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 6, Vol 15: 5 July 2018

Oil prices and who to blame

Against a background of the hike in fuel prices in our country, this came into effect just the last two days. There is a loud alarming views and general concern by the working class and even some economists blaming either the President of the Republic of South Africa or the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). This blame game is a result of the recent fuel prices hike, the fifth time oil price increase in our country in 2018 and which is now at its highest level ever.

The general public, of course out of frustrations instead of understanding the current economic situation and capitalist system opportunistically put blame on the doors of the President of the Republic of South Africa. On the other hand the economists put blame on the doors of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that they operate like a cartel by colluding on setting world oil prices. Immediately the economists accused OPEC, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has come out in defence of OPEC.

Capitalists, liberals and their cronies always claim that we must understand that oil prices are determined by market forces - demand and supply of oil in the international oil market. It is also important to understand that markets, by themselves, even when they are stable, often lead to high levels of inequality, outcomes that are widely very unfair to the working class. With that understanding it is important to note and understand who benefit with high oil prices and who suffers with high oil prices especially in South Africa.

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The re-emergence of ethnocentrism and its effects to the revolution and the country

"Discover the truth through practice, and again through practice verify and develop the truth. Start from perpetual knowledge and actively develop it into rational knowledge; then start from rational knowledge and actively guide revolutionary practice to change both the subjective and the objective world. This form repeats itself in endless cycles, and with each cycle the content of practice and knowledge rises to a higher level. Such is the whole of the dialectical-materialist theory of knowledge, and as such is the dialectical-materialist theory of the unity of knowing and doing". Mao Tse Tung.

For centuries, most African countries were flung together by former colonial powers out of diverse ethnic, religious and regional communities, making them among the most diverse nations on earth. The colonial powers exploited these differences to play off communities against each other and so reinforce their control over subject peoples. Many countries in the continent were trapped into the demon of tribalism and regionalism for quite some time.

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Speech by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at Moses Mabhida Province 4th Provincial Congress
Speech by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga YCLSA National Secretary at the 5th Free State Provincial Congress
Speech by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga YCLSA National Secretary at the 43rd Festival of KNE-Odigits
Speaking notes at the Young Communist League Ruth First Memorial Games by SACP Central Committee Member & Former National Secretary, Buti Manamela
Address by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga YCLSA National Secretary at the 5th DENOSA Student Movement
YCLSA message of support to the SACP 14th Congress delivered by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga
Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at Youth Month Rally: Mpumalanga Province

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Eastern Cape YCLSA Provincial Council

28 September 2018

The Young Communist League of South Africa Eastern Cape Province will be having its 5th Provincial Council. The Provincial Council will be addressed by the National Secretary of the YCLSA Cde Mluleki Dlelanga.

Date: 28 - 30 September 2018
Time: 6pm (Friday) and 8:30 am on Sartuday and Sunday
Venue: Trinset, Mthatha

The media is cordially invited to cover the Council.

For more information

Andile Mosha
Eastern Cape YCLSA Provincial Secretary
073 0126 762

Issued by the YCLSA National Spokesperson

Molaodi Wa Sekake
078 164 3668
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