statement by the Interim National Management Committee

The Interim National Management Committee of the UDM met on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April 1998. A number of key issues were discussed during the two days. The Committee made considerable progress in the further development of UDM policy.

The focus of the workshop was to take the UDM forward beyond the National Conference in June 1998. In this regard a strategic planning session was held, determining the priority areas that will be concentrated on in the run up to the elections. The political situation in South Africa was discussed at length and provinces highlighted to the National Structure the political challenges in the different provinces.

The restructuring at National office was discussed and the INMC endorsed the decision taken by the Leadership and the CEO in this regard. Focus will now move towards mobilisation of the voters in the enrolling of members and the further development of branches and structures throughout South Africa.