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UDM Manifesto 2016 Municipal Elections

Message of the UDM President of the UDM, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP Dear Voter This is our opportunity to demonstrate on a local level that there are solutions to the challenges that face us. United in our desire to create better villages, towns and cities, we can light the way and show which policies should be applied nationally. We have it within our power to affect changes that will result in genuine improvements in the [...]

December 13th, 2015|2015 Archive, 2016 Election Campaign, Home|Comments Off on UDM Manifesto 2016 Municipal Elections

State of the Organisation – towards the UDM 5th National Congress

In preparation of the National Congress of the United Democratic Movement, this discussion document was developed to allow members to assess the state of the organisation from their point of view and engage in discussion to ensure active participation at the Party's National Congress in December 2015   "We once again have the opportunity to give an account of the work done over the past five years. It was in December 2010, that a gathering [...]

October 26th, 2015|2015 Archive, Discussion Documents, Home|Comments Off on State of the Organisation – towards the UDM 5th National Congress

UDM calls DA to order

Statement by Nqabayomzi Kwankwa-UDM Chief Whip The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is disturbed and disappointed by the racist social media post attributed to the Democratic Alliance (DA) Honourable Dianne Kohler-Barnard. There is no other way to read and understand these reckless comments than as pure racism and an endorsement of the apartheid system. We cannot allow Honourable Kohler-Barnard to glorify and romanticize the diabolic system of apartheid. She will recall that under PW Botha’s regime [...]

October 1st, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM calls DA to order

UDM Parliamentary Caucus denounces the Ad-hoc Committee on Nkandla as flawed and against the law

Statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa   After deliberations this morning the Caucus resolved as follows regarding the Nkandla Ad Hoc committee: 1. The new Ad-hoc committee process has not changed the original position of the UDM that the President must not use the Executive and Parliament to undermine the report of the Public Protector, but should in line with legal prescripts; approach the appropriate court for a judicial review. 2. Irrespective of the findings [...]

2015 Budget Vote 2: Parliament -address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the NA

  Madam Speaker and Honourable Members, A race to the bottom is currently underway in our Parliament. Today in this House, we engage and deal with our Nation’s challenges, less according to national interests and the need to create a better life for all, but more according to cheap political point scoring and vote maximisation at all costs, and mostly according to the primitive doctrine that might is right. This approach causes us to miss [...]

June 2nd, 2015|2015 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on 2015 Budget Vote 2: Parliament -address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the NA

2015 Debate on Budget Vote 1: Presidency address by Bantu Holomisa, MP

Hon Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote. Mr President, during the State of the Nation Address you declared the year 2015 as the “… year of unity in Action to Advance Economic Freedom”. However, what is not clear, is a common and simple programme that binds the entire society behind this vision. For instance, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Committee’s work is not known by all citizens. We need a clearer [...]

May 26th, 2015|2015 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on 2015 Debate on Budget Vote 1: Presidency address by Bantu Holomisa, MP

UDM sympathises with the Marikana Massacre victims and their families

The decision to take President Jacob Zuma to court by the family members, injured workers of the Marikana massacre and AMCU is the best action to force Zuma to release the findings of the investigation. As the United Democratic Movement, we are in full support of this decision and we hope he will realise the importance of the findings being made public as it is not just a report for the family and the injured [...]

May 26th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Marikana Massacre, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM sympathises with the Marikana Massacre victims and their families

2015 Budget Vote 31: Small Business Development – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

Honourable Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. • Welcome the political shift for business rescue from big business into Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME). This will help to remove the strain associated with the SMME sector so that it can be able to deliver on the expectations of the National Development Plan with regard to the creation of job opportunities. • Whilst we intensify the creation of small business, [...]

May 21st, 2015|2015 Archive, Economy, Speeches|Comments Off on 2015 Budget Vote 31: Small Business Development – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

Condolence Motion: Ms Ruth Mompati, former MP – addresss by Ms CN Majeke, MP

Honourable Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) extends its heartfelt condolence to the family, the ANC and friends of the late member of the National Assembly Ms Ruth Mompati. A heroin with a good sense of humour and respect of mankind, a towering icon who was exemplary to our nation has fallen. Mme Mompati was blessed with resilience beyond measure. She was obedient to her calling and dared even her oppressors to embrace love. [...]

