Vision and Mission: UDM2017-09-28T16:55:37+02:00

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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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Independent forensic audit of UDM electronic candidates’ records: uploads of certain municipality’s candidates’ names

Mr Sy Mamabolo Chief Electoral Officer Independent Electoral Commission Private Bag X112 Centurion 0046 Dear Mr Mamabolo Independent forensic audit of UDM electronic candidates’ records: uploads of certain municipality’s candidates’ names 1. I refer to [...]

Complaint regarding eNCA’s racist treatment of UDM Deputy President Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP during a live broadcast in February 2021

Mr Matthew Du Plessis Senior Legal Officer; Western Cape South African Human Rights Commission 132 Adderley Street Cape Town 8000 Dear Mr Du Plessis Complaint regarding eNCA’s racist treatment of UDM Deputy President Nqabayomzi [...]

UDM Manifesto 2021

1. Development of local economies and job creation Since the advent of democracy, the country’s unemployment rate has been on the steady increase; with it reaching almost 35% in August 2021. Those discouraged from [...]

Holomisa’s key note address at 2021 manifesto launch

Check against delivery • UDM Deputy President, Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa • Provincial UDM Leaders of our host province, the Eastern Cape, • UDM leaders of the OR Tambo Region • Cllr Luxolo Namette, Deputy [...]

SIU investigation into the National Department of Health and Digital Vibes: so what now Mr President?

It is becoming clearer by the day that very senior pThe United Democratic Movement (UDM) commends the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for the thorough job on their investigation of the National Department of Health [...]

September 29th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home|Comments Off on SIU investigation into the National Department of Health and Digital Vibes: so what now Mr President?

UDM members got attacked while campaigning at Tjovitjo informal settlement–Orange Farm

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The members of United Democratic Movement (UDM) are subjected to attacks by a group of people who claim to be members of Black First Land First (BLF) at [...]

September 22nd, 2021|2021 Archive, 2021 Election Campaign, Bongani Msomi, Discussion Documents, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDM members got attacked while campaigning at Tjovitjo informal settlement–Orange Farm

9 salient features of the UDM 2021 Local Government Election manifesto

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) herewith announces the nine main features of its election manifesto for the 2021 Local Government Elections. It is the UDM’s primary goal and election premise to “put the people [...]

September 13th, 2021|2021 Archive, 2021 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Elections, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on 9 salient features of the UDM 2021 Local Government Election manifesto

Attacking of ConCourt and IEC is sometimes unfair

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the allegations that are being made against the Constitutional Court and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) by other political parties [...]

September 9th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Coalition government, Cooperative governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Elections, Home, Interviews, Issues|Comments Off on Attacking of ConCourt and IEC is sometimes unfair

UDEMWO’s Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi Condolence Message

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and party of the late National Freedom Party Founding President, Ms Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi. South [...]

September 7th, 2021|2021 Archive, Government, Home, Interviews, Media statements: UDEMWO|Comments Off on UDEMWO’s Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi Condolence Message

Sabotage of the investigation into extortion allegations against former Minister of Defence: heads must roll

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) takes a dim view of the news that the whistle-blower’s statement against the former Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, was not disclosed to the task team that [...]

September 5th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Defence, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Sabotage of the investigation into extortion allegations against former Minister of Defence: heads must roll

Suspect precautionary suspension of four senior Department of Military Veterans’ managers: allegations of impropriety against newly appointed Director General Mpolweni

Mr ME Nchabeleng and Mr VC Xaba Chairpersons of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence Parliament of the Republic of South Africa PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable Nchabeleng and Honourable Xaba [...]

September 3rd, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Defence, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Suspect precautionary suspension of four senior Department of Military Veterans’ managers: allegations of impropriety against newly appointed Director General Mpolweni

Elliotdale erven to be developed and sold exclusively to municipal employees and councillors: ANC councillors abusing their majority vote

Ms T Maluleke The Auditor-General of South Africa PO Box 446 Pretoria 0001 Mr LO Mabuyane Premier of the Eastern Cape Private Bag X0047 Bhisho 5605 Mr XE Nqatha Eastern Cape MEC for Cooperative [...]

