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COVID-19: South African Government Resource Portal

   Keep up to date with the latest on Covid-19 in South Africa - click here    President Ramaphosa announces South Africa's Covid-19 lock down: Click here for his full statement (23  March 2020)    Frequently asked questions (source South African Government)    President Cyril [...]

Deadly tavern shootings in South Africa

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is extremely concerned about this new trend that is happening in and around South Africa, tavern patrons (mostly youth) losing their lives. A lot has happened between the Saturday night and Sunday morning. Fifteen were shot and killed [...]

UDEMWO calls for closure of eNyobeni tavern in East London

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation is extremely distraught by the current breaking news of minors found dead at a popular East London establishment eNyobeni. The sad news is incredibly heart-breaking and have left not only South Africans but the rest of the world [...]

Zondo Commission’s final instalment hits the right spots

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the release of parts five and six of the Zondo Commission’s report and in particular its finding that the African National Congress under former president Jacob Zuma "permitted, supported and enabled corruption and state capture", and the question whether it could have been [...]

Glencore: US indictment

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane Public Protector South Africa Private Bag X677 Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Mkhwebane Glencore: US indictment 1. I write to you on the heels of the United States of America (US) fining Glencore PLC with penalties to the US alone for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices [...]

Outcome of meeting between opposition and the Speaker

Media Statement on behalf of the leaders of the opposition in Parliament by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and President of the United Democratic Movement Leaders of opposition political parties represented in Parliament met with the Speaker of the National Assembly this afternoon, to discuss the recommendations and findings of the [...]

Meeting with the Speaker regarding the Zondo and Mpati Commissions

Speaking notes for Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President for a meeting with the Speaker regarding the Zondo and Mpati Commissions in Room M514, Marks Building, Parliament Check against delivery Honourable Speaker Honourable Colleagues Members of Staff Today is the culmination of a meeting of the various leaders of [...]

Vote 23: Defence

Contribution in the National Assembly Virtual Mini-Plenary by Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President Check against delivery Honourable Speaker Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The UDM supports the budget. Events of the recent past indicate that the SANDF’s (South African National Defence Force) mandate or focus, from protecting us [...]

Vote 32: Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

Contribution in the National Assembly Virtual Mini-Plenary by Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President Check against delivery Honourable Speaker Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The UDM supports the budget. The recent, devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal and other provinces have been ascribed to climate change, a problem which [...]

Climate change: the plastic bag debate

The recent, devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal have been ascribed to climate change, a problem which South Africans have to date not taken seriously enough. Aside from the contributions of government and the private sector, each South African has a personal responsibility towards environmental preservation. Littering and garbage dumping has [...]

What Freedom?

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation is extremely shocked by the Cutting Edge segment that was broadcasted on the 26th of April,2022. The uMzimvubu river is conspicuously dangerous, dozens of people have drowned over the years and if the Government continues to turn a [...]

Complaints of the AmaQwathi community of Engcobo in the Eastern Cape

Mr M Gungubele Minister in the Presidency Private Bag X1000, Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable Minister Gungubele Complaints of the AmaQwathi community of Engcobo in the Eastern Cape 1. I was invited by Inkosi Zwelenkosi Dalasile of the AmaQwathi community to visit with him and his chiefs, headmen and the [...]

Illegal immigration is forcing South Africans hands

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X1000 Pretoria 0001 Dear Mr President Illegal immigration is forcing South Africans hands 1. The complaints of South Africans regarding illegal immigrants are well documented, it raises their ire, and it is certainly a phenomenon that has been [...]

Mtentu Bridge project: community complaints

Mr Simon Peterson Regional Manager: Southern Region South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited PO Box 415 Pretoria 0001 Dear Mr Peterson Mtentu Bridge project: community complaints 1. My recent telephone conversation with you has reference. Thank you for agreeing to meet with Nkosi Jama Kanyayo, and the Kwakanyayo community. [...]

Debate on motion of no confidence in the in cabinet

Check against delivery Honourable Members There is no doubt that we have the worst speaker in the history of the new South Africa. A presiding officer that refuses to listen to the political parties mandated to be here by the people of this county. But, let me address the matter [...]

ARMSCOR lease agreement

Ms Patricia de Lille Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Parliament of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X9155 Cape Town 8000 and Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Parliament of the Republic of South Africa PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Dear [...]

UDM’s reaction to the publication of additional Zondo Commission reports

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the publication of the additional volumes of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture (Zondo Commission) Reports. Since the ruling party and some of its leadership play centre stage in these reports, there can be no doubt that there will be no [...]

Liliesleaf Farm Museum staff plea for assistance

Mr NE Mthethwa Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Parliament of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X9137 Cape Town 8000 Dear Minister Mthethwa Liliesleaf Farm Museum staff plea for assistance: urgent 1. I was recently approached by the staff of the Liliesleaf Farm Museum situated in Rivonia, who [...]

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