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Non Racism
The socialisation of the ownership and control of the means of production
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Issue 6, Vol 14: 4 May 2017

Will Radical Economic Transformation Abort or Succeeds

Exactitude of thought is necessary everywhere, and in questions of revolutionary strategy more than anywhere else. But as revolutions do not occur so very often, revolutionary conceptions and thought processes become slip-shod, their outlines become vague, the questions are raised and solved somehow. As a Marxist-Leninist scholar, amongst the classes one attended, I was thought as a young revolutionary to always consider time, space and condition. As a young revolutionary I asked myself two critical questions, first, will the radical economic transformation abort or succeeds? Second, is it possible to fix a date for a counter-revolution or revolution? My immediate response without a deeper reflection and analysis is that the success or failure of the radical economic transformation rest upon the congress movement family i.e. it depend on what we do, whether we allow it to be hijacked or we fight for its objective implementation. My response on the second question, I responded from the Marxist-Leninist perspective on the timetable for the revolution. A quick response from the Marxist-Leninist perspective is that of course it is not possible. It's only trains which start at certain times, and even the trains they don't always.

Let me briefly outline the evolution of discussions and debates on radical economic transformation. In the discussions and debates leading towards the national policy conference and the 53rd national conference of the ANC in Mangaung, a discussion started in the ANC-led Tripartite Alliance and the broader Mass Democratic Movement about how to characterize the next phase of our revolution. The robust debates centered on what should be the main character and content of our next phase of National Democratic Revolution. In the debates, there was a collective appreciation that our society continues to be characterized by three dominant contradictions of race, class and gender.

The entire national liberation movement felt a sense of growing restlessness and impatience amongst the masses of our people who after two decades of democracy and freedom, are still ravaged by poverty, inequality and unemployment. A consensus emerged in the debates that something urgent and radical had to be done to deepen and consolidate the thorough-going national democratic revolution. All components of the Alliance, independently and collectively, agreed that our revolution is entering a second phase of radical socio-economic transformation.

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Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at YCLSA Gauteng Provincial Council
Opening Remarks by the YCLSA National Chairperson Comrade Yershen Pillay
Speech by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga YCLSA National Secretary at Limpopo Congress
YCLSA speech to 95th Anniversary Celebrations of the SACP Delivered by the National Chairperson Yershen Pillay
Address by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at Youth Month Rally
Address by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga on the SASCO Policy Conference
Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at Popcru Political School
Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at the 21 Anniversary of Cde Joe Slovo
Young Communist League Message delivered at South African Communist Party 3rd Special National Congress by the National Secretary Comrade Mluleki Dlelanga
YCLSA Youth Month Message delivered by YCLSA National Secretary, Mluleki Dlelanga
YCLSA Limpopo congratulates the newly elected ANCYL PEC
YCLSA Free State Message to the SASCO Lecture - Solidarity with KenyanStudents Movements and People about 147 Students Assasinated delivered by the Deputy Provincial Chairperson, cde Thabang Mokitimi
Speech by the National Secretary at the Eastern Cape Special Provincial Council

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YCLSA Media Briefing

8 May 2017

The Young Communist League of South Africa [uFasimba] will be having a Media Briefing:

Date: 8th May 2017
Time: 12 Midday
Venue: COSATU House 4th Floor, SACP Boardroom

Agenda item: NYDA Board Appointment

Media houses are cordially invited to cover the media briefing.

For more information, contact

Issued by YCLSA Media

National Spokesperson
Molaodi Wa Sekake
078 164 3668