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Statement by the Minister of Finance on retirement fund rumours

Address by Mr NL Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and honourable Members Savings and Investment are critical tools for a sustainable economic development and improvement of conditions of life of all nations. The reported shift from the panic “I can’t afford the cost of living” to action; cutting back on spending and paying down or avoiding debts and invest more, is a positive development, however, it is enabling few from urban and [...]

September 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Statement by the Minister of Finance on retirement fund rumours

Speech in the national assembly on the subject of rhino poaching and its impact on our heritage

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP Honourable Speaker Honourable Members The poaching of rhino in South Africa is currently taking its toll on one of the most lucrative sectors, namely heritage tourism. The destruction of our heritage and unsustainable resource consumption results to lose of employment opportunities. In terms of statistical evidence, periodically released by various local and global institutions, indications are that we are losing the battle against rhino poaching. These statistics confirms that [...]

September 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Speech in the national assembly on the subject of rhino poaching and its impact on our heritage

Eastern Cape: Education budget vote – Speech by the Honourable Mpulu in the Eastern Cape Legislature

•        Honourable Speaker and Deputy Speaker •        Honourable Premier and the Executive •        Honourable members of the legislature •        Officials present here •        Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Honourable Speaker I wish to indicate that I have observed a defeatist image in the Department of Education, but when you come close you can see that there are greater strides achieved both politically and administratively. We were at time of celebrating stability and progress in this department [...]

August 29th, 2014|1999 Archive, Archives, Basic Education, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: Education budget vote – Speech by the Honourable Mpulu in the Eastern Cape Legislature

UDM on Provision of water and sanitation to our people and elimination of the bucket system

Address by Mr LB Gaehler MP in the National Council of Provinces in the debate on Local Government: “Moving with utmost speed to provide water and sanitation to our people and eliminate the bucket system” Honourable Chairperson Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports attempts by government to increase the speed at which the restoration of people’s dignity by amongst others providing quality, clean water to the people and quality sanitation and eradication of [...]

August 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Rural Development and Land Reform, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM on Provision of water and sanitation to our people and elimination of the bucket system

National Women’s Day debate in National Assembly

Address by Ms CN Majeke, MP, in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker, Mr President Mr Deputy President Ministers and Deputy Ministers Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) joins the millions of citizens of this country and the world to pay tribute to the women of South Africa for the central role they continue to play in liberating this country. These heroines acted as a conscious and formidable force of the liberation struggle, some even [...]

August 20th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on National Women’s Day debate in National Assembly

Solidarity with the Cuban Five and demanding for the release and freedom of the remaining four of the Cuban Five

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement believes in productive engagement with all people of the world to improve the prospects for peace, cultural enrichment and economic well being of the people both here at home and anywhere in the globe. Further, we strongly believe in the vital importance of the United Nations and its constituent bodies in the creation of a new world [...]

August 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Solidarity with the Cuban Five and demanding for the release and freedom of the remaining four of the Cuban Five

Member’s statement: Taxi industry

 Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker Honourable Members, Noting that in the year 2000, there were approximately 126 000 taxi vehicles operating in South Africa that were ten years old and not fit for public transport. Since the inception of the taxi recapitalisation programme in October 2006, a total of 59 029 old taxi vehicles had been scrapped with 7 060 of these from the Eastern Cape. We further note that, [...]

August 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Member’s statement: Taxi industry

Condolences upon the passing away of Dr Mario Gaspare Oriani-Ambrosini

delivered on behalf of the UDM by Ms Majeke, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) expresses its sadness with the passing away of Dr Oriani-Ambrosini. We would like to pass our deepest condolences to his family, the leader of IFP, Prince Bhuthelezi, MP, his friends and comrades. Leaders are born, live and die. Dr Oriani-Ambrosini was one of those extraordinary leaders that had passion, gave constructive criticism [...]

August 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Condolences upon the passing away of Dr Mario Gaspare Oriani-Ambrosini

Nelson Mandela Day – address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly

Madam Speaker, Deputy President and Honourable Members President Nelson Mandela’s election and inauguration in 1994 marked the end of many years oppression and caused South Africans of all races to fill the streets, all celebrating our victory in the fight for the self-evident right to determine our own destiny. Some shouted from their rooftops lines from SEK Mqhayi’s poem, Ukutshona kukaMendi, the SS Mendi steamship, which sank in 1917 killing all the troops on board. [...]

July 29th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Nelson Mandela Day – address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly

Eastern Cape: Budget vote Provincial Treasury

Speech by Mr Mhlati, leader of the UDM in the Eastern Cape Legislature Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and Executive, Honourable Members and government officials I would like to express a word of appreciation to the former MEC for Finance and Treasury for the wonderful work he did during his tenure to uplift the standard of performance by Treasury as stipulated in Section 18 of the Public Finance Management Act. Treasury has succeeded in assisting the [...]

July 24th, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: Budget vote Provincial Treasury

Eastern Cape Health budget

Address by Mr M Mhlati in the Eastern Cape Legislature Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and members of the executive and Honourable Members the report of the Committee of the budget of the department of health of which I am part of is fully exhaustive of the issues canvassed with the Department and I fully support findings and recommendations thereof. I would like to implore the department to plan and negotiate timeously with treasury for the [...]

July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape Health budget

Budget Vote 33 – Rural Development and Land Reform

Address by Mr ML Filtane, UDM Member of Parliament, in the National Assembly - Vote 33 Rural Development and Land Reform Honourable Chairperson Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members • Rural revitalisation and intervention in its economy is a priority matter as many rural areas remain in crisis with regard to resources and service delivery whilst the majority of people live in abject poverty after 20 years of democracy. • One major flaw of economic policy [...]

July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Rural Development and Land Reform, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 33 – Rural Development and Land Reform

Budget Vote 22 : Defence and Military Veterans

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Budget Vote 22: Defence and Military Veterans on 23 July 2014 in the National Assembly Chairperson Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 22. The department is one of the fortunate to have retained its Minister after 2014 elections therefore promising continuity of strategy and direction. As a member of the Defence Service Commission, I concur with defence force programme and [...]

July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 22 : Defence and Military Veterans

Budget Vote : State Security (MTEF)

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Budget Vote : State Security on 23 July 2014 in the National Assembly Chairperson Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members   The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 10. As members of the Joint Standing Committee on State Security, we should appreciate the seriousness of the task placed on our shoulders on behalf of the citizens of our country. We must always strive to place [...]

July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote : State Security (MTEF)

Eastern Cape: Budget vote Roads and Public Works

Speech by Mr Mhlati, leader of the UDM in the legislature Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and the Executive, Honourable Members, government officials in supporting the budget allocation of the department, the UDM would like to place more emphasis on the acute shortage of skilled personnel within the department. It is unthinkable that a government department can just literally depend on consultants for it to perform its functions. I plead with the Executive to give their [...]

July 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Eastern Cape: Budget vote Roads and Public Works

Budget Vote 2: Parliament

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Budget Vote 2: Parliament Madam Speaker, Deputy President and Honourable Members, Parliament derives its power directly from the people. We are therefore all here to implement the will of the people. Once elected, our people therefore expect us to rise above ideological cleavages and narrow partisan interests to build a better South Africa for all, both Black and White. Deputy Speaker, Speaking time is essential [...]

July 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 2: Parliament