Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SACP Gauteng Successfully Launches the Political and Ideological Commission

13 February 2016

The SACP Gauteng Province successfully launched its Provincial and Ideological Commission. The launch was held in the City of Ekhuruleni, Oupa Phasha District on the 13-14 February 2016. The launch of the Commission was addressed by the 2nd Deputy General Secretary Comrade Solly Mapaila on behalf of the 13th National Congress Central Committee (CC) and Comrade Sidumo Dlamini, the President of Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU).

The function of the Commission is to enhance the ideological and theoretical development of members of the SACP. The Political and Ideological Commission seeks to ensure that communists play their role in accordance with the SACP constitution. The Communist Manifesto states that Communists,

"`have no interests separate and apart from those of the proletariat as a whole.
They do not set up any sectarian principles of their own, by which to shape and mould the proletarian movement.

The Communists, therefore, are on the one hand, practically, the most advanced and resolute section of the working-class parties of every country, that section which pushes forward all others; on the other hand, theoretically, they have over the great mass of the proletariat the advantage of clearly understanding the line of march, the conditions, and the ultimate general results of the proletarian movement".

The SACP constitution as part of its guiding principles, state that it will work to "Organise, educate and lead the working class in the struggle for socialism and the more immediate objectives of defending and deepening the national democratic revolution and of achieving national and social emancipation."

The Commission will provide a platform for the SACP to implement its programme on the Battle of Ideas and in accordance with the South African Road to Socialism, to deepen the ideological and political hegemony of the working class. The Commission will be convened once a month as a platform for Marxist-Leninist ideology and Battle of Ideas.

Issued by the SACP Gauteng province


Jacob Mamabolo - SACP Gauteng Provincial Secretary
Mobile: 082 884 1868

Lucian Segami - SACP Gauteng Provincial Spokesperson
Mobile: +2779 5220 098
Office: +2711 339 3621/2
Twitter: GPSACP
Facebook Page: SACP Gauteng Province

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