The history of the South African
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- Obituary of Joe Slovo; died 6 January 1995
- Obituary of the Chairman of the South African Communist Party by the
ANC Information Services.
- 9th SACP Congress April 1995: Resolution on
- 1 May 1995. Re the migration of people into South Africa and
unscupulous bosses taking advantage of this influx of vulnerable
people to undercut wages and conditions of South African workers.
- SACP Congress April 1995: Resolution of the on
the Reconstruction and
Development Programme (RDP)
- 2 May 1995. 9th SACP Congress of
April 1995, Resolution of the on the Reconstruction and
Development Programme (RDP).
- 9th SACP Congress April 1995: Resolution on
Southern African Region
- 2 May 1995. The SACP supports interactions with progressive
forces elsewhere in the region, towards democratically-driven,
popular and gender sensitive process and to support the initiative
of the Southern African Trade Union Coordinating Council (SATUCC),
COSATU and NACTU in drafting a social charter of basic rights
for workers in the Southern African region.
- Obituary: Harry Themba Gwala (1920-1995)
- Teacher, people's tribune, man of steel. Mayibuye, Journal
of the African National Congress, July 1995.
- Socialism Is the Future: Build It
- From the South African Communist Party (SACP), 2 November
1995. Despite the tragic death of Joe Slovo, the intrepid
former party chair, the SACP gathered under auspicious
conditions, not the least of which was the electoral triumph
last year of the ANC-alliance and a policy framework
illustrated by the fairly coherent Reconstruction &
Development Program (RDP).
- Communists with capital
- By Ferial Haffaje, Mail & Guardian, 20 June 1997.
As part of a push for empowerment, the SACP is going into
business. Soon it will start one or more companies either on its
own or with partners. The meeting at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank,
whose African chic decor spells money and is a meeting place of
the new elite.
- SACP decides on private sector role
- By Primarashni Pillay and Reneé Grawitzky, in Business
Day, 6 September 1999. SACP's three-day strategy conference
in Johannesburg, September 3-5 1999, resolved to consider the use
of private-public partnerships to speed up the delivery of
services at local government level.
- Further to SA Communist Party decides on private
- From A-Infos News Service, 10 September 1999. Anarchist critique
of SACP's Stragegic Conference's accomodation with neo-liberalism.
Argues this is the product of the SACP's continuing alliance with
the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
- Nzimande warns on lack of open debate
- By Nomavenda Mathiane, Business Day (Johannesburg),
31 January 2000. The dearth of open debate within the tripartite
alliance (ANC, COSATU, SACP) could result in the creation of
patronage and the perpetuation of careerism, says SA Communist
Party (SACP) secretary-general Blade Nzimande. Comrades "who
think with their stomachs rather than their heads". Mzimande
spoke at the memorial service for SACP leader Joe Slovo, who died
in January 1995.
- The evolution of the ANC
- By Dale T. McKinley, Daily Mail & and Guardian, 1
March 2000. A SACP journalist, writing in the bourgeois press,
criticizes the ACN leadership that stands in an alliance with the
SACP. While the ANC may represent the masses, President Thabo
Mbeki's state of the nation address confirmed the party's leadership
has always been rooted in the petit bourgeoisie.
- SACP wants discussion on economy
- By William Mervin Gumede, Business Day, 29 May
2000. THE SA Communist Party (SACP) calls for economic
debate between the African National Congress (ANC) and its
alliance partners, necessitated by the economic crisis
facing the country.
- SA Communist Party; Towards apostasy
- By William Mervin Gumede, Financial Mail, 2 June 2000.
Resolution that the SACP debate tactical alliance between Cosatu
and business, based on business committing to invest in job-creating
sectors of the economy. However, it cautioned against adopting the
slogan "a market economy, yes; a market society, no" because
it "tends to embody the illusion that a more humane society
can be built by working with, rather than dialectically (with
and against), the logic of capitalist accumulation".
- Communist Party backs ANC in birthday
- SAPA, 27 July 2000. The South African Communist Party has
urged its supporters to back the African National Congress
in local government elections in November despite the party's
criticism of the ANC's economic privatization policy.
- SACP celebrates 79th anniversary
- SAPA, 30 July 2000. One of the main challenges facing South
Africa is the transformation of the economy, SA Communist
Party General Secretary Blade Nzimande said at the party's
79th anniversary rally in East London. Greater emphasis
needed to be placed on the mobilisation of capital for more
- SACP expels freelance journalist
- SAPA, 16 August 2000. Freelance journalist Dale McKinley was
expelled from the South African Communist Party for "consistently
and publicly" attacking leaders of the African National
Congress-led tripartite alliance. His expulsion is apparently
the first in seven years and follows the 1993 expulsion of the
late KwaZulu-Natal midlands ANC leader Harry Gwala.
- Moleketi's Outburst Undermines SACP
- By Gwede Mantashe, Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg), 26
January 2001. Moleketi is a South African Communist Party member
who came across with an irritable and ill-considered outburst that
is destructive, divisive and undermining of the SACP and the alliance.
He fired one broadside after another at the SACP" ("SACP
'stuck in a time warp'").