SACP calls for Tripartite Alliance to critically iron out divisions

The South African Communist Party (SACP) is calling for the African National Congress (ANC) to hold an early consultative conference which is not elective, to iron out differences within the party.

Speaking to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, SACP Deputy Secretary-General Solly Mapaila says that the ANC and its allied partners at the moment are not united, and if the issues behind this are not resolved, it could lead to further divisions.

In the run up to local government, we've seen a lot of factionalism, exclusion of members and abuse of democratic processes. All those things created disunity inside the ANC and its also affecting alliance partners

Solly Mapaila, SACP Deputy Secretary-General

Mapaila says that these internal differences within the Tripartite Alliance were reflected in the local government elections, where the ANC suffered loses in key municipalities.

The people have shown that they were unhappy with the problems of factionalism and also the perceived leadership is corrupt

Solly Mapaila, SACP Deputy Secretary-General

Mapaila says that the SACP believes a consultative process is needed to discuss critically issues affecting the ANC and its alliance partners, to pave the way forward for the movement.

We feel can rectify the mistakes we have made through a proper consultation in the movement

Solly Mapaila, SACP Deputy Secretary-General

Listen to the conversation below:

Read More
Recognising the experience of women in South African mines

Recognising the experience of women in South African mines

Dr Asanda Benya has done work to put under the spotlight the role of women in the occupational culture of South African mines.

Broadening the taste of Khayelitsha's spinach revolution

Broadening the taste of Khayelitsha's spinach revolution

Espinaca Innovations founder Lufefe Nomjana describes how he has grown his bakery business which produces goods made from spinach.

Makhamisa keeps mouths open with its distinctly Mzansi sauces

Makhamisa keeps mouths open with its distinctly Mzansi sauces

Terence Leluma describes the entrepreneurial journey of Makhamisa Foods which has introduced a proudly South African brand of sauces.

Developing future leaders for a stronger Africa

Developing future leaders for a stronger Africa

The African Leadership Academy works to strengthen Africa by developing the next generation of leaders.

Adding quality and ubuntu to local healthcare

Adding quality and ubuntu to local healthcare

Dr Nthabiseng Legoete describes the work of Quali Health, which provides quality and affordable healthcare in Diepsloot.

Afro Botanics turning good hair into great hair

Afro Botanics turning good hair into great hair

Ntombenhle Khathwane describes Afro Botanics' growth as a business which produces quality natural hair products.

Popular articles
More South Africans on social grants than those earning an income

More South Africans on social grants than those earning an income

According to SAIRR researcher Gerbrandt van Heerden the number of people receiving social grants has increased by 328% since 2001.

5 facts about the new SA number plates being implemented this year

5 facts about the new SA number plates being implemented this year

No official date has been set for the roll out of SA's new number plate legislation, but here's what you need to know so long.

In case you hadn't noticed, Cape Town feels freezing cold (and here's why)

In case you hadn't noticed, Cape Town feels freezing cold (and here's why)

Capetonians are pulling out hot water bottles and mittens as a cold front is predicted to make landfall on Thursday morning.

Are you having panic attacks? Here's what you need to know

Are you having panic attacks? Here's what you need to know

Behavioural psychologist Dr Helgo Schomer explains the symptoms, treatments and tips for people who suffer panic attacks.

Don't be rude: 5 ways to practice cell phone etiquette

Don't be rude: 5 ways to practice cell phone etiquette

It's important to confront friends and family if they seem distracted by their phones, says Afro Protocol founder Courtenay Carey.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.