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Media statements
Date
UDM Megaphone World Aids Day - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (01/12/2011)
UDM Megaphone 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (30/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse Campaign: Department sidelines UDEMWO - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (29/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone Government corruption: UDEMWO acknowledges work of Public Protector - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (25/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone Eskom's 12,8 billion Rand profit is a rip-off - statement by Mr Stanley Ntapane (UDM Chief Whip) (24/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM reaction to the outcome of the ANC's Disciplinary Comittee - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (10/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone IFP Youth Brigade and UDM Youth Vanguard to discuss political realignment- statement by Mr Teddy Thwala (President of the UDM Youth Vanguard) (10/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone New IEC leadership: the future of elections in RSA - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (09/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone The Expanded Public Works Programme must do away with food parcel policy - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP (UDM Spokesperson on Public Works) (09/11/2011)
UDM Megaphone The UDM congratulates Lindiwe Mazibuko - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (27/10/2011)
UDM Megaphone Government must allocate more resources to the fight against child abuse - statement by Mr Stanley Ntapane (UDM Chief Whip) (27/10/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM reaction to medium-term budget policy statement - media release by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (25/10/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM calls on Massmart to walk the talk and work with small businesses in Soweto - statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (19/10/2011)
UDM Megaphone Department cheats the women of South Africa - statement by statement by Ms Zukiswa Hlekiso-Thabaneng (UDEMWO President) (12/10/2011)
UDM Megaphone Hypocrisy regarding Dalai Lama- statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (05/10/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM calls on the Department of Public Works to intervene in the Eastern Cape schools' building project - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP (UDM Spokesperson on Public Works) (26/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone Report about 500 UDM defections to the ANC false - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP (UDM Member of Parliament from the Eastern Cape) (26/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM disappointed with Reserve Bank announcement - statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (22/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone The grand mess called public works - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (22/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANCYL nationalisation march: waste of energy - statement by Mr Teddy Thwala (President of the UDM Youth Vanguard) (22/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone NYDA salaries: another Government cash cow to line elite pockets - statement by Mr Teddy Thwala (President of the UDM Youth Vanguard) (21/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM welcomes inquiry into the arms deal - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (15/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone Service delivery: an empty promise - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (14/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM notes Health Department decision about junk food, but what about the basics? - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (13/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM notes the appointment of the new chief justice- statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (08/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM welcomes decrease in crime - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (08/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone Mogoeng's deplorable track-record on issues affecting women- statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (02/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone Dangerous Public Transport: Department reacts too late - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler (UDM Spokesperson on Local Government) (02/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone Go Bokke! - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (02/09/2011)
UDM Megaphone Commercial banks are failing to reduce the cost of banking- statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (25/08/2011)
UDM Megaphone Malema's diatribe at an end? - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (19/08/2011)
UDM Megaphone Calls of 'economic Codesa" fail to recognise UDM input - statement by Mr Nqqabyomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (19/08/2011)
UDM Megaphone Government must curb the growing lawlessness- statement by Mr Stanley Ntapane (UDM Chief Whip) (18/08/2011)
UDM Megaphone Message of condolences to the Hlekiso-Thabaneng family - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (02/08/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC must stop hijacking national events - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (02/08/2011)
UDM Megaphone Threat to Public Protector? - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (07/07/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM condemns torching of houses by Chiawelo protestors - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (06/07/2011)
UDM Megaphone Tragic accident in North West; traffic laws in SA means nothing - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (24/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC is destroying multi-party democracy in Johannesburg - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja (UDM Councillor in the City of Johannesburg) (24/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone Message of condolence to the Asmal Family - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (23/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone OR Tambo Region fiasco - Minister should intervene - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP (UDM Spokesperson on Local Government) (21/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone The Public Protector seems to be doing something right - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (21/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone New evidence in Arms Deal Scandal - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (20/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone Message of condolence to the Sisulu Family- statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (03/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone Condolences with the passing of Albertina Sisulu - statement by statement by Ms Zukiswa Hlekiso-Thabaneng (UDEMWO President) and Ms Thandi Nontenja (UDEMWO Secretary General) (03/06/2011)
