE MOTION

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 11 on Public Works

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. However we want to drive home the following important issues for the department to pay the necessary attention to, during the current financial season. • For the financial year 2014/15, the Minister committed the department to creation of over a million work opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme as a contribution to the overall commitment to [...]

May 7th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 11 on Public Works

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 14 on Basic Education

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. However we want to drive home the following important issues for the department to pay the necessary attention to. • As part of consolidating the transformation of the basic education sector and improve the quality of product thereof, the department should seriously consider the taking over the Early Childhood Development from the Department of Social Development and [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 14 on Basic Education

FREEDOM DAY DEBATE

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and members The struggle for total freedom is a Nation’s struggle, fought from all corners of society. People; individually, collectively and through organised voluntary associations and other organs, fought for a free South Africa either by default or by design. The circumstances under which we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of our democracy, necessitate that we draw lessons from some of the fundamental ingredients [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on FREEDOM DAY DEBATE

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: State Security Vote 7

Address by Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The security of a nation demands well-informed citizens backed up by highly trained security forces as well as enforcement of efficient and effective professionalism across the board. This is one area where the government cannot afford to fail and it should not be left to chance especially when appointing personnel in key state departments. The internal tension between and within [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: State Security Vote 7

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ON THE VIOLENCE IN KWAZULU-NATAL

Address Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly 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 [...]

April 24th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ON THE VIOLENCE IN KWAZULU-NATAL

Debate: Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill (DBSA)

Speaker and Honourable Members, The UDM supports the Bill. We support the extension of the mandate of the Development Bank of Southern Africa to provide infrastructure development finance to key infrastructure sectors, such as water and sanitation, energy, transport, education, health and ICT beyond the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), that is, to the rest of the African continent. This step will in our view go a long way towards enhancing trade, economic growth and [...]

November 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate: Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill (DBSA)

Motion of no confidence in the Speaker of the National Assembly: Baleka Mbete

by Bantu Holomisa in the National Assembly Honourable Deputy-Chairperson Honourable Deputy President Honourable Ministers and Deputy-Ministers Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) endorses the motion of no confidence in the current Speaker, Baleka Mbete, on grounds already presented in this house. Before she was elected into office, the Speaker is on record distorting and attacking outcomes of the Public Protector’s investigations on Nkandla. This distortion and attack has since been sustained by the organisation [...]

September 18th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Motion of no confidence in the Speaker of the National Assembly: Baleka Mbete

High incidence of violence and abuse against women and children

Address by Ms CN Majeke MP in the National Assembly regarding the high incidence of violence and abuse against women and children Hon Speaker, and Honourable Members Twenty years into our democracy, our women and children continue to be victims of gender and child abuse. We still need a radical social paradigm shift about gender – equality that should usher in a new generation of women and men working together to create a human world [...]

September 11th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on High incidence of violence and abuse against women and children