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Media statements
Date
World Aids Day 2012: Government must sort out medicine shortages - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (30/11/2012)
Condolences: passing of Jakes Gerwel statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (27/11/2012)
Lenasia: ANC promises in action - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (26/11/2012)
Western Cape High Court teaches ANC a lesson on upholding the Constitution - Joint statemet ACDP, AZAPO, COPE, DA, IFP, FF+, UCDP, UDM (22/11/2012)
Interest rate: decision welcomed - statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (22/11/2012)
ANC latest backtrack – more of the same running scared - Joint statemet ACDP, AZAPO, COPE, DA, IFP, FF+, UCDP, UDM (21/11/2012)
Condolences with the passing of Mando Nale - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (16/11/2012)
Kwamasiza flats - human degradation - statement by Mr Lufefe Sololo (Provincial Deputy-Secretary, UDM Gauteng) (06/11/2012)
Owners of unroadworthy public transport vehicles are the main culprits for road fatalities - statement by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP(UDM Chief Whip) (30/10/2012)
Medium Term Budget looks promising statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Finance Spokesperson) (25/10/2012)
Message of support to all learners and students statement by Mr NE 'Teddy' Thwala (UDMYV President) (22/10/2012)
Nkandlagate - whereto now? statement Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP(UDM President) (21/10/2012)
ANC deployees should intervene in the mining sector labour unrest statement Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (17/10/2012)
Justice for slain children - Maarohanye found guilty - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (16/10/2012)
Politics affecting work of Public Protector - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (16/10/2012)
Struggling poultry industry needs help and protection statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP (UDM Spokesperson on Agriculture) (02/10/2012)
Prudent to keep interest rate unchanged statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Finance Spokesperson) (20/09/2012)
Western Cape government should lead by example on transformation statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (19/09/2012)
Success at last: Lonmin wage negotiations statement Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (18/09/2012)
Government must stem the tide of police brutality - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP(UDM Spokesperson on Local Government) (18/09/2012)
In memory of Steve Biko - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (12/09/2012)
UDM calls on Lonmin Mine management to meet workers' halfway statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (12/09/2012)
South Africa’s participation in world sports - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (11/09/2012)
UDM condemns the torture of Marikana protestors in police custody statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (27/08/2012)
Traditional and religious leaders should mediate in the Lonmin Mine industrial dispute statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (17/08/2012)
UDM calls on Finance Minister to explain Zumaville statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (15/08/2012)
UDM calls on government to intervene in service delivery backlogs statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (06/08/2012)
Silence of the ANCWL on textbook debacle is deafening - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (03/08/2012)
Government must revive micro-economics to fight unemployment statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (31/07/2012)
World Bank report on inequality is SA highlights the urgent need for an Economic Codesa statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (25/07/2012)
Fedusa meets with UDM statement by Mr Dennis George (Fedusa General Secretary) and Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (24/07/2012)
UDM notes the release of Jackie Selebi statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (20/07/2012)
Ramadan Mubarak - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) and all UDM members and supporters (20/07/2012)
UDM congratulates Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (16/07/2012)
State hospitals’ continuous neglect of patients: what is the health minister doing? - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (11/07/2012)
UDM calls on Agriculture Minister to deepen consultation with various agricultural industry associations - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler (UDM Spokesperson on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) (10/07/2012)
UDM calls for Communications Minister to just resign statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (08/07/2012)
The second transition of empty promises statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (02/07/2012)
UDM welcomes ANC KwaZulu-Natal's call for an economic Codesa statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (19/06/2012)
Zuma's second transition: ANC playing with economic policy at the people's expense statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (18/06/2012)
New police chief - another woman set up for failure? - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (14/06/2012)
Instability in SAPS - public service the favourite playing field for ANC internal politics - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (08/06/2012)
Most vulnerable suffer whilst yet another ANC politician interferes in administration- statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General (04/06/2012)
UDM condemns the call for City Press boycott - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (25/05/2012)
BEE fronting requires urgent attention - statement by Mr Lennox Gaehler (UDM Spokesperson for Local Government) (24/05/2012)