May 20th, 2015|2015 Archive, Speeches, Tributes|Comments Off on Condolence Motion: Ms Ruth Mompati, former MP – addresss by Ms CN Majeke, MP

Letter by Mr LB Gaehler, MP to the Minister of Social Development regarding concerns about abuse of child grants – Hillcrest, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

Dear Minister of Social Development, Ms B Dlamini CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSE OF CHILD GRANTS – HILLCREST, MTHATHA, EASTERN CAPE 1. The above matter has reference. 2. Numerous reports have been given to me verbally about the abuse child grants in Hillcrest suburb in Mthatha Eastern Cape. 3. It is alleged that many of the people who receives child grant are not using them in accordance with the relevant prescripts and as such children are not [...]

May 8th, 2015|2015 Archive, Open Letters, Social development and welfare|Comments Off on Letter by Mr LB Gaehler, MP to the Minister of Social Development regarding concerns about abuse of child grants – Hillcrest, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 14 on Basic Education

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports the budget. However we want to drive home the following important issues for the department to pay the necessary attention to. • As part of consolidating the transformation of the basic education sector and improve the quality of product thereof, the department should seriously consider the taking over the Early Childhood Development from the Department of Social Development and [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Vote 14 on Basic Education

SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: State Security Vote 7

Address by Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The security of a nation demands well-informed citizens backed up by highly trained security forces as well as enforcement of efficient and effective professionalism across the board. This is one area where the government cannot afford to fail and it should not be left to chance especially when appointing personnel in key state departments. The internal tension between and within [...]

May 6th, 2015|Speeches|Comments Off on SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: State Security Vote 7

SHOW OF SOLIDARITY – UDM Chief Whip to spend a night at the KZN Camps

Statement issued by UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Over the past few weeks, South Africa has been engulfed by a humongous wave of xenophobic violence. This has caused untold damage to the image of our country in the African Continent and the world at large. It has, however, been heart-warming and encouraging to see South Africans of all races taking a firm stand in the fight against xenophobia. All the various campaigns have contributed [...]

April 24th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on SHOW OF SOLIDARITY – UDM Chief Whip to spend a night at the KZN Camps

CONDOLENCE WITH THE PASSING AWAY OF MINISTER COLLINS CHABANE

Receiving news of the departure of Minister Collins Chabane is with immense distress and profound sadness. His passing away robs us of one of the greatest sons of our people, esteemed administrator and polished politician. ISSUED BY MR BANTU HOLOMISA – UDM PRESIDENT The United Democratic Movement (UDM) expresses its shock by the passing on of Minister Chabane. We would like to pass our deepest condolences to his family, the ANC, friends and comrades. Leaders [...]

March 16th, 2015|Issues|Comments Off on CONDOLENCE WITH THE PASSING AWAY OF MINISTER COLLINS CHABANE

Incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court 10 September 2014

Motion without notice in the National Assembly on 11 September 2014 by ML Filtane, MP Motion without notice on the incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court yesterday, 10 September 2014 I hereby move, on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) move without notice, that the house; (1) Notes the incident which unfolded at the Mthatha High Court yesterday where two dangerous suspects died on the scene and one official [...]

September 11th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court 10 September 2014

Elections 2014 – Thank you to UDM supporters and members for hard work

Dear All Thank you for your support and votes in the National and Provincial elections on May 7th. I would also like to extend my appreciation to all the United Democratic Movement (UDM) members and leaders. We have all had the opportunity to meet so many amazing, progressive people throughout this campaign period, I hope that each and every one of you stays in touch and stays involved. I can confirm that the UDM has [...]

May 13th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Open Letters|Comments Off on Elections 2014 – Thank you to UDM supporters and members for hard work