Our public discourse has always had some tints of the racial dynamics within South Africa society, we have however in the recent past seen absolute outright racial intolerance and discrimination.
The South African Students Congress struggle to transform higher education in particular and society in general has brought ideological perspectives to a contest followed by the organizations' commitment to the struggle to remove all apartheid-colonialism remnants in higher education particularly and in society generally.
It has been over a year since the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was founded by the former President of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Julius Sello Malema and his allies. The formation of the EFF came as an aftermath of certain political events both within and outside the ANC, these political issues range from the expulsion of the former ANCYL President from the ANC, the Marikana Massacre, and re-election of President Jacob Zuma in the highly anticipated 53rd National congress of the ANC in Mangaung.
5 December 2013
INSPIRED by the vigilance of previous generations of student activists who fought for education transformation under tougher conditions, GUIDED by the spirits of our fallen leaders amongst them Babalwa Ntabeni and Lincoln Morgan and MOTIVATED by the zeal and determination of toiling students across the land, WE the 1061 strong delegates to the 18th SASCO National Congress gathered from the 1st to the 5th of December at the University of Venda in Limpopo province.
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9 April 2015
Let me join the voices that have welcomed the discussion initiated by comrade China Dodovu. SASCO has taught us to accept every opportunity to engage especially where such engagement is critical and constructive. I do wish to state from the onset that having read comrade Dodovu's article, I'm satisfied that its intentions are to assist the student movement.
20 March 2015
SASCO notes a story by the Mail & Guardian (20 March 2015), "Student leaders in Blade's pocket." This story is nothing but malicious, poorly researched and relies on street gossip. It lacks verified facts and scientific evidence. It also shows the deteriorating level of journalism in South Africa.
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.