Vision and Mission: UDM

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Vision and Mission: UDM2017-09-28T16:55:37+00:00

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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.

Recent Posts

PIC looting scandal

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The deeper we dig, the greater the corruption exposed. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has been saying all along that there is something seriously wrong at the Public [...]

October 5th, 2018|#PICScandal, 2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home|Comments Off on PIC looting scandal

Public Protector to investigate allegations of corruption by Min Zweli Mkhize re PIC deals

The United Democratic Movement earlier this year wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa wherein we revealed possible corruption that involved the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Zonkizizwe Investments (which we understand to be solely owned by the [...]

September 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Public Protector to investigate allegations of corruption by Min Zweli Mkhize re PIC deals

UDM KwaZulu-Natal’s comments on the Premier’s tabling of the Moerane Commission’s report

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the Premier’s tabling of the Moerane Commission’s report in the legislature, as well as his comments thereon. The UDM is however concerned that the Premier made no [...]

September 21st, 2018|2018 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM KwaZulu-Natal’s comments on the Premier’s tabling of the Moerane Commission’s report

UDM KwaZulu-Natal Interim Provincial Executive Committee appointed

United Democratic Movement (UDM) representatives from all seven regions in KwaZulu-Natal met on Saturday, 15 September 2018 to, amongst others, discuss the future of the UDM in the province and to appoint an Interim Provincial Executive [...]

September 18th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM KwaZulu-Natal Interim Provincial Executive Committee appointed

Harassment of PIC whistle blowers

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President In reference to an article published on Fin24 (https://www.fin24.com/Economy/pic-moves-to-discipline-another-executive-20180914?isapp=true) the United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns what can only be called permitted harassment of whistle blowers at the Public [...]

September 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home|Comments Off on Harassment of PIC whistle blowers

Nelson Mandela Bay: DA’s Trollip allegedly interfered with an internal audit to protect Mettler and Olver. UDM hands over a dossier with information to Auditor General

Dear Mr Makwetu Alleged corruption to the tune of R21.8 million irregular and wasteful expenditure involving Mohlaleng Media and a seeming cover-up in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 1. The above matter has reference [...]

September 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Discussion Documents, Home|Comments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay: DA’s Trollip allegedly interfered with an internal audit to protect Mettler and Olver. UDM hands over a dossier with information to Auditor General

UDEMWO: The SA police is not serious about stopping the kidnapping and murder of women and children

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is concerned that the South African Police Services do not appear to take kidnapping reports seriously. One only has to open [...]

September 11th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO: The SA police is not serious about stopping the kidnapping and murder of women and children

UDMYV: President Ramaphosa must take the nation into confidence: how will the technical recession be dealt with?

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) is concerned that, since the announcement broke through the media that South Africa is in a technical recession, the country has not heard from President Cyril [...]

September 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: President Ramaphosa must take the nation into confidence: how will the technical recession be dealt with?

It is disturbing to learn that government buildings in the City of Johannesburg are not safe

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is appalled and disturbed by the news that a number of government buildings in the City of Johannesburg in particular are not safe. [...]

September 7th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on It is disturbing to learn that government buildings in the City of Johannesburg are not safe

Parliamentary debate on UDM motion: working towards an integrated and comprehensive infrastructure development strategy to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment and underdevelopment

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President 1. Introduction South Africa (SA), like many other so-called developing nations, faces challenges of chronic underdevelopment and/or development skewed towards urban areas, albeit in an unequal manner. [...]

September 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Infrastructure development, Speeches|Comments Off on Parliamentary debate on UDM motion: working towards an integrated and comprehensive infrastructure development strategy to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment and underdevelopment

Status of the UDM as part of the co-governance agreement; setting the record straight

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP President, African Christian Democratic Party Mr Mosiuoa Lekota, MP President, Congress of the People Mr Mmusi Maimane, MP Leader, Democratic Alliance Dr Pieter Groenewald, [...]

September 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Coalition Government, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Status of the UDM as part of the co-governance agreement; setting the record straight

UDEMWO calls for police visibility in rural areas to fight crime against women, children

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is distraught by the rape and murder of a female student in Engcobo in the Eastern Cape. This time the victim [...]

