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Vision

We are the political home of all South Africans, united in the spirit of South Africanism by our common passion for our Country, mobilising the creative power inherent in our rich diversity, towards our transformation into a Winning Nation.

Mission

We will unite South Africans from all communities in a new political home, built on the foundation of the principles and ideals of our National Constitution. To this end we will address poverty and imbalances in our society, inspired by our unifying love of our Country and its people. We will set free the creative power inherent in our diversity and will co-operate with all stake-holders to ensure a quality life and individual freedom for every citizen, based on good governance and civil order, towards being a Winning Nation.

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Auditor General’s final management report: Minister Blade Nzimande’s political directives resulted in massive irregular expenditure for the DHET and SETAs

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X1000 Pretoria 0001 Dear Mr President The Auditor General’s final management report: Minister Blade Nzimande’s political directives resulted in massive irregular expenditure for [...]

Apparent unwarranted interference by Inkatha Freedom Party leadership in Nquthu Local municipality is threating its ruin

Mr Sipho Hlomuka, MPL KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Private Bag X9078 Pietermaritzburg 3201 Honourable MEC APPARENT UNWARRANTED INTERFERENCE BY INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY LEADERSHIP IN NQUTHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IS THREATING ITS RUIN [...]

UDM not to participate in the debate and vote on the MONC in the President of the Republic

Honourable TR Modise Speaker of the National Assembly PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Honourable Speaker Notice: UDM not to participate in the debate and vote on the motion of no confidence in the President [...]

December 2nd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Government, Home, Members of Parliament, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM not to participate in the debate and vote on the MONC in the President of the Republic

Bantu Holomisa’s addresss at the funeral service of UDM National Deputy Chairperson Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MPL

• Mrs Filtane, the Filtane children, grandchildren, family members and friends • UDM Deputy President, Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP • National, Provincial and Regional leaders of the UDM • UDM Public representatives • Superintendent [...]

November 28th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Mncedisi Filtane, Tributes|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s addresss at the funeral service of UDM National Deputy Chairperson Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MPL

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. [...]

November 22nd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Home, Media statements: UDM, Mncedisi Filtane|Comments Off on UDM deputy chairperson Mncedisi Filtane passes away due to Covid-19

Bantu Holomisa’s message a the funeral service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani

Message by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and President of the United Democratic Movement on the occasion of the funeral service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani held at the Feather Market Centre, Port Elizabeth, 20 November [...]

November 20th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Speeches, Tributes|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s message a the funeral service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani

Scopa submission re: Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement, and corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa

Oral submission to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP regarding Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement, and corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa 18 November 2020, from 09:00 to [...]

November 18th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Home|Comments Off on Scopa submission re: Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement, and corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa

UDM Deputy President Kwankwa’s eulogy at the memorial Service of Cllr Mongameli Bobani

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, UDM Deputy President Eulogy delivered by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy President at the memorial Service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani held in Port Elizabeth on 17 November 2020 National [...]

November 17th, 2020|2020 Archive, Home, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Tributes|Comments Off on UDM Deputy President Kwankwa’s eulogy at the memorial Service of Cllr Mongameli Bobani

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, [...]

November 17th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, DBSA, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on The facts about the UDM’s court cases: Lebashe and Harith General partners

Mangosuthu University of Technology reels under the weight of its council’s mismanagement and Minister Nzimande seems to be reluctant to act

Dear Mr President Mangosuthu University of Technology reels under the weight of its council’s mismanagement and Minister Nzimande seems to be reluctant to act 1. I have been apprised of more information which shows [...]

October 28th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Discussion Documents, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Members of Parliament, Open Letters|Comments Off on Mangosuthu University of Technology reels under the weight of its council’s mismanagement and Minister Nzimande seems to be reluctant to act

Bantu Holomisa speaks in the National Assembly on corruption related to COVID-19 tenders

Contribution by Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President in the debate on urgent matter of national public importance: Corruption related to COVID-19 tenders Honourable Speaker Honourable Members 1. Introduction The United Democratic Movement (UDM) adds its [...]

October 27th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Covid-19, Government, Home, Members of Parliament, Speeches, State Capture Inquiry|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa speaks in the National Assembly on corruption related to COVID-19 tenders

The Msinga Municipality mocks its own piggery business initiative be issuing a R10,000 beef tender

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal, has noted how the Msinga Local Municipality is wasting money, the latest insult to this community being the issuing of a tender for the “Supply of beef-stew [...]

October 26th, 2020|2020 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Government, Home, Human rights, Issues, Media statements: UDM KwaZulu-Natal, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The Msinga Municipality mocks its own piggery business initiative be issuing a R10,000 beef tender

Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement and possible deep-rooted corruption at the DBSA and the victimisation of board members

Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Private Bag X115, Pretoria 0001 Honourable Hlengwa Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement and possible deep-rooted corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa [...]

October 23rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Parastatals, Public Investment Corporation|Comments Off on Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement and possible deep-rooted corruption at the DBSA and the victimisation of board members

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, [...]

October 21st, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Economy, Home, Infrastructure development, Speeches|Comments Off on Holomisa: debate on South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

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, [...]

October 20th, 2020|2020 Archive, Africa, Covid-19, Government, Home, Interviews, Issues, Job creation, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on President Ramaphosa does not take the youth seriously!

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 [...]

October 19th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home|Comments Off on Minister Nzimande’s high-handed interference in appointment of Unisa vice-chancellor

Allegations of political interference by Minister Nzimande in CHIETA CEO appointment

Dear Mr President Allegations of political interference by Minister Nzimande in CHIETA CEO appointment 1. I have previously raised with you the alleged interference of the political head of the Department of Higher Education [...]

