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The UDM Youth Vanguard is disgusted by bully tendencies from the DA.

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng For far too long, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has used every nefarious political tactic to tarnish the image and reputation of the of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and Comrade Mongameli Bobani with baseless accusations. The smear campaign against Mr Bobani started during the days of Athol [...]

2020-05-25T14:15:12+02:00February 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Human rights, Media statements: UDMYV, Nelson Mandela Bay, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The UDM Youth Vanguard is disgusted by bully tendencies from the DA.

Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address at the launch of the UDM’s manifesto

• Deputy President of the UDM; • UDM National Office Bearers; • Members of our National Executive Committee; • The party’s provincial leadership; • The Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor and the people of this metro who are our hosts; • Members and supporters of the UDM; • Fellow South Africans; Introduction Good day [...]

2020-05-25T15:15:21+02:00February 16th, 2019|2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address at the launch of the UDM’s manifesto

UDM welcomes, Ms Sindi Mashinini-Maphumulo, former NFP deputy-president, to the fold

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President in welcoming of new members to the United Democratic Movement on 1 February 2019 in Durban • Chairperson • UDM leadership, and • Most importantly, our guests; • Members of the UDM Your joining the United Democratic Movement (UDM) is a vital step to realise our [...]

2020-05-25T15:08:38+02:00February 1st, 2019|2019 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM welcomes, Ms Sindi Mashinini-Maphumulo, former NFP deputy-president, to the fold

#UDM20 – address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the occasion of the 20-year Anniversary of the UDM

1. Welcome Ladies and gentlemen, today, we celebrate two decades of principled political struggle. Thank you for sharing your time and participating in this auspicious occasion. I want us to look back at what we have achieved together in the past, but to also look ahead at what we can achieve, together, working towards [...]

2017-11-30T20:02:54+02:00September 30th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on #UDM20 – address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the occasion of the 20-year Anniversary of the UDM

Nuclear deals: Western Cape High Court judgement is an indictment of a Government involved in sneaky deals

Statement issued by UDM President Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the Western Cape High Court ruling in favour of the case brought against Government by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute. This ruling is a good lesson for Government to understand and accept that accountability [...]

2017-06-13T15:02:29+02:00April 26th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Minerals and Energy|Comments Off on Nuclear deals: Western Cape High Court judgement is an indictment of a Government involved in sneaky deals

UDM’s well wishes for Easter Holiday

Statement by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General As we approach the holiday season, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) calls on drivers to be more vigilant and ensure that travellers reach their destination safe. We must curb the incidents of road rage; drivers and passengers must not be impatient. Pedestrians also must abide by the [...]

2017-06-13T15:03:32+02:00April 13th, 2017|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM’s well wishes for Easter Holiday

UDM condemns ANC Youth League political intolerance

Statement issued by Bongani Mosmi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is stunned and disappointed by the violent behaviour displayed by the ruling party’s youth league, African National Congress Youth League towards anti-Zuma protesters. ANC is supposed to be the custodian of our constitution which guarantees the freedom of association. The attacks [...]

2017-06-13T15:03:40+02:00April 10th, 2017|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM condemns ANC Youth League political intolerance

UDM calls for investigation into death of poisoned minors

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) would like to convey a message of condolence to the families of two minors that were killed after an alleged consumption of food poison in the Western Cape meanwhile others are still in a critical condition in hospital. This is tragic [...]

2017-06-13T15:05:44+02:00April 6th, 2017|2017 Archive, Health, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM calls for investigation into death of poisoned minors

Bantu Holomisa addresses the UDM Regional Council in Port Elizabeth

• National and Provincial leaders of the UDM, • Regional and Local UDM leaders, • UDM Public Representatives • Members of the United Democratic Movement 1. Ascendancy Profile - organisational programme for 2017 The National Council of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), held on the 3rd of December 2016, took the time to discuss the [...]

2017-06-13T15:07:37+02:00February 18th, 2017|2017 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa addresses the UDM Regional Council in Port Elizabeth

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 [...]

