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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High levels of crime at Konqeni Location (Mthatha) and allegations of police collusion with criminals

Mr BH Cele Minister of Police Private Bag X9080 Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable Minister Cele High levels of crime at Konqeni Location (Mthatha) and allegations of police collusion with criminals 1. I write to [...]

OR Tambo District water and sanitation project: a humanitarian crisis in Mthatha, Mqanduli and Coffee Bay

Ms LN Sisulu Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Private Bag X9052 Cape Town 8000 Honourable Minister Sisulu OR Tambo District water and sanitation project: a humanitarian crisis in Mthatha, Mqanduli and Coffee [...]

The negative consequences of government corruption on our people and development in South Africa

Motion delivered by Bantu Holomisa, MP and President of the United Democratic Movement in the National Assembly in a virtual mini-plenary session on The negative consequences of government corruption on our people and development in [...]

Racism and ending discriminatory treatment in journalism: created opportunities

Ms Kate Skinner Executive Director of the South African National Editors’ Forum The Media Mill 7 Quince Street Milpark, Johannesburg 2001 Dear Ms Skinner Racism and ending discriminatory treatment in journalism: created opportunities As executive [...]

March 2nd, 2021|2021 Archive, Home, Journalism, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Open Letters, Racism|Comments Off on Racism and ending discriminatory treatment in journalism: created opportunities

ANC must do the right thing by paying back the taxpayers’ money

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement has been following with interest the proceedings of the State Capture Commission chaired by the Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo. The most startling revelations [...]

March 2nd, 2021|2021 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Covid-19, Economy, Government, Home, Interviews, Local government|Comments Off on ANC must do the right thing by paying back the taxpayers’ money

UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day 2021

UNAIDS has made Zero Discrimination Day 2021 all about the “urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, [...]

February 28th, 2021|2021 Archive, Home|Comments Off on UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day 2021

UDM Youth Vanguard adds its voice to that of President Holomisa in addressing institutional racism at eNCA

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) Youth Vanguard was abhorred at the now infamous “Mask Incident” which occurred right at the steps of the National Assembly on Wednesday, 24 February 2021. We noted that UDM President [...]

February 26th, 2021|2021 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Members of Parliament, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Racism|Comments Off on UDM Youth Vanguard adds its voice to that of President Holomisa in addressing institutional racism at eNCA

SAHRC complaint regarding eNCA’s racist treatment of UDM Deputy President Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP during a live broadcast

Professor BC Majola Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission Private Bag X2700 Houghton 2041 Dear Professor Majola Complaint regarding eNCA’s racist treatment of UDM Deputy President Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP during a live [...]

February 26th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Home, Human rights, Members of Parliament, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Open Letters, Racism|Comments Off on SAHRC complaint regarding eNCA’s racist treatment of UDM Deputy President Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP during a live broadcast

BCCSA complaint against eNCA: double standards for black and white interviewees wearing masks, or not, whilst being interviewed

The Registrar Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa PO Box 412365 Craighall 2024 Dear Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa Complaint against eNCA: double standards for black and white interviewees wearing masks, or not, [...]

February 26th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Home, Human rights, Members of Parliament, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Open Letters, Racism, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BCCSA complaint against eNCA: double standards for black and white interviewees wearing masks, or not, whilst being interviewed

Racism in broadcasting: eNCA’s reaction to the so-called “Pieter Groenewald Mask Issue” is an indictment in itself

eNCA’s statement, “eNCA Responds to the ‘Pieter Groenewald’ Mask Issue” is a slap in the face of any sober South African who witnessed the incident where eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger asked United Democratic Movement (UDM) [...]

February 26th, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Media statements: UDM, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Racism|Comments Off on Racism in broadcasting: eNCA’s reaction to the so-called “Pieter Groenewald Mask Issue” is an indictment in itself

Security of the Ndamase chieftainship and the threat of the caretaker rule of Mrs Noluntu Ndamase

Mr Xolile Nqata Eastern Cape MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Private Bag X0035 Bhisho 5605 Honourable MEC Security of the Ndamase chieftainship and the threat of the caretaker rule of Mrs Noluntu Ndamase [...]

