ARTICLES RELATING TO UDM

Multi-party forum files reply to Tlakula's appeal

2014-07-24 21:16

Political parties have filed answering papers in the Constitutional Court in reply to the appeal by Electoral Commission of SA chairperson Pansy Tlakula.

UDM: Recommendation on Tlakula overdue

2014-06-18 17:01

The Electoral Court's recommendation that IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula be removed from her position is long overdue, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has said.

Tlakula 'failed to grasp gravity of situation'

2014-06-06 14:13

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula failed to grasp the gravity of the situation which led five political parties to call for her removal, the Electoral Court has heard.

UDM joins call for release of kidnapped Nigerian girls

2014-05-16 15:59

The United Democratic Movement has urged the AU to help ensure that more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are found.

13 parties get National Assembly seats

2014-05-10 19:00

EC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has announced that 13 parties have won seats in the National Assembly.

ANC cruising to overall win

2014-05-09 15:59

The African National Congress is leading the national elections with more than 11 million votes.

ANC leads national vote with 62%

2014-05-09 11:01

The ANC was leading the fifth national elections with 62.45 percent of the vote on Friday morning, according to provisional results.

Election results come in steadily

2014-05-08 10:32
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Election results are streaming in steadily across the country, but the two major cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town are lagging behind.

Promises and insults fly at rallies

2014-05-03 20:00
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Promises were made and insults at opposition parties hurled during political party rallies held across the country, the fifth day before South Africans head to the polls.

Tlakula: Responsible for irregular expenditure

2014-05-02 12:22

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has acknowledged responsibility for irregular expenditure at an Electoral Court sitting in the High Court in Johannesburg.

Election campaigns dominated Freedom Day

2014-04-28 09:00

As South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of its first democratic elections, political parties blended the celebrations with their election campaigns.

Parties step up election campaigns

2014-04-26 22:06

With two weeks to go until the general elections, political parties have continued campaigning around the country in a bid to get people to vote for them on 7 May.

Parties to file urgent Tlakula application - Holomisa

2014-04-15 18:51

Opposition parties will approach the Electoral Court over IEC chair Pansy Tlakula's refusal to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

No response from Tlakula - Holomisa

2014-04-14 18:29

Opposition parties have received no communication from IEC chair Pansy Tlakula regarding their call for her to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

Zuma an immoral agent unfit to lead SA - UDM

2014-03-31 18:25
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President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla report shows he is not a moral agent, the United Democratic Movement says.

Mechanising mine is bad news - UDM

2014-03-28 14:17

Mechanising the Leeuwkop mine near Brits in North West is bad news for South Africans desperate for work, says UDM leader Bantu Holomisa.

SA still experiences human rights abuses - Holomisa

2014-03-21 19:57
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Despite the promise of a new democratic country, people of South Africa still experience human rights violations, United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa says.

ANC laid foundation for future success - Didiza

2014-03-17 21:02

The ANC has in the last 20 years laid a foundation for the country's future successes, party NEC member Thoko Didiza says.

MANIFESTO: UDM

2014-03-13 08:32

The UDM's Manifesto.

Motlanthe bids tearful farewell to Parliament

2014-03-11 22:27
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A visibly emotional Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has bid farewell to MPs in the National Assembly.

UDM, Cope faction in 'integration' talks

2014-02-24 15:47

The UDM and Mbhazima Shilowa's Cope faction have started integration talks, with over 800 of Cope's Shilowa's supporters joining the UDM.

Strife costs ANC two Eastern Cape wards

2014-01-30 13:16

The ANC won 12 out of 16 by-elections held around the country this week, according to results released by the Independent Electoral Commission.

Holomisa: Cape a battlefield for those in power

2013-11-30 19:27

The Western Cape has become a battlefield for the powers that govern the province, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

ANC calls for caution until Nkandla report is released

2013-11-30 05:00
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The ANC has called for restraint and caution until Public Protector Thuli Madonsela releases her report on Nkandla.

By-elections to be held in 8 provinces

2013-11-21 18:50

The Independent Electoral Commission says by-elections are set to take place in eight provinces.

