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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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Eastern Cape Provincial Congress

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, UDM Deputy Secretary General, at the Eastern Cape Provincial Congress, at Mthatha Primary School Sports Grounds, Eastern Cape 30 June 2013 Programme Director, UDM President, Members of the UDM NEC; Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation UDM Public Representatives Fellow UDM members Ladies and gentlemen: As we gather here today to elect the Eastern Cape provincial leadership, we should make use of this opportunity to review the [...]

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Workshop with Branch Chairpersons and Secretaries of the UDM in Limpopo

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at a workshop with Branch Chairpersons and Secretaries of the UDM in Limpopo on Saturday, 6 July 2013 Members of the UDM NEC; Limpopo Provincial Leadership; UDM Public Representatives; Ladies and Gentlemen; I welcome you in the name of party building. Thank you to all of you who have come today to make this Provincial Workshop possible. To the organisers and facilitators of this workshop, thank you [...]

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Funeral Service of Mr Ntopile “Prof” Kganyago

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the Funeral Service of Mr Ntopile “Prof” Kganyago held at the Seshego Stadium, Seshego, Limpopo on Saturday, 27 July 2013 Programme Directors, The Kganyago family; in particular his wife and children UDM NEC Members, Provincial Executive Members of the UDM in Limpopo, Presidents of the UDM Youth Vanguard and Women’s Organisation Members and Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Leaders and representatives of political parties, Distinguished guests, UDM [...]

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Mr Bantu Holomisa on Political Realignment

October 8th, 2013|Archives, Issues, Political Realignment, Speeches|

Lecture by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on political realignment at the University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Campus on Thursday, 01 August 2013 Programme Director, University Management and Academics, Young Intellectuals, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. INTRODUCTION It has been more than fifty years since freedom and democracy reached the shores of the African continent, although the time at which each country tasted political liberty varies [...]

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Women’s Day 2013 Celebration

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mrs Kholofelo Mokgawa, UDEMWO National Chairperson at a UDEMWO Women’s Day 2013 Celebration on 9 August 2013 at the Westlake Community Hall, Cape Town "A centenary of working together towards sustainable women empowerment and gender equality” TOPIC: Women’s Day: is there anything to celebrate? The answers are “yes” and “no”. YES, we should celebrate and salute women who sacrificed their lives and took it upon themselves to lead and march to the Union [...]

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Bestow the Freedom of the City of Johannesburg on the leaders of the 1956 Women’s March

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Cllr Thandi Nontenja, UDM Councillor in the City of Johannesburg at Special Council Meeting to Bestow the Freedom of the City of Johannesburg on the leaders of the 1956 Women's March on 15 August 2013 Council Chambers Madam Speaker Executive Mayor Members of the Mayoral Committee Mama Sophie de Bruyn Families of the recipients Fellow Councillors Ladies and Gentlemen The United Democratic Movement (UDM) joins you in saluting the brave women who marched [...]

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Marikana Commemoration

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Marikana Commemoration on Friday, 16 August 2013 at Marikana Programme Director, Church and union leaders, Leaders of political parties, Mining management, Community leaders, The workers and people of Marikana 16 AUGUST 2012 I stand here and I remember when we heard the terrible news of what happened on this very soil on 16 August 2012. Indeed the South African Council of Churches (SACC), under the leadership [...]

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WSU crisis Stakeholder Meeting

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP ( UDM President) at the WSU crisis Stakeholder Meeting at Mthatha High School Stadium on Monday, 02 September 2013 Programme Director and Ladies and Gentlemen, At the funeral of the late Mr Tsengwa in Willowvale a few years ago, Bishop Mbethe expressed feelings of great sadness about the dreadful state and poor quality of our education in the Eastern Cape. His lamentation was prompted by the continuous poor matric [...]

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Tribute to the late Mr Krakrayo Simayile

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

Tribute by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) to the late Mr Krakrayo Simayile, a loyal UDM member, at the Langa Sports Complex, Cape Town on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 Programme Director, The Simayile family; in particular his wife and children, UDM NEC Members, Provincial Executive Members of the UDM in the Western Cape, Distinguished guests, UDM Members, Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), I wish to extend our heartfelt [...]

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Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University is jeopardising futures of Eastern Cape youth

October 8th, 2013|Issues|

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 are handling the crises at Walter Sisulu University (WSU). If not for the intervention of civil society, under the leadership [...]

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In response to service delivery complaints in Limpopo

October 4th, 2013|2013 Archive, Archives|

TO:          His Excellency, Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic South Africa  Minister OC Chabane, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration FROM:    Bantu Holomisa, MP  Dear Sirs I refer to a letter from the Minister Ohm Collins Chabane, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, regarding the abovementioned subject dated 24 July 2013. We also refer to the List of Complaints attached to our original correspondence, dated 29 April [...]

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Occupied Palestinian Territories hosted by Palestine Solidarity Campaign

October 1st, 2013|2013 Archive, Archives|

A screening of 'Occupation 101' and panel discussion about the Occupied Palestinian Territories hosted by Palestine Solidarity Campaign Stellenbosch contribution by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the University of Stellenbosch Facilitator, Fellow Member of Parliament, Mr Magama Palestine Solidarity Campaign Stellenbosch Academics and students Ladies and Gentlemen THANK YOU Thank you for the kind invitation to join you tonight, to listen and learn; and to discuss a complex issue that has been on [...]

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South Africa on the Slippery Slope

September 27th, 2013|2013 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|

article by Bantu Holomisa published in the New Agenda During my career I have witnessed many governments come and go. As a former head of the Transkei Military Government, I have had an overview of what the Apartheid Government and the Bantustans had done, in comparison with what the current government is doing. The previous regime's policies and abuse of human rights is well documented; including some homelands. Although I was heading this discredited institution, [...]

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Memo to Premier of the Eastern Cape to accept 17 April marchers’ petition

April 17th, 2013|Open Letters|

Open memo to Premier of the Eastern Cape to request her office to make a representative available to accept 17 April marchers' petition from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP On Wednesday, 17 April 2013, there will be a peaceful march in Mthatha by the people of the OR Tambo Region to express their disappointment and frustration with the poor state of infrastructure and lack of development in their cities and towns. Although the United Democratic Movement [...]

Management and Administration Class

March 7th, 2013|2013 Archive, Archives, Speeches|

Contribution by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at a University of Cape Town State Management and Administration class Programme Director, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to take this opportunity to thank your lecturers, Ms Raenette Taljaard and Mr Jon Cayzer, for giving me the opportunity to talk with you today. It is pleasing to know that I am discussing these challenges besetting our public administration with future political leaders and public administrators. I am therefore looking [...]

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