February 22nd, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Cooperative governance, Home, Open Letters, Traditional leadership|Comments Off on Security of the Ndamase chieftainship and the threat of the caretaker rule of Mrs Noluntu Ndamase

Should the young South Africans expect anything new from President “Cupcake” Ramaphosa’s SONA 2021?

 Which young South African would at the moment trust anything that President Cyril Ramaphosa says or would say? His yearly state of the nation addresses (SONAs) came off as mere “motivational speeches” and he has [...]

February 11th, 2021|2021 Archive, Africa, Economy, Government, Job creation, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Should the young South Africans expect anything new from President “Cupcake” Ramaphosa’s SONA 2021?

Short-term and long-term fate of a group of 32 Eastern Cape unemployed pharmacists

  Dr ZL Mkhize Minister of Health Mr LO Mabuyane Premier of the Eastern Cape Province Dear Honourable Minister and Honourable Premier Short-term and long-term fate of a group of 32 Eastern Cape unemployed [...]

February 2nd, 2021|2021 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Health, Home, Open Letters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Short-term and long-term fate of a group of 32 Eastern Cape unemployed pharmacists

Auditor General’s final management report: Minister Blade Nzimande’s political directives resulted in massive irregular expenditure for the DHET and SETAs

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X1000 Pretoria 0001 Dear Mr President The Auditor General’s final management report: Minister Blade Nzimande’s political directives resulted in massive irregular expenditure for [...]

January 20th, 2021|2021 Archive, Archives, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Auditor General’s final management report: Minister Blade Nzimande’s political directives resulted in massive irregular expenditure for the DHET and SETAs

Apparent unwarranted interference by Inkatha Freedom Party leadership in Nquthu Local municipality is threating its ruin

Mr Sipho Hlomuka, MPL KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Private Bag X9078 Pietermaritzburg 3201 Honourable MEC APPARENT UNWARRANTED INTERFERENCE BY INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY LEADERSHIP IN NQUTHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IS THREATING ITS RUIN [...]

December 23rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Home, Local government, Media statements: UDM KwaZulu-Natal|Comments Off on Apparent unwarranted interference by Inkatha Freedom Party leadership in Nquthu Local municipality is threating its ruin

UDM not to participate in the debate and vote on the MONC in the President of the Republic

Honourable TR Modise Speaker of the National Assembly PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Honourable Speaker Notice: UDM not to participate in the debate and vote on the motion of no confidence in the President [...]

December 2nd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Government, Home, Members of Parliament, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM not to participate in the debate and vote on the MONC in the President of the Republic

Bantu Holomisa’s addresss at the funeral service of UDM National Deputy Chairperson Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MPL

• Mrs Filtane, the Filtane children, grandchildren, family members and friends • UDM Deputy President, Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP • National, Provincial and Regional leaders of the UDM • UDM Public representatives • Superintendent [...]

November 28th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Mncedisi Filtane, Tributes|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s addresss at the funeral service of UDM National Deputy Chairperson Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MPL

UDM deputy chairperson Mncedisi Filtane passes away due to Covid-19

It is with great sorrow that the United Democratic Movement announces that our Deputy National Chairperson and Member of the Provincial Legislature in the Eastern Cape, Mr Mncedisi Filtane, has passed away due to Covid-19. [...]

November 22nd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Home, Media statements: UDM, Mncedisi Filtane|Comments Off on UDM deputy chairperson Mncedisi Filtane passes away due to Covid-19

Bantu Holomisa’s message a the funeral service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani

Message by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and President of the United Democratic Movement on the occasion of the funeral service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani held at the Feather Market Centre, Port Elizabeth, 20 November [...]

November 20th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Speeches, Tributes|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s message a the funeral service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani

Scopa submission re: Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement, and corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa

Oral submission to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP regarding Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement, and corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa 18 November 2020, from 09:00 to [...]

