In preparation of the 5th UDM National Congress from 11 to 13 December 2015, the UDM issues the following discussion document on the State of the Nation.
“A lot has been done since then to change the political, social and economic landscape for the better. It is true that much has been accomplished, but – for instance – when the ANC government claims to have built more houses, they should admit that more people have badly-built houses. And when the ANC government claims to have provided more services, they should admit that more people are receiving bad and unreliable services. When they claim to have built more infrastructure like roads, they should admit that it is just more tolls and more potholes.
When did we stop trying to be a world-class nation? To be the best? To excel? To measure ourselves not against the past but against our highest ideals?
When did Apartheid become the benchmark… for us to settle for inefficiency, corruption and mediocrity because “at least it’s not Apartheid”?”