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Chris Hani’s political legacy

Chris Hani should not be made into an ideal type or used to settle political scores in the present

Jockeys without horses: Let’s all learn to be constructive

Although Benjamin Fogel denies the relevance of the South African Communist Party — and gets a few facts wrong — some of his points are correct

Frida Kahlo’s communist ideas revisited and rejected

The artist’s dedication to the communist party is obvious in paintings such as Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick

What Bolsonaro’s election victory means

Jair Bolsonaro is the embodiment of the most hardline faction military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for twenty-one years

Poland consigns communist-era monuments to dustbin of history

The country's governing rightwing party is bent on removing all vestiges of the communist system as part of a series of controversial reforms

The journey into the heart of redness

A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the politics of the left so easily slip into the right

​How far Castro’s revolution had come

He outlived his great comrade and compañero Che Guevara by a little over 49 years, but now Fidel Castro is dead.

Ukraine says ‘nyet’ to Soviet bubbly in commie purge

Kiev's new law on decommunisation draws critique.

Numsa’s Front: United only in opposition

Numsa's umbrella entity, the United Front, not so united as delegates disagree on internal structure and what role the party should play in elections.

On your Marx, get set, go

The role and relevance of Marxism to a wide variety of issues – ranging from democracy to the environment – is explored in a new book.

​Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown – 25 years on

As Beijing seeks to quell discussion of the 1989 event, three protesters and an expert on politics discuss how the massacre has shaped today's China.

Was Madiba co-opted into communism?

Nelson Mandela may have served briefly on the SACP's central committee, but that didn't make him a member, writes Hugh Macmillan.

‘I am not a Marxist,’ Mandela said. Did he lie?

As questions are raised about Madiba's SACP membership, the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Verne Harris finds answers in the former president's words.

EFF to launch communism workshops

The Economic Freedom Fighters plan to launch educational workshops that teach governance using the theories of communists such as Marx and Lenin.

Communism or cake: Has the SACP sold out for its slice?

At the SACP's 91st anniversary cake-cutting, a toast was raised to "the unity of our alliance". But no amount of frosting can cover up the cracks.

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Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Transport Month

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Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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