Vision and Mission: UDM

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Vision

We are the political home of all South Africans, united in the spirit of South Africanism by our common passion for our Country, mobilising the creative power inherent in our rich diversity, towards our transformation into a Winning Nation.

Mission

We will unite South Africans from all communities in a new political home, built on the foundation of the principles and ideals of our National Constitution. To this end we will address poverty and imbalances in our society, inspired by our unifying love of our Country and its people. We will set free the creative power inherent in our diversity and will co-operate with all stake-holders to ensure a quality life and individual freedom for every citizen, based on good governance and civil order, towards being a Winning Nation.

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The Msinga Municipality mocks its own piggery business initiative be issuing a R10,000 Beef tender

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal, has noted how the Msinga Local Municipality is wasting money, the latest insult to this community being the issuing of a tender for the “Supply of beef-stew meat [...]

Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement and possible deep-rooted corruption at the DBSA and the victimisation of board members

Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Private Bag X115, Pretoria 0001 Honourable Hlengwa Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement and possible deep-rooted corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa [...]

Holomisa: debate on South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

Honourable Speaker Mr President and Honourable Members 1. Introduction The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes President Ramaphosa’s ideas around South Africa's Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, especially the use of massive infrastructure development projects, [...]

DHET: further allegations of Minister Nzimande’s political interference: appointment of SACP cronies

Dear President Ramaphosa DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING: FURTHER ALLEGATIONS OF MINISTER NZIMANDE’S POLITICAL INTERFERENCE: APPOINTMENT OF PARTY CRONIES 1. I refer to my letters of 24 and 31 August 2020 regarding allegations of [...]

September 10th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Open Letters, Public service & administration|Comments Off on DHET: further allegations of Minister Nzimande’s political interference: appointment of SACP cronies

Open Letter by UDEMWO to Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Mrs Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

  Ms Thandi Nontenjal Mrs Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Private Bag X931 Pretoria 0001 Dear Minister Nkoana-Mashabane ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: YOU ARE LEAVING THE WOMEN [...]

September 1st, 2020|2020 Archive, Defence, Government, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Speeches, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Open Letter by UDEMWO to Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Mrs Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

PSETA: Minister Nzimande’s alleged manipulation and political interference in the appointments of the board, chairperson and CEO

Dear Mr President PSETA: MINISTER NZIMANDE’S ALLEGED MANIPULATION AND POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN THE APPOINTMENTS OF THE BOARD, CHAIRPERSON AND CEO 1. I refer to my letter to you, dated 24 August 2020, regarding the alleged [...]

August 31st, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Open Letters, Youth Issues|Comments Off on PSETA: Minister Nzimande’s alleged manipulation and political interference in the appointments of the board, chairperson and CEO

Service delivery protests in Msinga: UDM in KZN condemns mayors’ bullying

Year-on-year, the Msinga Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been rated one of the worst performing municipalities in the country. Water provision for this community has been a perennially unsolved problem with the Umzinyathi District Municipality, [...]

August 25th, 2020|2020 Archive, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM KwaZulu-Natal|Comments Off on Service delivery protests in Msinga: UDM in KZN condemns mayors’ bullying

Suspend Minister Nzimande: Department of Higher Education and Training, allegations of the Minister’s political interference in the administration

Dear Mr President Department of Higher Education and Training: allegations of the Minister’s political interference in the administration 1. I received a number of documents from an unknown source which exposes what appears to [...]

UDM helps 72 tenants threatened with legal action by Eastern Cape Public Works

Honourable Premier Mabuyane IMMORAL EVICTIONS: MISTREATMENT OF ORDINARY SOUTH AFRICANS BY THE EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WHICH ADMINISTERS PROPERTIES IN WHICH THEY RESIDE (MTHATHA) 1. I was recently approached by a anxious [...]

August 21st, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters, Public works|Comments Off on UDM helps 72 tenants threatened with legal action by Eastern Cape Public Works

R30m PPE scandal: AFU must restrain KZN social development officials’ property

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) calls on the National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) to urgently apply for an order of restraint of the property of the high-ranking provincial social development [...]

