The University of Cape Town (UCT) is currently reconsidering its admissions policy. Until recently, it has used race as a proxy measure for disadvantage. This has contributed to the partial transformation of the university. However, the point of this letter is not to make a value judgment about the policy administered by UCT or of the policies that are being considered.
The chronicles of corruption in South Africa have become epicenter of South African politics and commentary. At the root of the commentary is a perilous binary that has become a political tool, used by some to capture the urban youth vote. Firstly, the commentary is contingent on a façade that corruption is a post-1994 phenomenon. Someone born under the post-1994 epoch would think the inception of corruption in South Africa was the arms deal.
Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), working together with North West University (NWU) and Mahikeng community, ought to be applauded for their Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) project that is taking place in the North West Province, Mahikeng.
9 May 2013
As the South African Students Congress (SASCO), we have noted the budget vote speech delivered by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande. We were present in Parliament for the presentation and we are making this input after spending some time to analyse the various pronouncements and allocations made in the speech.
1 May 2013
The South African Students Congress (SASCO) joins the millions of our revolutionary workers in South Africa in commemorating the May Day. May Day remains a revolutionary symbol of worker solidarity and resilience in defending the rights of those who own nothing but their labour power. Workers in different parts of the world have been engaged in battles against bosses who are only interested in maximising profits. Today we celebrate the heroic struggles of working people throughout the world. We call upon workers of the world to continue with the struggle to abolish capitalism and build socialism.
As usual, debates in our National Executive Committee meeting were lively; heated but comradely. One of the liveliest of these discussions was the debate around the Free Education struggle in the face of pronunciations by the ANC and Presidency in the January 8th rally and the State of the Nation Address.
The Red Spark Theoretical Journal is a South African Students Congress publication issued quarterly to reflect and analyse contemporary issues that affect the society at large. We remain an independent student organisation that is rooted within the National Democratic Revolution as led by the reliable leader of the alliance, the ANC and our approach to matters affecting the ANC-led government and the mass democratic movement we will always use our CC (Contradictory-Complimentary) Approach when articulating our perspective to those issues.