September 1st, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Government, Home, Housing & human settlements, Infrastructure development, Local government|Comments Off on Elliotdale erven to be developed and sold exclusively to municipal employees and councillors: ANC councillors abusing their majority vote

Second Special Appropriation Bill is a question of robbing Peter to pay Paul

The Second Special Appropriation Bill as presented to the Standing Committee on Appropriations by National Treasury’s Dr Mampho Modise was motivated as “…proposing additional urgent funding allocations of R32.850 billion – to address the [...]

August 31st, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Civil disobedience, Corruption and clean governance, Covid-19, Economy, Government, Home, Infrastructure development, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Second Special Appropriation Bill is a question of robbing Peter to pay Paul

Urgent plea that the judgement on the IEC’s application seeking the postponement of the 2021 local government elections be urgently announced

OPEN LETTER Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo Constitutional Court of South Africa Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill Braamfontein 2017 Dear Acting Chief Justice Zondo Urgent plea that the judgement on the IEC’s application seeking the [...]

August 26th, 2021|2021 Archive, 2021 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Campaigns, Elections, Home, Local government, Open Letters|Comments Off on Urgent plea that the judgement on the IEC’s application seeking the postponement of the 2021 local government elections be urgently announced

Desperate plight of OR Tambo region’s traffic officers: request for urgent intervention

Mr FA Mbalula Minister of Transport Private Bag X9129 Cape Town 8000 Ms W Tikana-Gxothiwe Eastern Cape MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison Private Bag X0057 Bhisho 5605 Dear Minister Mbalula and MEC Tikana-Gxothiwe Desperate [...]

August 16th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters, Transport|Comments Off on Desperate plight of OR Tambo region’s traffic officers: request for urgent intervention

Request for urgent intervention: allegations of misconduct against the Director of Corporate Support Services of the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

Mr LO Mabuyane Premier of the Eastern Cape Private Bag X0047 Bhisho 5605 Mr XE Nqatha Eastern Cape MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Private Bag X0035 Bhisho 5605 Honourable Premier Mabuyane and [...]

August 16th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Cooperative governance, Home, Local government, Open Letters|Comments Off on Request for urgent intervention: allegations of misconduct against the Director of Corporate Support Services of the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

UDM leading from the front for a better South Africa: CATA/CODETA peace deal

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement would like to applaud its President, Mr Bantu Holomisa, and SAFTU’s Secretary General, Mr Zwelinzima Vavi, for the sterling job they have conducted [...]

July 29th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Government, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, taxi violence, Transport|Comments Off on UDM leading from the front for a better South Africa: CATA/CODETA peace deal

Peace Accord between Congress for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA)

Click here for PDF version of the Peace Accord (244KB)         Peace Accord between Congress for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA)  SUMMARY OF CONCERNS RAISED [...]

July 27th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, taxi violence, Transport|Comments Off on Peace Accord between Congress for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA)

Education DG hung out to dry, whilst Minister Blade Nzimande is seemingly made from Teflon

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) repeatedly wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa exposing, what appeared to be, several instances of direct interference of the political head of the Department of Higher Education and Training in the [...]

July 23rd, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home|Comments Off on Education DG hung out to dry, whilst Minister Blade Nzimande is seemingly made from Teflon

UDM Welcomes Judge Moseneke’s Report!

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement has been advocating for the postponement of the upcoming Local Government Elections, before the Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s Inquiry was established, until the Inquiry’s [...]

July 23rd, 2021|2021 Archive, Cooperative governance, Corruption and clean governance, Covid-19, Economy, Elections, Home, Interviews, Media statements: UDM, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on UDM Welcomes Judge Moseneke’s Report!

