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Introduction of “Scoo-mbulance” in the Eastern Cape is an insult to the people

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The introduction of EMS scooters by the Eastern Cape provincial government is a bad idea and is just a waste of tax-payers’ hard-earned money.   It is doubtful that these scooters can properly manoeuvre rough roads and inaccessible areas, especially during adverse weather.   In addition, these bikers, [...]

Dissent voices on SOEs by top leadership is disheartening!

  Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement takes note on contradicting statements issued over the weekend by the President of the ruling party and his National Person on the ailing state-owned entity the South African airways. The President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa insisted that SAA will not be sold or shut [...]

2020-05-25T14:17:35+02:00February 10th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Economy, Government, Human rights, Local Government, Media statements: UDM, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Dissent voices on SOEs by top leadership is disheartening!

#ShutAlexandraDown civil protests is the ANC’s legacy

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the volatile situation in Alexandra, Johannesburg. Much of this unhappiness stems from the African National Congress’ (ANC) misuse of billions of Rands allocated to the Alexandra renewal project during the era of former President Thabo Mbeki. RDP houses in Alexandra Extension 7, [...]

2020-05-25T15:06:14+02:00April 6th, 2019|2019 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Housing and Human Settlements, Human rights, Local Government, Media statements: UDM, Safety and security, Service delivery, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on #ShutAlexandraDown civil protests is the ANC’s legacy

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 standards for food inspectors. According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), we have just one environmental health practitioner [...]

2020-05-25T15:20:46+02:00May 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

Mother Earth Day 2018: SA’s water woes must come to an end

Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President As we approach Mother Earth Day, on the 22nd of April, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) deems it necessary that we, as South Africans, must acknowledge and understand the interdependence that exists among humans, animals, plants and the planet we inhabit. Especially the role [...]

#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 DA’s claims to a better alternative for good governance. In Cape Town, on Friday, DA Councillors, most probably unwittingly (or [...]

2020-05-25T15:22:46+02:00January 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

#NMBCoalition – DA admitted mistakes were made, Bantu Holomisa writes to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane

Dear Mr Maimane NELSON MANDELA BAY COALITION: MISTAKES WERE MADE REGARDING THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SPEAKER OF COUNCIL CONDUCTED THE NMBMM COUNCIL MEETING OF 24 AUGUST 2017 1. I refer to matter of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) Council meeting of 24 August 2017 at which a motion of no confidence was [...]

2017-11-30T20:00:44+02:00October 18th, 2017|2017 Archive, Coalition government, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Local Government, Open Letters, Political realignment|Comments Off on #NMBCoalition – DA admitted mistakes were made, Bantu Holomisa writes to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane

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 their clean audit status, while only 9 cleaned up their acts. It simply means that good governance at local level, and [...]

2020-05-25T15:35:41+02:00June 23rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Local Government, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on AG’s findings on local government audit remains cause for concern