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

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

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

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

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

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.

Most WSU classes resumed

2013-09-10 23:30

The teaching of most classes have resumed at Walter Sisulu University.

IEC: Findings won't affect elections

2013-08-27 11:03

The findings of the public protector's investigation into IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula will not affect the national and provincial elections next year, the Independent Electoral Commission says.

Madonsela wants action against IEC head

2013-08-26 20:19

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has recommended that Parliament consider taking action against IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula for her role in the procurement of office space.

Amcu protests 'slave wages' for miners

2013-08-16 17:24

Mineworkers are not benefiting from the country's economy as they are still living in shacks and not getting a living wage, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Zuma breaks into song for Mandela

2013-06-26 16:49

President Jacob Zuma has opened the Nehawu conference with a rousing rendition of a song about former president Nelson Mandela, who is gravely ill.

Digger arrives at Mandela gravesite

2013-06-26 08:20

Two hours after Mandela family members and government officials met at the family home in Qunu, a machine digger arrived at what is believed to be the planned grave site of Nelson Mandela.

Steady stream of visitors to Mandela hospital

2013-06-24 22:09

There has been a steady stream of relatives and senior politicians to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where a critically ill Nelson Mandela is being treated.

Winnie arrives at Mandela hospital

2013-06-24 16:08

Former president Nelson Mandela's relatives have visited him at the Pretoria Hospital where he remained in a critical condition.


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

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.


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

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

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

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has welcomed the Economic Freedom Fighters into the political arena, but warned them to brace themselves for trying times ahead.

ANC absent from Marikana march

2013-09-12 22:15

Politicians from seven parties, excluding the ANC, have pledged their support for Marikana miners during a march in Pretoria and called on the government to ensure justice is served.

Zuma called to intervene in WSU dispute

2013-09-03 17:53

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has called on President Jacob Zuma to intervene to end the Walter Sisulu University strike.

Suspension for IEC head - DA

2013-08-26 23:28

The DA has called for the suspension of IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula, after findings against her by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Marikana families must sue - Holomisa

2013-08-21 14:42

The Marikana families must sue the government and Lonmin in a civil court, the United Democratic Movement says.

Pius Langa an 'extraodinary' man

2013-07-24 14:37

Tributes have poured in for former chief justice Pius Langa who died at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, at the age of 74.

ANC condones corruption - Holomisa

2013-07-06 22:15

The behaviour of the ANC in dealing with the Tlokwe Municipality in North West is a sign that the ruling party condones corruption, the UDM says.

Holomisa: No funeral talk at Qunu meeting

2013-06-26 12:02

Bantu Holomisa says a Mandela family meeting was held in Qunu to brief the elders on Nelson Mandela's condition, and that funeral arrangements for the former president were not discussed.

Night vigil at Mandela hospital

2013-06-25 00:43

Scores of journalists have been milling around outside the Pretoria hospital where a critically ill Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection.

Another minister visits Mandela

2013-06-24 19:24

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has arrived at the Pretoria hospital, where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection.

Defence minister visits Mandela

2013-06-24 13:41

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and UDM leader Bantu Holomisa have visited Nelson Mandela at a Pretoria hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

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