SACP says retaining leadership 'in the best interest of unity'

The South African Communist Party's (SACP) believes that retaining the majority of its leadership is in the best interest of unity and the tripartite alliance.

The Communist party is holding its 14th national congress in Boksburg this week, where it will elect new leaders and tackle issues affecting the alliance, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.

SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande says the next six months leading up to ANC's December elective conference will be 'unpredictable'.

Nzimande plans to stay on in his current position, while the party’s first deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin will not be standing for reelection.

At the same time, some delegates have questioned certain leaders within the SACP's top brass.

Read: SACP delegates apparently want to purge pro-Zuma leaders

Manyathela says the SACP has been raising concerns about the state of the tripartite alliance for many years and has long complained about being sidelined by the ANC in policy discussions.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
SACP delegates apparently want to purge pro-Zuma leaders

SACP delegates apparently want to purge pro-Zuma leaders

It's reported that SACP members in leadership positions with close ties to President Jacob Zuma are facing the chopping block.

SACP gamble on Zuma in 2007 has backfired - political analyst

SACP gamble on Zuma in 2007 has backfired - political analyst

ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize said it would now be a disaster if the SACP turns its back on its alliance partners.

SACP conference to decide whether it will split from ANC

SACP conference to decide whether it will split from ANC

The SACP will use its conference to discuss the fragile state of the ANC-led tripartite alliance and how it can be reconfigured.

Jeremy Cronin plans to hang up his deputy secretary hat after over 20 years

Jeremy Cronin plans to hang up his deputy secretary hat after over 20 years

Karima Brown provides political analysis on this and other news.

Mbete unlikely to allow secret ballot vote against Zuma, says SACP's Cronin

Mbete unlikely to allow secret ballot vote against Zuma, says SACP's Cronin

Jeremy Cronin suspects Baleka Mbete will opt for an open ballot, which may result in further court action by opposition parties.

Popular articles
This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

AfriForum: H&M advert was not racist

AfriForum: H&M advert was not racist

AfriForum says it has laid criminal charges against the EFF's Malema, Ndlozi and Shivambu for incitement to commit violent crimes.

SANParks to immediately increase patrols on mountain trails for safety of hikers

SANParks to immediately increase patrols on mountain trails for safety of hikers

Stabbing and mugging attacks this past weekend left visitors concerned about safety on Table Mountain and other hiking trails.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Government moves to seize R1.6 billion in Gupta assets

Government moves to seize R1.6 billion in Gupta assets

The Asset Forfeiture Unit is gunning for the Guptas, says City Press. Bruce Whitfield interviews ENS Africa’s Steven Powell.

Schweppes leaves a bad taste in consumers mouth with their branding mix-up

Schweppes leaves a bad taste in consumers mouth with their branding mix-up

‘You'd have a gin and tonic & you’d find hold on, that’s not tonic water I’ve put in there, that’s soda water' - Stephen Grootes

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.