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On Wednesday, 11 July 2012, the South African Communist Party will be meeting for its 13th National Congress in Pietermarizburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The central focus of delegates to this congress will be the SACP draft political programme: THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROAD TO SOCIALISM. Themed: “Advance and Deepen Working Class Power and Hegemony in all key sites of the struggle.

The draft political programme once polished and adopted by the congress will guide the Party until 2017 when it convenes its next congress.

The draft programme details the SACP pronouncements in the following areas:
– Why Socialism?
– Colonialism of a Special Type
– The National Democratic: The South African Road to Socialism
– The SACP and State Power
– The SACP and South African Economy
– The SACP and the Workplace
– The SACP and our Communities
– The Battle of Ideas
– Strengthening the organisational capacity of the SACP as a vanguard of socialism.

The party has during the period under review grown in terms of membership and influence. It remains one of the congress’ mandates to take build on the gains of the past five years. This becomes increasingly important as the battle for the soul of the ANC intensifies.