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The incarceration of a #FeesMustF+3all student continues: Khanya Cekeshe

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard is very much dismayed by the decision of the Johannesburg Magistrate Court in dismissing Khanya Cekeshe’s application for bail and denying him leave to appeal his conviction and sentence. This can easily be construed as a rigid application of the law to a political case as the fees must fall protest was a political protest and such an important element cannot [...]

UDMYV: Return of “drug mule” Babsie Nobanda

  The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard would like to congratulate Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda for taking her destiny into her own hands whilst imprisoned in Thailand for drug smuggling. She is returning home with a degree in communications obtained from the University of South Africa. However, we are concerned that she is coming back to a country with an alarming 29% youth unemployment, which is one of the major contributing factors to our young [...]

2019-08-14T14:45:22+02:00August 14th, 2019|2019 Archive, Economy, Job creation, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: Return of “drug mule” Babsie Nobanda

Youth expectations for SONA: #DataMustFall

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng President Cyril Ramaphosa’s expected state of the nation address (SONA), must be solution orientated with a clear plan and time frames for its implementation. We as young people, and as the majority of the population, need things to happen and happen fast. We cannot have another rehash of old promises that raise our hopes with every SONA, only to be disappointed. We are expecting to hear more from [...]

2019-06-19T15:04:07+02:00June 19th, 2019|#DataMustFall, 2019 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, SONA, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Youth expectations for SONA: #DataMustFall

Youth Day 2019: economic emancipation for the young

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng The United Democratic Movement (UDM) Youth Vanguard is concerned about the state of our nation since tough economic times leave the youth of South Africa out on the margins of economic participation. Our youth has for the past 25 years under democratic rule, been fighting for economic freedom, but in vain. We have been let down by the failure of every administration put in place to fulfil [...]

2019-06-14T15:54:00+02:00June 14th, 2019|2019 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Youth Day 2019: economic emancipation for the young

UDMYV: Young leaders in government is encouraging

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) is pleased to note that this time around there are many young faces in cabinet and that some of the provincial MECs hail from the youth’s ranks. The UDM Youth Vanguard strongly feels that it will be in the best interest of the young people of South Africa if our debates in terms of unearthing common ideas to find solutions to our plight, should be [...]

2019-05-30T15:35:43+02:00May 30th, 2019|2019 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: Young leaders in government is encouraging

UDMYV: Young parliamentarians have a big task ahead

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng The United Democratic Movement (UDM) Youth Vanguard congratulates all the young persons who were sworn into the sixth democratic parliament. It is encouraging to see that quite a number of the members of parliament who took the oath yesterday represent the youth of South Africa. Yet, this happens at a time where our youth faces many challenges, such as plummeting unemployment prospects, the lack of fee free [...]

2019-05-23T11:56:27+02:00May 23rd, 2019|2019 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: Young parliamentarians have a big task ahead

President Ramaphosa’s “cabinet changes” is a damp squib

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard is of the view that President Ramaphosa’s new dawn is a copy and paste of the old order and thus have abandoned the youth of South Africa with his so-called cabinet change. He has showed the country a lack of conviction by retaining figures such as Nomvula Mokonyane who has shown her incapability as communications minister with the disastrous handling of the public broadcaster. Mokonyane’s shift to environmental [...]

2018-11-22T17:24:09+02:00November 22nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on President Ramaphosa’s “cabinet changes” is a damp squib

UDM Youth Vanguard welcomes change in public service regulations

Our unemployed and despondent young people have become a mere statistic to measure joblessness in South Africa. They have given up and are lining the streets of our communities with their qualifications meaning nothing, because they have no experience. The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard therefore welcomes public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo's decision to change regulations to allow for the recruitment, at all entry-level posts in the public service, without prior experience. [...]

2018-11-20T10:46:00+02:00November 20th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDM Youth Vanguard welcomes change in public service regulations

UDMYV welcomes Malusi Gigaba’s resignation

Malusi Gigaba’s terms in office has been fraught with scandals, misconduct and abuse of powers. His list of dubious deeds ranging from granting citizenship to the Guptas, the Firebird aviation debacle, sexual videos and lying under oath is spine chilling. His resignation is long overdue. That said, merely falling on one’s sword is not good enough. We hope that this is not just a stunt to run away and avoid accountability. The United Democratic Movement [...]