UDM Megaphone Gauteng gantries; white elephants in the making?- statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (27/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone Elections complaint: Mbhashe and King Sabata Dalindyebo - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (25/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone Call on Education Department to end the crippling non-payment of suppliers - statement by Mr Stanley Ntapane (UDM Chief Whip) (11/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone The 'Battle of Openloo' - ANC and DA is playing ping-pong - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja (UDM National Treasurer) (10/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone Baby holding dead mother's hand: women abuse horror - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (05/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone Revered Ximbi - misuse of church leadership position for political gain - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (04/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone Zuma/Cape Town; SABC bias is nauseating - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja (UDM National Treasurer) (03/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone Makhaza toilet saga - ANC welcomes one of the decision makers into its ranks - statement by Mr Bongani Maqungwana (former UDM Western Provincial Secretary) (01/05/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC Government: the art of corruption - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (20/04/2011)
UDM Megaphone Police brutality: ICD must investigate more than the Ficksburg tragedy - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (18/04/2011)
UDM Megaphone Another incident of policy brutality - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (14/04/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC political shenanigans affect schools in the Eastern Cape - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (14/04/2011)
UDM Megaphone Julius Malema must focus on cleaning up the mess in the ANC - statement by Mr Velile Yayi (UDM Youth Spokesperson) (07/04/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM calls on nursing associations to go back to basics - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (06/04/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC cadre deployment strikes out; again- statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (05/04/2011)
UDM Megaphone Ridiculous increase in ID docs - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (29/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone Nelson Mandela forensic audit report - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (28/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone President Zuma's call for a ceasefire not enough - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (22/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone South Africa duped into politics of regime change and hypocrisy - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (20/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone The Constitutional Court decision on the disbandment of the Scorpions - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (17/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone Police brutality in Nelspruit - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (16/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone The ANC is ignoring the danger signs - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (16/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone Foster care grant delays - statement by Mr Stanley Ntapane (UDM Chief Whip) (15/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone Mantashe is misleading the public - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (09/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone Changing names at correctional services: a waste of taxpayers' money - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (08/03/2011
UDM Megaphone Limpopo education chaos - statement by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Education Spokesperson (08/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDMYV views on the nationalisation of mines - statement by Mr Teddy Thwala, UDM Youth Vanguard President (07/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone Call to SA youth: Register to Vote! - statement by Mr Teddy Thwala, UDM Youth Vanguard President (04/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone Conditions at state hospitals are worrisome- statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (03/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC cadre deployment promotes corruption and looting spree of State resources- statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (02/03/2011)
UDM Megaphone The UDM Condemns the SABC's unfair promotion of the ANC - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (28/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone National Budget 2011 - statement by Mr Nqqabyomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (23/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Is the Public Protector 'touching the lion's tail'? - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (23/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM is perturbed by the lack of prioritisation of Government expenditure - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (22/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone UDM condemns growing Zuma business empire - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (20/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone The UDM NEC discusses the actual state of the nation - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) and Mr Nqqabyomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (19/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone The ANC is failing to walk the talk: Gauteng toll fees - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (17/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Politicians not above the law - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (15/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Medunsa accommodation crisis - statement by Mr Bongani Sempe (UDESMO National Organising Officer) (15/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone State of the Nation - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (10/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Youth Festival costs: call for audit - statement by Mr Teddy Thwala, UDMYV President (09/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone State of the Nation: ANC electioneering platform - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (07/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Zuma's blasphemy challenges our Constitutional Freedoms - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (07/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Use your democratic right: register to vote- statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (03/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Medical interns not being paid on time - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (02/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC mayor's corruption despicable - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler (UDM Spokesperson on Local Government) (02/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Nationwide HIV testing campaign in schools - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (02/02/2011)