Government to blame for yesterday's chaos: DA march - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (16/05/2012)
Condolences with the passing of Mr Nelson Ramodike - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (07/05/2012)
Condolences with the passing of Minister Padayachie - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (05/05/2012)
Freedom and Worker's Days: a hollow celebration?- statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) (26/04/2012)
Birthday wishes to President Zuma - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (12/04/2012)
Board of inquiry should also investigate the dropping of charges against Mdluli - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (11/04/2012)
Service delivery is hamstrung by ruling party's endless infighting - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (04/04/2012)
Uncertain times for RSA with the order to hand over evidence in Zuma case - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (20/03/2012)
Poor investment in infrastructure shackles the economic growth potential of the Eastern Cape opinion article by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (08/03/2012)
UDM calls on Government to expedite and intensify the modernisation of the taxi industry - statement by Mr Stanley Ntapane (UDM Chief Whip) (08/03/2012)
UDM Youth on Malema decision - statement by Mr NE 'Teddy' Thwala (UDMYV President) (01/03/2012)
Story of cow-dung eating woman is indicative of Government’s widespread failure to deliver basic services - statement by Mr Ntopile Kganyago (UDM Deputy-President) (28/02/2012)
Budget 2012 - statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (22/02/2012)
Foreign nationals and the RSA labour market - statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) (08/02/2012)
Limpopo education chaos - statement by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Education Spokesperson) (02/02/2012)
UDM calls for more resources to be allocate to public schools - statement by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (05/01/2012)
Speeches
Date
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) in the National Assembly debate: National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill (14/11/2012)
Message of support from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) for the participants in the UDM Youth Vanguard National Young Men’s Dialogue at Carletonville (27/10/2012)
Message delivered on behalf of Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the meeting with  His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Provincial Electoral Officer Mr Mawethu Mosery and the Provincial Multi Party Task Team of KwaZulu-Natal  at the Hilton Hotel in Durban regarding: Political Violence in KwaZulu-Natal (25/10/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the Sanele Zulu book launch on  The role of young people in building a vibrant nation, in Pretoria (20/10/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the Black Management Forum Conference, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand (05/10/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate: IPU topic: citizenship, identity, linguistic and cultural diversity by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (19/09/2012)
UDM contribution in Parliament re Heritage Day by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) (12/09/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate: ACP – EU TOPIC: European Union – the financial meltdown affecting economic growth in SA by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (11/09/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate on Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Amendment Bill by Mr Lennox Gaehler (UDM Member of Parliament) (11/09/2012)
Condolence motion for late honourable Sister Bernard Ncube by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) (11/09/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Role of the youth and the challenges they face, the role of the opposition and a perspective of the opposition - an evening with Humanities Faculty House, University of Pretoria (05/09/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate: Congratulations to the South African Olympic Team by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) (28/08/2012)
Message of support delivered by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) at the Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection (Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town) during the debate: How to change from violent protest to dialogue (24/08/2012)
Contribution made by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at a Parliamentary debate: Condolence motion on the Lonmin Mine tragedy (21/08/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate: Youth Wage Subsidy by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (16/08/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate: The National Development Plan by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (15/08/2012)
UDM contribution in Parliament re Condolence motion for late Nomatyala Hangana by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) (14/08/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate Pan-African Parliament by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (14/08/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate: Use of Official Languages Bill by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly (07/08/2012)
UDM Motion of Condolence in Parliament: late Honourable Mandlenkosi Mbili by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (07/08/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the UDEMWO Women's Day celebrations at the Civic Centre, Mthatha (09/08/2012)
