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The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO):The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with a male candidate Mr. Glen Mashinini is not an appropriate choice. Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General We are not pleased by the recent appointment of Mr Glen Mashinini, the former Presidential Advisor as the new chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) replacing Pansy Tlakula. As women the appointment of a male candidate does not sit well and it shows clearly [...]

March 11th, 2015|Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

UDM: Holomisa reacts to Pansy Tlakula’s resignation

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MR BANTU HOLOMISA, MP – UDM PRESIDENT The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes that Advocate Pansy Tlakula has resigned as Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). She has at last seen the light, but it is a pity that she was forced to do so at great cost to government and political parties. There are now no more excuses; the Electoral Commission must immediately implement all the findings of the Public [...]

September 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM: Holomisa reacts to Pansy Tlakula’s resignation

Multi Party Forum on the decision of the Constitutional Court on the matter of the IEC Chairperson

Statement on behalf of the Multi Party Forum on the decision of the Constitutional Court on the matter of the IEC Chairperson We welcome the Constitutional Court decision on the matter of the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission Advocate Pansy Tlakula. This decision vindicates the findings of the Public Protector and two other credible institutions that pronounced on the matter. We take our hats off to the whistle blowers who helped root out this [...]

August 15th, 2014|2014 Archive, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Multi Party Forum on the decision of the Constitutional Court on the matter of the IEC Chairperson

Multi-Party Forum’s comment on appeal lodged by IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP – UDM President and Chairperson of the Multi-Party Forum We confirm that we yesterday received court papers as submitted with the Constitutional Court by the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Advocate Pansy Tlakula. We have filed our answering papers. The political parties that are part of this action will be guided by the Constitutional Court and we hope that the matter will reach conclusion as soon [...]

July 24th, 2014|2014 Archive, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Multi-Party Forum’s comment on appeal lodged by IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula

IEC lease agreement scandal – IEC paying for Commission Chairperson’s legal costs

Memo to: Mr Terry Tselane, Vice-Chairperson of the Electoral CommissionFrom: Bantu Holomisa (Chairperson of the Multi-Party Forum and UDM President)Copied to: Judge Thami Makhanya, Rev. Bongani Finca, Ms Raenette Taljaard, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, leaders and representatives of other political parties=====================================Dear Mr TselaneThe abovementioned matter has reference.The Electoral Commission is on record that it has accepted the Public Protector’s report 13 of 2013 captioned: “Report on an investigation into allegations of maladministration and corruption in the [...]

April 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal|Comments Off on IEC lease agreement scandal – IEC paying for Commission Chairperson’s legal costs

ANC imbedded within IEC

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, has brought the Electoral Commission into disrepute in terms of Chapter 2, Paragraph 9 (c) of the Electoral Commission’s act (51 of 1996) which states that: “ (9) No members of the commission: (c) may, by his or her membership, association, statement, conduct or in any other manner place in jeopardy his or her perceived independence, or in any other manner harm the credibility, impartiality, independence [...]

April 8th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on ANC imbedded within IEC

Resolutions of meeting of the Multi-Party Forum at the Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

The following political parties, ACDP, AgangSA, Azapo, Cope, DA, EFF, FF+, IFP, UCDP and UDM met today to discuss various issues regarding their concerns around the practical processes of Elections 2014, the findings around the lease agreement of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) head office, manipulation of the public broad caster, as well as the Nkandla Scandal. PRACTICAL MATTERS REGARDING ELECTIONS 2014 Some of the practical matters that were discussed are: 1. Numbering and security [...]

April 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Resolutions of meeting of the Multi-Party Forum at the Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

Speech: Annual Black Management Forum conference Debate: Can Good Governance increase trust amongst Government, Civil Society, Labour and Business?

by Mr Bantu Holomisa at Gallagher Convention Centre Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to interact with you today; I’m honoured to address this forum on the importance of good governance in engendering trust among the various stakeholders in society. Let me state from the outset that the answer to this question is an emphatic YES! Yesterday the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela in this conference gave a candid and concise assessment of poor [...]

October 24th, 2013|2013 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Speech: Annual Black Management Forum conference Debate: Can Good Governance increase trust amongst Government, Civil Society, Labour and Business?

The questionable conduct of the intelligence services: IEC lease agreements

Open letter to Siyabonga Cwele, Minister of Intelligence about the questionable conduct of the intelligence services: IEC lease agreements from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (8 March 2013) The above mentioned matter has reference. On the 3rd of October 2011, I wrote a letter to the office of the Public Protector requesting it to investigate suspected irregularities in the lease agreements of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Afterwards I had a few meetings with [...]

October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on The questionable conduct of the intelligence services: IEC lease agreements

Follow-up letter on suspected irregularities: IEC lease agreements

Open letter to the Public Protector, Adv T Madonsela, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: Follow-up letter on suspected irregularities: IEC lease agreements (21 February 2012) Dear Advocate Madonsela The abovementioned matter has reference. On the 3rd of October 2011, I wrote a letter requesting the office of the Public Protector to investigate suspected irregularities in the lease agreements of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). I again wrote on 14 March 2012, almost [...]

October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Follow-up letter on suspected irregularities: IEC lease agreements

UDM input at the National Convention South African democracy at a crossroad: turning a new page

INTRODUCTION The debate about political realignment has long been in the minds of many people in this country. It has been discussed publicly and privately by writers, political parties, and other individuals. Also over the years we have seen developments such as the emergence of the DA, the dissolution of the NNP and its absorption into the ANC, as well as the formation of new political parties. All of these are signs of the impetus [...]

October 31st, 2008|2008 Archive, Archives|Comments Off on UDM input at the National Convention South African democracy at a crossroad: turning a new page