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#ChrisHani: SACP calls for reconfiguration of ruling alliance with ANC, Cosatu

PRETORIA, April 10 (ANA) – South Africa’s alliance incorporating the African National Congress (ANC), SA Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) should be reconfigured in a bid to strengthen mechanisms for consultation before significant decisions are made, SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday. “A situation where one alliance partner — […]

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SA Communist Party welcomes Ramaphosa’s measures on social front

PARLIAMENT, February 17 – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden state-of-the-nation address on Friday won fulsome praise from South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande. “It was very good, very strong,” said Nzimande, the former higher education minister who became a political enemy of former president Jacob Zuma and was fired by him late last year. […]

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SACP contesting Free State by-election ‘regrettable’, says ANC

JOHANNESBURG, November 14 – Although the African National Congress (ANC) is disappointed by the SA Communist Party (SACP) decision to go solo and contest Free State’s Metsimaholo municipality by-elections next month, the governing party will ”further engage” with its alliance partner again, said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. “The ANC NEC (national executive committee) views […]

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SACP goes it alone for first time, fields 42 candidates for Free State by-election

JOHANNESBURG, November 9 – The South African Communist Party has lined up 42 candidates to contest its historic Free State’s Metsimaholo Municipality by-election later this month, a turning point for the party in that it is for the first time contesting elections alone without its alliance partner, the ruling African National Congress (ANC).   Party […]