September 5th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Safety and Security, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO calls for police visibility in rural areas to fight crime against women, children

The Public Investment Corporation: concerns regarding time being taken to institute commission of inquiry and the PIC board appointing forensic auditors

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Dear Mr President This matter has reference. The United Democratic Movement is very concerned that there is no movement in terms of the appointment of the Public Investment [...]

September 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on The Public Investment Corporation: concerns regarding time being taken to institute commission of inquiry and the PIC board appointing forensic auditors

PIC commission to start it’s work in “due course”

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted that President Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of a commission of inquiry to probe the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the dark cloud of corruption allegations hanging [...]

August 17th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on PIC commission to start it’s work in “due course”

Message by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the 16th of August 2018 at the Commemoration of the Marikana Massacre

Marikana Commemoration 2018 • Programme Director • The families of the victims of the Marikana Massacre • Ladies and Gentlemen 1. Opening Thank you for allowing me to share in this occasion, [...]

August 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Marikana Massacre, Speeches|Comments Off on Message by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the 16th of August 2018 at the Commemoration of the Marikana Massacre

Holomisa discusses The “Rainbow Nation” and the Political Culture of South Africa in new SA

• Programme Director • The faculty dean, Prof Van Wyk • Our hostess, Ms Busi Khaba • Staff members • Monash students • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Opening I want to thank our hostess, [...]

August 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Land|Comments Off on Holomisa discusses The “Rainbow Nation” and the Political Culture of South Africa in new SA

UDEMWO: Rape victim, Khensani Maseko dies; another young life snuffed out

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shattered by yet another young life cut short due to abuse. The death of Khensani Maseko is another reminder that the [...]

August 7th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO: Rape victim, Khensani Maseko dies; another young life snuffed out

The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit

Dear Mr President The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit I refer to the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) letters addressed to your office, as well [...]

July 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit

NPA drops the case and Mduduzi Manana resigns as MP; something must be brewing?

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is left pondering over the sudden resignation, as a member of parliament, of former deputy minister for higher education Mduduzi Manana. This after [...]

July 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues|Comments Off on NPA drops the case and Mduduzi Manana resigns as MP; something must be brewing?

Sassa beneficiaries are again the victim of inept management

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed by the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) debacle that continues to disadvantage beneficiaries, especially elderly pensioners. The so-called glitch [...]

July 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Social development and welfare, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on Sassa beneficiaries are again the victim of inept management

PIC Scandal

2018 Letter to Finance Minister re Unmasking Harith/Lebashe/PIC conflict of interest and alleged corruption: questions that need urgent answers 02 July 2018 Letters to President Ramphosa: 19 July 2018 26 June 2018 08 June 2018 [...]

June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PIC Scandal

UDEMWO condemns attack of teacher in school premises

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed and shocked by the attack of a teacher by two students in a video that is making rounds on the social networks this week. The behaviour [...]

June 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Civil Disobedience, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on UDEMWO condemns attack of teacher in school premises

Allegations of misconduct against the Nelson Mandela Bay city manager Mr Johann Mettler

Click to go to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality website OPEN LETTER TO NMBM SPEAKER LAWACK The Speaker of Council NMBM Attention: Councillor Lawack RE - ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT AGAINST THE CITY [...]

June 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on Allegations of misconduct against the Nelson Mandela Bay city manager Mr Johann Mettler

@PresidencyZA, UDM writes to #PresidentRamaphosa abt #corruption in #PIC: Mr President plz walk the talk! Scandal bigger than #Guptas?

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Union Buildings Private Bag X 1000 Pretoria 0001 and Deputy Chief Justice RMM Zondo Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Private [...]

May 31st, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on @PresidencyZA, UDM writes to #PresidentRamaphosa abt #corruption in #PIC: Mr President plz walk the talk! Scandal bigger than #Guptas?

Local Government Week Outcomes: address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly

Mr Lennox Gaehler, UDM Member of Parliament Honourable Chairperson and Members Notwithstanding the recent outbreak of listeriosis, in which at least 190 people have died, South Africa does not meet the world health [...]

