The Young Communist League of South Africa is a Marxist-Leninist youth wing of the SACP.

The YCL stands for:

Non Racism
The socialisation of the ownership and control of the means of production
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Issue 8, Vol 15: 16 October 2018

Mandla Makupula "A Man Of Principle And Honesty"

On Monday, 08 October 2018, just after the crack of the dawn, we woke up to the tragic news that one of the finest leaders of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and African National Congress (ANC), Cde Mandla Makupula

Has ceased to breathe. Cde Makupula was a man whom nature had endowed with considerable talelent as a thinker, teacher and orator. He used these gifts unselfishly to serve the working class especially the rural poor of South Africa to build an alternative, human and just world system, which puts humanity first. His contribution to fight against a system that was declared "a crime against humanity "is consummate and should be emulated by the new generation of activists

Cde Mandla Makupula was born 09 October 1961, and grew up in Mdantsane, a Township born as a result of the heinous and racialised segregation living patterns introduced by illegitimate apartheid capitalist government of the past. Growing up amongst the wretched of the poor of Mdantsane, the racialised, class composition and under-developed of the area shaped Cde Makupula`s political and ideological orientation, as Karl Marx once said" It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence but their social existence that determines their consciousness". It is within this context that it was not by coincidence of his class being or background that Cde Makupula was recruited into the underground structures of the South African Communist Party (SACP), after the Party was banned in 1950. Cde Makupula`s involvement and participation in the Party was a correct political decision..

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Media invite to the YCLSA 5th National Congress

12 November 2018

The Young Communist League of South African [uFasimba] will be holding its 5th National Congress from the 6th to the 9th December 2018, at Forthare University, Alice Campus, in the Eastern Cape.

The National Congress is the highest decision making body of the YCLSA and elects a new National Committee. The National Congress will assess the work of the organisation since December 2014 and map a way forward until December 2022. The National Congress will be attended delegates of the organisation from Branches, Districts, Provinces and the National Committee.

The National Congress will be addressed by the tripartite alliance leaders [ANC, SACP and COSATU], the Progressive Youth Alliance [ANCYL, COSAS and SASCO] and international fraternal organisations.

The 5th National Congress is scheduled as follows:

Venue: University of Forthare, Alice, Eastern Cape.
Date: December 6 until December 9, 2018.

Members of the media are invited to attend, cover and report on the National Congress. To confirm attendance, journalists and media institutions are requested to contact YCLSA National Spokesperson:

The following information should be included in the confirmation reply for accreditation and logistical purposes.


Issued by YCLSA Head Office

For further information please contact

Molaodi Wa Sekake
078 164 3668
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Dineo Mamootsi Mokoena
Media Liason Officer
073 969 8532