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Bantu Holomisa on South Africa Today and How Best to Position Ourselves for the Future

Let me start off by saying a heartfelt “thank you” to the South African Ubuntu Foundation for giving me this opportunity to chat with you today. Ladies and gentlemen, South Africa faces a triple crisis. Not the conventional one of unemployment, poverty and inequality, though those underlying socio-economic conditions remain, scarring our land, and casting a long shadow over the post-1994 South Africa. No, a new triple crisis: first, a fiscal crisis; second, an energy [...]

2020-02-20T09:10:26+02:00February 20th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Economy, Speeches|0 Comments

Understanding the UDM, Bantu Holomisa’s contribution at ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program

• Programme Director, • Future Leaders, • Ladies and Gentlemen. 1. Introduction Before I launch into the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) vision and policy on certain issues, I want to sketch a bit of background of how we started, since that informs much of our policy and work. Almost twenty years ago, after I was unceremoniously expelled from the African National Congress (ANC), I started a consultation process with South Africans on the need for [...]

2017-06-13T15:04:58+02:00April 6th, 2017|2017 Archive, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Understanding the UDM, Bantu Holomisa’s contribution at ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program

Let’s Talk: Politics of realignment – a possible breakaway party from the ANC

South Africans have long been calling for a realignment of the political landscape and the establishment of an alternative to the ANC; of late this topic has taken on new impetus with rumours of an eminent breakaway from the ruling party. The majority of the population have gradually come to realise the need for realignment, starting as early as 1998 when the first signs appeared that corruption and nepotism were becoming the order of the [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:31+02:00October 8th, 2008|2008 Archive, Archives, Newsletters, Political Realignment|Comments Off on Let’s Talk: Politics of realignment – a possible breakaway party from the ANC