Toilets, hunting trips for ANC councillors and wastage seems to go hand-in-hand

When you visit the Villages of Magwala, Wodehouse, and Isikhoba in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape you will be met by the strangest sight. In May 2021, odd-looking concrete panels were willy-nilly dumped at [...]

July 20th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Service delivery|Comments Off on Toilets, hunting trips for ANC councillors and wastage seems to go hand-in-hand

President Ramaphosa’s meeting with political leaders was underwhelming

Leaders of some political parties today met upon the invitation of President Cyril Ramaphosa with the various ministers in the security cluster also in attendance. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) shared many concerns and frustrations [...]

July 14th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Civil disobedience, Covid-19, Defence, Home, Media statements: UDM, Police, Zumagate|Comments Off on President Ramaphosa’s meeting with political leaders was underwhelming

Blame for the unrest in South Africa is to be laid at the feet of the entire ANC leadership

Certain parts of South Africa are ablaze, and the blame is squarely to be laid at the feet of the entire African National Congress (ANC) leadership and their incessant and uncontrolled infighting. It is [...]

July 12th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Civil disobedience, Covid-19, Defence, Economy, Government, Home, Marikana Massacre, Police, Safety and security, Zumagate|Comments Off on Blame for the unrest in South Africa is to be laid at the feet of the entire ANC leadership

Mass complaint regarding the outstanding pensions of thousands of former Ciskei and Transkei civil servants, and redress

Advocate MR Ramabulana Government Employees Pension Ombud PO Box 11005 Hatfield 0028 Dear Advocate Ramabulana Mass complaint regarding the outstanding pensions of thousands of former Ciskei and Transkei civil servants, and redress 1. I [...]

July 8th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters, Social development & welfare|Comments Off on Mass complaint regarding the outstanding pensions of thousands of former Ciskei and Transkei civil servants, and redress

The IEC’s draconian expectation that staff members continue with in-person training of electoral staff whilst Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions are in place

Mr Glen Mashinini Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Private Bag X112 Centurion 0046 Dear Mr Mashinini The IEC’s draconian expectation that staff members continue with in-person training of electoral staff whilst Level 4 Covid-19 [...]

July 6th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Democracy and electoral reform, Elections, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on The IEC’s draconian expectation that staff members continue with in-person training of electoral staff whilst Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions are in place

UDM submission at the Free and Fair Elections Inquiry

Oral submission on behalf of the United Democratic Movement by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President at the Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections During COVID-19 virtual presentation to Election House, [...]

July 2nd, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Democracy and electoral reform, Elections, Health, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM submission at the Free and Fair Elections Inquiry

Request that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts investigate government’s sale of a 51% stake of South African Airways to Takatso Consortium

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 Mr Hlengwa Request that the Standing Committee on [...]

July 1st, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Government, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Parliamentary oversight, Public Enterprises, State Owned Enterprises, Transport|Comments Off on Request that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts investigate government’s sale of a 51% stake of South African Airways to Takatso Consortium

SAA deal: UDM to challenge Minister Gordhan in court

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has today met with its lawyers to discuss court action regarding Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s announcement that Takatso Consortium will buy a 51% stake in South African Airways [...]

June 21st, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Members of Parliament, State Owned Enterprises, Transport|Comments Off on SAA deal: UDM to challenge Minister Gordhan in court

Government is playing with words as PIC and GEPF denies being part of 51% sale in SAA

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has said that it “…is not funding SAA”, but it confirmed that it “…owns 30% of Harith General Partners and some of [...]

June 14th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, State Owned Enterprises|Comments Off on Government is playing with words as PIC and GEPF denies being part of 51% sale in SAA

Harith’s stake in SAA deal and too many other questions: Scopa and Public Enterprises Committee must take a look

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the out-of-left-field announcement, by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, that Takatso Consortium will buy a 51% stake in long-ailing South African Airways (SAA) and that it has undertaken [...]

