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Youth Power- Growing South Africa together in a time of Covid-19”

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng Honourable Chairperson Honourable Members Fellow South Africans   The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) salutes the frontline workers and those in healthcare who place their lives in the firing line, fighting the invisible enemy.  We also would like to convey our deepest condolences to the families of [...]

Youth Month: the need for urgent change

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng We are always reminded of the bravery of the young people of 1976, who took to the streets of South Africa to fight a system of injustice, prejudice, inequality, racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and suppression. They fought for a regime change and laws that would favour the majority [...]

Yearly protests at higher learning institutions is cause for much concern

  Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) notes with concern the year-in-year-out students’ protests about acceptance at higher learning institutions, registration fees, transport allowances and accommodation. We have seen quite disturbing scenes of frustrated students from, for example, the University of Zululand and the University of the [...]

2020-05-25T14:17:21+02:00March 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Government, Human rights, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Yearly protests at higher learning institutions is cause for much concern

The UDM Youth Vanguard is disgusted by bully tendencies from the DA.

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng For far too long, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has used every nefarious political tactic to tarnish the image and reputation of the of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and Comrade Mongameli Bobani with baseless accusations. The smear campaign against Mr Bobani started during the days of Athol [...]

2020-05-25T14:15:12+02:00February 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Human rights, Media statements: UDMYV, Nelson Mandela Bay, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The UDM Youth Vanguard is disgusted by bully tendencies from the DA.

Postponement of lower data prices is a justice denied

  The UDM Youth Vanguard is in awe at the extension of the deadline that was initially two months for network operators to reduce data costs. If these network operators were interested in reducing data, they could have done so within the timeframe the Competition Commission had set. Calls for reduction of data prices were [...]

2020-05-25T14:21:05+02:00February 3rd, 2020|#DataMustFall, 2020 Archive, Economy, Government, Home, Human rights, Issues, Justice, Media statements: UDMYV, Uncategorized, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Postponement of lower data prices is a justice denied

Free education a reality or a dream deferred

  Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng In December 2017 on the evening of the ANC Conference, South African youth woke up to news that free higher education was finally a reality as the then President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma declared. These news were greatly received with jubilation hence fees must fall activists thought they [...]

2020-05-25T14:22:08+02:00January 29th, 2020|2020 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Government, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Human rights, Issues, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Free education a reality or a dream deferred

Access to the internet is a human right! 

  The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard welcomes the Competition Commission call for the South African mobile operator giants Vodacom and MTN to reduce their data charges by 30% to 50% within two months.   This has been a call that the UDMYV has made for quite some time, calling for data to fall and [...]

2020-05-25T14:36:36+02:00December 11th, 2019|#DataMustFall, 2019 Archive, Economy, Government, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on Access to the internet is a human right! 

From humble beginnings to queen of the universe

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard joins millions of South Africans and Billions of people around the globe in celebrating yet another victory for our country. Our Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has won Miss Universe 2019 pageant held in Atlanta USA. After wowing to the judges [...]

The incarceration of a #FeesMustFall 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 [...]

2020-05-25T14:44:17+02:00October 15th, 2019|#FeesMustFall, 2019 Archive, Government, Media statements: UDMYV, Uncategorized, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The incarceration of a #FeesMustFall student continues: Khanya Cekeshe

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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:02:59+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:04:22+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:04:27+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:04:38+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:04:49+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:10:09+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:10:14+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:10:19+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:16:20+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:32:23+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, [...]

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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:32:39+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:32:55+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 [...]

2020-05-25T15:21:39+02:00February 16th, 2018|#FeesMustFall, 2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, National Summit, 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 [...]

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