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UDM deputy chairperson Mncedisi Filtane passes away due to Covid-19

It is with great sorrow that the United Democratic Movement announces that our Deputy National Chairperson and Member of the Provincial Legislature in the Eastern Cape, Mr Mncedisi Filtane, has passed away due to Covid-19. He was admitted to hospital on Friday with low oxygen levels and died early on [...]

COVID-19 lockdown: what you need to know

   Keep up to date with the latest on #CoronavirusSA - click here    Regulations (Alert Level 3) as gazetted on 12 July 2020    Regulations (Alert Level 3) as gazetted on 28 May 2020    Regulations (Alert Level 4) as gazetted on 29 April 2020    Regulations, further [...]

UDM convinces scopa to look at the DBSA

United Democratic Movement (UDM) President Bantu Holomisa, MP, made an oral submission, this morning, to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts’ (Scopa) on allegations of maladministration and possible corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). We are pleased and thankful that Scopa has acknowledged the seriousness of the [...]

The facts about the UDM’s court cases: Lebashe and Harith General partners

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wishes to clarify the confusion caused by the incorrect reporting around its multi-legged litigation against the former deputy finance minister and Public Investment Corporation (PIC) board chairperson Jabu Moleketi, former PIC senior executive Tshepo Mahloele and their companies Lebashe and Harith General Partners, all [...]

Presidential Q&A: Follow-up question (12 November 2020)

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL REPLY: PRESIDENT Mr J S Malema (EFF) to ask the President of the Republic: Whether his insistence to fight the Public Protector in court, in order to seal bank statements of accounts of persons who contributed to his campaign to be elected as the president of [...]

Holomisa: debate on South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

Honourable Speaker Mr President and Honourable Members 1. Introduction The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes President Ramaphosa’s ideas around South Africa's Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, especially the use of massive infrastructure development projects, and the rebuilding and cultivation of manufacturing industries. However, Mr President, we have heard this [...]

President Ramaphosa does not take the youth seriously!

  The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) thinks President Cyril Ramaphosa lives in a fool’s paradise if he believes that his government will implement his big plans. Since Mr Ramaphosa became president, every speech has been full of optimism and plans for a new dawn, however South [...]

Minister Nzimande’s high-handed interference in appointment of Unisa vice-chancellor

Dear Mr President MINISTER NZIMANDE’S HIGH-HANDED INTERFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA 1. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Dr Blade Nzimande’s interference in the departmental processes and administration of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and that of the Sector Education [...]

Ivanplats: a community tragedy in waiting

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in Mogalakwena is deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place early this week at an Ivanplats owned mine in Mokopane, which has rocked our entire community.   As we keep those families in our thoughts, we are also concerned for this entire community who [...]

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula must resign!

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is totally dismayed at how Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula decided to use a South African Air-Force jet to transport African National Congress members to Zimbabwe. The ruling party is so used to abuse state resources, that are paid by [...]

Mathole High School bullying incident

  The shocking video clip that has been circulating on social media, of a female learner degradingly, physically abusing another, who tried to shield herself from the beating, has left us repulsed. This incident, taking place between two Mathole High School learners, is yet another harrowing demonstration, this year alone, [...]

Igniting entrepreneurship and creating wealth creators

Good morning and thank you for taking the time to join me on a Saturday morning to talk about entrepreneurship in South Africa. 1. Entrepreneurship in South Africa: a failure thus far 1.1. The ballgame for entrepreneurs was quite different in 1994, as the South African business landscape started to [...]

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