June 11th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, State Owned Enterprises|Comments Off on Harith’s stake in SAA deal and too many other questions: Scopa and Public Enterprises Committee must take a look

Nqabayomzi Kwankwa on gender-based violence and gender equality

Contribution by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy President at the 3rd Annual Central University of Technology Transformation Summit with the theme of gender-based violence and gender equality held at CUT Welkom Campus on 10 [...]

June 10th, 2021|2021 Archive, Gender-based violence, Home, Members of Parliament, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Speeches, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Nqabayomzi Kwankwa on gender-based violence and gender equality

UDM registers its concerns about how the IEC treats its main stakeholders: political parties

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Dear Sir The UDM wishes to take this opportunity to register its concerns on how the IEC undermines the main stakeholders when it comes to its initiated [...]

June 4th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Elections, Government, Home, Interviews, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM registers its concerns about how the IEC treats its main stakeholders: political parties

The UDM Youth Vanguard is aggrieved by Parliament’s lack on issues of national importance and youth development

In light of the letter received by the UDM Youth Vanguard from National Council of Provinces Deputy Chair Ms Sylvia E Lucas dated 03 June 2021, responding to our letter dated 10 May 2021 [...]

June 4th, 2021|2021 Archive, Government, Human rights, Interviews, Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The UDM Youth Vanguard is aggrieved by Parliament’s lack on issues of national importance and youth development

Bantu Holomisa on Budget Vote 1: The Presidency

Contribution in the National Assembly by Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the subject for discussion: Budget Vote 1: The Presidency Check against delivery Honourable Speaker, Mr President Honourable Ministers and Honourable Members Colleagues, unemployment [...]

June 2nd, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Government, Home, Members of Parliament, Parliamentary oversight, Service delivery, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa on Budget Vote 1: The Presidency

Complaints received from Amakhosi of the Fingo Region

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Private Bag X1000 Cape Town 8000 Mr LO Mabuyane Premier of the Eastern Cape Private Bag X0047 Bhisho 5605 Mr XE Nqatha Eastern Cape [...]

May 31st, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Government, Home, Members of Parliament, Open Letters, Traditional leadership|Comments Off on Complaints received from Amakhosi of the Fingo Region

The Department of Correctional Services’ continued ill-treatment of corrections graduates: urgent intervention needed

Mr Ronald Lamola Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Private Bag X256 Cape Town 8000 Mr Arthur Fraser National Commissioner of Correctional Services Private Bag X136 Pretoria 0001 Dear Minister Lamola and Commissioner Fraser The [...]

May 31st, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Correctional services, Home, Members of Parliament, Open Letters|Comments Off on The Department of Correctional Services’ continued ill-treatment of corrections graduates: urgent intervention needed

Bantu Holomisa on the Debate on the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution

Speech by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and President of the United Democratic Movement in a Joint Sitting of Parliament Debate on the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution Check against delivery Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members 1. [...]

May 28th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Members of Parliament, Speeches|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa on the Debate on the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution

Decision of National Assembly Rules Committee regarding the composition of the Section 194 Committee on the fitness of the current Public Protector to hold office, and its rejection of the UDM’s proposal for a weighted voting system

Ms Thandi Modise Speaker of the National Assembly Parliament of the Republic of South Africa PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Dear Ms Modise URGENT: Decision of National Assembly Rules Committee regarding the composition of [...]

May 5th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters, Public Protector|Comments Off on Decision of National Assembly Rules Committee regarding the composition of the Section 194 Committee on the fitness of the current Public Protector to hold office, and its rejection of the UDM’s proposal for a weighted voting system

5 May Mthatha march: memorandum of demands of the people of the OR Tambo region

To: Director-General of The Presidency and Secretary of Cabinet, Ms Phindile Baleni From: The UDM leadership of the OR Tambo Region on behalf of the people who live in the OR Tambo District Municipality [...]