FRUITFUL UDM NATIONAL STRATEGIC WORKSHOP MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY UDM NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON (20 AUGUST 2007)

At the weekend, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) hosted a National Strategic Workshop at the Willow Park Conference Centre in Kempton Park (Gauteng).

The UDM listened to the critical input of independent analysts after which the 50 workshop delegates, from across the country, took stock of the status of the Party, looked at the challenges encountered, debated solutions and mapped the way forward. 

With eyes firmly on the 2009 General Elections, the workshop delegates engaged with the social, economic and political status the country; the relevance of UDM policies, party building, marketing strategies - it identified its strengths and weaknesses, its threats and of course its abundant opportunities.

Plans for the UDM's 10th Anniversary Celebration on 29 September 2007 were discussed.

Delegates emerged from the workshop energised, ready for the challenges ahead and empowered to spread the message of the UDM. They have gone back to their provinces to pass this message forward; they will tell the UDM's members, and the South African electorate, that the UDM is alive and kicking and ready to take the future into its hands.

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