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Provincial and local government Policy Proposals

1. Introduction The UDM proposes the rapid expansion of the role of Local Government, as the sphere of government that is closest to the people. The equitable share of revenue that is allocated to Local Government must be increased to ensure that development and delivery at community level becomes a reality. The role of Provincial Government should be focussed upon coordinating development, building capacity and skills within Local Government, and assisting Local Governments in crisis [...]

April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Provincial and local government Policy Proposals

Housing Policy Proposals

1. Introduction In any country an effective housing policy is important for both social and economic reasons. Access to decent housing is a tool in the fight against poverty. A functioning housing market influences, and is influenced by, the national economy. In the South African context housing was used as a political tool to implement and entrench apartheid. Therefore housing has great political and emotional significance. The UDM’s policy framework will meet the housing challenges [...]

April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Housing Policy Proposals

Land Policy Proposals

1. Introduction 1.1. Land and politics Land ownership in South Africa has a painful history, since it played a central role in the racially divisive politics of the past. It is for that reason that land ownership must be dealt with fairly, and why the constitutional right to land ownership must be realised quickly and effectively by government, to avoid land becoming a political football. The history of other countries also illustrates that land ownership [...]

April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Land Policy Proposals

UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is outraged at the blatant attempt by the Buffalo City Municipality to sweep under the carpet the R10 million housing scandal implicating a senior African National Congress (ANC) official. Also, it was widely reported that Koko Godlo, whose company was awarded the tender, was appointed by the ANC to head its elections campaign for 2014. The link to the ruling party is clear. It is no wonder that he was [...]

April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

The challenges facing South Africa as we approach the New Millennium

presented by Mr Bantu Holomisa, UDM Co-leader, at the South African Institute of Race Relations, Johannesburg In the letter of invitation which I received from the Institute of Race Relations, it is stated that the United Democratic Movement (UDM) is attracting much media attention. The UDM on the other hand feels that scant attention is paid to its activities by the media, so it is a matter of debate as to whether we enjoy any [...]

December 10th, 1997|1997 Archive, Archives, Economy, Speeches|Comments Off on The challenges facing South Africa as we approach the New Millennium