May 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Lennox Gaehler, Local Government, Speeches|Comments Off on Local Government Week Outcomes: address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP (NCOP) in the National Assembly

2018 Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements – address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Honourable Chairperson and members Outcome eight of the outcome-based performance approach that speaks to the mandate of the department adopted in January 2010, places responsibility on the part of the department to provide sustainable [...]

May 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Cynthia Majeke, Home, Housing and Human Settlements, Speeches|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements – address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

2018 Budget Vote 17: Social Development – Address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Ms Cynthia Majeke, UDM Member of Parliament Subject for Discussion: Budget Vote 17: Social Development Honourable Speaker and members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports the report. However, the UDM feels that [...]

May 9th, 2018|2018 Archive, Cynthia Majeke, Home, Social development and welfare, Speeches|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Vote 17: Social Development – Address by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

2018 Budget Vote 14: Basic Education; declaration by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

Ms Cynthia Majeke, UDM Member of Parliament Honourable Chairperson and Honourable Members Education is the greatest investment into the success of the National Development Plan and the advancement of the South African socio-economic [...]

May 9th, 2018|2018 Archive, Cynthia Majeke, Higher and Basic Education, Home|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Vote 14: Basic Education; declaration by Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly

#EWC #LandDebate #UdmMthathaDialogue… don’t sit out! Take ownership of the debate; whether you live in a palace, house, flat, rondawel or a shack. We all deserve equality and economic freedom

Speaking Notes for Mr B Holomisa, MP and UDM President at a Public Community Meeting on the Expropriation of Land without Compensation: a National Assembly Resolution • Chairperson • Traditional, religious and community leaders [...]

April 25th, 2018|#NationalSummit, 2018 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bantu Holomisa, Economy, Home, Land, Speeches|Comments Off on #EWC #LandDebate #UdmMthathaDialogue… don’t sit out! Take ownership of the debate; whether you live in a palace, house, flat, rondawel or a shack. We all deserve equality and economic freedom

Changes to labour legislations must go back to #Nedlac for broader consultation

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) makes an urgent call on government to refer the proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, as well as the introduction of [...]

April 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Economy, Home, Human rights, Labour, Media statements: UDM, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa|Comments Off on Changes to labour legislations must go back to #Nedlac for broader consultation

#LandQuestion Indaba on 25/4 in Mthatha. Searching for solutions. Invitation to attend a Mthatha public meeting on: NA resolution on the EWC explained, and UDM position

The national leadership of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) noted the National Assembly’s resolution, taken on the 27th of February 2018, on the well-documented motion regarding the expropriation of land without compensation (EWC). This decision [...]

April 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #LandQuestion Indaba on 25/4 in Mthatha. Searching for solutions. Invitation to attend a Mthatha public meeting on: NA resolution on the EWC explained, and UDM position

The hype around uMama Winnie reveals hypocrisy of some leaders of the Mass Democratic Movement

  As we say our last bon voyage to Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, we must also appreciate her enormous sacrifice, whilst her own party had been reluctant to rescue her from a situation where she desperately [...]

April 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on The hype around uMama Winnie reveals hypocrisy of some leaders of the Mass Democratic Movement

UDM Youth Vanguard pays its respects to a woman of note: uMama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) grieves the passing away of the woman of who breast-fed the nation; hence we call her “The Mother of the Nation”. The UDM Youth Vanguard pays [...]

April 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Tributes|Comments Off on UDM Youth Vanguard pays its respects to a woman of note: uMama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

#HumanRightsDay Rally 2018, UDM Rally in Gauteng, DH Williams Grounds, Kathlehong, Ekurhuleni

Speaking notes for UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa 1. Welcome   On behalf of the entire United Democratic Movement (UDM) leadership, I extend a word of welcome to all of you gathered here today as [...]

March 21st, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Human rights, Speeches|Comments Off on #HumanRightsDay Rally 2018, UDM Rally in Gauteng, DH Williams Grounds, Kathlehong, Ekurhuleni

#AddressTheVotersRoll – #UDMYV says SA youth must register and take their right to vote seriously!

The UDM Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) encourages the youth of South Africa to register in their numbers on the 10th and 11th of March 2018 and to take the determined step to vote in the [...]