UDM contribution to the Parliamentary debate: Use of Official Languages Bill by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (01/08/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the Dinokana Stadium in Zeerust, North West: Nelson Mandela Day Celebration (18/07/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the Social Cohesion Summit on: The role of political parties in building a socially inclusive society (Kliptown, Soweto) (04/07/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference about The role and value of smaller parties in democracy, Cape Town (20/06/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the UDM Youth Day Rally, Mqanduli, Mthatha (16/06/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 1 - Presidency by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (30/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012: Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism by Mr Maxwell Mhlati, MPL (Leader of the Party, Eastern Cape Legislature) (30/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012: Finance and Treasury by Mr Maxwell Mhlati, MPL (Leader of the Party, Eastern Cape Legislature) (29/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 2 - Parliament by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (29/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012: Health by Mr Maxwell Mhlati, MPL (Leader of the Party, Eastern Cape Legislature) (29/05/2012)
UDM contribution at the Economic Indaba Workshop by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) - Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town (21/05/2012)
UDM message at the Nactu Congress by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) - Woodmead, Johannesburg (19/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 24 - Justice and Constitutional Development by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (17/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 15 - Basic Education by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) (17/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 22 - Defence and Military Veterans by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (17/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 7 - Public Works by Mr Lennox Gaehler (UDM Member of Parliament) (08/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 23 and 25 - Independent Police Directorate and the Police by Mr Stanley Ntapane, MP (UDM Chief Whip in the National Assembly) (08/05/2012)
UDM contribution to the Budget Votes 2012 - Vote 30 - Environmental Affairs by Mr Ntopile Kganyago, MP (UDM Deputy-President) (02/05/2012)
Message of support delivered by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM Deputy-Secretary General) at the UDMYV National Young Women's Dialogue (Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) (29/04/2012)
Message of support to the community of Olifantsfontein delivered by Cllr Thandi Nontenja (UDM National Treasurer) (21/04/2012)
Presentation by Mr Teddy Thwala (UDMYV President) during a joint meeting of the youth formations of opposition parties (Gauteng Legislature) (15/03/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) in the Idasa debate: - Political Party Funding in South Africa (Cape Town) (21/02/2012)
Address by Mr M Mhlati, MPL - UDM reaction to State of the Province address (Eastern Cape Legislature) (21/02/2012)
Address by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) in the Debate: Reaction on the State of the Nation Address (Parliament) (14/02/2012)
Submission by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) to the Johannesburg Public Hearings of the Press Freedom Commission in Johannesburg, Gauteng, (31/01/2012)
Message from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) to the ANC for her Centenary Celebrations in Mangaung, Free State (06/01/2012)
Letters and other documents
Date
UDM’S response to DA’S political realignment proposal open letter to Parliamentary Leaders of Opposition Parties by Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (01/110/2012)
Condolences with the passing of Zwelakhe Sisulu from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President) (04/10/2012)
Memo to President Zuma from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: Judicial Commission of Inquiry should investigate new claims of police brutality (20/09/2012)
Open letter to President Zuma from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: UDM calls on Government to lift undeclared state of emergency on Marikana (17/09/2012)
Letter of condolences to the Mgojo family on the passing of Reverend Mgojo from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), on behalf of the United Democratic Movement (10/09/2012)
Open letter to President Zuma from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: Request for intervention in the case against Lonmin Mineworkers (31/08/2012)
Open letter to the Minster of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: Request for intervention in the Gold One Modder East Mine industrial dispute (30/08/2012)
Secret talks between IEC and the ANC memo to Advocate Pansy Tlakula Chairperson, Independent Electoral Commission  from Bantu Holomisa, MP (President of the United Democratic Movement) (01/08/2012)
Open letter to the President of South Africa from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: The role of "private armies" in South Africa (17/07/2012)
Open letter to the President of South Africa from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: allegations of corruption and maladministration in the IEC (21/06/2012)
Open letter to the Public Protector, Adv T Madonsela,, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: Follow-up letter on suspected irregularites: IEC lease agreements (14/03/2012)
Open letter to Minister of Housing, Mr Tokyo Sexwale, from Mr Lennox Gaehler (UDM Member of Parliament), regarding: The slow pace of service delivery at Reeston informal settlements (23/02/2012)
Open letter to President Jacob Zuma, from Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (UDM President), regarding: Request for Government intervention in the Impala Platinum Mine industrial dispute (22/02/2012)