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.

Recent Posts

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]