Communism

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.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it