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Parliamentary Debate: Budget Vote 5 – International Relations & Cooperation

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2014-08-28T17:25:22+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2013-10-08T12:01:52+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:29+00:00 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

2016-10-26T08:39:30+00:00 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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