August 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Government, Home, Human rights, Issues, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on R30m PPE scandal: AFU must restrain KZN social development officials’ property

Is dissolution of executive, in favour of a caretaker, not the answer to corruption?

Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President To put things in perspective the start of South Africa’s steady descent into the depths of dishonesty and exploitation was Sarafina II, what followed [...]

August 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Chapter Nine Institutions, Corruption and clean governance, Covid-19, Democracy and electoral reform, Elections, Government, Home, Local government, Media statements: UDM, Parliamentary oversight|Comments Off on Is dissolution of executive, in favour of a caretaker, not the answer to corruption?

Billion-dollar loans and budget adjustments are relegating our children to economic misery

No matter at which statistic or projection one looks, South Africa’s economy is in acute trouble and is being effectively paralyzed by government, despite their promises to the contrary. Our economy was standing with [...]

UDEMWO welcomes the President’s intervention on schools

Ms Thandi Nontenja After numerous calls and press statements from various organisations, including the United Democratic Movement (UDEMWO), as well as frustrations from parents, sundry teachers' unions and those who care for [...]

July 24th, 2020|2020 Archive, DBSA, Government, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO welcomes the President’s intervention on schools

Alleged looting of state resources, through the DBSA, by some of the same people who have been fingered in the Public Investment Corporation investigation

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X1000 Pretoria 0001 Dear Mr President RE: Alleged looting of state resources, through the DBSA, by some of the same people who have [...]

July 20th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Public Investment Corporation|Comments Off on Alleged looting of state resources, through the DBSA, by some of the same people who have been fingered in the Public Investment Corporation investigation

Complaints of alleged racism, nepotism and corruption at the NPA, Bantu Holomisa writes to Shamila Batohi

Advocate Shamila Batohi National Director of Public Prosecutions Private Bag X752 Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Batohi Being sent from pillar to post: serious staff frustrations within the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa in [...]

July 17th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Justice, Open Letters|Comments Off on Complaints of alleged racism, nepotism and corruption at the NPA, Bantu Holomisa writes to Shamila Batohi

Is our healthcare system actually ready for President Ramaphosa’s coronavirus storm?

  We listened attentively to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent announcements regarding stricter regulations governing our lives in the face of the exponential increase of Coronavirus infections in South Africa. The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard [...]

July 13th, 2020|2020 Archive, Covid-19, Government, Health, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Is our healthcare system actually ready for President Ramaphosa’s coronavirus storm?

DBSA’s strange treatment of the allegations of corruption regarding the Poseidon water project and its funding

Mr Patrick K Dlamini Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Development Bank of Southern Africa PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685 Dear Mr Dlamini Development Bank of Southern Africa’s strange treatment of the allegations [...]

July 13th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Public Investment Corporation|Comments Off on DBSA’s strange treatment of the allegations of corruption regarding the Poseidon water project and its funding

Call on the IEC to host a meeting for political parties to debate South Africa’s democratic ideals, electoral reform and the impact of Covid-19 on elections

Mr Glen Mashinini Chair of the Electoral Commission Private Bag X112 Centurion 0046 Dear Mr Mashinini Call on the IEC to host a meeting for political parties to debate South Africa’s democratic ideals, electoral reform [...]

July 9th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Democracy and electoral reform, Elections, Home, Local government, Open Letters, Political realignment|Comments Off on Call on the IEC to host a meeting for political parties to debate South Africa’s democratic ideals, electoral reform and the impact of Covid-19 on elections

Capturing of the administration of NSFAS

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane The Public Protector South Africa Private Bag X677 Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Mkhwebane COMPLAINT: CAPTURING OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE NATIONAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID SCHEME - ALLEGED NEPOTISM AT THE HIGHEST [...]

July 1st, 2020|#FeesMustFall, 2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Higher and Basic Education, Open Letters, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Capturing of the administration of NSFAS