March 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on #AddressTheVotersRoll – #UDMYV says SA youth must register and take their right to vote seriously!

Subject for Discussion: Expropriation of land without compensation

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in the National Assembly Honourable Deputy-Speaker and Honourable Members In November 1990, 85 churches met for the National Conference of Church Leaders in South Africa and produced what is [...]

February 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Land, Members of Parliament, Mncedisi Filtane, Speeches|Comments Off on Subject for Discussion: Expropriation of land without compensation

UDMYV: Some SONA2018 announcements give hope to young South Africans

Mr Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Gauteng Provincial Secretary The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) has taken note of the State of the National Address delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa today, 16 February [...]

February 16th, 2018|#FeesMustFall, #NationalSummit, 2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDMYV: Some SONA2018 announcements give hope to young South Africans

UDEMWO disappointed by the Methodist Church’s reaction on harassment allegations

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) commends the action of the young women who decided to speak out about allegations of harassment they have endured in [...]

January 30th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO disappointed by the Methodist Church’s reaction on harassment allegations

President Zuma signs state capture commission TOR; but what will it uncover?

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes, and of course welcomes, that President Zuma at last, on the 23rd of January, signed the terms of reference (TOR) for the [...]

January 25th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Parastatals, Zumagate|Comments Off on President Zuma signs state capture commission TOR; but what will it uncover?

#StateCapture inquiry D/Chief Justice Zondo’s team must have forensic people and TOR must be based on Thuli Madonsela’s good work

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill Braamfontein 2017 Dear Sir STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY NEEDS A STRONG TEAM COMPRISED OF VARIOUS EXPERTS AND THE FORMER PUBLIC PROTECTOR’S FINDINGS AND REMEDIAL ACTIONS [...]

January 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, State Owned Enterprises, Zumagate|Comments Off on #StateCapture inquiry D/Chief Justice Zondo’s team must have forensic people and TOR must be based on Thuli Madonsela’s good work

#PatriciaDeLille: Hypocritical Democratic Alliance gets a “Nee Baas!” in Cape Town

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The similarities between the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) political manipulation in Cape Town and in Nelson Mandela Bay confirm a pattern of deceit that makes a mockery of the [...]

January 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Local Government, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #PatriciaDeLille: Hypocritical Democratic Alliance gets a “Nee Baas!” in Cape Town

#StateCapture: does the rot stop with the President? Let the mother of inquiries commence!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President South Africa is facing the real and present danger of political, economic, social and administrative collapse from unbridled corruption and state capture. President Jacob Zuma consistently appeals every [...]

January 3rd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on #StateCapture: does the rot stop with the President? Let the mother of inquiries commence!

#FreeEducation for those who can’t afford it, is a good thing; IF properly implemented!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President One can argue that President Zuma’s announcement of free tertiary education, for students who can’t afford it, is a populist Hail Mary Pass; but the [...]

January 2nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #FreeEducation for those who can’t afford it, is a good thing; IF properly implemented!

#ZumaImpeachment: ConCourt tells National Assembly to do its work

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The longsuffering people of South Africa, and indeed all people trusting our country will be in the presence of good governance, have been waiting since early September - [...]

December 29th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Parliamentary oversight, Zumagate|Comments Off on #ZumaImpeachment: ConCourt tells National Assembly to do its work

#PIC #GEPF: employees lost R12bn of pension money with Steinhoff corruption! Any political party that (may) have benefitted through #Steinhoff should: #PayBackTheirMoney

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Of course, the call to “pay back the money” was a legitimate demand for the return of taxpayer money illegitimately used to fund Nkandla, the “Gupta industry” [...]

December 29th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #PIC #GEPF: employees lost R12bn of pension money with Steinhoff corruption! Any political party that (may) have benefitted through #Steinhoff should: #PayBackTheirMoney

Let South Africans meet on your land expropriation decision Mr Ramaphosa!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President After a plenary debate, so furious as to have threatened the collapse of its conference last Wednesday, the African National Congress (ANC) announced a decision to allow [...]

December 22nd, 2017|#NationalSummit, 2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Let South Africans meet on your land expropriation decision Mr Ramaphosa!