October 15th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Allegations of political interference by Minister Nzimande in CHIETA CEO appointment

Holomisa submission to the state capture commission: the real mastermind behind state capture

Deputy Chief Justice RMM Zondo Chairperson of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture PO Box 31322 Braamfontein 2017 Per the acting Secretary of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Dear [...]

September 23rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Holomisa submission to the state capture commission: the real mastermind behind state capture

DHET: further allegations of Minister Nzimande’s political interference: appointment of SACP cronies

Dear President Ramaphosa DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING: FURTHER ALLEGATIONS OF MINISTER NZIMANDE’S POLITICAL INTERFERENCE: APPOINTMENT OF PARTY CRONIES 1. I refer to my letters of 24 and 31 August 2020 regarding allegations of [...]

September 10th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Open Letters, Public service & administration|Comments Off on DHET: further allegations of Minister Nzimande’s political interference: appointment of SACP cronies

Open Letter by UDEMWO to Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Mrs Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

  Ms Thandi Nontenjal Mrs Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Private Bag X931 Pretoria 0001 Dear Minister Nkoana-Mashabane ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: YOU ARE LEAVING THE WOMEN [...]

September 1st, 2020|2020 Archive, Defence, Government, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Speeches, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Open Letter by UDEMWO to Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Mrs Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

PSETA: Minister Nzimande’s alleged manipulation and political interference in the appointments of the board, chairperson and CEO

Dear Mr President PSETA: MINISTER NZIMANDE’S ALLEGED MANIPULATION AND POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN THE APPOINTMENTS OF THE BOARD, CHAIRPERSON AND CEO 1. I refer to my letter to you, dated 24 August 2020, regarding the alleged [...]

August 31st, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Open Letters, Youth Issues|Comments Off on PSETA: Minister Nzimande’s alleged manipulation and political interference in the appointments of the board, chairperson and CEO

Service delivery protests in Msinga: UDM in KZN condemns mayors’ bullying

Year-on-year, the Msinga Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been rated one of the worst performing municipalities in the country. Water provision for this community has been a perennially unsolved problem with the Umzinyathi District Municipality, [...]

August 25th, 2020|2020 Archive, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM KwaZulu-Natal|Comments Off on Service delivery protests in Msinga: UDM in KZN condemns mayors’ bullying

Suspend Minister Nzimande: Department of Higher Education and Training, allegations of the Minister’s political interference in the administration

Dear Mr President Department of Higher Education and Training: allegations of the Minister’s political interference in the administration 1. I received a number of documents from an unknown source which exposes what appears to [...]

UDM helps 72 tenants threatened with legal action by Eastern Cape Public Works

Honourable Premier Mabuyane IMMORAL EVICTIONS: MISTREATMENT OF ORDINARY SOUTH AFRICANS BY THE EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WHICH ADMINISTERS PROPERTIES IN WHICH THEY RESIDE (MTHATHA) 1. I was recently approached by a anxious [...]

August 21st, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters, Public works|Comments Off on UDM helps 72 tenants threatened with legal action by Eastern Cape Public Works

R30m PPE scandal: AFU must restrain KZN social development officials’ property

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) calls on the National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) to urgently apply for an order of restraint of the property of the high-ranking provincial social development [...]

August 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Government, Home, Human rights, Issues, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on R30m PPE scandal: AFU must restrain KZN social development officials’ property

Is dissolution of executive, in favour of a caretaker, not the answer to corruption?

Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President To put things in perspective the start of South Africa’s steady descent into the depths of dishonesty and exploitation was Sarafina II, what followed [...]

August 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Chapter Nine Institutions, Corruption and clean governance, Covid-19, Democracy and electoral reform, Elections, Government, Home, Local government, Media statements: UDM, Parliamentary oversight|Comments Off on Is dissolution of executive, in favour of a caretaker, not the answer to corruption?

Billion-dollar loans and budget adjustments are relegating our children to economic misery

No matter at which statistic or projection one looks, South Africa’s economy is in acute trouble and is being effectively paralyzed by government, despite their promises to the contrary. Our economy was standing with [...]

UDEMWO welcomes the President’s intervention on schools

Ms Thandi Nontenja After numerous calls and press statements from various organisations, including the United Democratic Movement (UDEMWO), as well as frustrations from parents, sundry teachers' unions and those who care for [...]

July 24th, 2020|2020 Archive, DBSA, Government, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO welcomes the President’s intervention on schools

Alleged looting of state resources, through the DBSA, by some of the same people who have been fingered in the Public Investment Corporation investigation

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X1000 Pretoria 0001 Dear Mr President RE: Alleged looting of state resources, through the DBSA, by some of the same people who have [...]

July 20th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Public Investment Corporation|Comments Off on Alleged looting of state resources, through the DBSA, by some of the same people who have been fingered in the Public Investment Corporation investigation

Complaints of alleged racism, nepotism and corruption at the NPA, Bantu Holomisa writes to Shamila Batohi

Advocate Shamila Batohi National Director of Public Prosecutions Private Bag X752 Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Batohi Being sent from pillar to post: serious staff frustrations within the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa in [...]

July 17th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Justice, Open Letters|Comments Off on Complaints of alleged racism, nepotism and corruption at the NPA, Bantu Holomisa writes to Shamila Batohi

Is our healthcare system actually ready for President Ramaphosa’s coronavirus storm?

  We listened attentively to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent announcements regarding stricter regulations governing our lives in the face of the exponential increase of Coronavirus infections in South Africa. The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard [...]

July 13th, 2020|2020 Archive, Covid-19, Government, Health, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Is our healthcare system actually ready for President Ramaphosa’s coronavirus storm?