I subscribe to the Constitution and Principles of the United Democratic Movement (UDM)
I am a white man with an Afrikaans surname, neither of which I chose. We are thrust into this world with no choice, and I’m sure that quite a few people in the world have regretted their parents’ decision to have children. What I am trying to say is we have to play with the hand we are dealt with. My father, who was born Afrikaans, never accepted apartheid, and actually moved to Durban to become more Anglicized. Unfortunately, 9 months after one of his close physical encounters with my mother, I was thrust into the middle of apartheid. Yes, I was raised in an all-white environment, and, yes, I was taught by my teachers that blacks were inferior, but I never saw people in colour – only in character. An arsehole remains an arsehole regardless of their pigmentation. My father was a liberal. A poor liberal. Religion and race issues were not as important as putting food on the table. He taught me to treat people as they treat you. All people. We are all born the same. We are taught to hate. A lot of my peers have never been able to recognize that they were brainwashed and conditioned to treat people differently – depending on colour. Race is such a sensitive issue in South Africa. It is the lens through which a lot of South Africans filter their lives. Everyone is a racist – every colour is picking on the other colours – a total lack of harmony and common sense. We need more leaders like Bantu Holomisa. He stands for values the other leaders have abandoned: integrity, morality and equality. His promotion of public service, fairness, dialogue and intellectual debate is refreshing in our current scorched earth political climate. Happy 20th birthday UDM. You might just be the comfortable hat I have been searching for – after trying on the ill-fitting IFP, ID and DA. Let’s make South Africa great again (to coin a Trumpism).
Dear Conrad, thanks for the sobering thoughts, I will pass on your comments to Mr Holomisa and thank you for the “happy birthday”, Jana
I would like to get information about a Branch in Harare,Khayelitsha.
Good Day Luyanda
Please drop your number or contact me on 073 663 7239.
It is about time that we stand together as South Africans to protect our land. We need to bring back discipline and ethics in our society. Foreigners are taking over our country and they get support from the ruling party. The whole story of the Guptas is an example that we are being compromised. The story of the foreigners operating spaza shops all over South Africa says much about our leadership. How do we progress as a country if we do not protect our land? A lot of money is being spent on luxurious life styles by the current ruling party and yet our economy continues to dip down. I wish UDM could be more visible and start campaigning because people are in need of a leader who will bring back solid leadership and discipline in our country. People are very desperate and a party such as EFF is capitalizing on that and people see it as an alternative. South African cannot continue to be ruled by the ill-disciplined and cannot continue to take engineered excuses. UDM has to be visible and it has to make that people want to hear. UDM has to start preaching glory for South Africa for people to understand because soft intellectual speech makes sense to few. Campaign, go on radios, rally’s and post blogs on the news papers. Preach the word of glory.
Its about time, we bring back power to the real leaders.
I have been watching the UDM’s MPs very closely and quite extensively.
I must say that they have revived my patriotism and they’ve inspired me for the better.
Just when we the youth of the country thought politics were only for the rich and famous, and quite frankly we thought “who cares. We don’t even know these people”!
I’ve been made to eat humble pie.
I might not be a member but I must say that the UDM is – serious competition! Keep up the good work.
Whether I become a member or not, I will always respect the decency and respect with which this party is led.
I am still “doing my homework” and so I can’t commit.
Kodwa Ndithi “HALALA UDM HALALA!!!
You are indeed a breath of fresh air in the midst of this confusion.
uLebalang Intombi Yakwa Tema( Van der Tema’s)
Dear Lebalang, good to receive feedback from you, because without that, we won’t know if we are performing good or bad. Your words are encouraging though, I will let our MPs know, as any positive feedback motivates a person even more. Please feel free to engage me on email@example.com if you have any particular questions. All the best, Jana
UDM is well represented in parliament, and the movement is clearly in good hands. Honourable leaders indeed, viz Holomisa, Filtane, Kwankwa. Hon Kwankwa you are such an inspiration. You one person who revived my interest in politics and joining the UDM. You are politics personified. All the members’ contribution in parliament is valuable, makes sense and obviously contributes positively to nation building. And, UDM’s website is clearly up to date. Whoever is doing this is doing a very good job. I wanna join UDM in Johannesburg, please advise. Regards,
Good day !
Want to join the UDM I stay in Kempton Park and would like to obtain a membership
I am Nana Skenjana in Maclear Eastern Cape , Kindly assist with the closest office detials , I would like to join UDM
Our apologies for this very tardy response – we’ve had a few technical glitches. I will contact you directly on your email and put you in contact with the right people.
All the best
UDM National Office
Hi I am staying in Witbank Mpumalanga what is the nearest branch where I can join
Dear Vukile, welcome to the club. Our offices are closed right now, but we will make contact in the new year. Is it possible for you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contactables so that I can help you. Hope you have a wonderful festive season
May you please supply me with the UDM membership no as I want to join.
Dear Thozama, welcome to the club! We know that there is a problem with our online membership form, our offices are closed right now, but we will attend to it in the new year and contact you directly. Would you please inbox me @ email@example.com so that I can have your contactables. All the best for 2016!
I’m currently enrolled at the University of Johannesburv Aucland park Campus and I’d like to join this movement and be a member in good standing. Can I please get guidance as to where can go within Johannesburg and if there are UDEMSO structures at UJ. Thank you.
Dear Sikhulule, welcome to our club. We will contact the students Jo’burg’s side and ask them to contact you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contactables. Please let us know if they don’t make contact so that we can follow up. May 2016 be a blessing for you and your loved ones
Want to join the UDM and stay in Pretoria, I dont have a membership number and it is required on the membership form.
Hi welcome to the club. Where in Pretoria are you? Call 012-321-0010 and ask our receptionist to help you
Let’s continue to seek international investments, reiterate farming and our own industries producing from SA to other countries. We need to create factories not only in Metros but more in rural to bring work closer to our people. We need to create jobs in order to reduce crime. We need strong laws that will keep children at school and monitor the schooling system closer and make sure that up to the age of 21 school is compulsory. Keep trek record of our grade one’s until they reach grade 12. Implement success while everybody feels part of the government. Bring government closer to people not to create emnity amongst people that is, treat every citizen in the same manner. Let’s try di9ffererent strategy to win the Western Cape and Eastern Cape at least.ANC and DA are vulnerable now let’s just try and make use of that loophole. Why must people vote for dead hope promised by unstable parties with little delivery on job creation right now. EPWP proggramme is not assisting people at the end remain jobless anyway.
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