#RememberingMandela, Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address on the the Fourth anniversary since Madiba’s passing

NMF's 4th anniversary of the passing of Madiba (Houghton) • Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, • Mrs Graça Machel and Members of the Mandela Family, • Honoured [...]

December 5th, 2017|#NationalSummit, 2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Chapter Nine Institutions, Coalition Government, Economy, Environment, Home, Justice, SONA, Speeches, Zumagate|Comments Off on #RememberingMandela, Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address on the the Fourth anniversary since Madiba’s passing

#MTBSP2017 Mini-budget: Minister Gigaba is reaping what he sowed

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy speech was unimpressive. In fact, it seemed a mere rehash of his predecessors’ old proposals. He was so non-committal, that there [...]

October 25th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #MTBSP2017 Mini-budget: Minister Gigaba is reaping what he sowed

UDM rejects Government’s attempts to tap into PIC funds to bail out failing SOEs

The allegations that the Ministry of Finance is trying to access Public Investment Corporation (PIC) funds to bail out failing State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) confirm the United Democratic Movement's (UDM's) long-held suspicion that the mafia [...]

September 26th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, State Owned Enterprises, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM rejects Government’s attempts to tap into PIC funds to bail out failing SOEs

UDM’s reaction to the DA/PA divorce in Nelson Mandela Bay

Biased and unproven accusations. Using draft reports, without an audit opinion, not authorised by council. A national party leader quoting from a draft report. Press conferences and excited media reports promoting cheap propaganda based on [...]

September 22nd, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Political Realignment|Comments Off on UDM’s reaction to the DA/PA divorce in Nelson Mandela Bay

BOBANI JUDGEMENT: Why was the UDM’s founding affidavit missing?

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP The United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) application in the Port Elizabeth High Court - regarding the reinstatement of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Executive Mayor Mongameli Bobani [...]

September 19th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on BOBANI JUDGEMENT: Why was the UDM’s founding affidavit missing?

Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to DA leader Mr Mmusi Maimane

Mr Mmusi Maimane Democratic Alliance Federal Leader   Dear Mr Maimane NELSON MANDELA BAY COALITION: UDM REACTION TO DA’S USE OF PwC “DRAFT REPORT” TO BESMIRCH OUR CLLR BOBANI AND THE UDM: APOLOGY REQUIRED FROM [...]

September 13th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to DA leader Mr Mmusi Maimane

UDM reacts on South Africa exiting recession with 2.5% of GDP Growth

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MR NQABAYOMZI KWANKWA – UDM DEPUTY PRESIDENT AND CHIEF WHIP The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the good news of South Africa’s exit from the recession. The poorest of the poor need [...]

September 5th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Economy, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts on South Africa exiting recession with 2.5% of GDP Growth

UDM reaction on the alleged cracking down on political opponents in Lesotho

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa – UDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is disturbed by the reports of alleged political intolerance in Lesotho. In this regard, we call on the Southern African Development [...]

September 4th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Economy, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reaction on the alleged cracking down on political opponents in Lesotho

Bobani founding affidavit

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE LOCAL DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT, PORT ELIZABETH) CASE NO: ......................... In the matter between:   UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT                                        1st Applicant MONGAMELI ELLCOTTE BOBANI                       [...]

August 31st, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on Bobani founding affidavit

Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE LOCAL DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT, PORT ELIZABETH ) CASE NO.: ......................... In the matter between: UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT                                       1st Applicant MONGAMELI ELLCOTTE BOBANI                                           2nd Applicant [...]

August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

Something is seriously wrong: Aviwe Jam Jam is dead and Deputy Minister Manana is out on bail?

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed by reports of yet another female murder victim: young Capetonian Ms Aviwe Jam-Jam. Her name has been [...]

August 11th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Something is seriously wrong: Aviwe Jam Jam is dead and Deputy Minister Manana is out on bail?

UDM reaction to the DA’s proposed motion for the dissolution of the National Assembly

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) does not support the Democratic Alliance (DA) sponsored motion for the dissolution of the National Assembly. We respect the DA’s right to propose motions like any other political party represented [...]

August 10th, 2017|2017 Archive, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM reaction to the DA’s proposed motion for the dissolution of the National Assembly

WOMEN SLAPPING MINISTER? GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is furious and shocked by the incident where the Education Deputy-Minister Mduduzi Manana assaulted two women at a night [...]

