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Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 22 – Defence

October 8th, 2013|2013 Archive, Speeches|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 22 - Defence (23 May 2013) Mister Speaker, honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers and Honourable Members, The UDM supports Budget Vote 22. President Zuma’s decision to reshuffle the cabinet a few months ago slowed down the progress the Department had made since 2009. The inordinate amount of time the Department is taking to finalise the Defence Review and the appointment of permanent Defence Force Service [...]

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Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 30 – Environment

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 30 - Environment (28 May 2013) Chairperson, Minister and Deputy Minister and Honourable Members, The UDM supports Budget Vote 30. The high incidents of rhino poaching in South Africa over the past few years have been a cause of much embarrassment. More disappointing, however, is to see that South Africa seems incapable of dealing with this problem. State Security has failed to gather intelligence on [...]

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Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 6 – Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 6 - Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (28 May 2013) Chairperson, Minister and Deputy Minister and Honourable Members, The UDM supports Budget Vote 6. Today, we are debating the Budget Vote of one of Government Departments that has a broad mandate. Used properly, the Department’s mandate could enable it to meaningfully and positively affect the service delivery chain. When this Department was established, its leadership was [...]

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The death of Mpumalanga initiates

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: The death of Mpumalanga initiates (29 May 2013) Mister Speaker, Ministers and Deputy Ministers and Honourable Members, The UDM expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the 30 initiates who died recently at various initiation schools in Mpumalanga. There are also unconfirmed reports that 6 initiates have died at initiation schools in Limpopo as well and we are saddened by this. The tragic deaths [...]

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Budget Vote 26: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 26: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (29 May 2013) Chairperson, Minister and Deputy Minister and Honourable Members, The UDM supports Budget Vote 26. Since 2009 we have been hoping that we would reach a point where the Minister would successfully turn the Department around and place it on a path to efficiency and effectiveness, but this has thus far proven to be wishful thinking. Instead, the [...]

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Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 5 – International Relations & Cooperation

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 5 - International Relations & Cooperation (30 May 2013) Mister Speaker, Ministers and Deputy Ministers and Honourable Members, The UDM supports Budget Vote 5. We wish to thank the Department for all the good things it has done. I will however leave the enumeration of the Department’s achievements to its praise singers. During our oversight visit to the Department’s Head Offices in Pretoria at the [...]

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Budget Vote 33: Rural Development and Land Reform

October 8th, 2013|2013 Archive, Speeches|

Address by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 33: Rural Development and Land Reform (31 May 2013) Mr Speaker and honourable Members, The UDM supports Budget Vote 33. President Zuma announced in the 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA) that government would reopen the lodgement of claims in order to accommodate those who missed the December 31, 1998 deadline and to accommodate the Koi and San people who were dispossessed of their [...]

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Youth at the centres of economic Opportunities

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP in the Parliamentary Youth Day Debate: Youth at the centres of economic Opportunities (04 June 2013) Mr Speaker and honourable Members, We commemorate Youth Day at a time when youth unemployment in South Africa has reached crisis levels. Facts and statistics on unemployment from Statistics South Africa’s latest Labour Force Survey show that unemployment for people between the ages of 15-34 in South Africa stands at 70.7 per cent. This means [...]

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UDM condemns human waste in protests in the Western Cape

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

UDM condemns human waste in protests in the Western Cape - Member's Statement in Parliament, by Mr SZ Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip) on 6 June 2013 The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the ANC Youth League’s (ANCYL’s) use of human waste in protest for portable loos in the Western Cape. Whatever the concerns, nothing justifies stooping to such a low level. The UDM has for many years warned the public about ruling party’s use of [...]

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Africa Day

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) in the Parliamentary Debate: Africa Day (6 June 2013) Mister Speaker and Honourable Members, We owe a big debt of gratitude for the freedoms we now enjoy to the leaders and African Heads of States, who met in Addis Ababa in May 1963 to develop a Master Plan to liberate the peoples of Africa from the brutal rule of the colonial regime. This 50th anniversary of the African Union [...]

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Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 1 – Presidency

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP in the Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 1 - Presidency (12 June 2013) Mister Speaker, honourable President and Deputy President, and honourable Members, The UDM supports Budget Vote 1. We have taken note of Government’s decision to name and shame people who are found guilty of corruption. I would like to join this campaign by sharing with the Nation the negative effect of political directives on government tenders, which create a breeding [...]

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Youth Day

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at a UDM Youth Day Rally, on Sunday, 16 June 2013 at Blybank Taxi Rank (Carletonville, Gauteng) Members of the UDM NEC; Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation UDM Public Representatives Fellow UDM members and supporters and Young South Africans WELCOME Thank you to each person who took the time to celebrate Youth Day with the United Democratic Movement (UDM) today. To the UDM structures in [...]

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National Youth Day Commemorations

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, UDM Deputy Secretary General, at the National Youth Day Commemorations, at eMadadeni, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, 16 June 2013 Programme Director, Mister President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers; All protocol observed, Fellow South Africans: Much has been achieved in the development of young people since the advent of democracy in 1994. However, it should concern us that today we commemorate the 37th anniversary of June 16 1976 against the backdrop of extraordinarily [...]

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UDM Rally part of celebration of Youth Month

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the UDM Rally part of celebration of Youth Month Impala No. 8, Freedom Park (Rustenburg, North West) on Monday, 17 June 2013 Members of the UDM NEC; Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation UDM Public Representatives Fellow UDM members and supporters and Young South Africans WELCOME Thank you to all of you who have come today to make this celebration possible. The structures of the [...]

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Centenary of the Native Land Act of 1913

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP in the Parliamentary Youth Day Debate: Centenary of the Native Land Act of 1913 (20 June 2013) Mr Speaker, and Honourable Members, This year marks the 100th anniversary of Natives Land Act of 1913, a piece of legislation which decreed that only certain areas of the country could be owned by black people. This led to a situation where the majority citizens owned only15 per cent of the land, [...]

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UDM Eastern Cape Congress 2013

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the UDM Eastern Cape Congress 2013 at Mthatha Primary School Sports Grounds on Sunday, 30 June 2013 Members of the UDM NEC; Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation UDM Public Representatives Fellow UDM members Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you to all of you who have come today to make this Provincial Congress possible. The structures of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in the [...]

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