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ARTICLE: PROFIT – ‘THE CRUELLEST GOD’ OF THE BOURGEOISIE

sacp logoEvery now and then it is necessary to summon up the fortitude to read what the SACP is saying to its own support base in the Alliance. It was in this spirit that I recently delved into the 3 100 word message of Jeremy Cronin, the SACP’s 1st Deputy General Secretary, to the National Union of Mineworkers 15th National Congress.

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ARTICLE: TYING MANDELA’S SHOELACES: NIËL BARNARD’S ACCOUNT OF THE SECRET REVOLUTION

secret smlNiël Barnard’s autobiography, Secret Revolution, provides an interesting insight into the secret negotiations between Nelson Mandela and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in 1988/89 that helped prepare the way to the constitutional transformation of South Africa. 

Barnard tells us how he established the NIS despite the opposition of the state’s other intelligence agencies.

He also reveals the substantial role that NIS played in establishing secret ties with a number of African governments – often without the knowledge of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Assessment of Compliance of Election Manifestos for the 2024 South African National Elections with the Bill of Rights

The assessment of 17 parties aims to evaluate how well each manifesto aligns with the Constitution’s core values, with a particular emphasis on compliance with the Bill of Rights.