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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 [...]

2020-02-03T13:59:28+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

Justice for Sibongile Nkhwashu

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation is disgusted by the acts of South African men who have no respect for women’s lives. In the previous year, we have seen women die like flies in the hands of men. It has been 22 days into the New year, we wake [...]

2020-01-24T11:04:53+02:00January 23rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Human rights, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Uncategorized, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Justice for Sibongile Nkhwashu

Gender-based violence: Enough is Enough!

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation is disheartened about how these brutal killings are becoming a norm in our communities. Another young life lost, another bright future deprived. We cannot afford to have yet another hashtag with no action taken by the Police and other relevant departments including the Presidency. [...]

2019-12-04T14:05:23+02:00December 4th, 2019|2019 Archive, Home, Issues, Justice, Police, Thandi Nontenja, Uncategorized, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Gender-based violence: Enough is Enough!

KwaZulu-Natal Precarious Weather

  Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the families who had lost their loved ones in the past 3 days, due to the severe and dreich weather in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Party also sympathises with the members of different communities [...]

Leaders/Depts of KZN Provincial Government are extravagant

The United Democratic Movement is perturbed by the news that the MEC for Education in the Province is using a hired motor vehicle for his official business that is costing taxpayers a whooping R100 000 per month. This is unbelievable if one considers that the ANC claims to be the government of the people and [...]

2019-11-12T14:50:04+02:00November 12th, 2019|2019 Archive, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Opinion Pieces, UDM statements: KZN, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Leaders/Depts of KZN Provincial Government are extravagant

A teacher dies: Keiskammahoek tragedy

  Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement is disheartened by the sad news of the passing of an educator at Sivuyile Primary School in Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape. The video of a heated argument between an Educator and a learner started circulating on social media late last week. The UDM is [...]

2019-11-06T14:54:48+02:00November 6th, 2019|2019 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Government, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Uncategorized, Youth Issues|Comments Off on A teacher dies: Keiskammahoek tragedy

Water issues in Msinga and the prevailing corruption: KwaZulu Natal

  The United Democratic Movement (UDM), in KwaZulu-Natal, pleads with the Umzinyathi District Municipality, the Water Services Authority responsible for water supply in Msinga Local Municipality, to at least respect the law under which it is established, The Water Services Act. This municipality has displayed unwillingness, pure disregard and arrogance in servicing people of Msinga [...]

2019-10-15T16:34:52+02:00October 15th, 2019|2019 Archive, Cogta, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, UDM statements: KZN, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Water issues in Msinga and the prevailing corruption: KwaZulu Natal

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 [...]

2019-10-23T14:54:03+02:00October 15th, 2019|#FeesMustFall, 2019 Archive, Government, Media statements: UDMYV, Uncategorized, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The incarceration of a #FeesMustF+3all student continues: Khanya Cekeshe

UDM writes to the President regarding stock theft in the Eastern Cape specifically affecting small farmers

Honourable Mr Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa Tuynhuys Building Parliament Street CAPE TOWN 8000 Dear Honourable, Ramaphosa REQUEST FOR YOUR URGENT INTERVENTION: EASTERN CAPE RURAL SMALL FARMERS’ STOCK THEFT Responding to an official invitation by Masifunisane Community Organisation, which is a voluntary association of small-scale rural livestock farmers, to meet with their leaders and members on [...]

2019-02-26T17:07:20+02:00February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM writes to the President regarding stock theft in the Eastern Cape specifically affecting small farmers

Motion and amended motion on expropriation of land without compensation

The original motion: Draft resolution (Mr JS Malema): That the House — notes that South Africa has a unique history of brutal dispossession of land from black people by the settler colonial white minority; further notes that land dispossession left an indelible mark on the social, political and economic landscape of the country, and has [...]

2018-12-12T16:11:05+02:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Motion and amended motion on expropriation of land without compensation

Nelson Mandela Bay: Trollip is the orchestrator of his own demise

Demist mogafe <It looks as if the Democratic Alliance federal chairman Cllr Athol Trollip, of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, seems to be suffering from selective amnesia. He proves himself to be nothing more than a prevaricator and a practiced liar. It is about time that someone confronts Trollip for spreading falsehoods and misrepresenting [...]

2018-10-02T14:59:58+02:00October 2nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay: Trollip is the orchestrator of his own demise

PIC Scandal

2018 Letter to Finance Minister re Unmasking Harith/Lebashe/PIC conflict of interest and alleged corruption: questions that need urgent answers 02 July 2018 Letters to President Ramphosa: 19 July 2018 26 June 2018 08 June 2018 31 May 2018 Court documents: Explanatory affidavit by Mr Mondli Gungubele, Deputy Minister of Finance (10 July 2018) - (965 [...]

2018-07-24T20:15:00+02:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PIC Scandal

Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE LOCAL DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT, PORT ELIZABETH ) CASE NO.: ......................... In the matter between: UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT                                       1st Applicant MONGAMELI ELLCOTTE BOBANI                                           2nd Applicant and THE NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY                                1st Respondent   THE SPEAKER OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL             OF NELSON MANDELA [...]

