As we celebrate youth month we should not only remember past youth generations that relentlessly fought the apartheid regime, but also reflect on the socio-economic evolution of Africans in general and blacks in particular. The emergence of the black middle class has tilted the general socio-economic position of black people in South Africa. This has changed the character of the student populace in institutions of higher education mainly because this middle class stems from institutions of higher learning.
South Africa's population is largely made up of young people; those who are below the age of 35 years constitute about 66% of the total population. With over 54 million South Africans, 18.5% are between the ages 10-19; and 24% are aged 15-24 (StatSA, 2014).
"Capitalism is a system bereft with crisis" Karl Marx was (and still is) dialectically, historically and materially correct as the brutal system of capitalism is obsessed with private profits accumulation, as opposed to profits accumulation for social needs of men and society. The sadist lies spread by capitalism that socialism failed do not mean capitalism has passed.
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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22 April 2016
The South Africans Students' Congress has been able to clinch a decisive and historic victory at Fort Hare. We are over the moon to announce that the University Of Fort Hare colloquially and affectionately known as Kwa Nokholeji, SRC elections have been won by SASCO. This victory follows our overwhelming defeat of the EFF and DASO last week at the UJ and in all TVET institutions where we contested. The organisation of Xola Nene has been bestowed with a refreshed mandate by students of Fort Hare. The state of political euphoria puts us in positon somewhat above the famed 9th cloud and directly in political seventh heaven.
23 February 2016
South African Student Congress (SASCO) notes with grave concern the recent revelations of racist taunting and abuse of Black students at University of Pretoria, where 27 Black students have been harassed, violated and arrested by both the police and university authorities, it must be said that only black students are the ones being victimized, even to the shock of fellow white students who have been supporting the call for language policy changes, majority of the white counterparts remain protected and do not suffer the same brutality of the police and afri forum attacks.
Let me begin by expressing my deep condolences to all of you for the loss of yet another giant of our struggle Mme Ruth Mompati. This heroin was an exemplary leader of high calibre. She epitomized all the revolutionary values of our struggle, sacrifice, commitment, discipline and most importantly love for the people. We salute iSithwalandwe, imbokodo, uyibekile induku ebandla.
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.