ARTICLES RELATING TO BANTU HOLOMISA

Opposition not giving up Nkandla fight

2014-10-03 14:56
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After withdrawing from the Nkandla ad hoc committee in protest, opposition parties are continuing their battle to get President Jacob Zuma to “pay back the money” and will start by tabling their own report in Parliament.

Holomisa: Tlakula has seen the light

2014-09-02 21:43

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has welcomed IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's resignation, but lamented the time it took for her to step down.

Tlakula ruling welcomed

2014-08-15 22:33

Opposition parties have welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling dismissing IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's application for leave to appeal against an Electoral Court ruling against her.

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.

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.

ANC wins with reduced majority

2014-05-10 07:24
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The African National Congress has won the fifth democratic elections with a reduced majority, mustering 62.16%, according to preliminary results.

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.

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 serve urgent application over Tlakula

2014-04-17 17:54

Opposition parties have filed an urgent application in the Electoral Court over their demand that IEC chair Pansy Tlakula must resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

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.

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.

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.

MANIFESTO: UDM

2014-03-13 08:32

The UDM's Manifesto.

Bank stops political party funding

2014-02-24 16:56

Absa has announced that it has stopped all political donations, a move which will have a negative impact on smaller political parties.

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.

Holomisa: BEE only benefits connected

2014-01-26 17:49

BEE has negatively affected the poor, working class and marginalised, while "some architects of the constitution live in opulence", says UDM leader Bantu Holomisa.

'Then we knew Mandela was gone'

2013-12-08 14:52

One of the last people to see Nelson Mandela alive - Bantu Holomisa - tells how the family appeared strong on the night he died and how the toughest moment came when the body was collected from the house.

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.

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.

ANC missing from good governance debate

2013-10-24 20:25

The ANC was absent from a debate on whether good governance could increase trust among government, civil society, labour and business.

Holomisa welcomes EFF into politics with warning

2013-10-13 22:20
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UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has welcomed the Economic Freedom Fighters into the political arena, but warned them to brace themselves for trying times ahead.

 

MPs reduced to name-calling, finger-pointing

2014-09-16 21:39
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The debate over the motion against Speaker Baleka Mbete has been filled insults as MPs took personal jabs at each other during the sitting of Parliament.

No land claim yet from Zulu king

2014-08-20 16:50

A multi-billion-rand land claim by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and other traditional leaders had not been lodged as yet, chief land claims commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo says.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 Quotes: Opposition leaders at their worst

2014-03-27 20:13

Every SA politician has made a gaffe – be it taking on journalists, the ruling party or during a humorous moment in Parliament.

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.

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.

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.

Opposition parties pan Zuma address

2014-02-13 22:31
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President Jacob Zuma has taken flak from various opposition parties after his State of the Nation address, especially on the jobs issue.

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.

Holomisa with Madiba shortly before his death

2013-12-08 09:13

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa was one of the last people to visit Nelson Mandela before the global icon passed away.

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.

BMF: How to build a healthy economy

2013-10-24 20:45

SA needs strong, trustworthy and transparent leadership to tackle unemployment, inequality and poverty, says Black Management Forum president Bonang Mohale.

Govt comes under fire for corruption

2013-10-24 17:38

Opposition parties have blasted the government over high levels of corruption, with the UDM placing the blame on tenders and Agang SA calling for speedy reforms.

Written responses sought on Tlakula report

2013-09-25 22:14

A parliamentary ad hoc committee has requested written responses from IEC chair Pansy Tlakula on a report on the leasing of the IEC head office in Centurion.

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