2016-10-28T20:45:49+02:00December 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 [...]

2016-10-28T20:43:02+02:00October 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 [...]

2015-12-24T16:44:32+02:00October 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, [...]

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 [...]

2016-10-28T21:20:46+02:00June 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 [...]

2016-10-28T21:08:01+02:00May 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 [...]

2016-10-28T21:09:46+02:00May 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 [...]

2016-10-28T21:59:38+02:00May 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 [...]

2016-10-28T21:52:03+02:00May 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 [...]

2016-10-28T22:02:59+02:00May 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+02:00May 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+02:00May 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+02:00April 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00March 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00May 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

UDM Election Rally in Port Elizabeth Address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

• UDM Leaders at all levels of Eastern Cape • UDM public representatives • My fellow South Africans WELCOME Ladies and gentlemen, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) says “thank you” for making the time and effort to attend this rally and listen to our message. To our election teams that have worked themselves to a [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00April 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM Election Rally in Port Elizabeth Address by UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa

UDM National and Provincial Elections 2014: 10th List

10th list 1. Bantubonke Harrington Holomisa 2. Nqabayomzi Lawrence Saziso Kwankwa 3. Khumbuzile Anna Prudence Madonsela 4. Kholofelo Nurse Mokgawa 5. Christobel Thandiwe Nontenja 6. Stanley Zoyisile Ntapane 7. Monde Archibald Ralo 8. Zolisa Lavisa 9. Sipho Richard Ngwema 10. Malcolm Julian Taylor 11. Patrick Similo Sitole 12. Nomathamsanqa Caroline Siwisa 13. Pumza Malefane 14. [...]

2014-04-26T00:18:36+02:00April 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Campaigns|Comments Off on UDM National and Provincial Elections 2014: 10th List

Holomisa speaks at UDM Rally at Gompo Community Hall, Duncan Village, East London

• Leaders of the UDM in the Eastern Cape • UDM public representatives • My fellow South Africans WELCOME The 2014 elections campaign of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) is gaining momentum. Just this morning I addressed a full-hall in Khayelitsha. Tomorrow Mhbazima Shilowa and I will be in Kroonstad in the Free State. I [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 12th, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on Holomisa speaks at UDM Rally at Gompo Community Hall, Duncan Village, East London

Address: by the UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally in OR Tambo Sports Centre, Khayelitsha

• Leaders of the UDM in the Western Cape • UDM Public representatives • My fellow South Africans WELCOME Welcome to this rally of the United Democratic Movement (UDM). Thank you for spending your time with us; thank you for coming to listen to what the UDM believes is needed so that we can transform [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:18+02:00April 12th, 2014|2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Address: by the UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally in OR Tambo Sports Centre, Khayelitsha

Public Works Policy Proposals

1. Introduction The aim of the UDM strategy for public works is to create jobs on a large scale with Planned Sustainable Development programmes. The result will be productive and safe environments that will improve the quality of life of the people and communities of South Africa through rapid and extensive economic and social infrastructure [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:20+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Public Works Policy Proposals

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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:20+02:00April 8th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on ANC imbedded within IEC

UDM Integration Approach (policy)

Foreword On September 27, 1997, the United Democratic Movement was officially launched.  Since that time, we have travelled across South Africa – giving speeches, holding rallies, and most importantly, meeting with thousands of South Africans, from the rural villages of Mpumalanga to the boardrooms of Gauteng.  We have spent countless hours listening to their daily [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:21+02:00April 1st, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on UDM Integration Approach (policy)

Economic Policy Position

1.       Why the new South Africa needs a new economic plan The South African economy fails to deliver what is expected of it. It is acknowledged that certain fundamentals are in place, but it is equally true that the urgently required jobs and economic growth are not materialising. Since 1994 hundreds of thousands of jobs [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:21+02:00March 31st, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Economic Policy Position

Holomisa on Amcu strike: Call for both parties to give face-to-face negotiations another try