 

SIU takes case to court

2014-06-22 09:00

The Special Investigative Unit has taken one of its cases to court in a bid to remove the chief executive of the Universal Service Access Agency of South Africa, Zami Nkosi, from his post.

Zuma's Sona underwhelming - UDM

2014-06-18 06:14

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech was once again underwhelming, UDM chief whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa says.

Miners can be shareholders

2014-05-29 15:35

Striking platinum mineworkers should possibly be offered shares as part of negotiations in the long-term, says United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa.

What went wrong for the smaller parties?

2014-05-12 17:32

Now that the 2014 elections are over, and the victors have taken not only most of the votes but also most of the attention, what happens to the smaller parties who put on a brave but sometimes futile fight?

FF+ pleased with growth

2014-05-10 14:54

The Freedom Front Plus is pleased to be one of four political parties that grew in support in the 2014 election, and was not sent packing like some, it says.

ANC walks away with E Cape

2014-05-09 15:25

The ANC has walked away with the Eastern Cape with 70% of the votes cast, followed by the DA and the UDM.

More than 4 million votes for ANC so far

2014-05-08 13:05
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The ANC is leading the fifth democratic elections with over four million counted votes nationally by midday.

Parties urging people to vote

2014-05-06 21:28

With South Africa's fifth democratic election since the fall of apartheid less than 24 hours away, political parties urged people to vote.

7 Top election tweets ahead of 7 May

2014-05-02 14:07

Wondered what the top tweets to or from politicians were this week? Here's a list of tweets that'll make you think, cry or burst out in complete laughter.

Lawyer: Tlakula could never be fully cleared

2014-04-29 11:48

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula could never be cleared of all the charges against her, the Electoral Court has been told.

Holomisa calls for change in government

2014-04-27 17:04

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has called for a change in government.

Guard of honour for Holimisa

2014-04-26 16:34

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa was well received in Freedom Park near Rustenburg. The politician received a guard of honour from marshals.

Still no response from Tlakula - Holomisa

2014-04-15 14:18

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has failed to respond to some opposition parties' call for her to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

Tlakula has 7 days to resign - Malema

2014-04-01 16:29
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Opposition parties will initiate legal proceedings against the Independent Electoral Commission of SA if chairperson Pansy Tlakula does not resign, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Workers mustn't vote for ANC, DA - Nactu

2014-03-28 18:13

The National Council of Trade Unions will ask members of affiliated unions to vote for a range of political parties, including EFF and UDM, but not the ANC and DA.

UDM outraged by attack on Madonsela

2014-03-27 17:52

The United Democratic Movement has accused the ANC and its affiliates of waging an aggressive and concerted campaign to undermine trust in the public protector.

IEC procurement process 'not fair'

2014-03-19 03:45

The procurement process by the IEC in acquiring its office park was not fair, transparent or cost-effective, a report by the Treasury has indicated.

Elections 2014: The Oscar goes to...

2014-03-13 12:44

This year I will be making a very informed vote, or that is what I thought would be the case before I read the manifestos of the Big Eight of South Africa.

More parties submit election lists

2014-03-12 18:32

The UDM, Agang SA and Azapo have submitted their candidate lists for the general elections to the Electoral Commission of SA head office.

Holomisa claims ANC plans to rig elections

2014-03-02 11:43

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has accused “rogue elements” within the IEC of plotting to rig elections in favour of the ANC, according to a report.

Shilowa's Cope faction to support UDM

2014-02-24 11:30

Members of Mbhazima Shilowa's Cope faction will support the UDM in the upcoming elections, the two parties have announced.

Remember Mandela's teachings - Holomisa

2013-12-16 20:08

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says former president Nelson Mandela's teachings of reconciliation should be practised, especially during national elections next year.

Clarity sought on Nkandla report

2013-11-30 16:17
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Opposition parties have called for clarity from Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on her findings relating to President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla.

Parties react to 'damning' Nkandla report

2013-11-29 12:15
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Opposition parties have reacted to the publication of the key findings of the provisional report into the upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, calling for the president to be held fully accountable.

Zuma has a laager mentality - Holomisa

2013-11-19 09:16
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President Jacob Zuma displays a "laager mentality" by appointing Cabinet members mainly from his home province of KwaZulu-Natal, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has reportedly said.

 
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