2000

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE


UDM TA'TA MA CHANCE
NATIONAL LOTTERY EXCITEMENT

MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK
UDM ACTING NATIONAL SECRETARY AND ALL UDM MEMBERS

The UDM supports the National Lottery emphatically. We have been saying for more than a year that the Lottery must be instituted as a matter of urgency. The importance of the Lottery's contribution to social development cannot be underestimated.

The UDM proposes that the Lottery must serve as invaluable source of funds to stimulate Enterprise Development through financial incentives to encourage small entrepreneurs to create wealth and employment for themselves and others. The truth is that only Enterprise Deelopment and the growth of SMME's will solve the unemployment woes of South Africa. 

The UDM feels so strongly about this matter that we included it as a crucial element of our Economic policy, as reflected in the UDM election manifesto of last year.

It is for this reason that we are very excited on the eve of the first Lottery draw. The UDM has bought a ticket, with the numbers selected to correspond with the date of our birth, 27 September 1997. We pledge to invest in an Enterprise Development project should we win the jackpot, the lucky number to watch out for is: 01 09 27 28 31 37.