November 18th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Home|Comments Off on Scopa submission re: Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement, and corruption at the Development Bank of Southern Africa

UDM Deputy President Kwankwa’s eulogy at the memorial Service of Cllr Mongameli Bobani

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, UDM Deputy President Eulogy delivered by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy President at the memorial Service of Councillor Mongameli Bobani held in Port Elizabeth on 17 November 2020 National [...]

November 17th, 2020|2020 Archive, Home, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, Tributes|Comments Off on UDM Deputy President Kwankwa’s eulogy at the memorial Service of Cllr Mongameli Bobani

The facts about the UDM’s court cases: Lebashe and Harith General partners

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wishes to clarify the confusion caused by the incorrect reporting around its multi-legged litigation against the former deputy finance minister and Public Investment Corporation (PIC) board chairperson Jabu Moleketi, [...]

November 17th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, DBSA, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on The facts about the UDM’s court cases: Lebashe and Harith General partners

Mangosuthu University of Technology reels under the weight of its council’s mismanagement and Minister Nzimande seems to be reluctant to act

Dear Mr President Mangosuthu University of Technology reels under the weight of its council’s mismanagement and Minister Nzimande seems to be reluctant to act 1. I have been apprised of more information which shows [...]

October 28th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Discussion Documents, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Members of Parliament, Open Letters|Comments Off on Mangosuthu University of Technology reels under the weight of its council’s mismanagement and Minister Nzimande seems to be reluctant to act

Bantu Holomisa speaks in the National Assembly on corruption related to COVID-19 tenders

Contribution by Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President in the debate on urgent matter of national public importance: Corruption related to COVID-19 tenders Honourable Speaker Honourable Members 1. Introduction The United Democratic Movement (UDM) adds its [...]

October 27th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Covid-19, Government, Home, Members of Parliament, Speeches, State Capture Inquiry|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa speaks in the National Assembly on corruption related to COVID-19 tenders

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 [...]

October 26th, 2020|2020 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Government, Home, Human rights, Issues, Media statements: UDM KwaZulu-Natal, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The Msinga Municipality mocks its own piggery business initiative be issuing a R10,000 beef tender

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 [...]

October 23rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Parastatals, Public Investment Corporation|Comments Off on Allegations of maladministration, mismanagement and possible deep-rooted corruption at the DBSA and the victimisation of board members

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, [...]

October 21st, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Economy, Home, Infrastructure development, Speeches|Comments Off on Holomisa: debate on South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

President Ramaphosa does not take the youth seriously!

  The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) thinks President Cyril Ramaphosa lives in a fool’s paradise if he believes that his government will implement his big plans. Since Mr Ramaphosa became president, [...]

October 20th, 2020|2020 Archive, Africa, Covid-19, Government, Home, Interviews, Issues, Job creation, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|Comments Off on President Ramaphosa does not take the youth seriously!

Minister Nzimande’s high-handed interference in appointment of Unisa vice-chancellor

Dear Mr President MINISTER NZIMANDE’S HIGH-HANDED INTERFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA 1. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Dr Blade Nzimande’s interference in the departmental processes and administration [...]

October 19th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home|Comments Off on Minister Nzimande’s high-handed interference in appointment of Unisa vice-chancellor

Allegations of political interference by Minister Nzimande in CHIETA CEO appointment

Dear Mr President Allegations of political interference by Minister Nzimande in CHIETA CEO appointment 1. I have previously raised with you the alleged interference of the political head of the Department of Higher Education [...]

October 15th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Allegations of political interference by Minister Nzimande in CHIETA CEO appointment

Holomisa submission to the state capture commission: the real mastermind behind state capture

Deputy Chief Justice RMM Zondo Chairperson of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture PO Box 31322 Braamfontein 2017 Per the acting Secretary of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Dear [...]

September 23rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Holomisa submission to the state capture commission: the real mastermind behind state capture