With Implats’ announcement that it would consider abandoning its new R11bn Leeuwkop platinum mine, unless it could redesign it as a mechanised mine, is bad news for South Africans who are desperate for work, especially from nearby communities. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is of the view that “go-betweens” are not the way to go. [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:21+02:00March 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Holomisa on Amcu strike: Call for both parties to give face-to-face negotiations another try

UDM Contribution at Human Rights Day Celebration at Sharpeville

Speech from Mrs Thandi Nontenja (UDM National Treasurer) to be delivered at the Department of Arts and Culture Human Rights Day Programme Director The Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Premier of Gauteng – Nomvula Mokonyane Leaders of other Political Parties Fellow South Africans: It is an honour and a privilege to be [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:21+02:00March 21st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM Contribution at Human Rights Day Celebration at Sharpeville

Nkandla: President Zuma no longer has the moral authority to lead – it’s time to go

The scathing report of the Public Protector on the so-called Nkandla “upgrades” probably marks one of the darkest moments in the history our country since the advent of democracy in 1994. The findings that President Zuma has once again violated the Executive Members Ethics Code through his failure to act in protection of state resources, [...]

2014-08-28T14:19:17+02:00March 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|1 Comment

Joint Statement by Mbhazima Shilowa and Bantu Holomisa

Joint statement Mbhazima Shilowa and Bantu Holomisa Today marks yet another milestone in our journey towards political realignment.  Our announcement takes forward the discussions which started after the 2009 elections when it became apparent that South Africans yearned for a viable alternative. This process had stalled, in part, as the Independent Democrats (ID) joined the [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+02:00February 24th, 2014|2014 Archive, Issues, Media statements: UDM|2 Comments

2014 Manifesto Launch address by Bantu Holomisa at Nasrec

• The National Chairperson of the UDM, Mr Zolisa Lavisa, • UDM Secretary General, Mr Bongani Msomi • The Members the UDM National Executive Committee Officer, • UDM PEC Members, • UDM Members of Parliament, Legislature and Councillors, • UDM REC Members, • Traditional Leaders, • Honoured Guests, • Members of the Media, • UDM [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+02:00February 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on 2014 Manifesto Launch address by Bantu Holomisa at Nasrec

UDM Manifesto 2014

Message from UDM President Bantu Holomisa My fellow South Africans 2014 is an auspicious year, as South Africans mark 20 years of freedom. The Bill of Rights ensures that all the citizens of our beautiful country have the right to equal protection and benefit of the law. Our dignity has been restored and we enjoy [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+02:00February 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Campaigns|8 Comments

Corruption and maladministration at USAASA: victimisation of whistleblowers

TO: His Excellency, Mr Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic South Africa FROM: Bantu Holomisa, MP The abovementioned matter had reference. I also refer to an:  email from Mr Gcina Ntsaluba of Corruption Watch, dated 20 January 2014, as well as Adv. Sithembiso Nkatha, Chief Director, Legal Services of the Department of Communications’ “Analysis on the [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+02:00January 22nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on Corruption and maladministration at USAASA: victimisation of whistleblowers

UDMYV reaction matric 2013

by Teddy Thwala, UDM Youth Vanguard President The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) congratulates all learners who have successfully completed their matric examinations as a result of hard work and dedication throughout the 2013 academic year. For those who have not succeeded, the UDMYV also wants to encourage you to try again and not [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+02:00January 8th, 2014|Media statements: UDM, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on UDMYV reaction matric 2013

Lonmin Mine’s September 2012 salary increase agreement

Open letter to Mr Simon Scott, CEO of Lonmin Mine about Lonmin Mine's September 2012 salary increase agreement from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (4 February 2013) The abovementioned matter has reference. In September last year the Management of Lonmin’s Marikana mine reportedly promises a pay rise offer of 22% to its mineworkers, ending [...]

2013-10-18T06:22:52+02:00October 18th, 2013|Open Letters|Comments Off on Lonmin Mine’s September 2012 salary increase agreement