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Ongoing scourge of corruption in SA

2016-10-26T08:39:04+00:00 September 10th, 2015|2015 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Speeches|

address Mr ML Filtane MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker and members Corruption, poverty eradication, job opportunity creation and closing the gap between the poor and the rich, are permanent enemies who cannot share the same bed. It undermines the people and it renders their freedom unstable and insecure, making it impossible to achievement the kind of society envisaged in the Constitution of the Republic. A quick account on the effects of corruption over the [...]

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Unemployed graduates

2015-12-24T18:55:52+00:00 September 10th, 2015|2015 Archive, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Speeches|

address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and members According to the 2014 Statistic South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey 4, the unemployment rate amongst men with tertiary qualification ranged from 1.9% to 11% whilst amongst women with the same qualification ranged from 2.5% to 16.1%. Looking at Thembinkosi Phakathi, a 22 year old Public Relations graduate from the Durban University of Technology, standing at the corner of Rivonia Road and [...]

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Fight against the murder of police officers

2016-10-26T08:39:05+00:00 September 7th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Speeches|

Addres by Mr LB Gaehler EC NCOP MP in the National Council of Province Honourable Chairperson and Honourable Members In the light of the continuing increase on the number of police officers murdered, this year alone, the country needs to consider a number of interventions to respond to this matter of national concern. Amongst others, there is a need to insist that anyone becoming National Police Commissioner must have a certain amount of police operational experience. [...]

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UDEMWO reiterates call for the review of the parole system

2015-12-24T18:57:13+00:00 September 7th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is calling for denial of parole to a man who shot and injured his ex-wife Precious Eland and while on bail he shot and killed his lover, Mabel Kobe. As UDEMWO, we have been calling for the reviewal of the parole system as we believe that it is not being applied appropriately. Once more, the justice system has failed to [...]

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UDM wins Ward 30 in the Nelson Mandela Metro

2015-12-24T18:59:16+00:00 August 20th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is pleased to win Ward 30 in the Nelson Mandela Metro By-Elections that were conducted yesterday. This is a big achievement for us as a Party and it shows that UDM is growing. We would like to congratulate Councillor Mandla Faltein for his undying hard work. Well done to him for all the effort. Faltein grew up within the Party and he knows the philosophy of the Organisation of putting [...]

“Does South Africa Need Electoral Reform?” – Daily Dispatch Dialogue

2016-10-26T08:39:05+00:00 August 18th, 2015|2015 Archive, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Speeches|

Daily Dispatch Dialogue on – 18 August 2015, Guild Theater, East London at 18h40. TOPIC: “Does South Africa Need Electoral Reform.” By Mr Bantu Holomisa, President of the United Democratic Movement and Member of Parliament. Programme Director, Fellow Panellists and Participants, good evening. Let me from the onset, acknowledge and welcome the great and timely contribution by Mama Bam on one of the most important matter of national interest. Indeed Electoral Systems do play a [...]

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National Women’s Day

2016-10-26T08:39:05+00:00 August 12th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Speeches, Women's Issues|

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke MP in the National Assembly SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Women United in moving South Africa forward Honourable Speaker and Members Despite progress reported in the Report on the Status of Women in South Africa; most rural women and girls are still facing more obstacles in gaining access to public service, social protection, decent employment opportunities, and markets and other institutions. The voice of rural women must be [...]

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UDM condolences to the Orange Farm fire victims

2016-10-26T08:39:05+00:00 August 12th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi: UDM Secretary General   The United Democratic Movement (UDM) would like to convey a message of condolence to the family of 5 children who lost their lives during a shack fire in Orange Farm, Johannesburg. This is such a tragic and it could have been avoided if the ANC led government had fulfilled its promise of eradicating shack building throughout the country by the year 2014 which has come and [...]

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UDEMWO calls for the protection of rape victims

2015-12-24T19:05:29+00:00 August 12th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are saddened to witness growing numbers of abuse towards women while we are still celebrating the women’s month in South Africa. The rape of the 23 year old woman in Nkanini - Khayelitsha while her boyfriend was shot and killed trying to protect her is really inhumane that is why we are calling upon the South African Police [...]

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Submission of the Opposition Parties to the Ad Hoc Committee on Nkandla: ANC rejected it

2016-10-28T21:33:23+00:00 August 7th, 2015|2015 Archive, Zumagate|

THE AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON THE REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF POLICE TO PARLIAMENT ON THE SECURITY UPGRADES AT THE NKANDLA PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT A.  STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT 1. This report is in two parts. The first part addresses itself to the legality and constitutionality of the process that has culminated in the appointment of the Ad Hoc Committee. The second part, to the extent that it is relevant, addresses the content of [...]

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Advancing the developmental agenda of municipalities for a better life for our people

2016-10-26T08:39:07+00:00 August 6th, 2015|2015 Archive, Speeches|

Address by Mr LB Gaehler in the NCOP Hon Chairperson and Honourable Members The ruling party is failing the development agenda of municipalities at the expense of the poor rural masses of our people. The visit to the OR Tambo District has exposed this as a fact. People of Port St Johns and Nyandeni had to take to the streets, in demand for the upgrading and maintenance of the roads which are in a devastating [...]

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

2015-12-24T19:10:40+00:00 August 6th, 2015|2015 Archive, Chapter Nine Institutions, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Uncategorized, Zumagate|

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, but should in line with legal prescripts; approach the appropriate court for a judicial review. 2. Irrespective of the findings [...]

Former President Nelson Mandela’s legacy

2015-12-24T19:11:45+00:00 August 5th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Speeches|

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION:ENTRENCHING FORMER PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA’S LEGACY OF DEDICATED AND SELFLESS SERVICE TO BUILDING A SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE SOCIETY ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly Hon Speaker and members This debate reminds me of a haunting question that Tata Mandela asked me in the early nineties and the question was … “Bantu what happened to all the birds that used to inhabit this place?”. This question would have been occasioned by [...]

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President Zuma to look into issues raised by Bantu Holomisa: Moretele Local Municipality

2016-10-28T20:45:04+00:00 July 17th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|

Issued by the Office of the Presidency President Jacob Zuma has assigned the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to look into the issues raised by United Democratic Movement leader and Member of Parliament, Gen. Bantu Holomisa on the challenges facing Moretele Local Municipality, in the North West Province. General Holomisa has written to the President raising concerns about service delivery matters such as water and sanitation, roads infrastructure, public works programmes and general [...]

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UDEMWO is devastated by the recent horrific attack against a 14 year old girl in Grabouw

2016-10-28T20:46:22+00:00 July 16th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDEMWO, Safety and Security, Women's Issues|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General   As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) we are devastated by the recent attack on the 14 year old girl in Grabouw, Western Cape. We would like to convey our message of support and wish her a speedy recovery from this horrific attack. This young girl has shown bravery after her brutal attack and was able to name the culprit. This incident is taking us [...]

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Bantu Holomisa writes to President Zuma re sorry state of Moretele Local Municipality in urgent need of Government’s attention

2016-10-28T20:49:00+00:00 July 15th, 2015|2015 Archive, Open Letters, Public Works, Service delivery|

Dear Honourable President, RE: SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION The above mentioned matter has reference. A few weeks ago, I was invited to a community meeting by the Concerned Residents of Moretele Local Municipality in North West Province. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and find solutions to the challenges facing their Municipality. In addition to the meeting, the Community had also planned a march on [...]

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