2018-11-13T18:10:30+02:00November 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on UDMYV welcomes Malusi Gigaba’s resignation

UDMYV: President Ramaphosa must take the nation into confidence: how will the technical recession be dealt with?

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) is concerned that, since the announcement broke through the media that South Africa is in a technical recession, the country has not heard from President Cyril Ramaphosa. The UDM Youth Vanguard would like to know from the President, what does this technical recession mean for the youth and the poorest of the poor. The fuel price keeps on increasing, food prices are ever on the rise [...]

2018-09-11T16:26:33+02:00September 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: President Ramaphosa must take the nation into confidence: how will the technical recession be dealt with?

UDM Youth Vanguard pays its respects to a woman of note: uMama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) grieves the passing away of the woman of who breast-fed the nation; hence we call her “The Mother of the Nation”. The UDM Youth Vanguard pays its respects to The Mother of the Nation who dedicated her entire life to the struggle. We join fellow South Africans in lauding a woman who distinguished herself as an unrelenting campaigner for the human rights of the oppressed masses [...]

2018-04-04T15:56:52+02:00April 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Tributes|Comments Off on UDM Youth Vanguard pays its respects to a woman of note: uMama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Yongama Zigebe, of the UDM Youth Vanguard, takes the education campaign to the North West

The youth and locals of Rustenburg (in the North West) will have an opportunity to be exposed to the many exciting careers paths available to those on their road entering the South African job market or those who consider making a change from their existing work paths. UDM Youth Vanguard Gauteng Provincial Secretary Yongama Zigebe, who is also the Founder of the Yongama Levertte Foundation, will be one of the facilitators at the Annual Mamoretse [...]

2018-04-24T20:11:11+02:00March 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Yongama Zigebe, of the UDM Youth Vanguard, takes the education campaign to the North West

#AddressTheVotersRoll – #UDMYV says SA youth must register and take their right to vote seriously!

The UDM Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) encourages the youth of South Africa to register in their numbers on the 10th and 11th of March 2018 and to take the determined step to vote in the 2019 National and Provincial Elections. Those who have already registered, must make time to ensure that their names and correct physical addresses appear on the voters roll. Go to the IEC's website to check your information on the voters roll [...]

2018-03-06T12:58:18+02:00March 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on #AddressTheVotersRoll – #UDMYV says SA youth must register and take their right to vote seriously!

President Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle is a major disappointment

The United Democratic Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) would like to express concern over President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet reshuffle. At most this cabinet represents the old order of former President Jacob Zuma and is divorced from the supposed "New Dawn" that the African National Congress (ANC) claims to espouse. How else would the President explain the retention of people such as Ms Bathabile Dlamini, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane (as the face of government), Mr Malusi Gigaba, Mr [...]

2018-02-27T12:39:06+02:00February 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV|1 Comment

UDMYV: Some SONA2018 announcements give hope to young South Africans

Mr Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Gauteng Provincial Secretary The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) has taken note of the State of the National Address delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa today, 16 February 2018. This on the back foot of many young people of South Africa who continue to be marginalised due to lack of job opportunities in the country. The UDMYV welcomes the President's commitment to "move young South African's to the [...]

2018-02-27T14:05:03+02:00February 16th, 2018|#FeesMustFall, #NationalSummit, 2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: Some SONA2018 announcements give hope to young South Africans

UDMYV reaction matric 2013

by Teddy Thwala, UDM Youth Vanguard President The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) congratulates all learners who have successfully completed their matric examinations as a result of hard work and dedication throughout the 2013 academic year. For those who have not succeeded, the UDMYV also wants to encourage you to try again and not give up. It does not end here! It is however disconcerting that in South Africa to pass some subjects with [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+02:00January 8th, 2014|Media statements: UDM, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on UDMYV reaction matric 2013