Saturday, July 21, 2018

SACP Gauteng Province Wishes ANC a United Provincial Conference to Consolidate the Post-Nasrec New Dawn
19 July 2018

The South African Communist Party (SACP) Gauteng Province calls for maximum unity at the ANC Provincial Conference, to consolidate the new dawn and renewed hope ushered in by the post-Nasrec period following the outcomes of its 54th National Conference held in December 2017.

We believe that the ANC Provincial Conference provides the rare opportunity for maximum unity of the motive forces of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR), at the core of which is the working class to push back the frontiers of counter-revolution on our doorstep.

We believe that the distinct, unique and defining feature of the balance of forces inaugurate a tendency towards a duality of power in our province, thus placing the NDR on the crossroads.

We seem to have on the one hand an aggressive and confident counter-revolutionary coalition presiding over two big metros and a local municipality, and seeking to exploit this local presence to mount a take-over of the province. On the other hand, we have a new dawn and renewed hope post Nasrec that present both the possibility, but not yet the probability, for a combative electoral victory against counter-revolution.

We are convinced that the decisive dialectic that may positively swing the pendulum in the duality of power remains the revolutionary consciousness and capacity of the Provincial Conference to raise the banner of the ANC's founding principle of unity of the revolutionary people.

We are convinced, that whether the duality of power implodes the NDR in our province and thus weakening it nationally or consolidates it, depends on whether our province acts as the revolutionary custodian of the post-Nasrec momentum and new wave of hope.

Whilst we will not be tempted to get involved in the leadership contest, we are deeply concerned that the high level of contestation possesses the real (and certainly not perceived) dangers of producing a layer of the "permanently aggrieved cadres" as we enter the period of provincial and national elections. This is also worsened by the lingering court cases, a phenomenon we thought our province was scientifically "quarantined" against.

As the SACP delegation to the Provincial Conference we seek to uphold our constitution as an independent Marxist-Leninist vanguard party of the working class, acting collectively as the standard bearers of the highest discipline. We also expect individual communists attending the Conference to follow the principles and values of the ANC as individual members.

We will engage delegates on the principle of a Reconfigured Alliance as the only scientific basis upon which to root-out the parasitic networks and remnants of corporate capture of the state to grow the economy, create jobs, eradicate poverty and inequalities.

We wish the ANC, our primary political Alliance partner and all the delegates a united successful Provincial Conference.

Issued by the SACP Gauteng province


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

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