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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 is the epicentre of this [...]

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. We are operating under extreme [...]

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 that would favour the majority [...]

UDEMWO: Children going to school: is government really ready for this massive operation?

Ms Thandi Nontenja As we are amid the battle against the Coronavirus, we have heard government saying that strict health guidelines have been drawn up regarding the operation of schools, including limiting pupils to 40 in a class, compulsory mask-wearing and the sanitisation of hands, classrooms and scholar transport. However, since the number [...]

UDM’s reaction Finance Minister’s briefing on the economic stimulus package

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has listened with interest to the details that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced as part of South Africa’s response to the economic havoc the Coronavirus has wrought. He appears to have clarity of thought with regards to the economic policy interventions required, but the proof will be in the pudding [...]

2020-04-25T10:02:47+02:00April 25th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM’s reaction Finance Minister’s briefing on the economic stimulus package

UDM’s reaction to Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the announcements President Cyril Ramaphosa made on government’s plans to temper the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on South African’s lives and stimulate the economy. With this R500 billion stimulus package the government is falling in step with governments around the world, which have embarked on massive fiscal stimulus [...]

2020-04-22T16:28:14+02:00April 22nd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Economy, Home|Comments Off on UDM’s reaction to Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package

UDM donates to Coronavirus Solidarity Fund

Ms Gloria Serobe Chairperson of the Solidarity Fund Dear Ms Serobe UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT’S DONATION TO SOLIDARITY FUND We greet you at this critical time of South Africa’s battle against the Coronavirus pandemic on our shores, in the spirit of empathy and unity. In line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call that public representatives make [...]

2020-05-25T15:49:49+02:00April 17th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19|Comments Off on UDM donates to Coronavirus Solidarity Fund

Holomisa writes to NCCC re COVID-19 lockdown review

Dear Chairperson of the National Coronavirus Command Council IMPORTANT MATTERS TO CONSIDER DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN REVIEW I wish to thank you for taking us, as political parties and stakeholders in South African society, for the confidence you showed in consulting us regarding the COVID-19 lockdown. We still endorse this critical move to find [...]

2020-04-09T11:29:40+02:00April 9th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Open Letters|3 Comments

COVID-19: Holomisa writes to NCCC: “Keep SA clean”

Dear Chairperson of the National Coronavirus Command Council CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS AND HEALTH DURING COVID-19 CRISIS AND LOCKDOWN As I stated at the Union Buildings on 22 March 2020, when the President and some of us as political leaders addressed the nation, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) believes that in order for [...]

2020-05-25T14:17:05+02:00March 24th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Environment|1 Comment

No to a Quarantine Centre in Limpopo

  The United Democratic Movement in Limpopo is disheartened by the unliteral decision taken by the Department of Health to bring South Africans who are to be repatriated from Wuhan, China which is the Capital of Coronavirus to Limpopo. As much as Limpopo is a friendly province, it must not be taken for granted and [...]

2020-05-25T14:17:13+02:00March 12th, 2020|2020 Archive, Home, Issues|Comments Off on No to a Quarantine Centre in Limpopo