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Capturing of the administration of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane The Public Protector South Africa Private Bag X677 Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Mkhwebane COMPLAINT: CAPTURING OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE NATIONAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID SCHEME - ALLEGED NEPOTISM AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS, STAFF VICTIMISATION AND PURGE, CORRUPTION AND MALADMINISTRATION As you might be aware, the National [...]

Donald Trump’s so-called Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is a recipe for disaster

The long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict is well documented, but United States President Donald Trump’s “peace plan” might put peace between Israel and the Palestinians even further out of reach. It is an extreme pity that former President Nelson Mandela’s efforts to end their struggle was left to peter out. However, [...]

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 28 May 2020    Regulations (Alert Level 4) as gazetted on 29 April 2020    Regulations, further to those of 18 March 2020 (25 March 2020)    Government [...]

Transport Department must take SANTACO seriously!

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is disappointed with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s failure to address disgruntled taxi drivers just a few days ago. This is not what is expected of a minister; he could have done better and not just throw tantrums, as [...]

Youth Power- Growing South Africa together in a time of Covid-19”

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng Honourable Chairperson Honourable Members Fellow South Africans   The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) salutes the frontline workers and those in healthcare who place their lives in the firing line, fighting the invisible enemy.  We also would like to convey our deepest [...]

Gender-based violence: back in spotlight

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is enraged that gender-based violence (GBV) is on the rise during the Covid-19 lockdown. GBV has never dissipated; we live amongst abusers, rapists, and murderers in our communities. Simply put, being a woman in South Africa is [...]

The entire Electoral Act needs an overhaul

Now that the Constitutional Court has ruled that the Electoral Act 73 of 1998 is in some parts inconsistent with the Constitution and has given Parliament 24 months to amend the legislation, it is a prime opportunity to give our electoral system an entire overhaul. The United Democratic Movement [...]

Schools are going to be major coronavirus transmission centres

Ms Thandi Nontenja Schools opened yesterday and the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is outraged at government’s willingness to risk the lives of school pupils and teachers. It was quickly reported that Gauteng alone had 38 schools with coronavirus infections and the Western Cape had 55; which [...]

World Environment Day 2020: #ForNature

As countries imposed lockdown procedures, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the impact humans have on the environment came into sharp focus. For example, the fact that there were fewer cars on the roads, planes in the sky and that dirty industries had temporarily closed meant that carbon emissions were reduced. [...]

Bantu Holomisa writes to Wesbank CEO Chris De Kock re Mr Mzukisi Ndara’s case

Dear Mr De Kock MZUKISI NDARA: NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS CONFIRMS “MISREPRESENTATIONS AND CONTRAVENTION OF STATUTES” BY WESBANK The above subject matter bears reference. The first time I wrote to you was on 2 May 2018, just over two years ago, seeking justice in the form of restoration for [...]

Composition of PIC interim board: beneficiaries should not be members

Honourable Minister Mboweni QUESTIONS AROUND THE COMPOSITION OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION’S BOARD: BENEFICIARIES SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SERVE 1. Some time has lapsed since the 995-page report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation, as lead by the Honourable Justice [...]

Youth Month: the need for urgent change

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng We are always reminded of the bravery of the young people of 1976, who took to the streets of South Africa to fight a system of injustice, prejudice, inequality, racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and suppression. They fought for a regime change and laws [...]

Africa Day 2020

We celebrate Africa Day this year, amid the Coronavirus pandemic, which has certainly forced our focuses away from the African agenda and has indeed exposed the need for its acceleration. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) believes that some progress has been made with Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and [...]

Covid-19 and government: a worst nightmare for women and children

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is deeply perturbed by how life is turning out for many South Africans, especially women, as we daily hear of large numbers of retrenchments, due to the Covid-19 lockdown. This is hitting very hard in the cases [...]

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