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SACP has long called for land expropriation

South African Communist Party The Communist Party became the political organisation to put forward expropriation as a policy for restoration or restitution of land, says the writer. Picture: Reuters Apr 10, 2021 Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the South African Communist Party (SACP) as the Communist Party of South Africa at the inaugural congress of the Party held from July 30 to August 1, 1921. The Party’s founding resolution was passed on the first day of the congress, July 30, 1921. The…

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SACP statement on the 28th Annual Chris Hani Commemoration delivered by the SACP General Secretary Dr Blade Nzimande

South African Communist Party In pursuit of justice for the martyrs of our liberation struggle Today, 10 April 2021 marks the 28th year since our SACP General Secretary and member of the ANC National Executive Committee comrade Chris Hani was assassinated, on 10 April 1993. Hani was a former Chief of Staff of the joint ANC and SACP liberation army, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK), founded on 16 December 1961. He joined the MK shortly after its founding, in 1962. Hani was a disciplined combatant and commander of the MK. He took…

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SACP in the Western Cape welcomes the deployment of about 200 police officers

South African Communist Party 9 April 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape welcomes the deployment of about 200 police officers in the Western Cape to help root out crime such as gangsterism and extortion-related crimes. Whilst we welcome the prioritisation of townships such as Kraaifontein, Nyanga and Philippi, attention must also be given to Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Mfuleni, Mitchel’s Plain, and Manenberg too, before the crisis of crime further escalates as people who provide basic services and those involved in sports activities are to get robbed…

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SACP Free State calls for objective introspection and intervention in the interest of inclusive, fair and democratic renewal of the ANC in Free State

South African Communist Party 3 April 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Free State Province notes the Supreme Court of Appeal’s outcome which declared the previous ANC Free State provincial conference unlawful and unconstitutional. The SACP in Free State views this decision in serious light, given its implication on the work of the movement and associated tasks of discharging leadership to society at large. The SACP urges the national leadership of the ANC to speedily intervene, in a manner that unites and uproot the fault lines of…

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A criminal, political network is taking over

South African Communist Party Benson Ngqentsu   Ngqentsu says he has no reason to believe that our law enforcement agencies and the intelligence service are not aware of this corrupt web. Picture: iStock/ MattGush   Citizens’ confidence in the capacity of our law enforcement agencies to root out crime and corruption has been eroded, and that’s not surprising, writes Benson Ngqentsu. Communists in the Western Cape have observed what appears to be a pervasive nexus between the criminal underworld, business, and political and corrupt elements from the criminal justice cluster.…

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SACP welcomes implementation of the step aside resolution

South African Communist Party Tuesday, 30 March 2021: The South African Communist Party (SACP) welcomes the emphatic implementation decision communicated by the African National Congress (ANC) on Monday, 29 March 2021 following a meeting of its National Executive Committee, that “All members who have been charged with corruption or other serious crimes must step aside within 30 days”. Decisive implementation of the resolution will go a long way in clamping down on state capture and other forms of corruption within our broader movement, the state, and the economy. The SACP…

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SACP Western Cape and SANCO Western Cape Ten Aside statement

South African Communist Party 28 March 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Western Cape and the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in Western Cape convened a Ten Aside bilateral meeting on Friday 26, March 2021 under the theme “Towards a reconfigured alliance driven and ANC headed local government Elections – Putting People Before Profits”. The two organisations met at a time when the SACP is celebrating the centenary anniversary of its existence in the fight against capitalist greed through the deepening, advancing and consolidation of the national…

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SACP Western Cape pays tribute to Comrade Cecyl Esau

South African Communist Party 27 March 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape expresses its sincere condolences to the family, comrades and friends of Comrade Cecyl Esau, who died of natural causes on 17 March 2021, in Table View, Cape Town. Comrade Esau, who was born in Worcester, was a distinguished and militant anti-apartheid activist who stood firm against economic exploitation of the working class and rural masses. He developed into a skilful rounded cadre, conscious of his strategic task as a student activist during his…

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SACP message of condolences to the family of our struggle stalwart Comrade Pathasarvasvaran Samotharan Govender

South African Communist Party 24 March 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family of our struggle stalwart, Comrade Pathasarvasvaran Samotharan “Charm” Govender (9 April 1961 – 22 March 2021). Cde Charm was buried on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. The SACP also sends its deepest condolences to the entire liberation movement, as well as his colleagues at the South African Revenue Service where he was employed. Fondly known among his comrades as Comrade “Charm”, after completing his high school schooling in eThekwini, Govender went…

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SACP Augmented Central Committee Statement

South African Communist Party Sunday, 21 March 2021: The South African Communist Party (SACP) Central Committee held a Plenary from Friday to Sunday, 19–21 March 2021. To ensure extensive internal democratic consultation, the SACP augmented its Central Committee Plenary with additional delegates, drawn from provinces, districts, and gender organisers, as well as the Young Communist League of South Africa, the Party’s youth wing. In full recognition of the COVID-19 preventative measures, the SACP held the meeting virtually. Put people before profits: A human rights-based SACP Centenary theme The last day…

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