August 7th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on WOMEN SLAPPING MINISTER? GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP – The motion of no confidence debate and the secret ballot

Speaking notes for UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP The motion of no confidence debate and the secret ballot on 4 August 2017 at the Cape Town Press Club, Grill Room, Kelvin Grove, Cape Town, at [...]

August 4th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Campaigns, Home, Issues, Motions Without Notice, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP – The motion of no confidence debate and the secret ballot

CITY OF JOHANNESBURG: UDM commends Mayor Mashaba’s action regarding Cllr Peetz

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDM Councillor in the City of Johannesburg The United Democratic Movement (UDM) commends Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba for the swift action regarding allegations of corruption by MMC for Economic Development [...]

August 3rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues|Comments Off on CITY OF JOHANNESBURG: UDM commends Mayor Mashaba’s action regarding Cllr Peetz

Illegal and immoral death threats on prominent South Africans

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is extremely concerned over reports of continued and growing intimidation of anyone who dares to dissent from the ruling party; or [...]

July 18th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Illegal and immoral death threats on prominent South Africans

Inappropriateness of Ms B Mbete presiding over the debate on the motion of no confidence in President Zuma

Honourable Ms Baleka Mbete, MP Speaker of the National Assembly PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Dear Madam Speaker Inappropriateness of your presiding over the debate on the motion of no confidence in President Zuma [...]

July 14th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Zumagate|Comments Off on Inappropriateness of Ms B Mbete presiding over the debate on the motion of no confidence in President Zuma

Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to Parliament Speaker Honourable Baleka Mbete

Honourable Ms Baleka Mbete, MP Speaker of the National Assembly PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Per email: speaker@parliament.gov.za   Dear Madam Speaker YOUR REQUEST FOR INPUT FROM POLITICAL PARTIES ON A SECRET BALLOT ON [...]

July 12th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to Parliament Speaker Honourable Baleka Mbete

Attack on young Mthatha woman: UDEMWO commends swift arrest

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) commends the police officials on the swift arrest of suspects who allegedly raped and horrendously hacked a 19 year [...]

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No real justice for victims: Punishment for sexual offenders is simply not to tough enough

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) reiterates its call for harsher punishment of those found guilty of abusing and murdering women and children. There also has to [...]

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AG’s findings on local government audit remains cause for concern

Regarding the Auditor-general’s latest report on the local government audit, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes that there were only marginal improvements in local government audit results. We are however concerned that 14 municipalities lost [...]

June 23rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Local Government, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on AG’s findings on local government audit remains cause for concern

Serious concern over provision of health services, especially in KwaZulu-Natal

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is saddened by the dire situation of the shortage of healthcare practitioners especially the medical practitioners and material resources at public [...]

June 22nd, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Health, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Serious concern over provision of health services, especially in KwaZulu-Natal

Victory for SA! Constitutional Court ruling on secret ballot

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa -  UDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has been vindicated with the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the Speaker of the National Assembly could facilitate a secret ballot in a [...]

June 22nd, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Victory for SA! Constitutional Court ruling on secret ballot

Youth Day Rally, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, address by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP

• National and provincial leaders of the UDM, • National and provincial leaders of the UDM, • Regional and local UDM leaders, • UDM Public Representatives, • Members of the United Democratic Movement. 1. National [...]

June 16th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Speeches, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Youth Day Rally, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, address by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP

Condolences for Mr Ahmed Kathrada, Bantu Holomisa’s contribution to Parliamentary Debate

Honourable Speaker, and Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) appreciates the opportunity to honour, Ahmed Kathrada, a tower of strength and a source of inspiration to many generations; even if it could have been [...]

June 13th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Speeches, Tributes|Comments Off on Condolences for Mr Ahmed Kathrada, Bantu Holomisa’s contribution to Parliamentary Debate

UDM calls for plan and timelines of the revitalisation and revamping of inner city of Tshwane

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General UDM calls for plan and timelines of the revitalisation and revamping of inner city of Tshwane   The United Democratic Movement (UDM) appreciates the commitment made [...]

