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Non Racism
The socialisation of the ownership and control of the means of production
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Communist University - Political School Material

Issue 4, Vol 15: 3 May 2018

Is the Mandela-Castro Project fading away

President Nelson Mandela visits Cuba on 10 December1991 "one thing before I say anything, before we say anything, you must tell me when you coming to South Africa. We have had a visit from a variety of people and our friend Cuba , which helped us in training our people, gave us resources to get all with our struggle, trained our people as doctors and so on , you have not come to our country, when are you coming, and further said " we have come here today recognizing our great debt to the Cuban people. What other country has such a history of selfless behaviors Cuba has shown to the people of Africa. How many countries benefit from Cuban health care professionals and educators? How many of these volunteers are now in Africa. What country has ever needed help from Cuba and has not received it and how many countries threatened by imperialism or fighting for their freedom have been able to count on the support of Cuba

President Fidel Castro response "The sooner the better. I have not visited my South African homeland. I think it will be today, I will have to fly back with you"

Fidel Castro meets President Nelson Mandela on the 02 September 1998 in Johannesburg

President Nelson Mandela "It`s a great moment for us to be visited by Fidel, because what he has done for us is difficult to put in words, firstly, during anti-apartheid struggle he never hesitated at all to give us maximum support, now that we are free we have a large number of Cuban doctors helping in rural areas where there are hardly any doctors at all and I`ve had an opportunity to thanking him on support they gave to South Africa"

President Fidel Castro" Am sure you understand. This is one of the happiest moment evenings in my life. First, I find my dear brother Mandela, better than ever in excellent health. Secondly, because I find him with the same enthusiasm he has had in his life, always. Thirdly, because of what he has just said, he will visit Cuba soon. So he is full active, very well informed about everything in the world. Very wish to take part in the forthcoming international conference. I feel privileged and honored being here"

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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
Young Communist League Message delivered at South African Communist Party 3rd Special National Congress by the National Secretary Comrade Mluleki Dlelanga

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Postponement of the YCLSA 94th Anniversary Activity

24 May 2018

As the YCLSA we would like to unreservedly apologise for the last minute cancellation of our 96th Anniversary Celebration Activities, which were scheduled to be at Wits University Grounds on the 26th of May 2018.

This is due to a large volume of last-minute registration by prospective participants, thereby taking the number to more than was anticipated. As a result, our program plan to the City officials, which includes the safety of our participants, was not approved since we had earlier on given a conservative number of participants.

We therefore have to re-visit our logistics to prioritize the safety of our participants. We had to postpone the fun run for the 23 June 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to participants. Looking foward to the 23 June 2018.

Issued by the YCLSA National Spokesperson

Molaodi Wa Sekake
078 164 3668
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