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“All is not well within the alliance”: Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG, June 23 – All was not well within the Tripartite Alliance and components between the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have been strained, ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday. “The organisational challenges we face, the social and economic realities […]

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‘Allow us space to work please,’ Masina pleads with Guptas

JOHANNESBURG, June 9 – Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina appealed to the controversial Gupta family to allow the governing African National Congress (ANC) to do its work and refrain from interfering in the ANC-led government. Masina was addressing delegates at the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) fifth elective conference held in Boksburg. “Comrade President Jacob […]

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Gupta patronage network poses ‘immediate greatest threat’, says SACP’s Nxesi

PRETORIA, June 9 – The greatest immediate threat to the gains of South Africa’s national democratic revolution was posed by the “Gupta parasitic-patronage network”, South African Communist Party (SACP) deputy national chairperson Thulas Nxesi said on Friday. “Our strategic enemy in the struggle for transformation and socialism has always been, and remains, monopoly capital regardless […]

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ANCYL in Free State welcomes SACP’s decision to go solo

SOLLY MAKGANOTO The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Free State Province has welcomed the decision by the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Free State Province to participate in elections as a stand-alone party, ending their 27-years tripartite alliance. “We have long called for the immediate recalling of all the SACP leaders deployed by the […]

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Long gone are the days the real SACP: the current crop are capitalists dressed in red

Nzimande’s leadership reshaped the SACP into a bastion of individual self-interest    The South African Communist Party, from inception, was never known for its big numbers. It almost always played a crucial role for its intellectual and ideological input into the ANC and its structures. It was instrumental in the ANC’s adoption of the Marxist […]

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#GuptaEmails ‘genuine’ – SACP

JOHANNESBURG, June 4– The barrage of emails that show the extent of influence over President Jacob Zuma, government, and state-owned enterprises (SoEs) by the wealthy, politically connected Gupta family seem genuine and should be urgently attended to by establishing a judicial commission of inquiry, the South African Communist Party said on Sunday. “No one has […]

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ANC awaits Cosatu’s formal notification on Zuma ban

JOHANNESBURG, May 23 – Following Congress of South African Trade Union’s decision on Tuesday to ban President Jacob Zuma from attending its future activities, the African National Congress (ANC)  has moved swiftly to issue a statement saying that the decision is “noted” by the party. “The ANC has not received any formal communication in this regard, we therefore won’t make […]