June 9th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM calls for plan and timelines of the revitalisation and revamping of inner city of Tshwane

Appointment of “sex- and pals-for-jobs” officials EC Legislature: Aloota Continua big time

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is shocked to learn that two senior managers at the Eastern Cape Legislature, implicated in a sex-for-jobs and jobs-for-pals scandal, have [...]

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Protecting Women and Girl Children against violence and abuse (Rule 84) by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP in the NCOP

Honourable Chairperson and Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement (UDM) joins millions of South Africans to declare, violence and abuse of women and girlchildren, a crime against humanity. Violence against women and girls is rooted [...]

May 31st, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Speeches, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Protecting Women and Girl Children against violence and abuse (Rule 84) by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP in the NCOP

Debate on Budget Vote 26 – Energy by address by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP

Honourable Chairperson and Honourable Members Electricity is a fundamental factor in a wide range of socio-economic matters; it is the lifeblood of an economically and socially active community. Reliable electricity has the potential to significantly [...]

May 30th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Minerals and Energy, Service delivery, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate on Budget Vote 26 – Energy by address by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP

Safety of Women in South African society: Minister Shabangu is a hypocrit

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shocked by the events surrounding the death of Eskom employee Thembisile Yende. She disappeared for almost two weeks [...]

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Debate on Budget Vote 02 – Parliament by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP

Honourable Chairperson and Members The Presiding Officers of this 5th Democratic Parliament, in the foreword of the Strategic Plan 2014-19, said, “Parliament exist to represent people and to ensure their involvement in government processes”. In [...]

May 30th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Parliamentary oversight, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate on Budget Vote 02 – Parliament by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP

Investigation into matters relating to the dispute between the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of NMBMM

Introduction The ACDP, COPE and FF Plus (the “Panel”) was requested to provide an opinion on a dispute in the coalition in PE and to adjudicate whether the parties in dispute are in breach of [...]

May 26th, 2017|2017 Archive, Discussion Documents, Home|Comments Off on Investigation into matters relating to the dispute between the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of NMBMM

Debate on Budget Vote 40 – Sport and Recreation South Africa by Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MP

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports the budget vote. The budget reduction in this department does not augur well for the promotion, development and transformation of sport in our Country. Already, compensation to the departmental [...]

May 26th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Sport and Recreation|Comments Off on Debate on Budget Vote 40 – Sport and Recreation South Africa by Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MP

Debate on Budget Vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans – Bantu Holomisa in National Assembly

Honourable Chairperson and Members The United Democratic Movement supports Budget 19. As we celebrate Africa Day, we are reminded of the important role played by our soldiers in keeping peace on our continent. I am [...]

May 25th, 2017|2017 Archive, Defence, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate on Budget Vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans – Bantu Holomisa in National Assembly

UDM welcomes investigation into billions of rand lost due to negligent health care workers, statement by Bongani Msomi

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is shocked by the exorbitant amount of tax payers’ money that is lost because of the Department of Health’s negligence. Spending R43 billion on lawsuits is ridiculous and it is [...]

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ANC hypocrisy too thick to swallow; Molefe “re-redeployment”

If it was not for the serious implications of the ruling party deployment agency; one might be tempted to laugh at the situation around the reinstatement of Mr Brian Molefe as the Eskom Chief Executive [...]

May 12th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM, Parastatals, Public Works|Comments Off on ANC hypocrisy too thick to swallow; Molefe “re-redeployment”

Open Letter by Thandi Nontenja to Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato

Mr Dan Plato Western Cape Minister of Community Safety 35 Wales Street 5th Floor Cape Town 8000 Dear Mr Plato UDEMWO calls for quick intervention on crimes against the women and children on the Cape [...]

May 3rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Open Letters, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Open Letter by Thandi Nontenja to Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato

The UDM on the recent increase in farm murders and farm attacks in South Africa

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa Honourable Speaker and Honourable members I wish to preface my contribution to this debate by saying that the United Democratic [...]

March 14th, 2017|2017 Archive, Farm Attacks and Rural Crime, Home, Rural Development and Land Reform, Speeches|Comments Off on The UDM on the recent increase in farm murders and farm attacks in South Africa