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  • South Africa: ANC-SACP alliance ‘being destroyed’


    SOUTH AFRICAN Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande claimed yesterday that “factionalism is destroying the alliance” with the ruling ANC.

    Speaking at the annual memorial lecture for late ANC president-in-exile Oliver Tambo, he called for a debate on...

    Monday 20th Mar 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • South Africa: SACP joins illicit loans outcry


    THE South African Communist Party has joined calls for Barclays subsidiary Absa to pay back millions of pounds worth of illicit apartheid-era “lifeboat loans.” ]

    In a statement on Wednesday night, the party joined the ruling ANC’s Women’s League and Youth League...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • South Africa: SACP not backing Ramaphosa’s bid


    THE South African Communist Party denied yesterday that it was backing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the ANC.

    Spokesman Alex Mashilo denounced media reports that the party supported the former miners’ union NUM leader, now a millionaire businessman, at December’s...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • South Africa: SACP challenge power of ANC over Gupta scandal


    THE South African Communist Party (SACP) challenged the ANC’s role as governing party yesterday at the annual commemoration of its late general secretary Joe Slovo, who died in 1995 a year after the defeat of apartheid.

    The event, which celebrates the life of Mr Slovo at his...

    Saturday 7th Jan 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • A turning point for South African politics?


    Problems within the ANC mean the SACP is now considering whether to contest elections in its own right. JOHN HAYLETT reports

    Friday 30th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • South Africa: SACP leaders warn five communists assassinated


    SOUTH AFRICAN communists are being assassinated in KwaZulu-Natal province, local SACP leaders have warned.

    They reported that, despite calm after hotly disputed elections in August, two members were shot dead “out of the blue” in Inchanga, a village halfway between Durban...

    Wednesday 21st Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Africa: Nzimande pushes for members in Red October


    SOUTH AFRICAN Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande urged a swelling of the ranks of the vanguard party yesterday to drive a radical “second phase” of the liberation struggle.

    Speaking at the launch of the SACP’s annual Red October campaign, Mr Nzimande...

    Monday 7th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Africa: Communist Party leader's killer dies of cancer


    CLIVE DERBY-LEWIS, who was convicted of the 1993 assassination of South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Chris Hani, has died of cancer at the age of 80.

    Correctional Services spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga confirmed the death of the far-right former Conservative Party of...

    Friday 4th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Africa: Minister did not intend to pull off pension fiddle, says DPP


    SOUTH AFRICAN prosecutors dropped one of the charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and two former underlings yesterday, a move welcomed by the ANC and communists.

    Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams said that while Mr Gordhan should not have pensioned off fellow...

    Tuesday 1st Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Africa: Communists hit out over uni riots


    SOUTH AFRICA’S communists vowed yesterday to defend riot-hit universities from “anarchy, violence and sheer destruction” for the rest of the academic year.

    Their intervention came as “Fees Must Fall” protesters broke windows and doors and threw human...

    Tuesday 18th Oct 2016

    posted by James Tweedie in World


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