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.

Recent Posts

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Youth Power – Growing South Africa together in a time of Covid-19

Honourable Chairperson Honourable Members Fellow South Africans The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) salutes the frontline workers and those in healthcare who place their lives in the firing line, fighting the invisible enemy.  [...]

June 26th, 2020|2020 Archive, Covid-19, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDMYV, Speeches|Comments Off on Youth Power – Growing South Africa together in a time of Covid-19

Holomisa: Allegations of millions of Rands in irregular expenditure for critical OR Tambo District Municipality water and sanitation projects

Mr TK Makwetu Auditor-General of South Africa PO Box 446 Pretoria 0001 Mr Dondo Mogajane, Director-General: National Treasury Private Bag X115 Pretoria 0001 Mr Mbulelo Tshangana Acting Director-General: National Treasury Private Bag X313 Pretoria [...]

June 25th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Service delivery, Water & sanitation|Comments Off on Holomisa: Allegations of millions of Rands in irregular expenditure for critical OR Tambo District Municipality water and sanitation projects

Holomisa tackles implications of illegal conversion of Toyota Quantum panel vans to taxis and ambulances: allegations of a scam of major proportions

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Private Bag X1000 Pretoria 0001 Dear Mr President ILLEGAL CONVERSION OF TOYOTA QUANTUM PANEL VANS TO TAXIS AND AMBULANCES; ALLEGATIONS OF A SCAM OF [...]

June 24th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Road safety, Transport|Comments Off on Holomisa tackles implications of illegal conversion of Toyota Quantum panel vans to taxis and ambulances: allegations of a scam of major proportions

DBSA approval of Poseidon water project grant/loan: CEO Sandile Sokhela seems to be economical with the truth

Mr Enoch Godongwana Chairman of the Board of Directors Development Bank of Southern Africa PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685 Dear Mr Godongwana DBSA APPROVAL OF POSEIDON WATER PROJECT GRANT/LOAN: CEO SANDILE SOKHELA SEEMS [...]

June 23rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, DBSA, Government, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Parliamentary oversight, Public Investment Corporation, State Owned Enterprises|Comments Off on DBSA approval of Poseidon water project grant/loan: CEO Sandile Sokhela seems to be economical with the truth

Introduction of “Scoo-mbulance” in the Eastern Cape is an insult to the people

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The introduction of EMS scooters by the Eastern Cape provincial government is a bad idea and is just a waste of tax-payers’ hard-earned money.   It is doubtful [...]

June 18th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Covid-19, Government, Health, Home, Human rights, Issues, Local government|Comments Off on Introduction of “Scoo-mbulance” in the Eastern Cape is an insult to the people

DBSA: looting of state resources by some of the same people involved in the Public Investment Corporation saga

Dear Mr President DBSA: looting of state resources by some of the same people involved in the Public Investment Corporation saga 1. I write to you with grave concern over the apparent looting of [...]

Schools are going to be major coronavirus transmission centres

Ms Thandi Nontenja Schools opened yesterday and the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is outraged at government’s willingness to risk the lives of school pupils and teachers. It was quickly reported that [...]

June 9th, 2020|2020 Archive, Covid-19, Home, Issues, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Schools are going to be major coronavirus transmission centres

World Environment Day 2020: #ForNature

As countries imposed lockdown procedures, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the impact humans have on the environment came into sharp focus. For example, the fact that there were fewer cars on the roads, planes in [...]

June 5th, 2020|2020 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bantu Holomisa, Covid-19, Environment, Food security, Home, Media statements: UDM, Tourism|Comments Off on World Environment Day 2020: #ForNature

Bantu Holomisa writes to Wesbank CEO Chris De Kock re Mr Mzukisi Ndara’s case

Dear Mr De Kock MZUKISI NDARA: NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS CONFIRMS “MISREPRESENTATIONS AND CONTRAVENTION OF STATUTES” BY WESBANK The above subject matter bears reference. The first time I wrote to you was on 2 [...]

June 4th, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa writes to Wesbank CEO Chris De Kock re Mr Mzukisi Ndara’s case

Composition of PIC interim board: beneficiaries should not be members

Honourable Minister Mboweni QUESTIONS AROUND THE COMPOSITION OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION’S BOARD: BENEFICIARIES SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SERVE 1. Some time has lapsed since the 995-page report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry [...]

June 3rd, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Mpati Commission, Open Letters, Public Investment Corporation|Comments Off on Composition of PIC interim board: beneficiaries should not be members

UDM KZN perplexed at renaming of Umzinyathi District Municipality to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal is shocked at the announcement made by Umzinyathi District Municipality Mayor PMS Ngubane, that the municipality is undergoing a name change to "Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi District Municipality". [...]

May 26th, 2020|2020 Archive, Government, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDM KZN perplexed at renaming of Umzinyathi District Municipality to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Africa Day 2020

We celebrate Africa Day this year, amid the Coronavirus pandemic, which has certainly forced our focuses away from the African agenda and has indeed exposed the need for its acceleration. The United Democratic Movement [...]

May 25th, 2020|2020 Archive, Africa, Bantu Holomisa, Home|Comments Off on Africa Day 2020

Covid-19 and government: a worst nightmare for women and children

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is deeply perturbed by how life is turning out for many South Africans, especially women, as we daily hear of large numbers [...]

May 22nd, 2020|2020 Archive, Economy, Government, Health, Home, Human rights, Interviews, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Covid-19 and government: a worst nightmare for women and children

Holomisa’s #MiocaLodge tweet court case

After blocking Mioca Lodge Covid-19 cash-cow, Eastern Cape Transport MEC Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe is now suing UDM President Bantu Holomisa, here are some pertinent documents: Bantu Holomisa's Answering Affidavit - 21 May 2020 (5MB) Bantu [...]

May 21st, 2020|2020 Archive, Bantu Holomisa|Comments Off on Holomisa’s #MiocaLodge tweet court case

Unfair food parcel distribution: the ANC’s greediness is worrisome

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement is disheartened by how government and SASSA are keeping quiet about African National Congress (ANC) officials, members and/or councillors unfairly distributing food parcels [...]