UDM Megaphone Betrayed by those we trust; police and teachers who abuse - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (31/01/2011)
UDM Megaphone Agenda of the UDM Youth - statement by Mr Teddy Thwala ( UDMYV President) and Mr Malibongwe Luyenge ( UDMYV Deputy-President) (29/01/2011)
UDM Megaphone Bullet train; ANC governmental priorities are wrong - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (27/01/2011)
UDM Megaphone ANC is failing on its housing promises - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (26/01/2011)
UDM Megaphone Turmoil within some opposition parties jeopardises political realignment process - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (26/01/2011)
UDM Megaphone Matric Results 2011 - statement by Mr Nqqabyomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (06/01/2011)
Speeches
Date
Speech icon Message from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) delivered at the Unisa School of Business Leaderships Event: Paying tribute to Dr Mamphela Ramphele on receiving the leadership in practice award in Midrand, Gauteng (17/11/2011)
Speech icon Message from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the 5th Fedusa Congress Debate: Quality dialogue for social progress in Boksburg, Gauteng (08/11/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mrs Thandi Nontenja (UDM National Treasurer) during the Women's Day Celebrations (09/08/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the FEM Health and Safety Summit 2011 during the Debate: The effects of the current economic situation in South Africa and the construction industry in Sandton on 18 July 2011 (18/07/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) to the UDM's King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipal Councillors in Mthatha (26/05/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mrs Thandi Nontenja (UDM National Treasurer) during the Freedom Day Celebrations (Union Building, Pretoria) (27/04/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) during the UDM manifesto launch for the OR Tambo District in Mthatha (16/04/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) Daily Dispatch and University of Fort Hare Dialogue "Can local government be fixed?" at the Guild Theatre, Oxford Street, East London (05/04/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) welcoming new members at the Siphamandla Hall in Khayelitsha (Cape Town) (03/04/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the launch of the Party's 2011 Municipal Elections Manifesto at the Khanyisa Hall, Mthatha (05/03/2011)
Speech icon Address by Mr Zolisa Lavisa (UDM chairperson) at the IEC conference, Johannesburg during the Debate on the Role of Political Parties in Promoting Electoral Democracy (03/03/2011)
Speech icon Speech by Mrs Zukiswa Hlekiso-Thabaneng, MPL (President of UDEMWO and member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature) Launch of International Women's Day (28/02/2011)
Speech icon Speech by Mrs Zukiswa Hlekiso-Thabaneng, MPL (UDM Member of the Provincial Legislature of the Eastern Cape) Reply to the State of the Province Address (Eastern Cape) (23/02/2011)
Speech icon Address at Council Meeting in response to the Cape Town Unicity Budget by UDM Councillor Dumisani Ximbi (23/02/2011)
Speech icon Speech by Mr Maxwell Mhlati, MPL, Leader of the UDM in the Provincial Legislature of the Eastern Cape – Reply to the address of the Premier – State of the Province (Eastern Cape) (22/02/2011)
Speech icon Address during the State of the Nation Debate 2011 by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) (16/02/2011)
Speech icon Address during the Debate on the State of the Nation 2011 by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (15/02/2011)
Letters and other documents
Date
UDM documents icon Open letter to President Jacob Zuma, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: Infrastructure development in the Eastern Cape (24/11/2011)
UDM documents icon Open letter to the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, from Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) regarding: Unfair question in grade 9 common task assessment arts and culture exam (23/11/2011)
UDM documents icon Open letter to the Statistician General regarding Allegations of fieldworker's tampering with Census 2011 forms, from Mr BJ Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (04/11/2011)
UDM documents icon Open letter to President Jacob Zuma, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: The Nation deserves a properly constituted economic indaba (24/10/2011)
UDM documents icon Letter to the Public Protector, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) regarding "Suspected irregularities: R100 million: Independent Electoral Commission lease agreement" (03/10/2011)
UDM documents icon Open letter to the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, from Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) regarding "Poor standard of service in state hospitals" (14/09/2011)
UDM documents icon Open letter to President Jacob Zuma, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: The appointment of the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa (16/08/2011)
UDM documents icon Response letter to the Independent Electoral Commission regarding objection in terms of Section 65 (3) of the Local Government Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000 - King Sabata Dalindyebo and Mbhashe municipalities. IEC letter dated 27 May 2010 wherein the objection was rejected. (30/05/2011)
UDM documents icon Letter to the Inspector General, Faith Radebe, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) regarding: The role of the National Intelligence Agency during local government elections (25/05/2011)
UDM documents icon Objection in terms of Section 65 (3) of the Local Government Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000 - correspondence regarding King Sabata Dalindyebo and Mbhashe municipalities to the Independent Electoral Commission by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (21/05/2011)
UDM documents icon Letter to the President Jacob Zuma from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) regarding: South Africa must call for an urgent Security Council meeting: Libyan crisis (30/03/2011)
UDM documents icon Letter to the Editor of The New Age from Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) regarding: "Service delivery protests and student riots are a thorn in the flesh of our Nation" (22/02/2011)
UDM documents icon Letter to the Editors of several online publications from Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) regarding: "Opposition party trouble ruinous for democracy" () (10/02/2011)
UDM documents icon Letter to the Premier of Mpumalanga from Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) regarding "Dubious tender: Sizwangendaba" (01/02/2011)
Letter to the Ms Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, from Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) regarding "Worsening situation at Mvalani School: 57 pregnant pupils" (31/01/2011)
Letter to the Editor of the Pretoria News from Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) regarding an opinion article: "How we fail matrics by passing them" by Mike Siluma (18/01/2011)