2017-08-31T15:06:47+02:00August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

UDM reacts on R14m pato WSU student while others are paid R46 for meals

Statement issued by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa - UDM Deputy President and Chief Whip The so-called accidental payment of R14 million to a student at Walter Sisulu University is baffling and smacks of gross negligence, maladministration and neglect of legal obligations to safe guard public monies, which may be characterised as a corrupt activity. This happens when [...]

2017-08-31T11:31:38+02:00August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM reacts on R14m pato WSU student while others are paid R46 for meals

NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT

Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to Coalition Opposition Party Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP President, African Christian Democratic Party   Mr Mosiuoa Lekota, MP President, Congress of the People   Mr Mmusi Maimane, MP Leader, Democratic Alliance   Dr Pieter Groenewald, MP Leader, Freedom Front Plus   Dear Colleagues NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION [...]

2017-08-25T08:31:49+02:00August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT

UDEMWO commends swift rescue of SA woman from human trafficking operation

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is pleased with the result of the joint operation that led to the swift rescue of Princess Mahlangu who fell victim, alongside women from various other countries, to a human trafficking operation. This incident adds to the widespread pandemic [...]

2017-07-31T14:50:19+02:00July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDEMWO commends swift rescue of SA woman from human trafficking operation

Towards a National Convention

UDM Discussion Document "Towards a National Convention: The state of South Africa and finding a new common vision" (4 May 2017) Bantu Holomisa's letter to National Foundations Dialogue Initiative (http://www.nfdi.org.za/) dialogue session on “Why does South Africa need a National Dialogue? A call to the Nation.”

2017-05-04T14:08:45+02:00May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Towards a National Convention

UDM Parliamentary Caucus denounces the Ad-hoc Committee on Nkandla as flawed and against the law

Statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa   After deliberations this morning the Caucus resolved as follows regarding the Nkandla Ad Hoc committee: 1. The new Ad-hoc committee process has not changed the original position of the UDM that the President must not use the Executive and Parliament to undermine the report of the Public Protector, [...]

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+02:00April 17th, 2015|Open Letters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO):The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with a male candidate Mr. Glen Mashinini is not an appropriate choice. Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General We are not pleased by the recent appointment of Mr Glen Mashinini, the former Presidential Advisor as the new chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00March 11th, 2015|Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

Dirco DG Matjila on special leave; multi-faceted forensic audit required

Dirco DG Matjila on special leave; multi-faceted forensic audit required statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (20 September 2013) We welcome the news that the Director General (DG) of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Mr Jerry Matjila, has been placed on special leave following the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) exposure of alleged [...]

2013-10-17T07:22:16+02:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dirco DG Matjila on special leave; multi-faceted forensic audit required

UDM calls for McCord rescue

UDM calls for McCord rescue - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 19 September 2013 The news that a prominent hospital in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) will be closing its doors soon is very saddening news. The McCord Hospital has an excellent track of sterling service, and has a pivot role to play in the fight [...]

2013-10-17T07:31:51+02:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM calls for McCord rescue

Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University

Member's Statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy Secretary General, in the National Assembly regarding Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University is jeopardising futures of Eastern Cape youth The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is very concerned about the manner in which Government and the Minister of Higher Education [...]

2013-10-17T08:22:52+02:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University

Time is now for Tripartite Alliance to be disbanded

Time is now for Tripartite Alliance to be disbanded - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 18 September 2013 The UDM cannot but state the obvious, which is that the foundation of the Tripartite alliance is visibly shaking, and partners are feeling uncomfortable with this marriage of convenience. The common enemy, Apartheid, has been [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+02:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time is now for Tripartite Alliance to be disbanded

Health Department in ICU

Health Department in ICU - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 12 September 2013 The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes the commissioning of a five-person task team to investigate issues in the Eastern Cape relating to the growing health crisis. It is evident that the Minister does not have his finger on the [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+02:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Health Department in ICU

UDM marches for Marikana Justice

UDM marches for Marikana Justice - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 11 September 2013 The United Democratic Movement (UDM) reiterates its call for government to pay for all legal representation of the Marikana victims at the Farlam Commission. In doing so government will be serving Lady Justice by levelling the playing field [...]

2013-10-17T07:26:52+02:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM marches for Marikana Justice

Public Protector report on IEC lease agreement scandal to be considered Parliamentary Ad-hoc Committee

Open memo to the Speaker and Whip's Forum re: Public Protector report on IEC lease agreement scandal to be considered Parliamentary Ad-hoc Committee from Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on 11 September 2013 The United Democratic Movement (UDM) demands a review of a decision to establish an Ad-hoc Committee to consider the report of the [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+02:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Public Protector report on IEC lease agreement scandal to be considered Parliamentary Ad-hoc Committee