As our work on international relations rest on the praxis of defending the marginalized and oppressed people of this world, this edition of Moithuti stands in solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine and Swaziland. Although the oppression of these two nations are different in form, the nature of their oppression remains parallel. The people of Palestine and Swaziland have been denied the right to freedom and self-determination.
The era of apartheid in South Africa was characterized by separate development and segregation which favored white minority over black majority. Liberation movements were labelled as a terrorist’s organisation and were suppressed by laws. This is the same situation with the one in occupied Palestine.
It is not the first time that Palestinians are butchered this way but yet it remained so unbearable. I received a news feed that Gaza was under attack and I rushed to watch the News. I saw visuals of Palestinians in cold blood, women and children slain everywhere, wounded dead bodies of children lay next to each other. I felt a different form of sadness, very serious sadness.
It is with great sadness and disbelief to learn that the South African government has revoked the asylum permits of three leaders of the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) that have been living in South African since 2005 whom are not facing deportation.
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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17 July 2014
The South African Students Congress (SASCO) will be holding a variety of Nelson Mandela Day activities in honor of struggle Icon and Father of the Nation, Tata Nelson Mandela on the 18th of July 2014.
11 July 2014
The South African Students Congress strongly condemns the brutal inhumane attacks on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli Government and Military. The death toll currently stands at 40 Palestinians who have been killed and hundreds more injured from Israel's senseless attacks on a civilian population in Gaza, which has already been termed the worlds' biggest open air prison. Palestinian homes have been demolished and ongoing airstrike bombs are being unleashed on Palestinians in Gaza.
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.